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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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AlzoAlzo (aka Looking For You) ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ .... $9.99
A really unique little record – soulful, folksy, and with a slight jazzy tinge at times – and the first solo album cut by one half of the Alzo & Udine Latin soul duet who recorded for Mercury in the late 60s! This solo album has a bit of a different flavor than Alzo's work with Udine, but the singing and instrumentation have a lot of nice jazzy changes – and the whole thing skips along with the same earthy, personal feel that made the earlier album so great. The whole thing's sort of in between Colin Blunstone and Nick Drake, but with a bit more of a soulful vibe – and an ultra-hip mix of styles that makes us wonder why Alzo wasn't hailed as the hippest thing going at the time. Bob (Multiplication Rock) Dorough arranged and produced, with a very groovy style – and tracks include "Country", "That's Alright", "Without You Girl", "Some People", "Lookin' For You", and "You Know Me, I Know You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tear on the top left corner, and some wear.)

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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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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.)

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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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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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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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New Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Roberta Flack at her most masterful – balancing righteous soul at it's most spiritually resonant and more mainstream accessible melodies – from her classic years at Atlantic when she was forging a whole new sound that was a unique blend of soul, jazz, and spiritualism. Each of Roberta's preceding albums on Atlantic were increasingly incredible – and this one caps of a pretty incredible late 60s to early 70s run of top quality work. Includes the ever-fresh title cut, remade later by The Fugees in a version that cemented it's status with the next generation – plus a great version Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", "River", "No Tears (In The End)", "I'm The Girl", "When You Smile" and "Conversation Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover with some light wear.)
Also available Killing Me Softly (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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New Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits Volume 2 ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good .... $3.99
Given how much you hear this sort of stuff on the radio, you could easily forget that the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This second volume of hits has 12 tracks, including "In These Changing times", "Still Water (Love)", "Still Water (Peace)", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "What Is A Man", "You Keep Running Away" and "Yesterday's Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, and a small split in the top seam.)

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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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New Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime ... LP
Tamla, 1981. Very Good .... $3.99
Marvin Gaye's last album for Motown – and a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of his earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's right out of the I Want You era, with touches of Let's Get It On too. But there's also a slightly more mature approach too – a bit more cautious, even when confident – no doubt informed by the struggles of his Here My Dear album, which also echoes somewhat in this set. The record's more proof that even when not coming across with a classic hit, Marvin's still very much at the top of his game – an artist that stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries – with none of the too-commercial or too-dated modes that held other folks back! Titles include "Life Is For Learning", "Praise", "Funk Me", "Far Cry", "Love Party", and "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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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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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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Leroy HutsonParadise ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- .... $19.99
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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Jean KnightMr Big Stuff ... LP
Stax, 1970. Very Good+ .... $14.99
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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New Harvey Mandel & OthersGet Off In Chicago ... LP
Ovation, 1973. Very Good Gatefold .... $6.99
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(Cover has a spot of tape on the spine, masking tape along the top & bottom seams, and a promo stamp. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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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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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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Ohio PlayersPleasure ... LP
Westbound, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold .... $7.99
A true pleasure indeed – easily one of the greatest records ever by the Ohio Players, and a perfect summation of all things great in their groove! The album's a landmark effort – even for the heady days of the early 70s – as the Players manage to bring together a fair bit of jazz with their famous guitar-driven funk – all in a blend that's a lot more sophisticated than most other funk combos of the time, from the rhythms at the bottom to the instrumentation on the top! There's a darkness here that's undeniable – but the album's also not just a head trip into the fuzziest reaches of the studio – as the jazzier inflections help illuminate the farthest corners, and really bring the whole album back to focus with a wonderfully redemptive groove! Psychedelic elements are still all over the place, but also used sparingly enough to be most effective – a brilliant balance that few groups of this type were ever able to muster. Titles include the classic "Funky Worm", with the wild moogy bit that's been sampled loads of times over the years by a gazillion hip hoppers – plus loads of other nice ones, like the slow bonking funker "Pride & Vanity", the wild "Walt's First Trip", and the groovy "Laid It" – as well as "Pleasure", "Paint Me", "Our Love Has Died", and "Walked Away From You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Also available Pleasure (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD 12.99

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O'JaysO'Jays In Philadelphia (Philadelphia International) ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1970. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Fantastic early O'Jays! The album's the first to feature the group meeting up with the Gamble/Huff team – a significant shift from their earlier work on Imperial, with a style that still retains all the vocal hardness of those days, but which makes a shift into a sweeter soaring soul groove! The move had been taken with similar success by Jerry Butler and Archie Bell & The Drells – and although the sound's a lot different than the group's later work for Philly International, it's a sign that they're really finding their voice, and a style that would push them to the top! Titles include "I Should Be Your Lover", "One Night Affair", "Deeper", "Just Can't Get Enough", "I've Got The Groove", and "You're The Best Thing Since Candy" – and arrangements are by Bobby Martin, Thom Bell, and Richard Rome. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy OliverHits Au Go Go ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Good+ .... $9.99
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(Cover has some light rippling and stains from water along the top seam.)

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OriginalsNaturally Together ... LP
SOUL, 1970. Very Good .... $3.99
Great group vocals by one of Motown's biggest groups to never really make it. This album has some of their best cuts, with a sweet harmony sound, and raw production that works quite well with the band's approach. The best example of this is the cut "We Can Make It Baby", but other nice cuts include "Once I Have You", "If You Gonna Leave", and "The Only Time You Love Me Is When You're Losing Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and some marker.)

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Larry Page OrchestraSkin Heat ... LP
London, 1978. Very Good .... $4.99
Full-on grooves from dancefloor maestro Larry Page – a guy who was sort of England's answer to the Salsoul Orchestra over here in the 70s! Like that group, Larry's got a great way of balancing full strings and orchestral touches with a tighter, more solid groove for the dancefloor – sometimes using vocals in the lead, but always falling back to the core instrumental sound that's really his best suit. A few tunes have a nice undercurrent of funk, and titles include "You Do It Good", "Restless Senorita", "Let's Keep On Dancing", "Night Starvation", "Thunderstruck", and "Slinky Thighs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Freda PayneBand Of Gold ... LP
Invictus, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... $16.99
A landmark album from Freda Payne! Freda had been knocking around a bit as a more jazz-oriented singer, and had cut one album for Impulse and one for MGM before this one – but when she hooked up with the hitmaking Holland-Dozier-Holland team for this record, her career really went over the top! The team take Payne's deep soulful voice away from the sophisticated pop of earlier years, and hook it up with a mix of fuzzy Detroit soul and sweeter southern styles. The album includes loads of great cuts – most notably the sublime crossover hit "Band of Gold", but also plenty of other lesser-known gems, like "The Easiest Way to Fall", "Unhooked Generation", "Deeper and Deeper", and "This Girl Is a Woman Now". Her best by far! LP, Vinyl record album

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LuciferLucifer ... LP
Invictus, 1971. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
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 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.)