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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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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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

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New Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- .... $3.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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BlowflyBlowfly At The Movies ... LP
Weird World, Mid 70s. Near Mint- .... $29.99
The Blowfly groove meets the sound of the blacksploitation generation! Blow's always pretty great on these classic recordings, but he does an even better job here – singing funky parodies of 70s action films, as well as other soul hits from the same era – in a way that's a great parody on some of the bigger movies of the time. The band's nice and tight – hitting some funky lines on the drum and bass parts, as Blow sings over the top in his crazily raspy voice. Not one to play for your parents – but a great party record for anyone else! Titles include "Superfly", "Cross 110th Street", "The Ghetto", "Freddy's Dick Is Dead", "Funky Spermy Days", "Trouble Man", and "The God-Father". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing.)

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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 some wear, a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and some light staining along the top.)

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BrothersDisco-Soul ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good+ .... $5.99
A tasty batch of instrumentals for the club set! The "Brothers" appear to be little more than a New York set of studio players, led by Bhen Lanzaroni – but they do a good job of replicating a Philly instrumental sound, with plenty of heavy bass at the bottom of the arrangements, and jazzy riffing on wah wah guitar, flute, and keyboards over the top. Washes of strings give the whole record a "hustle" feel – and the tracks blend into one another on each side, for a continuous mix of music that must have been aimed at trying to replicate the disco sound at home. Titles include versions of "You're The First, The Last, My Everything", "Kung Fu Fighting", "Doctor's Orders", and "Never Can Say Goodbye" – plus the originals "In The Pocket", "Ready For This", and "Everybody Loves A Winner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- .... $29.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE: cover has staining & waviness. Vinyl has a click through one track.)
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP 9.99

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Maxine BrownOut Of Sight ... LP
Epic, 1968. Near Mint- .... $79.99
A later set from singer Maxine Brown – recorded a few years after her better-known sides for Wand in the 60s, but a totally great set with an even deeper soul feel! Arrangements and production are by Mike Terry, of Funk Brothers fame – and he gives Maxine a soaring style that's a bit more in the southern soul mode than some of her earlier uptown soul, and which has her vocals crackling wonderfully on a range of funky covers and lesser-known gems. Even when singing other folks' tunes, Maxine's a the top of her game – and the arrangements from Terry help transform the sound of the record so that each song sparkles as if it's her very own. Titles include "Plum Outta Sight", "Sugar Dumplin", "In My Entire Life", "Don't Leave Me Baby", "Stop", "Sunny", "I Wish It Would Rain", and the sublime Chi-soul cut "Seems You've Forsaken My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in great shape – with 1A stamper. Cover has some very light wear.)

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CapitolsWe Got A Thing ... LP
Atco/Karen, 1966. Very Good .... $24.99
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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ChampaignHow Bout Us ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good .... $1.99
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's one that turns up often in collections of top-shelf soul from the period – no surprise, given the classy, careful production – and the mix of jazzy riffing, tight rhythms, and well-crafted vocals – almost enough to put Champaign at the level of Earth Wind & Fire! The sound is just right – very soulful, with less of the too-commercial modes of some of their contemporaries – and titles include "Party People", "Whiplash", "I'm On Fire", "How Bout Us", "Can You Find The Time", "Dancin Together Again", "If One More Morning", and "Lighten Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Linda CliffordLet Me Be Your Woman ... LP
Curtom, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $0.99
A bit over the top – and the kind of record that might have bankrupted Curtom in its later years! Linda's very much in full-disco mode, singing to long clubby arrangements by Gil Askey that have more strings and less soul than previous efforts. The one saving grace of the album is the cut "Don't Give It Up", a hip follow-up to "Runaway Love", which has a similar bad talkin' approach, with Linda doing a bit of a monologue in the middle. Other tracks include "Let Me Be Your Woman", "Hold Me Close", "Sweet Melodies" and the pairing of "One Of Those Songs" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water", which takes up all of the 2nd disc in the 2LP set. LP, Vinyl record album

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CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold .... $28.99
The fantastic first album by one of the most unique funk groups of all time! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a cut corner, some pieces of tape, and split top and bottom seams.)

