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New Mikki BleuI Promise ... LP
EMI, 1989. Very Good+ .... $1.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Natalie ColeGood To Be Back ... LP
EMI, 1989. Near Mint- .... $0.99
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Sheena EastonPrivate Heaven ... LP
EMI, 1984. Near Mint- .... $2.99
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(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Evelyn Champagne KingFlirt ... LP
EMI, 1988. Near Mint- .... $0.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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O'JaysEmotionally Yours ... LP
EMI, 1991. Near Mint- .... $0.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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O'JaysSerious ... LP
EMI, 1989. Sealed .... $0.99
Titles include "Out Of My Mind", "Leave It Alone", "Fading", "Rainbow", "Friend Of A Friend", and "Serious Hold On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Hot ChocolateMystery ... LP
EMI, 1982. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cutout hole and a large name in marker.)

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New Brass ConstructionConversations ... LP
Capitol/EMI, 1983. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lesser-remembered gem from Brass Construction – and a tight bit of 80s groove that builds nicely on the group's ensemble funk work of the 70s! The group's still quite large, with a brassy finish that befits their name – but there's also a nice undercurrent of funky guitar, bass, and keyboards – riffing in a mode that has some nice jazzy licks from time to time, and fits well with some of the sweeter vocals on the set. Titles include "Easy", "Physical Attraction", "I Do Love You", "No Communication", and "We Can Work It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Herb AlpertRise ... LP
A&M, 1979. Very Good+ .... $2.99
A whole new level of genius for Herb Alpert – a record that's light years away from his earlier work with the Tijuana Brass, and which has the trumpeter stepping strongly into the world of smooth jazzy fusion! The title track here went platinum the minute it was released – and became an end-of-the 70s instrumental anthem that seemed to drift out of speakers around the country. The rest of the album's pretty great too – built on the modes explored by Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, and other soulful fusion players of the 70s – but cast out with a bit more drama overall. Titles include the seminal jazz dance classic "Rotation" – plus "Rise", "Street Life", "Aranjuez (Mon Amour)", "1980", "Angelina", and "Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 there's more 60s rawness on the record than you'd get from bigger-label funk at the time – as Ed "Apple" Nelson still works here with a mostly underground vibe! Ed plays drums – which are mighty hard on most numbers – and his vocals have this offbeat, off-kilter, over the top quality that almost reminds us a bit of the Hank Ballard/James Brown recordings for late 60s King – particularly in the way that Nelson's completely unbridled with his energy. The whole thing's great – one of the best funky collections we've heard in years – and presented with a rich amount of notes and historical information too. Titles include "Free & Easy (parts 1 & 2)", "Moon Light", "Curse Upon The World", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Down Home Publicity", "True Love Will Never Die", "Gotta Stand For Something (parts 1 & 2)", and "I'll Give You A Ring". Features a great 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes and photos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Atlantic StarrStraight To The Point ... LP
A&M, 1980. Near Mint- .... $8.99
Atlantic Starr definitely get straight to the point on this set – bursting out strongly with an upbeat groove from the very first note – all produced to perfection by maestro Bobby Eli, in the same manner as some of his other great late 70s work for other artists! The group's a big one, but they've got a lean focus here – a groove that has plenty of space for both male and female vocals, as well as a lot of instrumentation – yet never gets bogged down at all. Rhythms have a bit of boogie, and some older ensemble funk modes – and the vocals of Sharon Bryant are especially nice, cutting with a slight feminine edge against the more masculine leanings of the combo. Titles include "Kissin Power", "Straight To The Point", "Bullseye", "What'Cha Feel Inside", "Losin You", "Fallin In Love With You", and "Let The Spirit Move Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Roy AyersRed Black & Green ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, running through short hip soul tracks that were very different than the style of music they were laying out on albums of their own. Roy's on organ, piano, vibes, and vocals – and he also handles the arrangements, with extra help on strings by William S Fischer, whose usual dark touches come across very well here. The album features some great soul covers – like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Day Dreaming" – plus the original tracks "Cocoa Butter", "Rhythms of Your Mind", and "Red Black & Green". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect. The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. New Copy 3 LPs .... $23.99
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records in the 70s – but working for the Bay Area Fantasy label, they really took off into an amazing groove that was all their own – still informed by jazz, but free to open up to lots of funk and soul elements too – sometimes with vocals in the lead, sometimes more focus on the kinds of solos that always set them apart from all their contemporaries! The cuts have some wonderful keyboard work from a young Kevin Toney – who's gone onto a lot of fame over the years – and production on all cuts is either by Larry Mizell, Donald Byrd, or George Duke – key 70s jazz funk forces who keep things mighty tight in the studio! The package features work from all Blackbyrds albums of the 70s – including the Cornbread Earl & Me soundtrack, and the Night Grooves remix set – and the package features 25 titles that include "Enter In", "Party Land", "Do It Fluid", "Gut Level", "Summer Love", "I Need You", "The Baby", "Blackbyrds' Theme", "City Life", "Rock Creek Park", "Walking In Rhythm", "A Hot Day Today", "Wilford's Gone", "One Gun Salute", "Supernatural Feeling", "Mysterious Vibes", and "Soft & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Walking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD 8.99

