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VariousMalaco Records Compilation ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... Early July, 2014 (delayed)
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New FreedomFarther Than Imagination (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
An amazing, unjustly obscure bit of southern funky soul – played with kind of a club oriented groove, and a strong nod towards middle-period Earth, Wind, & Fire – a far different vibe than a lot of the southern soul on the Malaco label! The band has some nice harmony vocals over a jazzy bass-heavy style – and the record mixes uptempo funky tracks with smoother mellower ones. Includes the dancefloor cuts "Dance Sing Along" and "Get Up And Dance" – plus great mellow numbers like "Summer Memory" and "Wake Up Your Mind". Other titles include "Farther Than Imagination", "Know You Better" and "You've Just Got To Be The One". This CD version is loaded with bonus tracks – including the extended 12" mixes of "Dance Sing Along" and "Get Up And Dance" – plus rare singles "The Funktionary", "Come On And Dance", "At The Party", "Whodat" and "All For You". CD

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ZZ HillGreatest Hits ... CD
Malaco, Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Titles include "Cheatin In The Next Room", "Stop You From Givin Me The Blues", "Friday Is My Day", "Someone Else Is Steppin In", "Down Home Blues", and "Right Arm For Your Love". CD

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Dorothy MooreMisty Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Malaco/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A pivotal moment in the development of southern soul – as the album was one of the first really big hits to come out of the growing Malaco scene in Jackson, Mississippi. The style of the record is a mix of older female southern soul styles, plus some of the warmer mellow production that was coming out of the Alston/Miami scene at the same time. And although Malaco mostly moved into cheesy blues during the early 80s, this one's very much in a popular crossover soul style. Features the title hit "Misty Blue", plus "It's So Good", "Too Much Love", "Ain't That A Mother's Luck", "Enough Woman Left (To Be Your Lady)", and "The Only Time You Ever Say You Love Me". CD also features the bonus track "Here It Is". CD

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Johnnie TaylorGotta Get The Groove Back ... CD
Malaco, 1999. Used ... $6.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousOne Nation ... CD
Malaco, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Tracks from Funkadelic, the Ohio Players, Brick, Slave, the Commodores & others. CD

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VariousZ Zelebration – A Tribute To The Late Great ZZ Hill ... CD
Malaco, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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New Dorothy MooreMisty Blue ... LP
Malaco, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal moment in the development of southern soul – as the album was one of the first really big hits to come out of the growing Malaco scene in Jackson, Mississippi. The style of the record is a mix of older female southern soul styles, plus some of the warmer mellow production that was coming out of the Alston/Miami scene at the same time. And although Malaco mostly moved into cheesy blues during the early 80s, this one's very much in a popular crossover soul style. Features the title hit "Misty Blue", plus "It's So Good", "Too Much Love", "Ain't That A Mother's Luck", "Enough Woman Left (To Be Your Lady)", and "The Only Time You Ever Say You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a worn corner.)
Also available Misty Blue (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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New Sho NuffTonite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A southern funky nugget from Sho-Nuff – issued at an early 80s point when the Malaco label was open to other modes besides just blues and deep soul! The record's got a tight clubby crackle that feels like something from the New York indie scene of the time – a lean groove that's very post-disco – and which has snapping basslines and keyboard bits mixing well with the group's use of two different lead singers, each with a different range! These two voices rise together in a great way, then trade off too – which creates a playful lyrical vibe that really matches the upbeat spirit of the music. Titles include "Tonite", "It's Alright", "Smile", "Let's Love", "What Am I Gonna Do", and "Dancin Funn". CD

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New Sho-NuffStand Up For Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sho-Nuff deepens their sound nicely for this second set for Malaco Records – still sticking in the lean club funk sound of their debut for the label – but also reaching a bit more on the lyrics and vocals too! Ballads show up a bit more than before, and almost evoke an old school group soul approach that's quite a surprise – especially when the higher-voiced lead mixes in with the deeper harmonies – creating some nice mellow moments that really stand out! There's still plenty of groovers – the kind of dancefloor numbers the group first started cutting for Stax in the 70s – and titles include "You Got Me Workin", "Queen Of The Night", "Don't Be Lonely", "Don't Use Me Up", "Sho-Nuff Groove", and "Choosin You". CD

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New Johnnie TaylorGood Love ... CD
Malaco, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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New FreedomFree ... LP
Malaco, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the lesser-known albums by Freedom – a really great southern funk group who sounded a lot like Kool and the Gang in their later period! The album's got a really tight sound – much more like the kind of funk set you'd expect to hear from New York at the time, not the underground southern one of which Freedom were a part. There's also a few nice mellow cuts – stretched out and kicked back, with a sweet feel that shows a depth that takes the band past the dancefloor. Titles include "We Were Lovers", "Funny Way", "The After Party", "Funky With You", "Caught", "Time To Get It On", and "The Funktionary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen & light wear.)