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love ... LP
Motown, 1980. Very Good .... $1.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch & a small crease near the bottom left corner.)
Also available Invitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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DellsMusical Menu ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $13.99
One of The Dells' best albums from this period – and a real Cadet studios masterpiece, thanks to some incredibly groovy arrangements by Charles Stepney! The sound's a bit like some of the Rotary Connection albums put together under Stepney's supervision – but given that the group is the Dells, the vocals are much much better, with a much stronger soul component – and fused with some incredible musical arrangements! The whole thing's wonderful – and graced by an incredible gatefold cover that has pictures of miniaturized Dells members being served with eggs and bacon as part of a "musical menu"! Tracks include "Believe Me", "Always Together", "Hallways of My Mind", and the trippy "Agatha Van Thurgood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)

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DriftersGood Life With The Drifters ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good- .... $6.99
A great little album by The Drifters – different than most of their other work for Atlantic, but still quite nice! The bulk of the album features the group running through jazzy versions of pop tunes – like "Quando Quando Quando", "More", "The Good Life", and "Desafinado" – all of which they do quite well, with a classy sound that fits well with the arrangements by Ray Ellis. The album also features one more regular tune by the group – the single "Saturday Night At The Movies", a killer uptown soul number arranged by Teacho Wiltshire. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, a cutout hole, some stains on the back, and a small rip in one corner of the back paste-on.)

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DupreesItalian Asphalt & Pavement Co Presents Duprees Gold ... LP
Colossus, Early 70s. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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(Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams. Record is nice!)

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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
(Cover has some wear & staining.)

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EssexWalkin' Miracle ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good .... $9.99
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(Cover has paritally split top and bottom seams, with an ink stamp on the back.)

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Four TopsFour Tops Live ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good- .... $4.99
These guys were so great vocally that they could always shine – even without the perfect studio placement that they and their contemporaries received from Motown, as you'll hear in this live setting. Like other live soul sets of the time, this one shows the group working through a wider range of material than you might hear on their studio sets – singing before a crowd at the Roostertail Lounge in Detroit, on tracks that include hits like "It's The Same Old Song", "Reach Out I'll Be There", and "Baby I Need Your Loving" – as well as covers like "The Girl From Ipanema" and "It's Not Unusual". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and light wear, with some wrinkling and peeling along parts of the edges of the back paste-on.)

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Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $6.99
A great record from Aretha! She performs with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir for two LPs worth of some super gospel material. The tracks include "Mary, Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Climbing Higher Mountains", and "You've Got A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some light wear.)

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Gap BandGap Band VI ... LP
Total Experience, 1984. Near Mint- .... $0.99
A tight groover from The Gap Band – already past the "V" in their classic run of 80s albums, and still very might at the top of their game! The core trio work here with sweet production from Lonnie Simmons – a pairing that continues to set the group up above most of their competition, and give them a groove that goes way past the obvious. Mellow cuts stand out as strongly as upbeat ones – and if anything, the mellow groovers are the best! Titles include "The Sun Don't Shine Everyday", "Weak Spot", "Video Junkie", "Beep A Freak", "Don't You Leave Me", "Disrespect", "I Believe", and "I Found My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gap Band VI (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Marvin GayeIn The Groove (aka I Heard It Through The Grapevine) ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Very Good .... $12.99
Marvin's definitely in the groove on this set – cooking on all burners with a host of late 60s Motown hits – bad-stepping his way towards some of the more mature moments to come in the 70s! The album's probably best remembered for the cut "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" – easily one of Marvin's biggest moments of the 60s, and a track whose popularity led to the album's title change from In The Groove to later incarnations as Heard It Through The Grapevine! Other cuts are equally great, and show Gaye really stretching out with mature, masculine confidence – pushing the envelope nicely on cuts that include "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "There Goes My Baby", "Change What You Can", "You're What's Happening", "Tear It Down", "You", and "Some Kind Of Wonderful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, small splits on the spine and top seam, and some aging on the back.)
Also available In The Groove (aka I Heard It Through The Grapevine) ... CD 13.99

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Larry GrahamOne In A Million You ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good .... $0.99
Larry Graham hits the slow jam generation – stepping aside from his funkier groove for this classic album – a record that gave the world a huge crossover cut in the title track! The main focus here is on Larry's vocals, not his basswork – and he does a surprisingly good job as a modern soul male vocalist on the set – one who's a bit more fragile and human at points than some of his contemporaries – still somewhat smooth, but not always as polished. Titles include the megahit "One In A Million You", plus "There's Something About You", "Forever Yours", "When We Get Married", "I Just Can't Stop Dancing", "I'm So Glad It's Summer Again", and "Sunshine Love & Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, clear tape along the top seam, and a sticker.)

