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New James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $13.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, small stains, an unglued top seam, a partially unglued bottom seam, and some splitting on the spine and top seam.)

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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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O'JaysBack On Top ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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 ... 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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New Prince Phillip MitchellTop Of The Line ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... 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 light wear, a bent corner, some staining and waviness in the bottom right corner, and a bit of cellophane stuck on the back.)
Also available Top Of The Line (remastered & expanded) ... CD 9.99
 
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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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Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner with a tear.)

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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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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 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.)

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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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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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James BrownExcitement ... LP
King, 1962. Very Good- ... $22.99
A darn hard to find album by James – one with a tight soulful R&B groove that just about never lets up! Even on these early albums, James had a great raw sound, with a kind of funk that wasn't his trademark 70s sound, but which is still nice and tasty. Titles include "Shout & Shimmy", "Dancin Little Thing", "It Was You", "Come Over Here", "Begging, Begging", and "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, staining along part of the bottom, and a name in pen on the back.)

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James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... LP
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as super funky as it looks! The record features many obscure King singles from the mid and late 60s, great little tunes that we always enjoy on funky 45s, and which are sewn together into one of the rawer James Brown LPs from the decade. James and the band are playing Vox instruments – as you can tell by the shameless ad on the back cover – and the record has a garagey funk sound that reminds us of the best Desco work by artists like Lee Fields & Joseph Henry. A prize in any funk collection – and with the cuts "The Soul Of JB", "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Get It Together (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul #1", "Why Did You Take Your Love From Me", and "Baby Baby Baby Baby". Also features the funky hit "There Was A Time" – always a treat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing. Cover has partially split top and bottom seams, a small stain, and staining along part of the bottom.)
Also available I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... LP 9.99

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP
King, 1966. Good+ ... $14.99
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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James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same sessions as the JBs album Damn Right I Am Somebody – Payback has the group backing James with amazing intensity, playing on and on for very long stretches, improvising jams that perfectly match the vocals, which are often as improvised as the music. The most famous example of this style at work is "The Payback", which begins with a simple head arrangement, then has James riffing off on politics and power, letting the band come in at just the right moment, dropping solos that are still some of the best ever recorded on a funk album. The rest of the album's equally great, and even though most tracks run close to 10 minutes, and the album's a 2LP set, most of the material stays fresher than any 3 minute funk record we've ever heard. Some tracks are separated by these cool voices that rise up as seques – and titles include "Stone To The Bone", "Mind Power", "Take Some Leave Some", and "Shoot Your Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a sicker on the front, some wear, masking tape and some splitting on the top and bottom seams, and a few ink stamps.)
Also available Payback ... LP 16.99

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James BrownSuper Bad ... LP
King, 1971. Very Good- ... $16.99
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the bottom to James' on-fire vocals on the top – heard beautifully on the extended 10 minute version of the title cut "Super Bad" – which rolls through parts 1, 2, and 3 of the song! The album also includes another 10 minute funky cut – "Giving Out of Juice" – plus the classic "A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads", and three mellower ballads, but even they end up sounding kind of hip! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a small split on the top seam, a mostly split bottom seam, a couple of small holes in one corner, and some scuffs on the back.)
Also available Super Bad ... LP 9.99

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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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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 ... $9.99
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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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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New Norman ConnorsInvitation ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Norman Connors at the top of his game – working here with backing from his own Starship Orchestra, in a groove that's completely funky, deeply soulful, and touched with a fair bit of jazz as well! The album's a great summation of all the sounds that Connors had crafted on previous records with a wider range of players – but really comes into sharp focus here with help from lead vocalist Adaritha – a singer who's got this sublime range that rivals Minnie Riperton on Capitol Records, but which also carries some of the deeper tones of Jean Carn's previous work with Norman. The album's well-balanced between mellow moments and jazzy groovers – all handled with the classic Connors sense of sophistication and class – and titles include the great groover "Be There In The Morning", the slow jamming "Handle Me Gently", plus the tracks "Your Love", "I Have A Dream", "Disco Partido", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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Sam CookeShake – A Change Is Gonna Come ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good- ... $16.99
Collection of Sam Cooke's wonderful soul for RCA, compiled just after his untimely death. The set's divided into more uptempo numbers on the first side, and Sam's great ballads on the flip, all with his rich voice ringing clearly on top. Features "Shake", "Yeah Man", 'Win Your Love For Me", "It's Got The Whole World Shakin", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "I'm Just A Country Boy" and "Ease My Troublin Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and a partially split top & bottom seams.)

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CrackinMakings Of A Dream ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Even better than the first Warner album from Crackin – a sweet little cooker with loads of subtle charm! The group have a really great feel – tight, but never commercial – and never too AOR, as well – a careful balance that's probably one of the reasons why they never charted as big back in the day – although, from our crate-digging experience, we can say that we always seem to turn up their albums in all the hippest collections from the 70s! Leslie Smith sings vocals with the group, adding in the same soulful currents you'll know from his later solo work – and the overall feel is somewhere in the same sort of jazzy funk sound that you'd find on the best records by Rufus from the time. Titles include "I Want To Sing It To You", "You're Winning", "There's A Better Way", "Take Me To The Bridge", "Feel Alright", "What Goes Around Comes Around", and "Beautiful Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & a partially split top seam.)

