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ItOn Top Of The World ... LP
Black Market (UK), 1989. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A sort of a lost Larry Heard record, from the late 80s, when he was briefly basking in the spotlight in England and Europe. The set here has a stripped down sound, with Fingers' warm keys over nice bubbling mid tempo rhythm tracks, most with a laid back clubby approach, but others with a very soulful or slightly hip hop sound creeping in. 10 tracks in all, including "In This Place Called Nowhere", "Endless Journey", "Brazilian Love Dance", 'When Will We Learn", "On Top Of The World (the It Theme)" and "Never Let You Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few creases, and a center split on the top seam.)
Also available On Top Of The World ... CD 12.99

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Prince Phillip MitchellTop Of The Line ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good- ... $4.99
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 light wear, a bent corner, some staining and waviness in the bottom right corner, and a bit of cellophane stuck on the back.)

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O'JaysBack On Top ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Although the O'Jays' Philly International recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that's very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also features a few songs that were covered by those groups, too). The band have heavenly harmonies that are more fragile than on their tightly-sewn Gamble/Huff work, with some elements of the deeper soul that was on some of their earlier recordings. Includes the single "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", plus "I'm So Glad I Found You", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Going Going Gone", and "I Dig Your Act". Also issued later, under the title "The O'Jays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting on one corner, and a small name stamp on the back.)

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VariousJobete – Top Ten Story In Sound ... LP
Jobete, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $18.99
A rare vinyl outing from the publishing arm of Motown – designed to push the songs of Motown! Most tracks are hits, banded together in medley format – very unusual! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousTop Of The Stax – Twenty Greatest Hits ... LP
Stax, 1970s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that's overflowing with greatness from the legendary Stax Records – a set that features both early material later owned by Atlantic, as well as later hits from the Fantasy empire – making for a package that truly runs the scope of the legendary label, and which features 20 of their biggest hits. Titles include Sam & Dave "Hold On, I'm Coming", The Staple Singers "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There", Carla Thomas "B-A-B-Y", Shirley Brown "Woman To Woman", The Soul Children "I'll Be The Other Woman", Eddie Floyd "Knock On Wood", Johnnie Taylor "Cheaper To Keep Her" and "Who's Making Love", Little Milton "That's What Love Will Make You Do", William Bell "I Forgot To Be Your Lover", Jean Knight "Mr Big Stuff", Booker T & The MGs "Green onions", Rufus Thomas "(Do The) Push & Pull", Mel & Tim "Starting All Over Again", the Dramatics "In The Rain", the Emotions "So I Can Love You", Otis Redding "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay", Frederick Knight "I've Been Lonely" and Isaac Hayes "Theme From Shaft". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Neville BrothersNeville-ization ... LP
Black Top, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an undeniable talent for a massive hook – the kind that makes even the simplest tunes really go over the top. Plus, they're just about one of the only male/female duo teams that you can hear on record and actually believe that both singers are on the same page! Titles include "Side Effect", "Experience", "It's A Rush", "High-Rise", "Still Such A Thing", "It's Much Deeper", "I'm Not That Tough", and "My Kinda Pick Me Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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Ashford & SimpsonSend It ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a fantastic instrumental reading of "Bourgie Bourgie", a track that you may know from a more famous John Davis disco version. Other tracks include "By Way Of Love's Express", "Let Love Use Me", "Send It", and "Waited Too Long". More proof that leaving Motown was a great move for them! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersTear To A Smile ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out in this mode – moving more fully away from funky jazz, into a ream of vocal tracks that would make him one of the most unique artists of the 70s. This mid 70s period of Roy's career was remarkably fertile, creatively as well as for sheer productivity – and Tears To A Smile is one of them that shows some the most artistic growth, and also a deeper sense of soul! Features righteous cuts like "2000 Black", "Ebony Blaze", "Time & Space", and "A Tear To A Smile" – plus the mellow "Magic Lady", and a great remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)
Also available Tear To A Smile ... LP 9.99

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Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Titles include "Louie To Frisco", "Ma Dear", "The Love I Lost", "Rock Cradle Rock", "Misery", and "I Can't Believe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top and bottom seams, with some light stains along the opening and part of the top seam.)