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Gwen GuthriePadlock – Special Mixes By Larry Levan ... LP
Island, 1983. Sealed .... $9.99
A mini-LP, but one that packs more punch than most full length sets – thanks to a top-shelf lineup all the way through! The set's a project put together by Sly & Robbie, and recorded at Compass Point Studios – all with a groove that's kind of a dubbier take on the sound of New York dancefloors a the time – nicely bassy, slightly beaty, and topped with some really wonderful vocals from Gwen Guthrie! Larry Levan mixed the whole thing to perfection, giving it a real Paradise groove – and instrumentation is by Wally Badarou on synth, Harry Whitaker on keyboards, Darryl Thompson on guitars, and Jimmy Maelin on percussion. The set's kind of a mini-suite, based around a few key musical themes – and titles include "Padlock", "Hopscotch", "Seventh Heaven", "Peanut Butter" and "Getting Hot". LP, Vinyl record album

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Loleatta HollowayLove Sensation ... LP
Gold Mind, 1980. Near Mint- .... $7.99
Landmark club grooves from the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that definitely has her at the top of the disco game for the 70s! Holloway's working here with a nice variety of arrangers and producers – including Bobby Womack, Norman Harris, Dan Hartman, and Tom Washington – each of whom add some sweet little touches that let Holloway's vocals really take off, and find a space that's even more proud and powerful than ever before! Rhythms have an incessant Salsoul groove – that great approach that was often tightly funky at the core, and which really helped transform a key few singers like Holloway – taking them to the clubs, but without losing any of the depth of their roots. Key proof of this is the sublime leadoff track – "Love Sensation" – one of the greatest Salsoul tracks ever, and maybe one of the best female disco numbers too. The cut's a monster, one of the most anthemic dance tracks of all time – and it's followed by other good numbers that include "Two Became a Crowd", "My Way", and "Short End of the Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Love Sensation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99
Love Sensation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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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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Instant FunkGet Down With The Philly Jump ... LP
TSOP, 1976. Very Good+ .... $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
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Henry JacksonAgain & Again ... LP
Hope Song, 1982. Very Good- .... $0.99
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(Cover has some wear, a bit of pen, some staining along the spine and top seam, and some small bits of stuck-on paper along the spine.)

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JJ JacksonJJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... LP
Calla, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $19.99
Fantastic soul from JJ – a monster 60s soul talent who's rarely given his due! JJ first struck big with the landmark hit "But It's Alright" – the leadoff track on this album, and a blistering little tune that's awash in scratchy guitars, bouncing bass, and one of the catchiest hooks in 60s soul! Other tracks follow along in a very similar mode – playful, catchy, and shifting easily between a sock-boogaloo groove and a deeper soul style that really lets JJ go to town! Titles include the killer "But It's Alright", plus other groovers like "I Dig Girls", "Boogaloo Baby", "You've Got Me Dizzy", "That Ain't Right", "Come See Me I'm Your Man", and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, a few stains, and a bit pencil on the back.)
Also available JJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... CD 13.99

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Millie JacksonImitation Of Love ... LP
Jive, 1986. Near Mint- .... $0.99
Sweet 80s groove from Millie Jackson – a set that's got a very different vibe than her famous southern soul work of the 70s – but one that still has the singer very much at the top of her game! The backgrounds are a bit more electric than before – especially the rhythms – but Jackson's raspy, raw approach to the lyrics really holds fast – and, if anything, helps make the set a new vision in rootsy soul for a more contemporary generation. Some of the "nasty gal" tones of previous years are put on the backburner – and Millie returns to those mellower ballads that were always some of her strongest work – really shining nicely on tracks that include "It's A Thang", "An Imitation Of Love", "Hot Wild Unrestricted Crazy Love", "Wanna Be Your Lover", "Love Is A Dangerous Game", and "I Fell In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shirley JonesAlways In the Mood ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1986. Very Good .... $0.99
A great little set from this solo member of the Jones Girls – and one of the strongest new sets on Philly International in the 80s! Shirley delivers a warm set of sparkling modern soul tracks that really show the growth and the maturity of the Philly sound in the 80s – getting way past the simple club of the early years, and moving into a more adult mode that's helped along strongly by top-shelf production from Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel, Reggie Griffin, and Gamble & Huff. Titles include "She Knew About Me", "Breaking Up", "Do You Get Enough Love?", and "Always In The Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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King CurtisSoul Of King Curtis ... LP
Mount Vernon, Early 60s. Good+ .... $0.99
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(Cover has small splits on the spine and top seam.)

