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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
A great collection of Maybelle's big early hits for Savoy – all featuring backings directed by Ernie Wilkins, with a nice jazzy undercurrent. Maybelle's got a robust voice that was one of the first key attempts to bridge gospel, R&B, and jazz – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Rock House", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Jim", "All Of Me", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, wide strips of tape on the seams, and a few stains, with some pen and marker on the back.)

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New Jimmy Castor BunchPhase Two ... LP
RCA, 1972. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Probably Jimmy's second best album of the 70s – one with many of the same elements as his legendary It's Just Begun record. The band is grooving hard – with plenty of heavy conga, fuzzed out guitar, and trippy grooves that serve as a perfect foil for Jimmy's super-dope sense of humor. The record features a remake of Jimmy's earlier "Hey Leroy", still done with a Latiny groove, but also with many elements of "It's Just Begun" thrown into the funky mix. The album also features Jimmy's guitar-heavy "Tribute To Jim [Hendrix]", and "Luther The Anthropoid", which was a follow-up to "Troglodyte", with similar stoner caveman lyrics! Another tasty cut is "Party Life", a 7 minute Latin funk number with a very War-like groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Jose FelicianoFeliciano! ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An amazing record! By all rights, this shouldn't be so good – but it's an incredible album of haunting tracks that really has us coming back again and again over the years. The formula is simple: Jose plays late 60s pop tunes on acoustic guitar, and sings them in his spacey soulful voice. Backings are by George Tipton, plus a jazz combo made up of Jim Horn, Ray Brown, and Milt Holland – but it's Jose that really makes the whole thing amazing! His style of presentation is like anything else we can describe – filled with sadness and soul, but enough joy to keep moving forward. He takes tracks like "Light My Fire", "In My Life", "Sunny", and "California Dreamin", and transforms them into an amazing document of the darkness hidden behind the sun of southern California. "California Dreamin" is especially amazing – and Jose's version is one of the best soul songs of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Incredible Bongo BandReturn Of The Incredible Bongo Band (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from the legendary King Errison – who cut a fair bit of funky records under his own name too. Many of the tracks are older numbers, but mixed with new tunes here – co-penned by arranger/producers Michael Viner and Perry Botkin – and the rhythms here are even more offbeat and complex than the first time around. Titles include the classic "When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In the Spring" – plus "Sing Sing Sing", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Topsy", "Satisfaction", "Kiburi", and "Sharp Nine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary pressing – with great tip-on cover!)

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Labi SiffreRemember My Song ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Easily the best-remembered album by Labi Siffre – thanks to some well-used sample tracks over the years! But over and above the fame of the funky tunes "The Vulture" and "I Got The", the record's a key part of Siffre's 70s catalog – a record that's as great for its complex songwriting and deeply personal lyrics as it is for its Fender Rhodes lines, and tight musical backings from the combo of Big Jim Sullivan. All titles here are originals, and even when the groove slows down there's a depth that clearly marks Labi as one of the best singer/songwriters of the 70s – a talent who's been finally rediscovered in recent years, although sometimes only remembered for a few jazzy hooks from these tunes, and not the strength of the whole magilla! Here's your chance to dip into the Siffre sound at its fullest – on tracks that include "The Vulture", "I Got The", "Another Year", "Down", "Old Time Song", "Sadie & The Devil", "Remember My Song", and "Turn On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy-cover vinyl reissue!)

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New Ray CharlesJust Between Us ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features some solo tracks by Ray – plus duets with BB King, Gladys Knight, Jim Johnson, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Carr. Titles include "Nothing Like A Hundred Miles", "I Wish I'd Never Loved You At All", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Over The Top", "I'd Walk A Little More For You", and "Stranger In My Own Hometown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Wayne HendersonLiving On A Dream ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Wayne Henderson's best albums as an artist from the 70s – next to countless excellent work he handled as a producer! The set's got a gentle jazz funk groove overall – similar to Henderson's best At-Home productions for other groups, and performed with a host of great talents that include Bobby Lyle, Ronnie Laws, and Roland Bautista. Most tracks have a core funky jazz groove, but add in a bit of vocals – from singers that include Syreeta, Jim Gilstrap, Augie Johnson, and Myrna Matthews. Titles include the spacey "Mysterious Maiden", plus "Hot Stuff", "Rollin On", "You Think Of Her", "Living On A Dream", and a nice cover of "Midnight At The Oasis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a bit of marker on front.)