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New Bill BlackSaxy Jazz (first cover) ... LP
Hi Records, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Titles include "Anytime", "Dee J Special", "Cyclone Bop", "Smokie (part 2)", "Before Dawn", and "The Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Black HeatBlack Heat ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $29.99
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main focus here is definitely instrumental – with a strong emphasis on choppy guitar, sweet organ licks, and cooking horn solos on trumpet, tenor, and flute – the last two of which are played by David Newman – not normally a member of the combo, but a great guest for this session! The sound is very tight, but never slick – and often recorded with an earthiness that recalls some of the best indie label funk of the period – like the kind of grooves you might find over at Perception/Today – with all the trippiness that might imply. Titles include "Chip's Funk", "Wanoah", "Barbara's Mood", "Chicken Heads", "The Jungle", "Send My Lover Back", "Honey Love", and "Time Is Gonna Catch You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small center split on the top seam, a large split on the bottom seam, and some light surface wear.)

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New Black Voices (aka The Watts Prophets)On The Street In Watts ... LP
ALA, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A chilling statement from the west coast scene of the 70s – the first album from The Watts Prophets, the ultra-powerful group who emerged from the LA turmoil of the 60s. Like the Last Poets, the group blends together righteous spoken word passages and some spare rhythms and a touch of jazz – all stepping forth in the kind of message-driven recording that was too powerful for radio at the time, but which had an undeniable influence as it circulated amongst underground circles. The whole thing's summed up perfectly by the cover, which shows a fist held high in rebellion over the flag on the front, and an open hand freeing a black dove on the inside! Titles include "I'll Stop Calling You N*ggers", "Kill", "Black Pussy", and "The Meek Ain't Gonna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, split top seam, some wear, and marker on front. Label has some pen.)
Also available On The Street In Watts ... LP 9.99

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BlowflyBlowfly Disco ... LP
Weird World, Late 70s. Good+ ... $6.99
Excellent stuff from Blow Fly – and a great bit of funk that's a hilarious parody of disco! Blow's band funks it up with riffs that you'd hear from The JBs, BT Express, or other groups of the time – while Blow himself sings these very off-color, and very funny lyrics that rip off the overt sensuality and empty promises of the disco era. The whole thing's as great as any of his other funky records from the time – and it's another one of those great gems from the 70s that put the "party" in Party Records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, and partially split top and bottom seams.)
Also available Blowfly Disco ... LP 6.99

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BlowflyZodiac Blowfly ... LP
Weird World, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the greatest Blowfly records ever! The album follows in the tradition of Cannonball Adderley's Zodiac albums – and offers up some excellent funky tunes, all based around the different symbols of the zodiac, and all done with the usual Blowfly porno sense of humor! The backing is great – and nearly every cut has a strong funk or soul groove behind it – with the music really integrated into the performance, and not just layered in underneath the monologue. Great stuff – with a Zodiac humping cover to boot! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a partially split top seam, and some light wear.)

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
A classic set that goes "slam" from the very first note – and which helped to set the pace for countless ensemble funk acts to come! Brass Construction had a wonderful sound that was the best-realized version of the east coast indie club combos of the mid 70s – funky at the bottom, but polished at the top, in a style that was equally appreciated by fans of disco and more classic funky soul! The "brass" in their title was certainly strongly supported – as the group used a brace of horns on the top of the mix, smoothly gliding over the choppier rhythms at the bottom. And while there's certainly some vocals on the set, they often take second stage to the tight instrumentation of the group! The set includes the classic "Movin" – virtually a blueprint for mainstream funk at the time – plus the tracks "Changin", "Love", "Talkin", "Dance", and "Peekin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear. Label has a bit of marker.)
Also available Brass Construction ... CD 16.99

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BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good- ... $7.99
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, some bending in the corners, some light stains, and some large peeled spots on the front along the top.)
Also available Breakwater ... LP 9.99