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BloodstoneNatural High ... LP
London, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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 slow-building style that's filled with warmth, but has some trippier elements on the funky cuts too – a really great mashing of styles that instantly set Bloodstone apart from their contemporaries! At one level, the group seem to channel the fragile sounds of The Moments/Whatnauts – but at another, they pick up the heavier vibe of the Norman Whitfield-produced groups – with lots of bass at the bottom, and some psych soul production. The album includes their monster track "Natural High", which has some killer harmonies, plus other nice ones like "You Know We've Learned", "Peter's Jones", "Ran It In The Ground", and "Tell It To My Face". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rickie BogerSlow Down Baby ... LP
Muse, 1976. Near Mint- .... $14.99
A righteous bit of soul – one of the only non-jazz albums we've seen on the Muse label, and a really great session that reminds us of work by Alice Clark and Esther Marrow – two other overlooked 70s soul singers who also recorded for jazz labels! Rickie's got a deep soul approach to the vocals that's nicely inflected with jazzy work by players that include Tom Malone, Kalaparusha, Buddy Terry, Warren Smith, and Howard Johnson – the last of whom arranged and conducted the backings, and gives the album a full-on and progressive feel. Rickie's vocals have lots of nice gentle tones, making for some sweet little numbers that sparkle nicely – titles that include "Baby Won't You Stay", "To Be Needed", "In A Little While", "At The Clinic", "What Could It Be", and "I Won't See Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby BrownDance! . . .Ya Know It! ... LP
MCA, 1989. Near Mint- .... $0.99
A remix album, issued at the height of Bobby Brown's solo career – and featuring new takes on older material, mostly done by Babyface and Larry Blackmon – and all in a style that's partially dance-based, but also mostly just in that sweet mainstream soul mode that Bobby already did so well! Titles include remixes of "My Prerogative", "Don't Be Cruel", "Seventeen", "Rock Wit' Cha", "Girl Next Door", "Every Little Step", "On Our Own" and "Baby I Wanna Tell You Something". LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownI'm Real ... LP
Scotti Bros, 1998. Sealed .... $3.99
James Brown gets a new injection of life at the end of the 80s – thanks to a collaboration here with Full Force, who wrote, arranged, and produced the album! The groove here is often more in a Full Force mode than you might expect from James – a full-on 80s urban sound, filled with plenty of beats at the bottom, yet still allowing The Godfather plenty of space to do his thing vocally! In a way, the format's almost a bit like some of the James Brown remix work that was showing up around the same time – except that the tunes are all new, and somewhat different territory for James. Titles include "I'm Real", "Static (parts 1 & 2)", "You & Me", "Time To Get Busy", "She Looks All Types A Good", "Keep Keepin", and "Can't Git Enuf". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Near Mint- .... $4.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Mercury / Applause.)

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CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold .... $28.99
The fantastic first album by one of the most unique funk groups of all time! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a cut corner, some pieces of tape, and split top and bottom seams.)