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New Harvey MasonGroovin You ... LP
Arista, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best solo records from Harvey Mason – best known as the drummer on some really monster 70s funky fusion sessions (such as Johnny Hammond's Gears album) – but a surprisingly well-rounded R&B artist overall! As with Norman Connors, another fusion drummer gone soul star, Harvey's working here in a style that mixes jazz influences with modern soul – grooving things for a more mainstream audience, but still keeping things real underneath. The record's filled with guest appearances by fusion greats – like Bob James, David Spinozza, Richard Tee, Lee Ritenour, and others – and Jim Gilstrap sings vocals on a cut or two. Titles include "The Race", "Groovin You", "Wave", "We Can", and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and some light wear.)
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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $6.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jimmy Castor/Main Ingredient/Jose Feliciano/othersKeep The Dream Alive – Dr Martin Luther King ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Excellent raw live set from the early 70s – featuring a host of artists from the RCA stable, all paying tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King. The best stuff on here is by Jimmy Castor, and the album includes a totally funky remake of "Hey Leroy" that's got little bits of "Trogolodyte" style funk – plus a version of "Trogolodyte" itself, and more. Other highlights include The Main Ingredient doing "Spinning Around", "Everybody Plays The Fool", and the Isley's great "Work To Do". Lots more by Flip Wilson, Jose Feliciano, Friends of Distinction, and others – plus some words of wisdom by Coretta King! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, two tracklist stickers on front, an index label, and a bit of pen and marker.)

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New CherrelleFragile (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabu (UK), 1984. Sealed (reissue)... $8.99
Nothing Fragile here – as Cherrelle comes across with plenty of power on this debut LP – thanks to sharp production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on some of the best cuts, and an overall groove that's right on the best side of early 80s soul! The Jam/Lewis tracks are heavy on keyboards and beats – but still have a nicely early, un-commercial sort of sound overall – never too poppy, and more in an indie soul club sort of groove. Other production is by Michael Everitt Dunlap and Isaac Suthers – who bring in some slightly softer sounds that show off Cherrelle's more sensitive ballad side. Titles include the hit "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" – plus "When You Look In My Eyes", "I Need You Now", "Who's It Gonna Be", "Like I Will", "Fragile Handle With Care", and "Stay With Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Preacher EllisStory Of Jimmy Preacher Ellis 1963 to 1972 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
Heavy funk from the great Jimmy Ellis – billed here with a "preacher" in his name, which is a great indication of the spiritual soul going on in the music! Jimmy's grooves here are definitely secular, but there's a depth that definitely echoes some gospel roots too – mixed nicely with some sharp jazzy changes in the instrumentation, and given a sweet funky 45 twist throughout! Some of the best cuts here are in that great space between late R&B and early soul – but often still have the funkier bite of later years too – a perfect blend that makes the music here really stand out, and which makes the set essential for fans of all things funky. Titles include "Cry No More", "Go Head On", "Kiddio", "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love", "Tough Competition", "Puttin It On Your Mind", "Work With What You Got", "Baby I Love You", "Happy To Be", and "Don't Tax Me In". LP, Vinyl record album