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New Brother To BrotherLet Your Mind Be Free ... LP
Turbo, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
The second album by this lost East Coast funk act – and although not as totally excellent as their first, still a very nice record that's filled with choppy up-tempo grooves, and some nice dancefloor soul. There's plenty of funky keyboards in the mix – moog, clavinet, and Arp – and the ablum's got a few nice funky moments – like the cuts "Phattenin'" and the classic groover "Chance with You". Also includes the cuts "Joni", "Groovy Day", and "Visions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Leaving Me". Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Brothers JohnsonLook Out For #1 ... LP
A&M, 1976. Very Good- ... $0.99
An all-star soul affair produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring the talents of studio greats like Harvey Mason, Billy Cobham, Toots Thielmans, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, and many others – not to mention the Brothers themselves! We'll be honest, though, in saying that we really think it's the great jazzy backing and the tight arrangements by Quincy that make this record so great. The Brothers' bass and vocal work is fine – but it's the non-bass instrumental moments that really make this album great, as you'll hear on cuts like the moog-heavy "Tomorrow", or the timbales/keyboard/flute groover "Thunder Thumbs & Lightnin Licks". Great stuff if you dig mid 70s work by Q – and featuring the tracks "I'll Be Good To You", "Land Of Ladies", "Free & Single", "Get The Funk Out Ma Face", and "The Devil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a split top seam.)

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James BrownGettin' Down To It ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
A great little album by James Brown – and very different than his other work! He cut this one with the groovy Dee Felice Trio – a jazz-based combo that he recorded on their own for King, on another very rare, very excellent record. The band's in similar form here, although not necessarily as funky – and they do a great job of giving James' vocals a jazzy twist that they don't have on other albums – proving yet again that The Godfather can handle just about any sort of groove that he wants! Features a wonderfully groover version of "Sunny", which moves along very nicely – plus remakes of "There Was A Time" and "Cold Sweat", along with the tracks "Uncle" and "That's Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, a center split on the spine, some light stains, and unglued top and bottom seams.)

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP
King, 1966. Good+ ... $19.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which never sounds better than here, on James' original version – one of those cuts that never gets old! The hit's also nicely offset by a number of other more obscure numbers that make the album really worth tracking down – titles that include "I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do)", "Good Good Lovin", "I've Got Money", "Three Hearts In A Tangle", "You've Got The Power", and "Love Don't Love Nobody" – all on the rougher side of the JB spectrum. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has wear, split top & bottom seams, some marker on the front. Vinyl has a small pressing flaw bump in "Night Train".)
Also available I Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP 9.99

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James BrownMighty Instrumentals ... LP
King, 1966. Very Good ... $43.99
Mighty is right! This tasty batch of non-vocal tracks is darn hard to find, and it shows the pre-JBs James Brown group playing with a raw raw raw soul groove that show how nicely James folded his R&B roots into a 60s soul tradition. Includes lots of obscure ones – like "The Scratch", "James Brown House Party", "Suds", "Sticky", "Cross Firing", and "Hold It". Darn tough to find too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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New Sheree BrownStraight Ahead ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
A wonderful album of breezy jazzy soul from the sweet voiced Sheree Brown! The record is one of two that Brown cut for Capitol, and it was produced by Richard Rudolph – husband and collaborator of the late Minnie Riperton – in the immediate years after Minnie's death, leading us to wonder if Rudolph was trying for another hit with a different female vocalist. This LP's got a bit of a Minnie Riperton-ish feel, but Sheree also brings a lot more to the session – including some nice guitar work, and a sophisticated soul style that's kind of in a Jean Carn mode. Features the wonderful jazzy stepper "It's A Pleasure", which has a compressed jazz funk groove, and bouncy vocals over the top. Other trakcs include "I Wanna Be By Your Side", "Happiness Flows", and "Everything You Do". Very nice stuff, and a lot harder to find than it should be! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a few creases, and some stains.)
Also available Straight Ahead ... CD 22.99

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Keni BurkeKeni Burke ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
The first great solo album from Five Stairstep Keni Burke – really recreating himself as a completely different sort of artist – one who's all grown up, and able to work in this jazzy approach to modern soul that's completely great all the way through! Keni produced the record himself – and he gives things a sound that's tight, but never commercial – kind of a precursor to his "Rising To The Top" groove at RCA, but a bit more personal – with a Cali soul vibe that's very different than Burke's Chicago roots, with a quality that's a bit more indie than you might expect from the major label status of the record. The whole thing's great – and titles include "You Are All Mine", "Give All You Can Give", "Day", "From Me To You", "Shuffle", "Tell Me That You Love Me", and "Keep On Singing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a cutout hole, a tiny split on the spine, and a bit of flaking in one corner on the back.)

