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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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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 ... Temporarily 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 James GilstrapLove Talk ... LP
Roxbury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album by Jim Gilstrap – a singer who did an awful lot of studio work for other folks during the 70s, and who scored a minor hit with his own "Swing Your Daddy", which was on the first album. This set's a bit more far-reaching, with arrangements by Gene Page that are kind of in a Barry White/Van McCoy expanded soul mode, which pushes Jim past the sweet soul of earlier days. Side one features the extended "Love Talk", a 13 minute number with lots of strings and grooves – not disco, but more of the baroque soul of Isaac Hayes or Barry White. Side two features three shorter cuts – two in a similar mode, "Never Stop Loving Me" and "Move Me", plus a great mellow soul remake of Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on back.)

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New Wayne HendersonLiving On A Dream ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Used ... Temporarily 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 Loggins & MessinaFull Sail ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great mix of sophisticated pop and lighter, more tropical numbers – and one of the best albums ever to emerge from the union of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina! The album's got a special place in our heart, thanks to the classic tune "Pathway To Glory" – an extended, slow-building number that's bee a huge stepper's favorite here in Chicago over the years – and a great illustration of the genre-crossing nature of the stepping scene at its best. Other tunes have a style that's right up there with the best LA mainstream approach of the early 70s – never too slick or too smooth, and still with enough sensitivity to make you buy into the whole thing. Other tracks include "Pathway To Glory", "Lahaina", "My Music", "A Love Song", "Coming To You", "Watching The River Run", and "Didn't I Know You When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Harvey MasonGroovin You ... LP
Arista, 1979. Used ... Temporarily 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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New Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur ... LP
Warner, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark record from Maria Muldaur – quite different than the rougher folsky work she cut in the 60s – and done with a really warm studio sound that's pure 70s all the way through! Maria's working here with some older folksy contemporaries – like David Grisman, Ry Cooder, and Jim Keltner – but much of the album has a warm glow overall, and some jazzy inflections that really help change the sound from before. The mighty Nick DeCaro did some great string arrangements on a few tracks – including the sublime "Midnight at the Oasis", one of the best pop tracks to come out of the seventies, and a jazzy ditty that still sounds amazingly fresh today. Other tracks include "Any Old Time", "Mad Mad Me", "Long Hard Time", and "Three Dollar Bill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Sly & The Family StoneLife (black cover) ... LP
Epic, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from Sly & The Family Stone – hard-grooving, fast-funking, and really setting the scene for countless groups to come! The album's a messed-up funky party, with plenty of short little tracks that have a mix of funk, soul, and rock – perfect for the crossover crowd from whence Sly sprang, and who would become his biggest supporters into the 70s. And almost best of all, there's hardly any hits here – just tight little numbers that are as fresh today as they were back at the end of the 60s – all the kind of righteous funk the group could do better than anybody else! Titles include "Fun", "Plastic Jim", "Dynamite!", "Chicken", "Into My Own Thing", "Life", "Love City", "I'm An Animal", and the seminal "Jane Is A Groupee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a promo stamp, a bit of marker and pen, and some light stains on back.)
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Jimmy CastorJimmy Castor (The Everything Man) & The Jimmy Castor Bunch ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Goofy record featuring the saxophone skills of Jimmy Castor. Mr. C blows away on a number of covers of 70's soul hits like "Love Train", "Love's Theme" and "All In Love is Fair", plus a few pop hits like "Walk on the Wild Side". Also with two originals, "The Everything Man" and "Heaven Kissed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Jimmy Castor BunchTroglodyte - The Best Of The Jimmy Castor Bunch ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Great collection of Jimmy's hard to find RCA funk material, including a lot of the best tracks from the classic It's Just Begun LP – and in fact, this set contains mostly material from that one, which is no surprise, because it's one of Jimmy's best albums! Includes "It's Just Begun", plus "Troglodyte", "Say Leroy", "Luther The Anthropoid", "LTD", "Bad", and his funky "Tribute to Jimi Hendrix". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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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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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
Also available Story Of Jimmy Preacher Ellis 1963 to 1972 ... CD 12.99

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5th DimensionPortrait ... LP
Buddah, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A wonderful record by The 5th Dimension – hip, sophisticated, and one that shows that they had a depth that went beyond simple soul harmonies! The proof of this is the group's killer track "One Less Bell To Answer", one of the frankest songs about adult love and breakup to ever crack the charts in the 60s – but there's plenty of other gems, including "Puppet Man", "Feelin Alright", "A Love Like Ours", "Save The Country", "Dimension 5ive", and the extended medley of "The Declaration/Change Is Gonna Come/People Got To Be Free". Arrangements are by producer Bones Howe, with the team of Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman – both of whom helped to shape the group's sound nicely in the post-Jimmy Webb years. 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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Marc HannibalMarc Hannibal ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A lesser-known pop soul release from the late 60s, by this former member of the Harlem Globetrotters! Marc's not much of a singer – but he does have a deep voice that's a good fit for the arrangements on the album. Jimmy Bowen produced, and there's a lot of his sweetly swinging 60s pop styles on the tunes, especially those that are going for a bit of a Dean Martin country touch. Arrangements are by Glen Hardin – and titles include "Why Can't I Walk Away", "The Grass Won't Pay You No Mind", "When The Wind Blows In Chicago", "If She Should Come To You", and "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and partially split seams.)

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Thelma HoustonSunshower ... LP
Dunhill, 1969. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A pretty darn amazing album from Thelma Houston – recorded during the zenith of Jimmy Webb's career, when Jimmy was not only one of the hippest songwriters in pop, but also kind of a mini-Burt Bacharach, writing, arranging, and conducting albums for a variety of stars. This little gem features Thelma fronting a set of 11 original tunes by Jimmy – arranged with a hip pop sophistication that few other talents of his time could match – soul and strings coming together in a wonderful swirl that makes for one of Thelma's most compelling records. Titles include "Mixed Up Girl", "This Is Where I Came In", "Pocketful Of Keys", "Cheap Lovin", "This Is Your Life", "If This Was The Last Song", and "Sunshower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown reissue pressing.)
Also available Sunshower (Japanese pressing) ... CD 22.99

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New Jay & The TechniquesApples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie ... LP
Smash, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The title cut to this one is arguably the most enduring hit by this groovy pop/soul combo from the late 60s – but the rest of the record is all pretty nice, too, and it features good arrangements by Joe Renzetti and Jimmy Wisner, in the styles that they were using with other strong 60s groups. Titles include "Ain't No Soul", "Stronger Than Dirt", "Keep The Ball Rollin", and "Lovin For Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and remnants of a sticker.)

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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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Alexander O'NealHearsay ... LP
Tabu, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of the crowning achievements of Alexander O'Neal – a set that uses cool little intro tracks to help structure the standout songs on the set – giving the whole thing a much more well-conceived approach than other mainstream soul albums of the time! Some of the cuts draw from O'Neal's own life and experience, and that feel is definitely augmented by the spontaneous, conversational feel of the intros and links – a really nice contrast to the wonderfully tight R&B production from the superteam of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! Of course, lots of these tracks also struck big as singles for Alexander – proof that the cuts are more than strong enough to stand on their own – yet taken over the course of the whole album, with all the extra bits, the whole thing really sounds great. Titles include "Hearsay", "The Lovers", "Fake", "Criticize", "Crying Overtime", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available
Hearsay ... CD 9.99
Hearsay ... CD 4.99

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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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Jimmy HughesSteal Away (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Around July 28, 2014
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