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Amuzement Park BandAll Points Bulletin ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Near Mint- .... $3.99
The major label debut of Amuzement Park – almost more obscure than the indie set that preceded it, and kind of in a different mode altogether! There's still a boogie groove to most of the set, but the group are also funking things up a bit more – possibly following a Minneapolis influence, and bringing some new wave basslines and sharper-edged keyboards into the tunes. Tracks are catchy, and often a bit poppy – and titles include "Gotta Dance", "Music Makers", "This Love", "APB", "Didn't You Know", and "Squeeze Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve.)
 
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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction II ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- .... $5.99
The second album from Brass Construction – heavy horns, basslines, and stellar dancefloor grooves – a stone classic! The first one was totally great, but they cast a wider stylistic claim on II – their trademark funky sound is still very firmly in place, but they bring more to the plate. The rhythms and percussion have a more globally steeped flare at points on the album, and there's a more smoldering, slightly mellower vibe on some tracks, without sacrificing the funk. The whole thing's fused together wonderfully – with the larger group moving with the energy a much smaller combo – and titles include "Sambo", "Screwed", "Get To The Point", "What's On Your Mind", and "Now Is Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CerroneCerrone IV – The Golden Touch ... LP
Cotillion, 1978. Very Good Gatefold .... $2.99
Cerrone's definitely got the Golden Touch here – grooving long and strong, with that mix of cosmic club and warmer disco that made his 70s music so great! The album's a masterpiece all the way through – driven by great percussion from the maestro, and swirled up into a heavenly mix at the legendary Trident studios – with some mighty sweet keyboards that really make the whole thing sparkle! There's a nice undercurrent of fuzz at points, too – hinting at French club to come – and the whole thing's a wonderful standard-setting record that really earns all the accolades it's gotten over the years. Titles include the long funky version of "Rocket In The Pocket" – plus "Je Suis Music", "Look For Love", and "Music Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Gap BandGap Band VII ... LP
Total Experience, 1985. Sealed .... $1.99
Sweet electro funk from The Gap Band – a group who are still grooving strong here, hitting the best of their Total Experience modes! The trio's mighty tight throughout – and their familiar funk is augmented by some electro touches that definitely keep things fresh – and we mean that in the best mid-80s use of the word! A bit of an old school influence comes into the vocals at points – which are spoken as much as sung on some cuts – and as always, The Gap Band really show their strength with the kind of catchy chorus that works great with a bassy groove. Titles include a great ballad reworking of "Going In Circles" – plus the groovers "Lil Red Funkin Hood", "Automatic Brain", "Desire", "Bumpin Gum People", and "I Know We'll Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gap Band VII (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Larry GrahamOne In A Million You ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good .... $0.99
Larry Graham hits the slow jam generation – stepping aside from his funkier groove for this classic album – a record that gave the world a huge crossover cut in the title track! The main focus here is on Larry's vocals, not his basswork – and he does a surprisingly good job as a modern soul male vocalist on the set – one who's a bit more fragile and human at points than some of his contemporaries – still somewhat smooth, but not always as polished. Titles include the megahit "One In A Million You", plus "There's Something About You", "Forever Yours", "When We Get Married", "I Just Can't Stop Dancing", "I'm So Glad It's Summer Again", and "Sunshine Love & Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, clear tape along the top seam, and a sticker.)

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IngramThat's All! ... LP
H&L, 1977. Very Good+ .... $11.99
The Ingram Family tighten things up nicely with this follow-up to their first funky album – and they get a slicker sound that points the way towards their excellent modern soul sides of the 80s. Tracks are written by James, William, Butch, and John – and although the album was excecutive produced by the H(ugo) & L(uigi) Records team, the Ingrams handled most of the production and arrangements, and give the record a much more sophisticated sound than other work on the label. Filled with loads of great moments that bridge the gap between 70s harmony soul and modern 80s groove. Titles include the moogy space soul classic "I Don't Want To Be Alone", plus "Mi Sabrina Tequana", "I Just Wanna Testify", "Music Has The Power", "Get Your Stuff Off", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate ring & edge wear.)

