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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans ... LP
RCA, 1981. Very Good .... $4.99
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep some tracks a bit more firmly grounded in a New Orleans funk tradition, alongside some more modern production touches – and the album's got a compelling vibe that's partly pointed towards the boogie generation of the 80s, but with a heavier funk component overall! Titles include "Let's Go All The Way", "Like My Lady's Love", "Honey Bun", "Running On Empty", "Blue Jeans", and a version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness & wear.)
Also available Blue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New JBsHustle With Speed ... LP
People, 1975/1996. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's the JBs Monourail", an answer to BT Express' theme song, and a fantastic cut that's held up through so many years and so many scenes! Another great jammer is the group's version of "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself", which runs for nearly 10 minutes – plus spacey funk tracks "Transmogrification" and "Taurus, Aires, & Leo", and the tighter jammer "Soul Funky Train", which returns to the group's funky 45 mode. Fantastic all around – and the kind of record you'll be playing for your grand kids! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hustle With Speed ... LP 34.99

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New JBsHustle With Speed ... LP
People, 1975. Very Good+ .... $34.99
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's the JBs Monourail", an answer to BT Express' theme song, and a fantastic cut that's held up through so many years and so many scenes! Another great jammer is the group's version of "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself", which runs for nearly 10 minutes – plus spacey funk tracks "Transmogrification" and "Taurus, Aires, & Leo", and the tighter jammer "Soul Funky Train", which returns to the group's funky 45 mode. Fantastic all around – and the kind of record you'll be playing for your grand kids! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Hustle With Speed ... LP 9.99

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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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New Roy AyersFever ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album by Roy Ayers – one that features none of his hits, which means lots of fresh material – and which has great examples of both sides of Roy's talents at the time! The dancefloor side of Roy kicks in with "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", an extremely catchy groover that's very much in the mode of "Running Away", with plenty of choppy funky riffs, and a good soul base at the core. Even better, though, is the mellow spacey side of Roy – which shows up wonderfully in the cuts "Is It Too Late To Try" and "If You Love Me" – two overlooked gems that float along in a perfect blend of jazz and modern soul, with great breathy vocals and vibes, very much in the spirit of stuff on the You Send Me album. Other cuts include "I Wanna Feel It", "Leo", "Take Me Out To The Ball Game", and "Simple & Sweet" – all nice too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Fever ... CD 16.99

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New Allen ToussaintLife, Love & Faith (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/4 Men With Beards, 1972. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – and a set that may well be his funkiest album ever! The set features 12 tracks from the early 70s – a time when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix that he'd had from his early days in the Crescent City scene – coming up with a blend that's even darker, and more powerful than all his famous production and projects of the 60s! And while some of Allen's later work tended towards cliche, this record captures him right at that perfect point when all of this was totally fresh – delivered with a razor-sharp edge, and with great instrumental help from New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, Zig Modeliste, and George Porter Jr – all of whom make the album groove harder than most of the other soul albums on Warner at the time. Titles include "Soul Sister", "Victims Of The Darkness", "Am I Expecting Too Much", "Out Of The City", "Goin Down", "Electricity", "Fingers & Toes", and "On Your Way Down". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, touched with some of the sharper styles of the 70s generations – especially in the rhythms, which are starting to have that snapping sound that was the Ayers trademark in the 70s. Vibes ring out wonderfully throughout – often getting more space than vocals – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax from George Braith, keyboards from Harry Whitaker and Leon Pendarvis, and drums from Bernard Purdie. Bits of strings slide in nicely, showing a deeper sound to Roy's arranging skills – and titles include the funky break classic "The Boogie Back", a sweet reading of "Feel Like Makin' Love", with all the right electric effects to get the best out of the song's mellow righteous vibe – and the great cuts "Fishika", "Sensitize", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "When is Real Real?", and "Change Up The Groove". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Merry ClaytonMerry Clayton ... LP
Ode, 1971. Very Good .... $14.99
Righteous and rocking soul from Merry Clayton! The set was done in LA with arrangements by insiders that include Jerry Peters, Carole King, and Billy Preston – and features some tight and sometimes funky backing from players that include David T Walker, Wilton Felder, Paul Humphrey, and Curtis Amy. Some of the tunes are a bit too rock-soul for our taste, but there are a few tasty bits on here that we really like – including a hip Leon Ware tune called "Whatever", a nice cover of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", and Jerry Peters "Love Me Or Let Me Be Lonely". Other tracks include "Southern Man", "Same Old Story", "Walk On In", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a partially split bottom seam.)
Also available Merry Clayton ... CD 13.99