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New Anita WardRing My Bell ... CD
Malaco/601 Music, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New LatimoreOnly Way Is Up ... LP
Malaco, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
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King FloydKing Floyd ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best-remembered moments from the mighty King Floyd – a southern soul singer who came into the game slightly later than some of his Atlantic Records contemporaries, but who still packs a punch that's right up there with the best of them! The album's best known for the huge hit "Groove Me" – a slinky, catchy tune that's gotten King plenty of play over the years – but the whole thing is pretty darn great, and shows a new sound and style of southern soul coming into play – as Floyd's working in Jackson, at the Malaco Studios, with Wardell Quezergue producing – in a sound that's a bit free of some of the more obvious Memphis and Muscle Shoals modes, yet without any of the cliches that would later hold some folks back too. King balances things perfectly throughout – and in addition to "Groove Me", the set also features "Let Us Be", "Messing Up My Mind", "What Our Love Needs", and "Don't Leave Me Lonely". CD

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King FloydThink About It ... CD
Chimneyville/Atco (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album from King Floyd – possibly his best, and proof that the harder side of southern soul sound was still alive and well in the 70s! The record was one of the first few big ones to come out of the Malaco studios in Jackson – which would soon become one of the biggest hubs of southern soul production after the slowdown at Memphis and Muscle Shoals – and Floyd's kicking it hard in a way that would make Otis Redding or Arthur Conley proud. The backings are mighty tight, but in a way that's much fresher than some of the bigger southern studios of the time – and titles include a great cover of Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle", which begins with a great breakbeat – plus "Here it Is", "Woman Don't Go Astray", "Do Your Feeling", "You've Got Me", and "Think About It". CD

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New Natural HighNatural High 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chimneyville/Clinck (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
An obscure little modern soul groover – with a jazzy funk touch that you wouldn't expect from a record cut at Malaco Studios and released on the southern soul heavy Chimneyville imprint – usually home to much rootsier material! The group's got a soaring groove – with a lot of uptempo moments and few mellower ones – always exuberant, and filled with a sense of joy and power that really comes through right away! The groove is upbeat, and has the same sense of positive energy you'll find in the lyrics and tight instrumentation – and titles include "Dance To The Funk", "Come & Go Away With Me", "You Make Me So Happy", "Reachin Out", "Time Is Wasting", "Don't Be Lonely", and "Trust In Me". CD features 4 bonus tracks – "Flying Too High", "I Don't Love Nobody But You", "The Whole World Is Dancin'" and "That's Why". CD

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Soul ChildrenThere Always (Finders Keepers/Where Is Your Woman Tonight) ... CD
Epic/Shout (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $4.99
The post-Stax, Epic southern soul of the Soul Children – 1976's Finders Keepers and 1977's Where Is Your Woman Tonight back-to-back! Finders Keepers is a strong little album by the group – recorded with a very different sound than the Stax work – but one that's still totally great overall! The grooves are a bit warmer and more modern soul styled – uptempo at times, but never in a throwaway club mode – and in a way, the shift is a bit similar to that taken by The Dramatics at the same point. There's still plenty of nicely rough edges in the vocals – that raspy sense of soul that first made us fall in love with the group – and by this point, the lineup has been reduced to a trio, with more of a focus on male vocals than before. The session's filled with work by great Detroit talents who include Don Davis, Steve Mancha, and Harvey Scales – and tracks include "Finders Keepers", "A Little Understanding", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", and "I'm Just A Shoulder To Cry On". Where Is Your Woman Tonight is another Epic gem with the group going for a smoother soul sound. Some tracks are a little uptempo, in hopes of a crossover hit – but mostly, just a a solid effort with the group continuing to grow from a raw soul group into a smoother one. This session features production by David Porter at Malaco studios, with the kind of mellow slightly funky vibe that the studio was perfect at for a few years. Titles include "Take Me Make Me", "Head On Collision", "Where Is Your Woman Tonight", "There Always", and "You Don't Need A Ring". CD