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Debbie JacobsHigh On Your Love ... LP
MCA, 1980. Near Mint- .... $0.99
An even tighter album than Debbie Jacobs' first for MCA – really wrapped around the strutting club guitar sound of producer Paul Sabu, and filled with tracks that bounce along with a tight little bottom! Debbie's vocals really push the range of the tracks a lot – belting out with the force of Loleatta Holloway one minute, but also coming across with a sound that's a lot colder than the Salsoul groove – almost a darkness that points the way towards more post-disco work to come. Titles include "Lovin Spree", "High On Your Love", "What Goes Up", "Make It Love", and "I Can Never Forget A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gloria JonesShare My Love ... LP
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- .... $23.99
A heavy heavy set from Gloria Jones – a record that features some killer Paul Riser arrangements that are right up there with the deepest Motown work of the early 70s! Jones' groove is always a bit different than most of her contemporaries – not the usual Motown bag, and really far-reaching for the label – heavy funk one minute, more sophisticated the next – and almost pointing the way towards her later association with T Rex, and Gloria's time in the UK. Riser really pushes himself strongly here – backing Gloria with full strings on some tracks, soaring in the trademark upbeat Riser groove – then dropping into heavier rhythms at other points, with complicated elements that make the album a treasure trove of fresh surprises with each new track! Cuts include "Share My Love", "Oh Baby", "Old Love New Love", "Try Love", "So Tired", "Baby Don't Cha Know", and "Why Can't You Be Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a bit of clear tape on the spine.)

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LuciferLucifer ... LP
Invictus, 1971. Very Good- .... $24.99
Wonderfully weird sounds from Lucifer – a record cut during the powerhouse 70s soul years of the Invictus/Hot Wax label, but done with a sound that's much more bluesy and rootsy than any other work for the company! Vocals are by Eugene Smith, who has a cool sort of Bay Area vibe – laidback, and almost folksy at points – snaking easily over the album's backings, which often have this gentle funk approach – but again with a pretty laidback style! Tony Camillo handled some of the arrangements on the record – and brings in some fuller backings that are mighty nice, yet which still suit Lucifer's style strongly – and titles include "Have You Heard", "In A Garden", "Bloodshot Eyes", and "Don't You (Think The Time's A Comin')". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy ring & edge wear, a split spine, a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, some light stains, two cutout holes, and a name in marker on the back.)
Also available Lucifer (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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Made In USAMade In USA ... LP
De-Lite, 1977. Very Good .... $5.99
A funky soul band with a bit of a clubby groove – and one that features some great male harmony vocals behind lead singer Jann Harrison! Harrison's got a very light style of singing – almost soprano at points, which makes the male voices especially welcome – as they help ground the grooves much more deeply down towards the basslines that are such a strong part of the album. The set's got a really classic De-Lite Records feel from the 70s – a groove that's right up there with the Kay-Gees at their best – with riffing guitar, bumping bass, smooth keyboards, and tight horns over the top. Titles include "Gotta Get A High", "Shake Your Body", "Try To Find A Way", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Sexy Lady", and both vocal and instrumental versions of "Melodies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some sticker remnants, and tape on the bottom seam.)

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OvationsHaving a Party ... LP
MGM, 1973. Near Mint- .... $28.99
A slightly deeper vibe than previous work from The Ovations – but in a great way too! The set begins with the Sam Cooke remake of the title track, but after that things pick up a bit more – using more bass in the backings for a groove, and a bit more keyboards too – not exactly funky touches, but definitely a harder edge than before for The Ovations – all of which makes for a great contrast to the sweet soul vocals of lead singer Louis Williams! There's a few echoes of Hi Records at points, but never in the too-iconic style of Hi – and instead arranger Dan Greer really finds a way to carve out a unique space for the group. Titles include a number of Sam Cooke tributes – given that Williams was a big devotee – titles that include "You Send Me" and "A Change Is Gonna Come", in addition to the title track. But we dig the other titles even more – and they include "Your Love Is Like A Song To Me", "Born On A Back Street", "Touching Me", "Don't Look Back", and "I Can't Believe It's Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Back cover has a promo sticker, and spine has a small bit of tape.)