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Dr JohnLocked Down (plus CD) ... LP
Nonesuch, 2012. New Copy .... $21.99
The best records in years – maybe decades – from the legendary Dr John – and a set that stands up strongly next to the messed-up Crescent City vibe of his 70s classics! Big thanks are due to Black Keys' guitarist Dan Auerbach – who produced and supervised the whole recording – and helped create the kind of rootsy studio proceedings that make for just the right vibe to help the Doctor hit all his best classic modes! Leon Michels brings in some great keyboards, too – and an undercurrent of El Michels funk – and Dr John's vocals really sparkle in the setting – stepping out with all the weird raspy elements we love so much. Titles include "Ice Age", "Getaway", "Kingdom Of Izzness", "You Lie", "Eleggua", "My Children My Angels", "Locked Down", and "Big Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes CD.)

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Five StarRock The World ... LP
RCA, 1988. Near Mint- .... $0.99
Five Star definitely rock the world with this late 80s classic – an upbeat batch of super-catchy tunes that has the group working at their best crossover mode! There's plenty of bassy bits to bump up the bottom of the groove nicely – perfect for the peppy vocals that percolate through most of the numbers – a mix of lead and group singing that almost seems to have learned some key lessons from The Jacksons! Leon Sylvers produced, and wrote a good number of tunes on the record – and Jerry Knight contributes some great work to the record too. Titles include "Another Weekend", "Rock My World", "Godsend", "Free Time", "Physical Attraction", "Someone's In Love", and "There's A Brand New World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Include the lyric sleeve.)

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Marvin GayeI Want You ... LP
Tamla, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
I Want You ... CD 4.99
I Want You ... CD 4.99

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Leon HaywoodKeep It In The Family ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Very Good+ .... $8.99
Leon's moving from the rawer soul of his earlier days, but he still hasn't hit the sly LA funk sound of his "Freaky To You" years. The record's a good batch of tracks that show the LA sound of the 60s turning into the smooth slinky one of the 70s – and Gene Page is at hand to handle the arrangements and musical backing for Leon, who produced the record himself. Tracks include "Keep It In The Family", "Long As There's You (I Got Love)", "BMF Beautiful", and "When It Comes Down On You In The Middle Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot along the opening.)

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Leon HaywoodSoul Cargo ... LP
Fat Fish, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard-stepping with a very strong northern soul groove, and some of the heaviest production ever to come out of the west coast in the 60s! The whole album's a killer – extremely grooving, and with a blend of styles that keeps things fresh all the way through. Titles include "Ray's Theme", "Soul Cargo", "Fat Fish", "The Sidewinder", "Spice Of The Blues", "River's Invitation", and "The Preacher". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonParadise ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- .... $24.99
Amazing work from Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson – a rare session for Elektra, issued after his classic 70s sides on Curtom! The album's one of a few modern soul gems issued by Elektra at a time when they were one of the leading lights in soul – and like the Leon Ware albums from the label at the same point, Hutson's set is a top-shelf set all the way through – easily some of the most mature, sophisticated work of its generation! Leroy steps off the sweetness of his Curtom work wonderfully here – expanding into themes that are almost a bit more adult, and which are carried off in a wonderful blend of smooth soul backings that are never too slick or commercial. Hutson's got a great way of being gentle without getting soppy – of being intimate without embarrassing himself – always striking a careful balance that few other singers could match – except possibly Roy Ayers on his mellow soul work of the late 70s. The whole album's great – one of those albums that should have been huge, and which was probably buried by poor distribution more than anything else. Titles include the nice groover "Classy Lady", plus "She's Got It", "Nobody But You", "Paradise", "Nice & Easy", "You Make It Happen", and "Stay At It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Labels have some pen. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, a promo stamp, some pen, and some light wear.)
Also available Paradise ... CD 13.99

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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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New Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good- .... $1.99
A classic LP that forever transformed the sound of dancefloor soul! Eddie scored big big big with the hit "Keep On Truckin", which was a huge huge stormer back in the day, and which still grooves hard today – with it's midtempo boogie mode of grooving. Eddie's great on the mellow cuts as well as the dancing ones, and the record includes loads of great tracks like "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". Arrangements by James Carmichael, Frank Wilson, and Leonard Caston. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is worn with a split top seam.)