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New King CurtisThat Lovin' Feeling ... LP
Atco, 1966. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Classic work by King Curtis for Atlantic – sexy, soulful sax solos right out front – over the top of sweet larger arrangements by the great Arif Mardin! The sound is wonderful – a landmark in the genre of instrumental soul, and done with a style that made Curtis' sax a key crossover element of the time. Tracks are mostly remakes of 60s pop hits – all given a nice Atlantic soul bottom – and tunes include "The Girl From Ipanema", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Moonglow", "Spanish Harlem", "Cryin Time", and "And I Love Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, some stains, a split bottom seam, a bit of splitting on the top seam, and an edge rip on the back paste-on.)

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Jean KnightMr Big Stuff ... LP
Stax, 1970. Very Good+ .... $19.99
Jean Knight's classic – and a monumental album of funky female soul that was one of the best albums in the "second generation" Stax era! You probably know the title cut, as it was her biggest hit, and the inspiration for loads of "answer" songs (some of which came from the James Brown camp!) – but the whole album's great, and filled with raw female soul material produced by Wardell Quezquerque with an edge that's a bit harder than the usual Stax set of the time! Titles include "Mr Big Stuff", "Take Him", "Think It Over", "Your Six Bit Change", and "You City Slicker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam with some tape residue.)

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Labelle & The BluebellesLabelle & The Bluebelles Early Hits ... LP
Trip, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $0.99
One of a number of 70s repackagings of Patti Labelle's early work with The Bluebelles – done, in this instance, to appear to be a collection of work by then supergroup Labelle! The cover's got Patti in a 70s silvery outfit – but the work is all early 60s girl group soul, mostly early singles from the start of Patti's work with The Bluebelles. Titles include "I Sold My Heart to The Junkman", "Where Are You", "Down The Aisle", "Tear After Tear", "Have I Sinned", "One Phone Call", and "Impossible". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a rip on the top left corner.)

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LuciferLucifer ... LP
Invictus, 1971. Very Good- .... $24.99
Wonderfully weird sounds from Lucifer – a record cut during the powerhouse 70s soul years of the Invictus/Hot Wax label, but done with a sound that's much more bluesy and rootsy than any other work for the company! Vocals are by Eugene Smith, who has a cool sort of Bay Area vibe – laidback, and almost folksy at points – snaking easily over the album's backings, which often have this gentle funk approach – but again with a pretty laidback style! Tony Camillo handled some of the arrangements on the record – and brings in some fuller backings that are mighty nice, yet which still suit Lucifer's style strongly – and titles include "Have You Heard", "In A Garden", "Bloodshot Eyes", and "Don't You (Think The Time's A Comin')". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy ring & edge wear, a split spine, a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, some light stains, two cutout holes, and a name in marker on the back.)
Also available Lucifer (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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New Cheryl LynnIt's Gonna Be Right ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Very Good .... $0.99
Cheryl Lynn's punching up her sound a bit here – working with Hubert Eaves, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and even some of her own productions – in a style that's got a heavier sort of 80s groove than earlier albums, but still mighty nice – and a great change from the disco of her earlier years! Lynn's vocals, as always, are totally top-shelf – more than bold enough to soar over whatever groove she'd choose – although in this case, the groove is right on the money – definitely as right as the title implies! Titles include "Fade to Black", "Find Somebody New", "Let Me Love You", and "Love's Been Here Before". LP, Vinyl record album

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Made In USAMade In USA ... LP
De-Lite, 1977. Very Good .... $5.99
A funky soul band with a bit of a clubby groove – and one that features some great male harmony vocals behind lead singer Jann Harrison! Harrison's got a very light style of singing – almost soprano at points, which makes the male voices especially welcome – as they help ground the grooves much more deeply down towards the basslines that are such a strong part of the album. The set's got a really classic De-Lite Records feel from the 70s – a groove that's right up there with the Kay-Gees at their best – with riffing guitar, bumping bass, smooth keyboards, and tight horns over the top. Titles include "Gotta Get A High", "Shake Your Body", "Try To Find A Way", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Sexy Lady", and both vocal and instrumental versions of "Melodies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some sticker remnants, and tape on the bottom seam.)