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Peaches & HerbPeaches & Herb's Greatest Hits ... LP
Date, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Classic uptown soul from Peaches & Herb – sublime early material from the years way before their bit 70s fame! The groove here is nice and raw at points – with lots of playful back/forth action between the two singers – and although the package is billed as a "best of", it actually features many cuts that only appeared on record in this form – making it much more of a straight album overall! Bert Keyes handled some of the arrangements, and the record has his prime uptown sound nicely in place – and Peaches & Herb sing together wonderfully, in a mode that's more sophisticated than some of their soul duo precursors from the 60s. Titles include "Close Your Eyes", "United", "For Your Love", "Two Little Kids", "It's True I Love You", and "Ten Commandments". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear & a tracklist sticker.)

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PerriFlight ... LP
Zebra/MCA, 1988. Sealed .... $1.99
An 80's classic from Perri – a quartet of female singers who are really a cut above most of their contemporaries! The vocals come together in a great mix of harmonies and leads that really points the way towards the En Vogue sound a few years later – and although there's a crossover feel to some of the backings here, the overall sound is a lot less pop than other groups of this nature at the time – still warm and deep at the best moments, and very respectful of the voices. There's a nicely jazzy undercurrent on some tunes, and tracks include "Fall In Love", "The Flight", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "Eternal Life", "Travels Two", "Secret Weapon", and a great remake of Steely Dan's "Caves Of Altamira". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pointer SistersSpecial Things ... LP
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1980. Very Good .... $0.99
A surprisingly pleasing little set from The Pointer Sisters – a lot more soul than pop, and really held together with some solid production and songwriting! Despite the hit cut "He's So Shy", with its over-heard catchy chorus, the rest of the album has the trio moving in a somewhat sophisticated territory – almost taking some cues from The Jones Girls at points, especially on the mellower moments. Sid Sharp handled most of the larger arrangements, which dip, turn, and groove nicely – and most numbers feature one of the sisters stepping into the lead, with support from the others. Titles include "Could I Be Dreamin", "He's So Shy", "The Love Too Good To Last", "Special Things", "Where Did The Time Go", "Evil", and "Save This Night For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear, with some light scratches on the back.)