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Lew KirtonTalk To Me ... LP
CBS/Believe In A Dream, 1983. Very Good .... $8.99
An excellent 2nd album from Lew Kirton – a bit smoother than his first one, but still with that great mellow soul sound that we dig so much! Lew's a strong singer in a tradition that includes Leroy Hutson and Leon Ware – sweetly grooving in a warm and mellow style, but also kicking things up a bit more for this set with some touches of 80s groove! The songwriting is especially nice, and Lew's firmly in control of the session at a level that was becoming increasingly rare for male singers at the time. Titles include "Just Can't Get Enough", "Talk To Me", "Always Will", "I Can't Live Without You", "Got To Find Somebody To Love", and "Here's My Love (Come & Get It)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsEvery Beat Of My Heart – Greatest Hits Of The Early Years ... LP
Chameleon, Early 60s/1989. Very Good+ .... $4.99
A collection of songs from the early days when Gladys Knight & The Pips were just starting out. Tracks include "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Who Knows", "Operator", "It Hurts Me So Bad", "Tell Her You're Mine", "Letter Full Of Tears", "Go Away, Stay Away", "Queen Of Tears", "Stop & Get A Hold Of Myself", and "Room In Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon's CreationThis Is The Beginning ... LP
Studio 10, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Early grooves from Leon Pattillo – later a club maestro, but working here in a much rootsier style at the head of Leon's Creation – an ultra-cool funk combo from San Francisco! The album's got a groove that really lives up to the promise of its title – a heady brew of funky tracks played by a tight young group – often with vocals in the lead from Leon and a female singer, but sometimes featuring other group members – adding a nice sense of variety while the players riff away with boundless energy! Pattillo plays some great organ at times – and other instrumentation includes guitar, bass, trumpet, tenor, and even some cool violin – and titles include "Confusion", "If I Had The Power", "Sightless", "Back Roads", "This Is The Beginning", and "Mirage". LP, Vinyl record album

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MFSBMFSB ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good- .... $2.99
A seminal album by this legendary Philly instrumental group – essentially the house band at Sigma Studios, and an incredible ensemble filled with top-shelf musicians! The sound here is virtually the blueprint for Philly soul of the 70s – a blend of wickedly tight rhythms and fuller orchestrations – served up in a way that's never sleepy, never overdone – and which has a careful balance that none of the group's imitators could match! Production is by the team of Gamble & Huff – already well-known associates of the group of musicians that includes Bobby Eli, Lenny Pakula, Leon Huff, Norman Harris, Vince Montana, and many more! Most of the titles here are instrumental remakes of familiar tunes – all given a Philly soul sound, and one heck of a groove! Titles include "Family Affair", "Freddie's Dead", "Back Stabbers", "Something For Nothing", and "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Maxine NightingaleRight Back Where We Started From ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good .... $0.99
The title track to this one – "Right Back Where We Started From – was a real 70s monster, hitting big on AM radio and the dancefloors, and still kind of a guilty pleasure for us these days. The rest of the record's a bit spotty – but there's a few nice moments, like Maxine's version of Earth Wind & Fire's "Reasons", and Leon Ware's "If I Ever Lose This Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a spot of old tape on the spine with some peeling, and a cut corner.)

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players Live 1977 ... LP
Cleopatra, 1977. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold .... $27.99 29.98
Amazing sounds from The Ohio Players – the only live performance ever issued by the group, and a set that captures them right at the height of their mid 70s fame! The sound here is every bit as tight as on their classic studio albums for Mercury Records, but the music has a lot more bite, too – a sharpness that really comes through in the live setting, where the bass, drums, and other instruments come across with a raw power that's really incredible – a great reminder that groups like this could do everything they did, long before ever walking into a studio. Titles include "Alone", "Who'd She Coo", "Love Rollercoaster", "Skin Tight/Fopp", "Drum Solo", "Sweet Sticky Thing", and "Fire (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ohio Players Live 1977 ... CD 14.99