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DramaticsBest Of The Dramatics (Volt pressing) ... LP
Volt, Early 70s. Very Good .... $5.99
A killer collection of work by The Dramatics – featuring their greatest tracks from the early Stax years – seminal work that helped redefine the group soul sound of the 70s! There's a great blend of southern and east coast harmony modes here – and the package is filled with the group's best moments from their Stax/Volt albums – mostly from the first two releases. Titles include "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get", "Get Up & Get Down", "Hey You! Get Off My Mountain", "In The Rain", and "The Devil Is Dope". Who could ask for more? LP, Vinyl record album

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New DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Near Mint- .... $4.99
A dozen of the biggest numbers from the seminal vocal group, including "There Goes My Baby", "(If You Cry) True Love, True Love", "Dance With Me", "This Magic Moment", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "I Count The Tears", "Some Kind Of Wonderful", "Up On The Roof", "On Broadway","Under The Boardwalk", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes" and "Saturday Night At The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Dunn & Bruce StreetOfficial Business ... LP
Devaki, 1982. Near Mint- .... $13.99
Solid 80s modern soul from the team of Dunn Pearson and Bruce Gray – two session players and songwriters, with experience on a lot of other records – brilliantly breaking out on their own as a lead act! Official Business has a great modern soul approach – a bit similar to McFadden & Whitehead, but with more of the 80s sound of male duet groups like Gemini or The Valentine Brothers. Bruce Gray handles all the lead vocals, but gets backing by a number of background singers – and the grooves are laid down by players that include Pearson, Phillip Woo, and Woddy Cunningham. The whole thing's a great little sleeper – with more than a few catchy tracks, and a great smooth soul sound that really holds up! Titles include "Shout For Joy", "Take Me Away", "Mt You (Up On The Hill", "If You Come With Me", and "I Owe It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, a large name in marker, and some pen.)

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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1975 – pink cover) ... LP
Dimitri, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $2.99
Sublime spiritual soul from Dyson's Faces – a mid 70s east coast group headed by singer/songwriter Clifton Dyson, an ensemble that was equally well suited to uptempo groovers and mellow harmony soul! The vocals here are especially great – handled beautifully by the group with an earnest, honest quality that reminds us a lot of the harmony soul coming out of the Philly and New Jersey scenes a few years before, but which is presented here with a professional approach that only adds to the sweetness of the lyrics. Most numbers step along in a mellow or midtempo mode – with the vocals lifting beautifully up alongside full arrangements – and the more uptempo tracks hit kind of an ensemble funk style that still also works great with the group's approach. Tracks are all originals, and include the spacey "Wait A Minute Girl", which also has a great monologue – plus "We're Two Fools In Love", "Ole Jose What You Gonna Say Today", "Happy Days Again", "Welcome To All This Love Again", and "Don't Worry About The Joneses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue pressing – with a printed inner sleeve and everything!)

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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1977 – blue cover) ... LP
DRR, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $2.99
The second incredible album from Dyson's Faces – one of those underground 70s groups that should have been huge! The set's got a soaring sound that's even more righteous than the group's debut – a quality that glows wonderfully with the quartet's mix of male and female voices – a sound that almost reminds us a bit of Voices Of East Harlem at times. Backing is by the Hard Times Band – a tight combo who groove hard on the more uptempo numbers, and lay back nicely on the mellower ones – just throwing in some licks here and there on guitar or keyboards next to the warmer harmony vocals. The voices are an especially great part of the record, and really sparkle with a sound that's even fresher than most other groups from the time – a sound that shows that Dyson's Faces wasn't just one of those funk groups who happened to also be able to sing – but a strongly committed soul outfit who really put a lot of energy into their music! Titles include "This Time It's Gotta Be Love" in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "Till I've Got This Feelin Of Love", "Try Me Baby", "You & Me", "Working My Way To Something Better", and "Cry Sugar" – as well as "Welcome To All This Love Again" and "Don't Worry About The Jones", which both appeared on the group's first album. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ecstasy, Passion & PainEcstasy, Passion & Pain ... LP
Roulette, 1974. Very Good .... $11.99
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper soul divas of the late 60s, but able to soar along easily with the album's full, rich Philly arrangements from Bobby Martin – in a way that gives the record a range that far surpasses most other female soul albums coming out from Philly in the 70s. Roy's passion and vitality make the album way more than just a "singer with disco backing in the studio set" – and Martin wonderfully tailors the sound of each tune to match the spirit of Roy's vocals. Titles include "I'll Do Anything For You," "Ask Me," "Try To Believe Me," "I Wouldn't Give You Up," and "Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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Five StarFive Star ... LP
Epic, 1990. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Bouncy, beat-heavy soul from Five Star – really stepping out strongly on this self-titled set! The music's nothing new, and very familiar to fans of mainstream soul at the time – but the group really serve things up with a stronger edge than on previous releases – handling much of the production and songwriting themselves, often with a catchy, hook-heavy style that reminds us a lot of projects from the Jackson family around the same time. Titles include "Treat Me Like A Lady", "I Can Show You Love", "Hot Love", "Feel Much Better", "I'm Still Waiting", "Don't Stop", and "Lost In You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha – the earlier hard-hitting soulster, and the developing vocalist with a rich talent for more sophisticated material. The album features the anthemic title cut in Aretha's famous version – plus the sample favorite "Rock Steady", the mellow groover "Day Dreaming", the hit "Brand New Me", and the strangely compelling "First Snow In Kokomo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... LP
Tamla, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
What's Going On (2nd pressing – mid 80s) ... LP 9.99
What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99
What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 3.99
What's Going On ... CD 3.99
What's Going On (UK pressing) ... CD 6.99