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Irma ThomasFull Time Woman – The Lost Cotillion Album ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A full album's worth of material from the legendary Irma Thomas – most of it never heard before! Irma got her start as one of the most important female soul singers from New Orleans in the 60s – but the music here was all recorded for Atlantic Records at the start of the 70s – at a time when Irma was really ready to explore new ideas and stretch out creatively! All the depth of her older vocals is very much in place – and the collection features this really surprising range of settings for Thomas to groove on – dates recorded in Detroit, Philly, Miami, and at the Malaco studios in Jackson – each of which showcase another side of the singer, and almost act like a roadmap for the directions of soul music at the start of the 70s. Two tracks here were issued on a single – "Full Time Woman" and "She's Taken My Part" – but it's all the other unreleased tracks we really love, especially some of the more urban-styled material that makes a nice change from more southern soul modes we usually hear from Irma. Titles include "Try To Be Thankful", "Shadow Of The Sun", "Waiting For Someone", "Our Love Don't Come That Easy", "Time After Time", "Tell ME Again", "Could It Be Differently", "A Song For No Name", and "Adam & Eve". CD

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ZZ HillZZ Hill ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Around July 2, 2014 (delayed)
One of the lasting classics on the Malaco label – and a key album in helping the company take control of the southern soul market in the 80s! ZZ Hill sounds just as great here as he did on earlier records – amazing vocally, with that trademark rasp that comes in at just the best moments – and working with some relatively traditional instrumentation overall. There's few of the contemporary touches that Malaco would later bring to their music – and most of the backings feature just organ burning along nicely in the background with a quality inherited from Memphis and Muscle Shoals. Titles include "Bring It On Home To Me", "Separate Way", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Rolling Stone", "Bump & Grind", and "Please Don't Make Me". CD

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King FloydWell Done ... CD
Chimneyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Around July 2, 2014 (delayed)
A post-Stax LP from King – one that reflects the seventies shift in southern soul production from the older Memphis style, to the more modern styles of Miami and Jackson. Recorded at Malaco with a small combo fronting larger orchestrations. King Floyd lays down his raspy bluesy vocals over the top, and the cuts include "Movin' On Strong", "So True", "Can't Give It Up", and "Try Me". Nice photo of some ribs on the cover, too. CD

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New King FloydKing Floyd ... LP
Cotillion, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best-remembered moments from the mighty King Floyd – a southern soul singer who came into the game slightly later than some of his Atlantic Records contemporaries, but who still packs a punch that's right up there with the best of them! The album's best known for the huge hit "Groove Me" – a slinky, catchy tune that's gotten King plenty of play over the years – but the whole thing is pretty darn great, and shows a new sound and style of southern soul coming into play – as Floyd's working in Jackson, at the Malaco Studios, with Wardell Quezergue producing – in a sound that's a bit free of some of the more obvious Memphis and Muscle Shoals modes, yet without any of the cliches that would later hold some folks back too. King balances things perfectly throughout – and in addition to "Groove Me", the set also features "Let Us Be", "Messing Up My Mind", "What Our Love Needs", and "Don't Leave Me Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and label-maker sticker.)
Also available King Floyd ... CD 13.99

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New Dottie PearsonHouse Made Of Love ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost soul treasure from the 70s – and a rare secular album recorded by gospel singer Dottie Peoples! The set's got a stunning deep soul feel – easily right up there with the best 70s work from the Malaco and Muscle Shoals scenes – with a pure and top-shelf approach to the material that stands tall throughout the entire session. Dottie's vocals are tremendous – influenced by her gospel work, but with an easygoing style that's never too overdone, and which has the same mix of modern and southern that we love in work from the time by Jimmy Lewis or Sam Dees. The album's never been issued before, and the original 1978 tapes have been lovingly remastered with beautiful sound. Titles include "Look Around", "Imagine Me", "A House Made Of Love", "Very Strong Affection", "I Don't Want Nobody", and "Bring It Over Baby". CD

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New Irma ThomasFull Time Woman – The Lost Cotillion Album ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A full album's worth of material from the legendary Irma Thomas – most of it never heard before! Irma got her start as one of the most important female soul singers from New Orleans in the 60s – but the music here was all recorded for Atlantic Records at the start of the 70s – at a time when Irma was really ready to explore new ideas and stretch out creatively! All the depth of her older vocals is very much in place – and the collection features this really surprising range of settings for Thomas to groove on – dates recorded in Detroit, Philly, Miami, and at the Malaco studios in Jackson – each of which showcase another side of the singer, and almost act like a roadmap for the directions of soul music at the start of the 70s. Two tracks here were issued on a single – "Full Time Woman" and "She's Taken My Part" – but it's all the other unreleased tracks we really love, especially some of the more urban-styled material that makes a nice change from more southern soul modes we usually hear from Irma. Titles include "Try To Be Thankful", "Shadow Of The Sun", "Waiting For Someone", "Our Love Don't Come That Easy", "Time After Time", "Tell ME Again", "Could It Be Differently", "A Song For No Name", and "Adam & Eve". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Full Time Woman – The Lost Cotillion Album ... CD 15.99