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Shuggie OtisHere Comes Shuggie Otis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
A classic album of bluesy funk – one that features the guitar of Johnny Otis' young son Shuggie, in a slightly tighter setting than he'd been getting on some of Johnny's own LPs! Shuggie here is still very much under the guidance of his dad – working in a mode that really emphasizes the fuzzier side of his guitar, in a style that was clearly an attempt to hook Shuggie up with the Hendrix audience. Not that that's a problem, though – as the record also features some stone funky playing too, as well as organ work by Leon Haywood, sax by Preston Love, and some other great studio work by members of The Crusaders! Tracks include "Hurricane", "Shuggie's Boogie", "Bootie Cooler", "Funky Thithee" and "The Hawks". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Players AssociationBorn To Dance ... LP
Vanguard, 1977. Sealed .... $5.99
Classic funky disco from Chris Hills and the Players Association of tight jazzy performers – and what an incredible group of players! The Players Association includes Leon Pendarvis, Wilbur Bascomb, Mtume, Mike Mandel, David Sanborn, Michael Brecker and Jon Faddis – and the overall groove is mostly instrumental, although Lorraine Moore and Ed Zant each sing on one song apiece. They phenomenal ensemble bring a jazz steeped dexterity to a batch of tunes geared perfectly for a funky dancefloor – and it sounds great to this day! Tracks include "Goin To The Disco", Everything's Gonna Be OK". "Footsteps", "Make It Last all Night", and "How Do You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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David RuffinSo Soon We Change ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Warm and wonderful soul from David Ruffin – key proof that the singer could keep on going strong, long after his earlier fame at Motown! The record's got a new sense of sophistication that really breaks David into new territory – a style that's nicely different than the backings Ruffin got from Van McCoy in his later Motown years – and which opens up a more mature sound, courtesy of producer Don Davis – who's casting Ruffin in the same blend of rough and smooth that worked so well for The Dramatics! There's a sophistication here that's completely sublime – a sound that's right up there with Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware – and most tunes hit a mellow or midtempo mode that's totally great! Tracks include "Chain On The Brain", "Break My Heart", "Morning Sun Looks Blue", "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me", "So Soon We Change", and "Sexy Dancer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker.)

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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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ShalamarLook ... LP
Solar, 1983. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Given the fashions on the cover, the "look" is pretty darn silly – but the music is plenty darn great! The album's one of the best from the point when Shalamar could still serve things up with the best – a lean, mean, pop-focused approach to 80s groove that's produced with some razor-sharp edges by Leon Sylvers. Howard Hewett's lead vocals have a lightness that really works well with the mix of keyboards and electric drums – and the tunes themselves are all pretty darn heavy in the hook department! Titles include "Closer", "Dead Giveaway", "Right Here", "You Can Count On Me", "No Limits", "Disappearing Act", "Over & Over", and "You're The One For Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New SylversForever Yours ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good+ .... $2.99
After cutting some pop disco crossover work for Capitol, the Sylvers finally get the chance to do the real deal here for Casablanca – grooving on tunes that burn stronger and groove longer than before – and which really set the scene for the bass-heavy funk of west coast groups to come! All the tightness of the earlier records is still in place, but the sound has matured nicely – and works well on both the upbeat cuts and the mellow ones – and sounds especially nice on those tunes that somehow manage to be a bit of both. Leon Sylvers produced, and titles include "Don't Stop Get Off", "Love Changes", "Forever Yours", "Play This One Last Record", "Diamonds Are Rare", "Come Dance With Me", and "Just a Little Bit Longer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light waviness and staining along the bottom sea.)

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SylversSylvers ... LP
Pride, 1972. Good+ .... $29.99
The first album by The Sylvers – a hard soulful band made up of youngsters from LA, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as a sweet blend of tenor and soprano harmonies, in a similar mode to the Five Stairsteps. The record has a solid sound and a funky groove that gives you a hint at what stars the kids would grow up to be – as not only The Sylvers would go on to crack the charts big, but members Leon and Foster would do some pretty great soul work on their own. Jerry Peters did arrangements on the best cuts – with that slightly messed-up groove that he brought to his best 70s work. The record includes the great funky sample cut "Fool's Paradise", which has a great intro that steps along with a fierce bongo sample! Also includes some nice mellower soul material – like "Wish That I Could Talk to You", "I Know Myself", and "Chaos". All that, and Jerry Butler production too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, a few small light stains, and some pen on the back.)