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New Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (2nd pressing – mid 80s) ... LP
Tamla, 1971. Near Mint- .... $9.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold 80s pressing. Cover has a cuotut notch.)
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What's Going On ... LP 9.99
What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99
What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 3.99
What's Going On ... CD 3.99
What's Going On (UK pressing) ... CD 6.99

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New Johnny GillChemistry ... LP
Cotillion, 1985. Near Mint- .... $3.99
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(Cover has a small rip near the opening.)

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Penny GoodwinPortrait Of A Gemini ... LP
Sidney, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A legendary bit of jazzy soul – recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own – but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evans, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago sophisti-soul mode – and at times, the record sounds a lot like Marlena Shaw's best work in the 70s, particularly her sides for Blue Note in the early part of the decade. Includes the great original "Too Soon You're Old" – a jazz dance classic for many years – plus a stellar cover of Gil Scott Heron's "Lady Day & John Coltrane", and the tracks "What's Goin On", "Slow Hot Wind", "He's Come Back", and "Rain Sometimes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hodges James & SmithWhat Have You Done For Love? ... LP
London, 1978. Near Mint- .... $6.99
An obscure one by this female trio – but also a pretty great batch of modern soul tunes! The title track on this one's very nice – a smooth soulful tune done in a style that's vaguely like First Choice, but with a bit less on the disco tip. Other tracks are pretty darn nice, too – in a modern style that reminds us a bit of The Jones Girls, with similar compressed production on the best tunes. Features a great cover of "You Can't Hide Love" with an excellent funky intro, plus "That's The Way", "Seems So Long", "You Know Who You Are", and "Hide A Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Loleatta HollowayLove Sensation ... LP
Gold Mind, 1980. Near Mint- .... $7.99
Landmark club grooves from the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that definitely has her at the top of the disco game for the 70s! Holloway's working here with a nice variety of arrangers and producers – including Bobby Womack, Norman Harris, Dan Hartman, and Tom Washington – each of whom add some sweet little touches that let Holloway's vocals really take off, and find a space that's even more proud and powerful than ever before! Rhythms have an incessant Salsoul groove – that great approach that was often tightly funky at the core, and which really helped transform a key few singers like Holloway – taking them to the clubs, but without losing any of the depth of their roots. Key proof of this is the sublime leadoff track – "Love Sensation" – one of the greatest Salsoul tracks ever, and maybe one of the best female disco numbers too. The cut's a monster, one of the most anthemic dance tracks of all time – and it's followed by other good numbers that include "Two Became a Crowd", "My Way", and "Short End of the Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Love Sensation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99
Love Sensation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Paul Humphrey & The Cool Aid ChemistsPaul Humphrey & The Cool Aid Chemists ... LP
Lizard, 1971. Very Good+ .... $29.99
Funky drums from the mighty Paul Humphrey – one of the standout studio players of the LA scene of the 60s and 70s, and an even better talent as a leader on this set! Paul's working here in a style that's partly in a funk mode, and partly soul instrumental – supported by small combo instrumentation from other figures on the LA scene – including David T Walker on guitar, Clarence McDonald on keyboards, and Phil Upchurch on bass. The sound is lean and mean, often with a hard-stepping feel that makes many of the cuts sound like some of the more stripped-down blacksploitation numbers from the time! Includes the original tunes "Cool Aid", "Funky LA", "Detroit", and "Baby Rice" – plus covers of "Music Talk", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Them Changes", and "Sack Full Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker, some light wear, and a promo sticker.)
Also available Paul Humphrey & The Cool Aid Chemists ... CD 23.99