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New Billy PrestonIt's My Pleasure ... LP
A&M, 1975. Very Good+ .... $2.99
Billy Preston's getting some really wonderful help on this mid 70s set – assistance from a cool array of talents that includes Syreeta, Stevie Wonder, Shuggie Otis, and Keni Burke! Most of these guests artists only appear on a song or two each, but they really help Preston expand his sound from the past – and move into some of the hipper territory that each of the guests was laying down on their own records of the time. Billy's not trying to push himself as strongly as before, and in a way it's almost like he's laying back to take a few lessons from others – still somewhat righteous and gospel-influenced in his groove, but also somewhat more restrained and moving towards mellower soul at points. Titles include "Fancy Lady", "Found The Love", "That's Life", "Song Of Joy", "It's My Pleasure", "All Of My Life", and "I Can't Stand It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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PrinceControversy ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good .... $8.99
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 – "Ronnie Talk To Russia", "Controversy" – are less controversial than Prince's frank sexuality on the record – best heard on tracks like "Jack U Off", "Do Me, Baby", and "Sexuality" – but the unbeatable pop groove of the title cut definitely points the way to Prince's big chart success to come. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesWhat Love Has Joined Together ... LP
Tamla, 1970. Very Good+ .... $12.99
Excellent work by Smokey – recorded with a super-heavy vibe that's very different than his 60s work! The record has an amazingly large conception of arrangements – mostly handled by Smokey, and done in a complicated baroque harmony style that points forward towards his later Quiet Storm sound. Most tracks are covers, but they're redone fantastically – with better vocals than you could imagine! Titles include "What Love Has Joined Together", "My Cherie Amour", "If This World Were Mine", "This Guy's In Love", and "And I Love Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Scherrie & SusayePartners ... LP
Motown, 1979. Near Mint- .... $4.99
A surprisingly great album from these two former member of The Supremes – Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene-Brown – put together with production help from Eugene McDaniels, who really helps give the whole thing a hipper spin than some of the girls' more famous work from before! There's a slight Minnie Riperton touch to the vocals a times – a really great sense of range – and the best tracks have a warm modern soul vibe that really lets the girls move forward strongly, especially at the few points when there's an undercurrent of funk. The material's arranged by Alan Silvestri, Odell Brown, and Leon Pendarvis – and the whole thing's definitely not the usual 70s bag from Motown. Titles include "You've Been Good To Me", "Luvbug", "I Found Another Love", and "Leaving Me Was The Best Thing You've Ever Done". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Gil Scott-HeronMind Of Gil Scott-Heron ... LP
Arista, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A great little live album – one that's quite different than Gil Scott-Heron's double-length set for Arista – and a set that serves as a key bridge between his early protest work and his emerging vocal sensibility! The set features a fair bit of longer spoken passages – but unlike the earlier records, which often have a raw protest kind of sound – this one's more put-together, with Gil speaking in front of hip crowds in a more sophisticated tone. Musical elements come into the mix at points, really fleshing things out – but the stunning side of the record is Gil's ability to really expand on an idea at length, and continue his exploration with much more sophistication than before. Titles include "The New Deal", "Jose Campos Torres", "Bicentennial Blues", "H20 Gate Blues", and "The Ghetto Code". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bill Summers & Summer's HeatLondon Style ... LP
MCA, 1983. Very Good .... $0.99
Bill Summers' London Style here is one that's definitely influenced by the changes on the dancefloor coming from the UK in the early 80s – and the groove is a slightly more electrified take on the rhythms that Bill was laying down on previous albums for MCA! Overall, though, the sound's still nice and warm at points – thanks to jazzy input from group members who keep things real enough to avoid any of the too-electric styles of British pop at the time. Most numbers have vocals – sung by Bill and others – and titles include "London Town", "Tech No Bop", "City Boy Lover", "Burn Out", "Born To Die", "It's Over", and "Privacy". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/4 Men With Beards, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 18.99
Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he'd really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, "Southern Nights", is a perfect illustration of this fact – as it was written by Toussaint, but became a big hit for Glen Campbell, who recorded a very soppy version of the number. Yet here, Allen turns it into a weird trippy tune – produced with great Sansu production, and backing by New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, and Art Neville – all of whom help the tune bristle with new energy, and a really sinister groove. The rest of the record continues in a similar vein – with a spacey LA mellow sound that actually works great for Toussaint's vocals, and gives them a wild flanged-out sound that's pretty amazing – and downright spooky at points! Titles include "Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", and "What Do You Want The Girl To Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tower Of PowerBack On The Streets ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good- .... $1.99
Heavy funk from Tower Of Power – almost more back in the group's earlier mode, which might be what they mean by the title! The sound's not exactly "street", but it's got a nice sense of funk on most numbers – production by Richard Evans and McKinley Jackson that helps keep a focus on the rhythms, and also does a good job of bringing out the best qualities from vocalist Michael Jeffries. Some tracks were recorded in Chicago, and these almost show a bit more sophistication at points – that warmer Chi-soul sound of the late 70s, although still with a TOP sort of touch. Titles include "Rock Baby", "Our Love", "It Takes Two", "Heaven Must Have Made You", "And You Know It", "Something Calls Me", and "Nowhere To Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Universal Robot BandDance & Shake Your Tambourine ... LP
Red Greg, 1977. Very Good .... $19.99
Excellent work by the Universal Robot Band – an electronic ensemble put together by producer Greg Carmichael, and featuring that great funky moog sound that he and Patrick Adams were using heavily at the time! The tracks have a funky disco groove – similar to groups on P&P Records, but a bit more conventionally disco at points too – with elements that might have made these guys cross over to a slightly bigger audience in the 70s. The moog is plenty great throughout – going really wild a times, with that unbridled quality that really marks a P&P recording – and the beats often that that slightly funk, sweetly stepping Adams/Carmichael groove too! With all that great keyboard work, there's hardly a tambourine in sight – and titles include "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine", "You're My Music", "Space Disco", "Save Me", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small split on the top seam. Vinyl has a short click on track 1 of side 2.)