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VariousSuper Bad Is Back ... LP
K-Tel, 1973. Very Good .... $3.99
The second volume of this series was even better than the first, and contains more hard funky stuff, like "Jungle Fever" by Chakachas, "Doin' It to Death" by the JB's, "Theme from Cleopatra Jones" by Joe Simon, "Fencewalk" by Mandrill, and 16 other funky cuts from the likes of James Brown, Lyn Collins, First Choice, O'Jays, Chi-Lites, Curtis Mayfield, etc. Have yourself a funky K-Tel record party! LP, Vinyl record album

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Black GrassBlack Grass (Shelter) ... LP
Shelter, 1973. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A very gospel-influenced soul album – with a righteous heavy soul sound that features loads of piano triplets and soulful female vocals. Leon Russell produced some of the material, and he also plays piano on a number of tracks on the set – which came out on his own Shelter label. Titles include "Sweeping Through The City", "Lock, Stock, & Barrel", "Burnin Love", "Give Give Give", and "Early Morning Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a cutout hole, a bit of marker and a tiny bit of tape residue. Label also has a bit of marker.)

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New Dr JohnLocked Down ... LP
Nonesuch, 2012. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
The best records in years – maybe decades – from the legendary Dr John – and a set that stands up strongly next to the messed-up Crescent City vibe of his 70s classics! Big thanks are due to Black Keys' guitarist Dan Auerbach – who produced and supervised the whole recording – and helped create the kind of rootsy studio proceedings that make for just the right vibe to help the Doctor hit all his best classic modes! Leon Michels brings in some great keyboards, too – and an undercurrent of El Michels funk – and Dr John's vocals really sparkle in the setting – stepping out with all the weird raspy elements we love so much. Titles include "Ice Age", "Getaway", "Kingdom Of Izzness", "You Lie", "Eleggua", "My Children My Angels", "Locked Down", and "Big Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)
Also available Locked Down (plus CD) ... LP 21.99

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New Leon HuffHere To Create Music ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
One of the most compelling later albums on Philly International – a killer mix of jazzy numbers that have a very different style than most of the other Philly work at the time! Even though Leon Huff had been banging around in soul music for about 15 years – most famously as half of the Philly soul superteam Gamble & Huff – this 1980 LP was his first effort as an artist, instead of producer. In Chicago, the big highlight is the jazzy stepping track "I Ain't Jivin, I'm Jammin" – which grooves along with a sweet two-step piano sound that's still quite popular on the dancefloor – but the record is filled with nice tracks including "Tight Money", which was done earlier by Reuben Wilson, the funky "Your Body Won't Move If You Can't Feel The Groove", the breezy instrumental "No Greater Love", "Tasty", "This One's For Us" and "Latin Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album

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SylversSylvers ... LP
Pride, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
The first album by The Sylvers – a hard soulful band made up of youngsters from LA, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as a sweet blend of tenor and soprano harmonies, in a similar mode to the Five Stairsteps. The record has a solid sound and a funky groove that gives you a hint at what stars the kids would grow up to be – as not only The Sylvers would go on to crack the charts big, but members Leon and Foster would do some pretty great soul work on their own. Jerry Peters did arrangements on the best cuts – with that slightly messed-up groove that he brought to his best 70s work. The record includes the great funky sample cut "Fool's Paradise", which has a great intro that steps along with a fierce bongo sample! Also includes some nice mellower soul material – like "Wish That I Could Talk to You", "I Know Myself", and "Chaos". All that, and Jerry Butler production too! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sylvers ... LP 29.99