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New Jerry Butler/Jerry PetersMelinda – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Pride, 1972. Very Good- ... $22.99
One of Jerry Butler's funkiest moments of the 70s – served up in a fantastic soundtrack co-penned and arranged by the great Jerry Peters! Peters is best known for his hip work with a variety of soul acts in the studio, but he really steps out here for the score to Melinda – a lesser-known blacksploitation film from the early 70s, but one that boasts a heck of a great soundtrack! Peters approach here is a bit more baroque than some of his contemporaries – and he uses stepping strings equally alongside funky rhythms – creating a groove that's complicated, yet still plenty darn funky – and a sound that's as soulful on the mellower tunes as it is on the standout uptempo ones. Jerry Butler sings vocals on "Speak Truth To The People", "Tank's Theme", "Love is", and "Melinda Reprise" – but the instrumental tracks are even better, and inlcude the clavinet groover "Part III", the sitar-styled "Melinda Latino", and the cuts "Music For Tank's Boat", "The Blues (Dope Pusher's Theme)", and "I Can't Let You Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split top and bottom seams, with some aging and wear along the opening.)
Also available Melinda – Original Soundtrack ... LP 9.99

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CapitolsWe Got A Thing ... LP
Atco/Karen, 1966. Very Good ... $11.99
An obvious follow-up to their big hit "Cool Jerk", but a great album of raw soulful tracks that puts this Detroit group right up there with the best of the 60s up-tempo harmony groups! Apart from the nice original title cut, the record's also got a number of other great tracks like "It's Googaloo Time", "Tired Running From You", "I Got To Handle It", and "I Feel Alright". There's a few other Atlantic soul covers, but since the great Ollie McLaughlin produced the session in Detroit, the album's got a much more exciting feel than a lot of other Atlantic soul albums from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing! Cover has wear with split top & bottom seams.)

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New Chairmen Of The BoardIn Session ... LP
Invictus, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
A killer album by the Chairmen of the Board! The record's their second – and although the "In Session" title, photos on the front, and liner notes all make it appear to be a live album, it's actually a studio session, with the same great Holland-Dozier-Holland production as the first! The album includes an amazing track called "All We Need Is Understanding", a jaunty groover with this funky organ at the beginning, and some killer vocals by General Johnson. It's one of the group's best tracks ever – and the record has plenty of other nice ones – like "Pay To The Piper", "Hanging On To A Memory", "When Will She Tell Me She Needs Me", and "Chairmen Of The Board". Plus, the record includes their great version of "Patches", which they wrote for Clarence Carter – already on their first album, but featured here again for some strange reason! Who cares, though – because we love the track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, some small stains, an unglued top seam, and a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Gene ChandlerYour Love Looks Good On Me ... LP
Fast Fire, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Although Gene Chandler wasn't scoring nearly as big in the 80s as he was in the 60s, he was still a great vocalist, and could turn out some good material when he wanted to. This album's more than enough proof of that – and it features some good mellow tracks that have Gene singing in a sophisticated quiet storm sort of style. The best number is "Haven't I Heard That Line Before" – and other tracks include "You'll Never Be Free Of Me", "Lucy", and "Please You Tonight". The record's got some uptempo numbers that fall flat, so stick to the ballads and mellow cuts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp. Top seam has a split.)

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Bill CosbyDisco Bill ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of the more obscure Bill Cosby soul albums – not nearly as "disco" as the title implies, more in a smoother soul vein, almost a bit like Barry White. Stu Gardner does the backings, and Bill either sings or talks over the top, in a deep sexy voice that's his comical rendering of some of the more sensual soul artists of the time. Titles include "Section 9", "A Simple Love Affair", "Boogie On Your Face", "Happy Birthday Momma", "That's How I Met Your Mother", and "One Two Three". Also includes the oddly-titled, but great track "What You Think About Lickin' My Chicken?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few stains, a small split on the bottom seam, and a small rip at the opening.)