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Betty WrightI Love The Way You Love ... LP
Alston, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A breakout album by Betty Wright, the record that spawned the cut "Clean Up Woman" – the choppy funky track that really pushed her over the top in a big way, and which has remained fresh for years –thanks to a strong sample history in hip hop! That cut's more than enough reason to buy the record – but the whole LP's great – and features loads of other original tracks written by Clarence Reid and Willie (Little Beaver) Hale, hitting hard in a sweet 70s Miami soul style – titles that include "I Love the Way You Love", "I'm Gettin' Tired Baby", and "Pure Love" – plus a groovy cover of "Ain't No Sunshine". One of the turning points in the emerging Miami soul scene of the 70s – soon to provide a second home to Atlantic Records! LP, Vinyl record album

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Donna WashingtonGoing For The Glow ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous sophomore set from Donna Washington – working perfectly here in the hands of Capitol soul maestro Chuck Jackson! Jackson's touch is wonderful here – just the right blend of cool and class, groove and grace that he brought to some of the label's best at the time – including Natalie Cole! And like Cole, Washington's got a hell of a great voice when someone points it in the right direction – which it definitely is here, in a blend of warm mellow groovers and a few more upbeat tracks – numbers that push Donna into an 80s groove mode and avoid any of the clunky disco cliches that another producer might have tried. The balance is wonderful – and carried off by a range of top-shelf studio players like Patrice Rushen on keyboards and Ndugu Chancler on drums – on titles that include "I See Home", "Scuse Me While I Fall In Love", "I Want You Tonight", "Share Your Love With Me", and "Going For The Glow". LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownGravity ... LP
Scotti Bros, 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of a comeback for James Brown – a mid 80s outing recorded with Dan Hartman, who gives the record a "contemporary" sound that's definitely a great way to slide James in with the younger crowd at the time! The style's still funky, but has more street soul elements too – and the record sports guest appearances by Alison Moyet, Steve Winwood, and Stevie Ray Vaughan – and although the production is a bit stiff at points, there's some undeniable quality in James that still makes some nice moments shine through! Titles include "Gravity", "Let's Get Personal", "How Do You Stop", "Living In America", "Goliath", "Repeat The Beat", and "Return To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining along the opening.)

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New James BrownPopcorn ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone onto have possibly even more funky influence than the Godfather's combo in the 70s! James plays organ on the set – and supposedly a bit of guitar and drums (according to the notes) – but one of the main stars here is Pee Wee Ellis, whose alto lines really cook up some of the best tracks strongly. Yet possibly even more amazing is the overall rhythmic conception – tight, focused, and always on the money – snapping with a sharpness that's mindblowing even all these many years later – a whole new dimension in funky expression, hardly ever matched since! Titles include "Soul Pride (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chicken", "Sudsy", "The Popcorn", "In The Middle (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chase", and "A New Shift". LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ByrdYour Thing & My Thing ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn compelling album – one of the only sets we've ever seen from singer John Byrd – and a unique set of work for the time! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals – with arrangements, production by Joe Wilson, who also wrote a good deal of the songs too – but the overall sound is almost more like that of some of the heavier soul coming out from points north at the time – far less southern soul at times than you'd guess from the record's pedigree. Most tunes are original to the set, and some of the best numbers even have a bit of a jazzy undercurrent. Titles include "Your Thing & My Thing", "I Can't Stop Loving You, Girl", "I've Got What You Need", "Sunshine", "Honey, I Don't Mind", and "Wait Til Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a split top seam.)