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MandrillMandrill ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold .... $9.99
Mandrill's first album of funky Latin jazz and soul – a landmark in crossover styles that still sounds remarkably fresh today! Unlike later records, which feature a tighter funk sound, this one has the band jamming out in a Latin-inflected mode that sounds like some of the best Chicano bands from LA during the early 70s. There's loads of funky flute, sweet organ riffing, and heavy drum and bass interplay. Includes the extended suite "Peace & Love", plus other funky goodies like "Symphonic Revolution", "Rollin' On", "Warning Blues", and "Mandrill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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MantusMidnight Energy ... LP
SMI, 1979. Very Good .... $1.99
Long long club tracks – played in a nice smooth jazzy style, with plenty of good keyboard work, and a production style that's kind of in the Prelude style of the late 70s. Titles include "Freestyle Rhythm", "Rock It To The Top", "I'm So In Love With You", and "Midnight Energy". 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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Moment Of TruthMoment Of Truth ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good .... $14.99
The one and only album by Moment Of Truth – a short-lived group with a mighty east coast club groove! The set soars with a sound that's in the mode of the best Philly work of the mid 70s – clubby, but not too caught up in disco cliches, and handled with plenty of soul on the vocals and the rhythms. Reid Whitlaw and Norman Bergen produced, and though their names aren't the most well known in the Salsoul roster, they do a great job with both the uptempo numbers and the sophisticated ballads. Includes "Lovin You is Killin Me", "You Got Me Hummin", "Helplessly", and "You're All I Want You to Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a few stains, some ring & edge wear, and an unglued top seam.)

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MomentsMoments Greatest Hits (Stang 1004 – portrait cover) ... LP
Stang, Early 70s. Very Good .... $6.99
Although billed as a "greatest hits", this record was less a collection of album-worn filler, than an essential early set that brought together some of the singles that had given the Moments unexpected fame in the early 70s. The album ranks as one of their first full ones for Stang – and this early use of "greatest hits" packaging is something that was often done for groups that had scored big with indie singles (and one of Kool & The Gang's early albums, the gold-covered Greatest Hits, is strong proof of that.) There's a total of 10 tracks, and they're all tasty harmony soul numbers like "Sunday", "Not On the Outside", "I'm So Lost", "Where", and "Love On A Two-Way Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting on the bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, and some pen.)

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Jackie MooreMake Me Feel Like A Woman ... LP
Kayvette, 1975. Very Good+ .... $24.99
One of Jackie Moore's best albums ever – and a tight batch of deep soul tunes produced by 70s maestro Brad Shapiro! Jackie's vocals are wonderful – full of feeling, and delivered with an honest, upfront quality that really ranks with some of the best southern soul singers of the time! Shapiro's touch is great, too – and works the same sort of magic here that he did with Millie Jackson – serving up a blend of rootsy numbers, plus some smoother 70s groovers that really offer up a great way for southern soul to keep on growing. The set was recorded at Muscle Shoals and Criteria, with a great mix of modes – and the mellow cuts have these great bubbling guitars and organ behind the vocals, really making them some of the best numbers on the record. Titles include "At The Top Of The Hill", "Tired Of Hiding", "Hurting Inside Out", "The Bridge That Lies Between Us", "Never Is Forever", and "Heart Be Still". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label of side 1 has some waviness.)

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Rudy Ray MooreThis P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... $5.99
Rudy Ray Moore's second album, and almost hipper than the first – thanks to some key musical backings from The Fillmore St Soul Rebellion! The vibe here is as rough and raw as you'd expect – a no-holds-barred version of party records, with Rudy using plenty of language hardly heard this strongly on record again until the hip hop generation. The music's often mixed a bit lower than the vocals, but is still present enough to make things sound funky – and titles include the classic "Mr Big Dick", plus "The Gorillas Are Coming", "California Poetry", "Hurricane Anne Meets Dolemite", and "40 Pounds of Chitlings". Language is raw – so be warned! LP, Vinyl record album
("Comedian Series" pressing. Cover has a split spine, some splitting on the top seam, and staining on the back.)
Also available This P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP 9.99