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love ... LP
Motown, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the funkier vibes – with a vamping guitar, thumping bass groove, punchy horns, and top notch vocals from the group – while tunes like the title track and "Beyond The Horizon" have a more soaring arrangement of horns and some strings,still with an impeccable core groove. It's not as smoothed out in the production booth as some of their later grooves of the 80s – a total gem! Other titles include " Skate Lovers", "Carry On", "Do It Again", "Do It Again", "Sooner Or Later" and "Beyond The Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This is a promo copy in a Motown promo sleeve.)
Also available Invitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Dramatics10 1/2 ... LP
MCA, 1980. Sealed ... $3.99
The Dramatics hit an 80s groove mood here – and as on their clubbier sides from the end of the 70s, the vocals are still wonderful – and more than anything, the set's a strong soul-based set that still has the group at the top of their game! Ballads actually sparkle the best here – and showcase that wonderfully full mode that was the best side of The Dramatics harmonies – but the uptempo tunes are good, and have breakout moments that sparkle nicely. Production is by Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds, but Don Davis still oversees the whole thing – and titles include "It Ain't Rainin", "Wecome Back Home", "Love Is Here", "Be With The One You Love", and "Music Is The Peoples Choice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good ... $29.99
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing, including the insert. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split spine, and a very small split on the bottom seam.)

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Lorraine EllisonHeart & Soul ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
A tremendous early album from Lorraine Ellison – one that mixes her deep soul roots with some sophisticated jazzy arrangements from Oliver Nelson – a blend that gives the record a wonderfully rich feel, right from the start! The style's somewhere in the territory of Nancy Wilson on Capitol, but a bit more soul-based too – even when Lorraine's singing standards – and production is by uptown soul great Jerry Ragovoy, who brings in subtle rhythmic touches and light strings to create just the right sort of shimmer at just the right moments. Some tunes showcase Ellison's gospel background, some have more of a jazz-based presentation – and titles include "He's My Guy", "That's For Me", "Stay With Me", "Games That Lovers Play", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Heart & Soul", and "When Love Flies Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout grommet, a partially split top seam, a split bottom seam with some tape, and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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EmotionsSunbeam ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
A great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey sound that provides a perfect spiritual edge to the girls vocals – taking them way past the hits, into much more sophisticated soul territory. There's a beautifully righteous vibe going on throughout – a sound that's almost like Minnie Riperton at her 70s Capitol best – and titles include "Love Vibes", "Walking The Line", "Time Is Passing By", "I Wouldn't Lie", "Smile", and "Spirit Of Summer". LP, Vinyl record album

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FerraraWuthering Heights ... LP
Midsong, 1979. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Proof that the scope of disco could reach out and transform just about anything it wanted – side one of the album features a disco-fied interpretation of Emily Bronte's novel "Wuthering Heights"! The side-long tune is a bit over the top lyrically, but actually sounds pretty nice from a studio disco perspective – and thankfully, there's more instrumental moments than vocal ones on the track. Side two features shorter tunes also in a disco mode – all relatively catchy, and featuring chorus vocals by a male/female quartet that includes Angie Bofil. Tracks include "Shake It Baby Love", "Love Eyes", and "Love Attack". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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 wear, staining, and a frayed top seam.)
Also available Feel Like Makin' Love ... CD 13.99

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Flamingos, Imperials, Dubs, & Isley BrothersBattle Of The Groups ... LP
End, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A great collection of vocal group material from George Goldner's End label – home to some of the most perfectly put together doo wop recordings of its time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on one track. Cover has a half-split top seam, a small split on the bottom seam, some marker, and some stains and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Four BuddiesBest Of The Four Buddies – Vol 1 ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha's Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
A well-done showcase of Aretha's best early work for Atlantic Records – a collection that really gets at the deepest soul side of her style, and focuses on the transformation of sound that occurred when Franklin moved over to the label from Columbia. The set's overflowing with greatness – a total of 14 tracks in all, with killer arrangements by Arif Mardin, and landmark production from Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler, and Mardin. Titles include "Spanish Harlem", "Chain Of Fools", "I Say A Little Prayer", "Dr Feelgood", "Respect", "Baby I Love You", "I Never Loved A Man", "Call Me", and "You're All I Need To Get By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few stains, and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Aretha FranklinTen Years Of Gold ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good ... $3.99
A nice little collection of hit singles that Aretha cut for Atlantic – collected here in a special package to celebrate her 10 years at the label! The work on the set runs from some of the first sides cut back in 1967, to her wonderful 1976 soundtrack Sparkle – which featured writing and production by Curtis Mayfield! Titles include "Something He Can Feel", "Until You Come Back To Me", "Angel", "Day Dreaming", "Rock Steady", "Spanish Harlem", "Think", "Natural Woman", and "I Never Loved A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Al GreenAl Green Gets Next To You ... LP
Hi Records, 1971. Very Good ... $14.99
Al Green's first major album, and a killer batch of Memphis soul tracks with a sound that's a bit rawer than later years. The formula for the hits is firmly in place – and Al's beautiful voice is swept up wonderfully in very sympathetic production by the great Willie Mitchell. Although Mitchell had worked fine on his own before the record, it's his work with Green that really pushes him to the top of the soul hall of fame – as it's hard to imagine how anyone could have come up with a better showcase for Al's amazing voice. Proof of this can be heard on the record's great original tunes by Green – like "All Because", "I'm A Ram", "You Say It", and the classic "Tired Of Being Alone" – as well as on covers like "Driving Wheel", "Can't Get Next To You", and "Light My Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Al Green Gets Next To You (UK pressing) ... CD 5.99