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New Full ForceFull Force ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Full Force getting busy in a mid 80s groove – the first set the group cut as a headline attraction – and a nice mix of 80s post electro R&B with plenty of influences from the hip hop producers of the time! The group's biggest crossover success was as the songwriting and production force behind some huge hits of the day, from UTFO to Lisa Lisa and many points between – and their own records were a unique mix of period group R&B and rap production that proved to be quite influential. 80s club funk, soul and a couple ballads from Full Force! Titles includes "Alice, I Want You Just For Me!", "Unselfish Lover", "Please Stay", "United", "Girl If You Take Me Home", "Half A Chance", "Let's Dance Against The Wall" and more. This CD version has 4 bonus tracks: "Alice (Bang Zoom)", "Girl (Funky Fresh Def Mix)", "So Unselfish (It's Okay, It's Okay): and "Let's Dance Against The Wall (12" Mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Full Force (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New Graham Central StationAin't No Bout-A-Doubt It ... LP
Warner, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the high points of Larry Graham's career – a hard-jamming set of guitar-based funk that forever put Graham Central Station on the map! There's a virtuosity to the record that's really stunning – bass, guitar, and drums all dropping into place magically alongside one another – while still managing to come across with a relaxed soulful approach that definitely makes this one more heavy funk than later years. Titles include "The Jam", "It's Alright", "I Can't Stand The Rain", "It Ain't Nothin But A Warner Bros Party", and "Easy Rider". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Evelyn Champagne KingMusic Box ... LP
RCA, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Niceness from Evelyn King to cap the end of the 70s! She's really in great form here – stepping out with some fully clubby backings, and working with the mighty T-Life, who's really got a great ear for her groove! The style's a bit less disco than previous albums – some simpler soul at points, mixed with other upbeat modes that hearken a bit more towards the sound of the dancefloor in the early 80s – almost a precursor to that decade's groove at points. Evelyn's vocals are proudly soaring throughout – never too over the top, and always right on the money – and tracks include "Music Box", "I Think My Heart Is Telling", "Out There", "It's OK", "No Time For Fooling Around", and "Make Up Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, marker, and a promo stamp.)

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New Webster LewisLet Me Be The One ... LP
Epic, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jazzy soul masterpiece from Webster Lewis – light years away from the rougher funk he cut at the start of the 70s! The album's beautifully put together – almost perfect at all points, at a level that we'd rank right up there with the best work by Leroy Hutson, Roy Ayers, or other contemporary maestros in the studio. Unlike some of the more commercial artists of his generation – who also came to soul through jazz – Webster doesn't push the hooks too hard, nor try too much for a hit. And instead, he's more than happy to stay in his own righteous space – with a sound that's smooth, but never slick – tight, but not uptight. He's got some great help on the record – including keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Skip Scarborough, guitar from David T Walker, and percussion from Willie Bobo – all of whom keep things cool. Vocals are handled by a number of singers, including Webster himself – and titles include "Bout The Love", "Let Me Be The One", "Love Won't Harm No One", "El Bobo", "Kemo Kemo", "A Quiet Thing", and "Flying High". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 – and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too – a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points – which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! As usual for Kudu, the players are an all-star lineup – one that includes Richard Tee on keyboards, George Benson on guitar, Maceo Parker on tenor, and Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham on drums – and Don Sebesky's also on deck a bit, to sweeten a few tracks up with light strings. The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro – and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Billy StewartUnbelievable (aka Summertime) ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly unbelievable album from Billy Stewart – maybe his standout moment of the 60s, and a record that set him apart from every other singer of his time! Stewart's famous vocals break out instantly on the huge hit "Summertime" – a leadoff number that really sets the record on fire – and sets the scene for an amazing batch of tunes that follow a similar format – familiar tracks that are completely recast in a new mode by Billy – pyrotechnic soul vocals that are as filled with feeling as they are shaped by technique! Backings are great, too – full and a bit jazzy at points – and with just the right sort of energy to keep things bouncing along all the way through. Titles include "Summertime", "A Foggy Day", "Canadian Sunset", "Time After Time", "Misty", "Moon River", "My Funny Valentine", and "That Old Black Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear and a bit of pen. Vinyl plays with some clicks and noise.)