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New Leroy HutsonUnforgettable ... LP
RSO, 1979. Near Mint- .... $7.99
A great little set from Leroy Hutson – proof that he was still going strong through all his years at Curtom! For years we passed this one by, wrongly thinking "it's late, it can't be that good" – but the album's a real winner, with a blend of clubby uptempo cuts and some super-great mellow soul material, stuff that has Leroy stepping into a smooth modern soul vein! Seminal tracks include "So Nice" and "Right or Wrong" – both of which are amongst some of his best work ever – and other tracks include "Unforgettable", "Funk In My Life", and "Lonely Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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ImpressionsThree The Hard Way ... LP
Curtom, 1974. Very Good .... $19.99
Not only a great soundtrack – but one of the best 70s albums by The Impressions! The set was written, arranged, and produced by the Curtom super-team of Rich Tufo and Lowrell Simon – and it's got a super-dope feel that reminds us of the work by Natural Four from the same time, with sweet harmonies over funky backings, in a hip 70s groove that's totally great! All cuts are vocal, but they have plenty of funky moments – and in a way, the whole album's as great as the lead track, which is normally the best one in a blacksploitation soundtrack like this. In other words, if you dig hit soundtrack theme songs like "Across 110th Street" or "Theme from Cleopatra Jones", you'll dig this entire album! Tracks include the great "Having A Ball", plus "Make A Resolution", "Something's Mighty Mighty Wrong", and "Three The Hard Way (Chase & Theme)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has marker on the front, some wear, a cutout hole, some seam splitting, and some staining along part of the bottom seam.)

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IndependentsDiscs Of Gold ... LP
Wand, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $7.99
Some of the best work ever by this seminal Chicago 70s soul group! The quartet features one female vocalist, and three male – 2 of whom, Chuck Jackson (brother of Jessie!) and Marvin Yancey, went on to transform the sound of modern soul as producer/arrangers in the mid to late 70s. This album features a number of the group's successful early singles – and it includes the cuts "Let This Be A Lesson To You", "Arise and Shine", "I Just Want To Be There", "Baby I've Been Missing You", and "No Wind No Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Near Mint- .... $0.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackson 5ABC ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good .... $14.99
A seminal step forward for this legendary group – easily one of the greatest albums they ever cut! With ABC, the Jacksons are expanding their sound with the club-oriented grooves of the time – using Holland, Dozier, and Holland on many cuts, trying for a similar soaring groove as some of the trio's work on their own Invictus label. The move's actually a great one – as the maturing group has a strong adult harmony sound, the one that they would lean on more heavily during their years as The Jacksons, and which calls for much smoother arrangements than before. The record's got a surprisingly righteous, joyous sort of sound – and titles include "The Love You Save", "ABC", "One More Chance", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "I'll Bet You", "I Found That Girl", "La-La Means I Love You", "2-4-6-8", and "The You Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some pen and scratches on the back.)
Also available ABC ... CD 13.99

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Evelyn KingLong Time Coming ... LP
RCA, 1985. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Evelyn King is in solid 80s groove territory here – working with a fair bit of beats and keyboards – and getting help in the studio from T Life and Rene & Angela! The former sweetness of King's poppier hits is nicely suppressed here amidst the fuzzy guitars and flashy electronics – and the beats have a definite full-on approach that's a real change from before, and which almost makes the vocals hit the backburner at times. But Evelyn still has plenty of room to add her own charm to the music – especially on the few mellower cuts, but also on the hooks of the catchier upbeat tunes too. Titles include "Slow Down", "Your Personal Touch", "I'm Scared", "High Horse", "Chemistry Of Love", and "A Change Is Gonna Come". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Long Time Coming (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Walter HeathYou Know You're Wrong Don't Ya Brother ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Obscure mellow midtempo soul LP on Buddah from 1973. The record's got an easy mellow feel that's quite nice and a bit folksy – and Heath has a progressive righteous approach that reminds us a bit of Terry Callier. The songwriting's a bit varied, but the nicest moments have that kind of hip underground sound that makes you happy you still dig through old LPs. The album includes some nice lost cuts – like "Put Your Love in My Hands" and "You Know You're Wrong", both of which have a nice late night feel – plus the tracks "Every Fool On Earth", "Jamey", "Brother", "Made To Love", and "I Thought You Might Like To Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a bit of light wear.)
 
 
 



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