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New Al GreenAl Green's Greatest Hits ... LP
Hi Records, 1975. Very Good- ... $3.99
What can we say? Most of the biggest hits, and many of the very best tracks cut in the prime of Al Green's career – which is to say some of the very best Memphis soul ever recorded! 10 essential tracks in all, and it's just one of these Greatest Hits packages of pure, inarguable perection – with "Call Me", "Let's Stay Together", "Tired Of Being Alone", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Here I Am (Come & Take Me)", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "I Can't Get Next To You", "You Ought To Be With Me", "Look What You Done For Me" and "Let's Get Married". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Hi pressing. Cover has wear, a split spine and mostly split top seam.)

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Al GreenTired Of Being Alone ... LP
Hi Records, Early 70s/1977. Very Good ... $7.99
A late 70s collection that brings together work from earlier Al Green albums – including Green Is Blues and Al Green Gets Next To You. The standout track here is the title cut – "Tired Of Being Alone" – but the set also features plenty of other great numbers in a sweet bubbling Memphis mode – with titles that include "Summertime", "Get Back Baby", "Tomorrow's Dream", "What Am I Gonna Do With Myself", and "My Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & split seams – with tape along the top seam.)

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Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway ... LP
Atco, 1971. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago soul star! The album's masterful blend of spiritual soul tracks that plumb the depths of Donny's dark soul – done with a level of sophistication that you won't hear in other soul albums from the time! Classic cuts include "A Song For You", "She is My Lady", "Giving Up", and "Take a Love Song" – plus versions of "Put Your Hand In The Hand" and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". The record also includes the great funky cut "Magnificent Sanctuary Band", which has some nice haaaard drums at the beginning, and which has been sampled who knows how many times! LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has ring & edge wear, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, and some staining on the back.)
Also available Donny Hathaway ... CD 3.99

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Jessie HillNaturally ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
Nice funky Blue Thumb session, and a good 70's update on the New Orleans soul stylings of Jessie Hill. The groove is New Orleans, but with a little bit of the smoother LA funk touches that Blue Thumb was so good at. Tracks include "Naturally", "I Dig You", "Oh Yeah", "I Studied Soul", and "Klosing Movement". Plus, the whole thing comes packaged in this cool gatefold with a spinning dial image on the back! LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, some waviness, a promo sticker, partially split top and bottom seams, and some pieces of stuck-on paper along the bottom inch.)

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HP RiotHP Riot ... LP
Concept (Canada), Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
Wickedly funky work from HP Riot – a legendary group from the San Francisco scene of the 70s, but one who never managed to break the big time! The HP groove is a very tight, joyous approach to funk – one schooled in the Sly & The Family stone sense of righteousness, but which also brings in the unbelievably tight instrumentation of early Kool & The Gang – especially on some of the bold horn passages that top off some of the tunes! There's a wealth of funky numbers on the set – of the sort that most other 70s groups would give their souls to record this well – and the record's one that's needed rediscovery for years! Titles include "Good Time (Party)", "The Dollar Sign", "Blame It On the Sun", "Gotta Go (The Chant)", and "Just Look Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Canadian pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Instant FunkGet Down With The Philly Jump ... LP
TSOP, 1976. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Great early work from Instant Funk – cut back at a time when the instrumental combo was lean and mean – and much more deserving of the "funk" in their name! The style here is sweet instrumental Philly – a great cross between disco and soul, done with all the best top studio touches of the Philly scene of the time. Arrangements are by Bunny Sigler mostly – no surprise, considering that the group were his backing band – and titles include "I Know Where You're Coming From", "So Glad I'm The One", "Hup Two Hutp Two", "Philly Jump", "It Ain't Reggae (But It's Funky)", "Funky Africa", and "Go for Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a promo stamp and a tracklist sticker.)