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Five KeysIt's A Groove ... LP
Charly (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Wonderful doo wop work from The Five Keys – pulled from their classic Alkaddin and Capitol sides of the early 50s, some of the best vocal group material recorded at the time! The group were always a few notches above their contemporaries – and sing with a style there that's a wonderful blend of early harmony and R&B-styled vocals, produced to perfection, with an impeccable studio approach that's much better than most other doo wop sides from the time. 16 tracks in all, including "Hucklebuck With Jimmy", "How Do You Expect Me To Get It", "Why Oh Why", "Serve Another Round", "I'm So High", "Rockin' & Cryin' Blues", "She's The Most", "It's A Groove", "From The Bottom Of My Heart", "Now Don't That Prove I Love You", "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" and "My Pigeon's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha (1986) ... LP
Arista, 1986. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Includes "An Angel Cries", "He'll Come Along", "Jimmy Lee", "Jumpin Jack Flash", and "Look To The Rainbow". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy HughesSteal Away (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Stellar work by Jimmy Hughes – one of those southern soul talents whose name you've heard, but can't always find on record! Jimmy's best known for his classic Muscle Shoals tune "Steal Away" – and that great number, plus many other similar ones, are presented on this obscure Vee Jay release – issued at a time when both that label and Chess were licensing a number of titles from Rick Hall's Fame studios. The sound is great – a key link in the southern scene of the 60s, and one that's often lost because it wasn't recorded for a bigger label, like Atlantic. Titles include "Steal Away", "Try Me", "I Want Justice", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Neighbor Neighbor", "I'm Getting Better", and "I'm Gonna Rise Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl.)

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Boobie Knight & The Universal LadyBoobie Knight & The Universal Lady ... LP
Brunswick, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Crazy funk from a crazy-costumed geezer with an equally crazy name – one of those lost rare funky nuggets that's every bit as great as you might guess from the cover and title! Boobie Knight's a killer here – and works in a groove that's somewhere between Sly & The Family Stone and The Jimmy Castor Bunch – with all the freaky, fuzzy touches that reference might imply! His group has a definite guitar-heavy sound that's a bit blunted, and a bit trippy at times – but which also has a nice soulful edge at it's best moments – a sense of focus that gives the record more of a groove than other records of this nature from the period. The band here includes vocals by Al Johnson (who may well be the same Al Johnson who went onto later mellow soul fame) – and titles include the crazy "Earth Creature", plus "The Lovomaniacs", "Power Greater Than Man", "Feeling My Cheerios", and "Woman Will Make You Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 woodwinds, strings, and other instrumental bits. Most of the tunes are from the later Beatles years – post-Revolver material arranged nicely by John Bahler – with titles that include "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "She's Leaving Home", "Here Comes The Sun", "Blackbird", "Getting Better", and "Got To Get You Into My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ruffin BrothersI Am My Brother's Keeper ... LP
SOUL, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A stunner from the Ruffin Brothers – their one album as a duo, 1970's underappreciated I Am My Brother's Keeper! Here Jimmy and David Ruffin lay down a warm, wonderful set of great late 60s Motown grooves – emotive covers and a bunch of great originals with nice touches of righteousness in the lyrics. The arrangements are by David Van De Pitte, Wade Marcus, and Paul Riser – bringing an emotional sweep and a bit of grandeur to some uncommonly gritty performances for a nice dual fronted approach. Titles include "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)", "I Am My Brother's Keeper", "The Things We Have To Do", "Set 'Em Up (Move In For The Thrill)", and "Steppin' On A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine.)

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New VariousVocal Group Album – Roots Of Rock n Roll Vol 8 ... LP
Savoy, 1950s/1979. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Great set of rare doo wop and R&B vocal group recordings from the Savoy label – most of which were only ever issued on super-rare 45s and 78s! The set includes loads of material, 32 tracks in all, including "Poor Butterfly" and "Milk Shake Stand" by The Three Barons, "It All Comes Back To Me Now" and "My Life Is My Life" by The Marshall Brothers, "These Are The Things I Want To Share With You" and "Out In The Cold Again" by The Syncopaters, "Call For Me" and "I Got A Feelin'" by The Carols, "I'm Losing My Mind" and "My Little Honeybun" by The Dreams, "Say You're Mine" and "(I Love Only) You" by Jimmy Jones & The Savoys, "I Won't cry" and "Wah Diddy Wah" by Little David & The Harps, and "I'm Living For You" and "Palace OF Stone" by The Toppers – and it comes with a great set of notes and discographical information. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a drip stain.)