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
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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Funk DeluxeFunk Deluxe ... LP
Salsoul, 1984. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
A sweet 80s project from the legendary Randy Muller – a set that's a bit heavier on the beats and keyboards than his previous horn-heavy efforts – but which still has more than enough of a groove to earn the "funk" in the title! The style here is almost a take off from later Skyy modes – catchy club with a slightly poppy undertone – vocals from a variety of singers, wrapped nicely over core rhythms arranged and produced by Muller. There's some nice riffing guitar on most numbers too – creating almost a Chic-like funk feel at times – and titles include "Dance It Off", "Tender Lovin", "This Time", "Partime Lover", "Friends", "She's What I Need", and "Take It To The Top". LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: Cover has moisture staining and heavy wrinkling on the bottom half, with a split bottom seam)

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New Harlem UndergroundHarlem Underground (UK reissue) ... LP
Winley/Hubbub (UK), 1976. Near Mint- (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a group that features George Benson on guitar, Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Willis Jackson on tenor sax, and Earl Williams on some massively funky drums! The music's a mix of funky jazz and gritty soul – put together with some really weird studio touches – including an uncredited male voice that comes in and out of the tracks, bad-rapping along with some very hip commentary. Ann Winley sings the female vocals on the set – often egged on by the dude – but the real charm of the record lies at the bottom – the wicked drums, funky basslines, and choppy instrumental bits that have gotten the set sampled plenty over the years. Titles include the classic "Smokin Cheeba Cheeba" alone, the groovy "Finger In It", a great breakbeat version of "Ain't No Sunshine" with a tenor solo by Willis Jackson, and the slow bluesy talking cut "Fed Up", a baaaad rap about a couple splitting up – done here in both vocal and instrumental versions. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Gold Record Award sticker.)

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New Hodges, James & SmithIncredible ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
The first LP, or at least the first for 20th Century from the harmony trio of Hodges, James and Smith. The set's a bit all over the place in terms of style, with some nice funky numbers with a hard little groove, a couple with more of a southern soul vibe, and a few with a more sophisticated approach. Even though the album's not the most cohesive in terms of production, it's a great set overall, and one that's pretty darn hard to get on vinyl besides. Includes "Little By Little (Bit By Bit)", "Turn The People On", "Love Was Just A Word", "Signal Your Intention", "Rock Me Baby/Steamroller", "Can't Be Alone", "If You Wanna Love Me", "You Take My Love For Granted" and "Oh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear on the top seam.)

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Phyllis Hyman, Spinners, Four Tops, etc.Fish That Saved Pittsburgh ... LP
Lorimar, 1979. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
Great soundtrack to one of the best B-Ball films of the 70s, and certainly one of Stockard Channing's finest moments! Thom Bell wrote most of the stuff, and put it together with a sound that rivals some of his best 70s work. The album has vocal performances by Phyllis Hyman, The Spinners, and The Four Tops, but the real star is the arrangements, and the cool smooth studio sound that the music has. Tracks include "No One Does It Better", "Magic Mona", "Theme For LA's Team", "Moses Theme", "Chance Of A Lifetime", and the title cut. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some spots of sticker residue, with splitting along the top seam and part of the bottom seam on the back.)

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LabelleNightbirds ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A 70s crossover classic, and the album the put LaBelle over the top! The mighty Allen Toussaint is at the helm for this first Epic album to feature the trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and he really helps the group find an amazing new sound after their somewhat rougher, rootsier efforts for Warner Brothers! The new groove has plenty of Toussaint's New Orleans rhythms in the mix – but the overall sound is a bit smoother too – kind of a classy, clubby take on the Crescent City sound – one that still sounds wonderful after all these years. Most tunes have a vamping rhythm and lots of great electric piano – and titles include the massive hit "Lady Marmalade", the great title track "Nightbirds" – and "Space Children", "All Girl Band", "You Turn Me On", "What Can I Do For You?", and "It Took A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a sticker and some light wear.)

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New Mass ProductionBelieve ... LP
Cotillion, 1977. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
A massive stormer from Mass Production – a set that has the group's full, funky sound hitting right on the money for most of the cuts – then stepping back to let in a few mellower moments too! These guys were definitely at the top of their game at this point – moving in territory that rivals the tightness of other big funk groups, like Brass Construction or T-Connection – but with some occasional deeper soul sides that show up nicely on the slower cuts. Titles include the sweet moogy number "Cosmic Lust", which we really love – plus "Free & Happy", "I Believe In Music", "We Love You", "Superlative" and "People Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New VariousGone But Not Forgotten ... LP
Class, Late 50s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Great R&B work – including cuts by Bob & Earl, Bobby Day, Googie Rene, and Eugene Church! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some clear tape on the top seam.)
 
 
 



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