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Jr Walker & The All StarsJr Walker & The All Stars Live! (1967) ... LP
SOUL, 1967. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Definitely hard wailing stuff from Jr and group – caught here in a smoking live setting, which really lets them open up! The record begins with an introduction by the Velvelettes, and ends with Earl Van Dyke performing "Heartbreak" – but the rest of the album's by Jr and crew, and titles include "Hot Cha", "Shake & Fingerpop", "Cleo's Back", "Shotgun", "Ame Cherie (Soul Darling)", and "Tune Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Michael BoothmanHeaven ... LP
Tabu, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring work from guitarist Michael Boothman – a record that's probably more in a soul instrumental mode than a jazz one – but which is plenty darn great, thanks to help from a variety of top-shelf talents! Boothman's working here with Leon Pendarvis – who plays keyboards on the record, and arranged the fuller backings for the record – ones that mix Boothman's guitar with some especially great wordless vocals from singers who include Lou Courtney and Edna Holt – singing alongside the strings with a sweetly scatting mode that's pretty great! There's a slightly tropical feel to some of the tunes here – which, mixed with a bit of jazz and the sophisticated backings from Pendarvis, almost puts the record in the territory of Jon Lucien – although obviously with less of a lyrical focus overall. Titles include "Heaven", "Song For My Soul", "Saying It With Music", "Diego Shuffle", and "Scorpio Stew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
For too long we dismissed Roberta Flack out of hand because of her currency as a soft rock radio favorite, but her mid 70s output had more than its share of sublime, soulful moments, and this album is no exception. Of course, a generous helping hand from the left reverend Eugene McD and co-producer Leon Pendarvis doesn't hurt either. 9 tracks in all, including the title track, plus "Feelin That Glow", "I Can See The Sun In Late December", "Mr Magic" and "Early Ev'ry Midnite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & a spot of residue from price sticker removal.)

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New Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Roberta Flack at her most masterful – balancing righteous soul at it's most spiritually resonant and more mainstream accessible melodies – from her classic years at Atlantic when she was forging a whole new sound that was a unique blend of soul, jazz, and spiritualism. Each of Roberta's preceding albums on Atlantic were increasingly incredible – and this one caps of a pretty incredible late 60s to early 70s run of top quality work. Includes the ever-fresh title cut, remade later by The Fugees in a version that cemented it's status with the next generation – plus a great version Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", "River", "No Tears (In The End)", "I'm The Girl", "When You Smile" and "Conversation Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover with some light wear.)
Also available Killing Me Softly (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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New Marvin GayeI Want You ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
I Want You ... CD 4.99
I Want You ... LP 9.99
I Want You ... CD 4.99

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New Leon HaywoodBack To Stay ... LP
20th Century, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Leon's first record for 20th Century, and a record that has a smoother soul feel than some of his 60's recordings. The album shows Leon emerging more as a straight soul singer – instead of the singer/instrumentalist he'd appeared as on some of his other albums – and the sound of the tracks is in a sweet LA pop soul mode, similar to some of the other 20th Century albums coming out at the time. Leon arranged and produced – and titles include "La La Song", "One Way Ticket To Loveland", "Make me Yours", and "Long As There's You (I Got Love)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a half split spine.)

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New Eddie KendricksBoogie Down! ... LP
Tamla, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Eddie's classic dancefloor groovers for Tamla, with production and arrangements by the hit team of Frank Wilson and Leonard Caston! The album keeps Eddie's hit "boogie" groove going strong – grooving mostly in a midtempo smooth soul style that would become a dominant approach to soul during the next few years, Eddie and Motown's contribution to the soul legacy of the 70s that was nearly as strong as that of Philly soul. Titles include "Boogie Down", "Hooked On Your Love", "Honey Brown", "Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need", and "Loving You The Second Time Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an index label.)

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New MiraclesDo It Baby ... LP
Motown, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's the mid 70s, and The Miracles have been deserted by Smokey – but fortunately the group was extremely well trained in the harmony department, and this album's just about as good as anything they did with him on Motown! The record's got an excellent smooth harmony soul style – and reminds us a lot of some of the Philly albums coming out at the same time. Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and the record's filled with slinky smooth soul grooves like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Prince Phillip MitchellTop Of The Line ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of smooth 70s soul from an under-recognized genius! Phillip Mitchell is a bit like his Atlantic Records contemporary Sam Dees – in that he wrote a lot of material for other singers, recorded a handful of singles, and worked mostly in the southern scene – but he also had a sophisticated, modern style that sounded a lot more like work coming out of New York, Philly, or Chicago. This lost album for Atlantic is a great example of that fact – as it was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but also features some Philly elements too – creating a great mix of modes that's wonderfully unique! There's a feel here that's just like some of the best work from Leroy Hutson, Johnny Bristol, or Leon Ware at the same time – a majestic, mature approach to soul that's simply tremendous. Titles include "In Between Lovers", "Top Of The Line", "I'm So Happy", "Let's Get Wet", "Paying The Price", and "If It Ain't Love It'll Go Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & a tracklist sticker.)