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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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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+ ... $0.49
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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5th Dimension5th Dimension Live! ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A groovy little live album from The 5th Dimension – not nearly as smoothly polished as their studio albums, in a way that really makes the set stand out nicely! The vocals are still completely top-shelf – a heavenly sound that's hard to believe comes from five mere mortals – but the musical backings are a bit more rough-edged and soul-based – a harder groove than the group gets on their full albums, in a way that provides a great contrast to the harmonies on the lyrics! There's also a great sense of "liveness" to the set – patter from the group before the tunes, and some upbeat medleys of some of their bigger hits – strung together in ways that are a lot nicer than just simple live remakes of familiar songs. Titles include "I Just Want To Be Your Friend", "Eli's Coming", "Never My Love", "Shake Your Tambourine", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Want To Take You Higher", and two longer medleys of hits! LP, Vinyl record album

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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 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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FrederickFrederick ... LP
Heat, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Nice bit of early slow jam material, with a heavy 80s vibe, and some deep soulful vocals by the enigmatic Frederick. We know little about Fred or the real source of this album, but the sound is top-notch, and tracks like "Gentle", "Somebody Won't Sleep Tonight", and "I Love You" rank up there with some of the best slow jam material from this period! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gloria GaynorExperience Gloria Gaynor ... LP
MGM, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
Warmly gliding soul from Gloria Gaynor – a great little set that has none of the cliches that sometimes mar our memory of Gloria's work, awash in tight arrangements that mix equal part disco and mainstream soul! Much of the record is upbeat, but never over the top – and even the longer tracks have a hook-heavy simplicity that's really great – a bit like the move into club that some of the Motown artists were also making at the time. Meco handled some of the production and arrangements, and titles include Casanova Brown", "(If You Want It) Do It Yourself", "How High The Moon", "The Prettiest Face I've Ever Seen", "What'll I Do", "Tell Me How", "I'm Still Yours", and "Walk On By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Experience Gloria Gaynor ... CD 7.99

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Gloria GaynorI Have A Right ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
She may not be turning out hits, but Gloria Gaynor's still plenty darn great – and a record like this is proof that she's still one of the top of the disco divas of her time! Freddie Perren's the man who's helping Gloria get her groove on this set – and he keeps things right in the best territory for her to do her thing – a soaring, righteous approach to disco that really works with the way that Gaynor belts out the lyrics. Titles include the very "I Will Survive"-like track "Let Me Know (I Have A Right)" – just the sort of tune that Gloria does best – plus "Tonight", "Can't Fight The Feelin", "Midnight Rocker", "One Number One", and "You Took Me In Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... LP 9.99
Al Green Gets Next To You (UK pressing) ... CD 5.99

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New Roy HamiltonCome Out Swingin ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A gospel-tinged set, with arrangements by Marion Evans! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam held with clear tape.)

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New Roy HamiltonYou'll Never Walk Alone ... LP
Epic, 1954. Very Good ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split spine, partially split top seam, a sticker in one corner and a spot of sticker residue.)

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New Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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

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Jessie HillNaturally ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
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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New ImpressionsKeep On Pushing ... LP
ABC, 1964. Good ... $6.99
There's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with a bit of marker. Cover has wear, split top & bottom seams, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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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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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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Bubber JohnsonBubber Johnson Sings Sweet Love Songs ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top and bottom seams, but is otherwise great.)

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New Carl AndersonCarl Anderson ... LP
Epic, 1986. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Friends & Lovers", "Mr VJ", "Woman In Love", "Just A Little Love", and "Buttercup". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of wear along the top seam.)

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Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great record, and one that's more of a deeper soul effort than some of his other Mercury sessions! Jerry's back recording in Chicago, and the album has arrangements by Arthur Wright, and production by Cal Carter for the Fountain Productions imprint that would grace Jerry and Billy Butler's efforts over the next few years. The LP includes Jerry's fantastic hit "Never Give You Up", plus deep soul versions of a lot of earlier soul classics by Sam Cooke, Jesse Belvin, and Otis Redding – like "Respect", "Ain't That Good News", "Goodnight My Love", "Guess Who", "These Arms Of Mine", and "I've Been Loving You Too Long". Also features "Yes, My Goodness, Yes" – a nice tune that Jerry wrote with Bobby Womack! A nice groovy update of some legendary soul compositions, and a real treat from Jerry! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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New DellsOne Step Closer ... LP
Private I, 1984. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An 80s effort from The Dells – who may be one step further away from the benchmark 70s era – but they're still sounding plenty darn sweet on One Step Closer! The album has top-shelf production from the team of Marvin Yancy and Chuck Jackson, who also handled a good deal of the arrangements on the set. There's a strength here that's undeniable – a way of putting over a tune that has The Dells really building on all their years together, and not giving into any sort of commercial tricks or gimmicks to change with the times. And even though some of the instrumentation is a bit more contemporary, the vocals are still totally great – very old school in their approach to a tune, and crafted with a real love for a classic-styled harmony! Titles include "One Step Closer", "Love On", "You Just Can't Walk Away", "Holdin On", "I Am Your Man", "Jody", "Don't Want Nobody", and "Come On Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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New Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (2nd pressing – mid 80s) ... LP
Tamla, 1971. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold 80s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, some staining and a worn top corner.)
Also available
What's Going On ... CD
What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD

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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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