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New Linda TilleryLinda Tillery ... LP
Olivia, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A righteous classic from singer Linda Tillery – a set that was issued by the all-woman Olivia Records label, with a special market focus in the 70s, but a record that's gone onto find a much wider audience over the years! Linda's got a cool approach here that's a little bit soul and a little bit jazz – almost a deeper vibe that's like a female equivalent of Terry Callier at points, especially given the great production and use of acoustic guitar in the mix. The best cuts here almost might fit on the Strata East label – including the killer "Freedom Time", which is a sublime righteous cut we never tire of hearing! Othe cuts include "Heaven Is In Your Mind", "Markin Time", "Wonderful", and "Don't Pray For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New WhispersJust Gets Better With Time ... LP
Solar, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 80s winner from The Whispers – one of the few 70s groups who really found a way to keep themselves going strong into the next decade! The album gave the group their super-huge hit "Rock Steady" – possibly their biggest mainstream success ever – and it's got the group working with the team of Babyface and Reid, in a snapping kind of soul that's partially pop, but which almost hints at new jack at points. Titles include "Rock Steady", "I Want You", "No Pain No Gain", "In The Mood", "Just Gets Better With Time", "Love's Calling", and "Give It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Stevie WonderEivets Rednow – Alfie ... LP
Motown, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 60s all-instrumental set from Stevie Wonder – and a record that shows a real change from his style in the earlier part of the decade – a much more mature move forward, and one that hints at the power of his arrangements in the 70s! As you might guess from the "Alfie" in the title, Wonder takes on a bit of Burt Bacharach – but also then moves in to other territory too – numbers that feature his harmonica over hip larger arrangements, almost with the feel of a Toots Thielemans album at points – and a bit of a soundtrack vibe at others, particularly some of the more keyboard-oriented cuts. Titles include "Alfie", "A House Is Not A Home", "Grazing In The Grass", "Never My Love/Ask The Lonely", "Ruby", "Which Way The Wind", "Bye Bye World", and "How Can You Believe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)

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New Stevie WonderI Was Made To Love Her ... LP
Motown, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Stevie Wonder – and a record that really has him emerging strongly as an adult soul singer! The set's got a joyous power that's undeniable – a sense of pride and place that really points the way at the Stevie of the 70s, and which has Wonder stretching out wonderfully on his vocals. Titles include the stellar "I Was Made To Love Her" – a cut with a choppy groove that made it one of the more unique crossover tunes of the late 60s, and with a complicated mix of vocal and musical bits that still always blows us away. Other tracks include "Baby Don't You Do It", "A Fool For You", "I'd Cry", "Send Me Some Lovin", and the ill-titled "Every Time I See You I Go Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, a cut corner, and clear tape along the seams.)

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New LTDLove Togetherness & Devotion ... LP
A&M, 1974. Used .... Out Of Stock
The first record by LTD – and an excellent bit of 70s soul that has the group working at their tightest! The tracks are shorter and a lot more focused than on later albums, and in a way, they sort of remind us of the ensemble funky soul sound that you'd hear on some of the early New Birth albums. Jeffrey Osborne's singing lead vocals on most cuts, but the group also features Celeste Cole taking the lead on a few other cuts. There's some nice Latiny percussion on the album, and at points the groove has slight Chicano-funky touches of groups like Mandrill or War. Titles include "Success", "Not On Your Life", "To The Bone", "Gestures Unfulfilled", "Lucky Day", "I Told You I'd Be Back", and "Whatcha Wanna Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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New Meli'sa MorganGood Love ... LP
Capitol, 1987. Used .... Out Of Stock
Meli'sa Morgan doing what she does best – pushing the envelope for mainstream soul, but often in really subtle ways! There's a majestic sweep to these tunes that's a real surprise – a class and care that takes Morgan's music past some of her poppier contemporaries, and which always brings a little something extra to the table – maybe a bit of jazz inflection to the vocals at points, or some deeper lines that really help send a lyric home! And although the production is relatively commercial, the end result is a lot richer, too – thanks to work in the studio from Kashif and Lesette Wilson – both of whom leave their mark on the set. Titles include "Love Changes", a duet with Kashif – plus "You're All I Got", "Good Love", "If You Can Do It I Can Too", "Here Comes The Night", "Just For Your Touch", and "I Still Think About You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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New Street Corner SymphonyLittle Funk Machine ... LP
ABC, 1976. Used .... Out Of Stock
A very cool update of older vocal group modes – taken into sublime 70s territory with arrangements and production from Willie Hutch! Street Corner Symphony were part of the 70s doo wop revival movement – but unlike some of their acapella contemporaries, they were always happy to let in some other sounds on their records! In this case, Willie Hutch really makes things sound great – by backing the group's older style harmonies with some grooves that are right up there with Hutch's own best records for Motown – at times almost as funky as his famous soundtracks, at other points in a nicely clubby vibe with plenty of soul. Titles include "Street Corner Symphony", "Funk Machien", "We Got A Good Thing Going", "I'll Fly Away", "Come On Baby", and "No Game To Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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