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New Bill SummersCayenne ... LP
Prestige, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Second LP of Bay Area jazzy funk from the percussionist for the Headhunters band. Produced by Leon Ndugu Chancler, with Rodney Franklin, Ray Obiedo, Hadley Caliman, James Levi and others, the groove goes back and forth between uptempo slick funk, to more jazzy fusion tracks, to a couple of spacious percussion based numbers. The intro to "Magic" is ripe for sampling with a tight 70s groove, and nice stabs, before the cut rolls in with a nice Grover Washington type vibe. Other numbers include "What's This Mess", "I've Been Around" and "Latican Space Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover is worn.)

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New Leon WareLeon Ware (1982) ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal modern soul from the great Leon Ware – an artist who had a great influence on the sound of mellow Motown in the 70s, but who's sounding even better here in an early 80s California groove! Leon's smooth, sophisticated, and very much his own man on the set – unabashedly upfront with his feeling and emotions, but never in the schmaltzy style of some of his chart-topping contemporaries. Many titles have a nice little bounce and a really compelling groove – and midtempo jazzy arrangements abound, touched by lots of Fender Rhodes from co-producer Marty Paich! Titles include the classic "Why I Came To California", plus "Can I Touch You There", "Where Are They Now", "Deeper Than Love", "Shelter", "Slippin Away", and "Lost In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New WhispersLove Is Where You Find It ... LP
Solar, 1981. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Solar material by The Whispers, with two sides of tracks – one "for dancin", one "for romancin". The dancin side was produced by Leon Sylvers, has a tight 80s groove sound that's very nice, and includes the cuts "Turn Me Out", "In The Raw", and "Emergency". The romancin side is much more mellow, and features some good modern soul harmonies by the group, set to production by Wallace Scott. Romancin tracks include "Love Is Where You Find It", "Say Yes", "Only You", and "Small Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a few holes and some factory stickers.)

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New VariousWVON Good Guys Album (2nd version) ... LP
WVON/Chess, 1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary compilation album of 60s soul tracks, put together by the staff of Chicago radio station WVON, in loving tribute to Leonard Chess, of Chess Records, who owned the station. The package has nice photos of the station's DJs on the back – including Herb "Kool Gent" Kent, E. Rodney Jones, and Don "Soul Train" Cornelius. The titles are darn nice, too – and include "Sophisticated Cissy" by The Meters, "But It's Alright" by JJ Jackson, "Hypnotized" by Linda Jones, "Uh Uh Boy That's A No No" by Candy Love, and "Stay In My Corner" by the Dells. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Leon WareMusical Massage ... LP
Gordy, 1976. Used .... Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70's! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the last minute by Marvin! For this set, Ware creates a very similar sound – mixing together smooth keyboards with subtle bits of funk and electronics, all wrapped up in his own sweet warm vocals, which sound better here than on any other album. The whole thing's filled with loads of beautiful tracks, including "French Waltz", "Journey Into You", "Phantom Lover", and the great "Turn Out the Light", written with Minnie Riperton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark, some wear, and a bit of pen on the back.)
Also available Musical Massage (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD 8.99

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New WhispersLove For Love ... LP
Solar, 1983. Used .... Out Of Stock
Love for Love, but still a pretty groove-heavy set too – one that continues the mix of "dancin and romancin" The Whispers served up on their previous album! Side one is heavy on "dancin" – and features some bass-heavy tunes that are very much in the best mainstream LA soul modes of the time – production by the group and Leon Sylvers, all in a sound that's heavy on basslines and keyboards, but which still has harmonies that are way ahead of most of the group's younger contemporaries! These harmonies come into play even more strongly on the "romancin" side of the record – a batch of ballads that have The Whispers in the mellower territory that first got them started – updated slightly here with an early 80s soul vibe, but sung with proof that the quintet were still at the top of the harmony game. Titles include "Tonight", "Keep On Lovin Me", "This Time", "Had It Not Been For You", "Try It Again", "Lay It On Me", and "Keep Your Love Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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