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Deon JacksonLove Makes The World Go Round ... LP
Carla/Atco, 1966. Very Good ... $29.99
Great stuff! We love Deon Jackson – we love his voice, we love his songs, and we love the great production he gets from the legendary Ollie McLaughlin! This album is the only one he ever cut – and it's a masterpiece all the way through! Ollie's production gives the tracks a wonderful lilting quality that keeps the music fresh – and Deon's unique style works extremely well on all the tracks, from the super-hit "Love Makes The World Go Round", to other material like "Nursery Rhymes", "Come Back Home", "You Said You Love Me", "SOS", and "Hush Little Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold & blue label mono pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, light stains, a center split in the bottom & top seams and a peeled spot on the back.)

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New Janet JacksonJanet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 ... LP
A&M, 1989. Very Good- ... $5.99
Do you remember a time not so long ago when it seemed as if the Jackson family would rule pop music forever? A crowning moment in New Jack, or New Jill Swing, as it were, with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis at the top of their game. Loads of hits on this album, including "Escapade", "Miss You Much", "Rhythm Nation", "Alright", "Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Black Cat" and "Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Al JarreauBreakin' Away ... LP
Warner, 1981. Sealed ... $2.99
Titles include "Closer To Your Love", "My Old Friend", "Roof Garden", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Teach Me Tonight", and "We're In This Love Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit on the top seam.)

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JBsHustle With Speed ... LP
People, 1975. Very Good ... $19.99
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 some wear and split top seam.)
Also available Hustle With Speed ... LP 9.99

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Louis JordanSomebody Up There Digs Me ... LP
Wing/Mercury, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
Rough and raw classics from Louis Jordan – served up with a bit more of an R&B tinge than some of his work from the late 40s! There's a searing quality here that really hits hard on the instrumentation – guitar parts and saxophone riffs that clearly mark the space that Jordan helped allow in American music at the time – moved into nicely by the group here on their renditions of classic tracks from the Jordan book! Titles include "Run Joe", "Early In The Morning", "Caldonia", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Beware, Brother, Beware", and "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, with a small split on the top seam.)

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King CurtisSoul Time ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Great stuff – even if this is a tricky record to figure out! At one level, the album appears to be a repackaging of some of King's Enjoy Records sides – mostly from the Soul Twist album – but overall, the sound seems to be a bit different – more 60s soul sounding, and a bit more jazzy. There's no players listed on the cover, nor dates, but the tracks have a great mix of tenor, guitar, and raw and raunchy grooves. Titles include "Soul Twist", "Soul Time", "Big Dipper", "I Know", "Sack O Woe", "Groovin With The King", and "What'd I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a spot of price sticker residue, ringwear, and aging.)

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New Kid Creole & The CoconutsOff The Coast Of Me ... LP
Antilles/Ze, 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
After a few years knocking around in the New York club scene – doing successful work with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, Machine, and other groups – August Darnell burst forth as Kid Creole, a unique musical persona that was a conglomeration of many styles, from disco to new wave to Carribean to art deco. Darnell's "Nouveau Wave" recordings from the time were extremely fresh – and a good way to borrow the campiness that was plaguing the disco scene and filter it through a hipper postmodern sense of humor. This first album wasn't his biggest in terms of dancefloor hits – but it did start a pretty good run, and really put the Ze label on the map for a few years. Titles include "Maladie D'Amour", "Yolanda", "Coast Of me", "Darrio", and "Bogota Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Top seam is split.)

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New VariousRoses & Revolutions ... LP
DST Telecommunications, Early 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An unusual package – with Roberta Flack, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, and Leslie Uggams all coming out as members of Delta Sigma Theta – with help from guests Aretha Franklin and Roscoe Lee Browne. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with some splitting on the top seams and spine.)
 
 
 



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