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New Syl JohnsonSyl Johnson With Melody Whittle ... CD
Twinight, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Syl Johnson, back in action and sounding great – and working here with key help from the younger generation too! As the title indicates, Johnson's singing here with up-and-coming vocalist Melody Whittle – a contemporary artist, but one with deep soul touches that work perfectly with Syl's classic approach – all wrapped up here with a style that's partly old school, and partly that modern evolution of the southern soul style you might find on a label like Malaco – further proof that Johnson just keeps on growing after all these years! Daughter Syleena makes an appearance on the set, and shades things in with some of her own flavors too – and titles include a few remakes of old tracks too. Tracks include "Mr Invisible", "I'm With You Too", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "Is It Because I'm Black 2006", "Ms Fine Brown Frame", "Loving On The Run", "Baby I'm Scared Of You", "Goodie Goodie Good Times", "Mellow Down Easy", "I'm Just A Freak For You", and "Just Make Love To You". CD

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New Ralph Soul JacksonAlabama Love Man ... LP
Rabbit Factory, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The return of a legend – or maybe more accurately, the first time this legend's ever really gotten his due! Ralph Jackson's been working in the Alabama soul underground for decades – yet this smoking album may well be the first time he's ever really gotten out front, and able to do his thing – working with a tight group of younger musicians who really respect the southern soul vibe that Ralph's going for – and help him hit a really great sound in the process! The set's a soul record through and through – not one of these modern funk workouts with an old singer thrown into the mix – but the kind of old school album you'd hear from Malaco or Criteria Studios – particularly during that point when deep soul was growing up in the 70s. Production and arrangements are right on the money – and all tunes are written by Jackson, save for one totally great cover of The Ides Of March classic "Vehicle"! Other titles include "You've Been Very Good To Me", "Searching", "For Just One Second", "I Can't Leave Your Love Alone", "I'll Take Care Of You", and "There Must Be A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album

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New King FloydI Feel Like Dynamite – The Early Chimneyville Singles & More 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Chimneyville/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A dynamite collection of southern soul singer King Floyd's early-to-mid 70s recordings for Chimneyville – and a badly needed one, too – shining a light on so many funk-steeped southern soul treasures! King Floyd is one of those great musical figures whose name isn't nearly as famous as his most popular song – which in his case, is the all time classic "Groove Me" – but the thing is, most of the contemporaneous cuts are just as amazing as that one! "Groove Me" appears early in this set, and a good deal of the tunes have a similar edge, balancing gritty backdrops with some sweeter moments where strings stand out a bit more. Recorded at Malaco with arrangements by Wardell Quezergue – with "What Our Love Needs", "Groove Me", "Baby Let Me Kiss You", "Let Us Be", "It's Wonderful", "Woman Don't Go Astray", "Here It Is", "Messin' Up My Mind", "Do Your Feeling", "Thank You", "I Feel Like Dynamite", "Handle With Care" and many more. 24 tracks in all! CD

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New Peggy ScottShe's Got It All – Rare 70s Soul ... CD
Shout (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Obscure 70s work from southern soul vocalist Peggy Scott – recorded during some lesser-known years in her career! Peggy's probably best known for her work with Jo Jo Benson on SSS International in the late 60s – and for her recent fame as Peggy Scott-Adams – but here, she's heard on a selection of late 70s sides recorded at Malaco Records, all of which update her older style with a slightly more contemporary vibe! The sessions were produced by Bob McRee, and although a few tracks were issued previously as singles in Europe, this CD presents them as an album for the first time ever – showing a Scott who's much more mature than her early duet soul years, and working in a mix of modes that includes a number of tracks aimed at the dancefloor – a bit like some of her contemporaries at TK Records during the same time. McRee's production is smooth, but never dominates the vocals – and the clubbier tracks still come off nicely thanks to Peggy's handling of the lyrics – in a way that reminds us of some of the deeper soul disco on Prelude. Titles include "Make It Soon", "Let Me Untie You", "Make Me Loose", "You've Got It All", "Your Loving Is Tasty", "Came Down Hard On Me Baby", "Start My Motor", and "Firepower". CD
 
 
 



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