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New ABCHow To Be A Zillionaire! ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. Very Good+ ... $22.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small mark from price sticker removal.)
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Soul Makossa ... LP 9.99
Soul Makossa ... CD 22.99

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AfterbachMatinee ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A distant star in the Earth Wind & Fire galaxy – and the only album by this sweetly grooving group that owed a lot to the EWF sound! The record's produced by Verdine White, executive produced by Maurice White, and even features a bit of guest vocals by Philip Bailey – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and fraying on the spine.)

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New Albino GorillaDetroit 1984 ... LP
Kama Sutra, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $18.99
Weird funky rock album by this obscure band on Kama Sutra. The music's pretty funky and instrumental at times, but at other times, there's sort of these bad soulful rock vocals. The best tracks on here are the minute-long interludes between songs. They're all pretty funky, and they have no vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the diecut gorilla. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, some faded marker, some light stains, and a couple of small rips along the bottom.)

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Rance Allen GroupWay It Is (aka Say My Friend) ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $24.99
A fantastic bit of spacey soul – and an amazing collaboration between the Mizell Brothers and vocalist Rance Allen! The set's quite different than Rance's earlier, rootsier work for Stax – and instead has the soaring, joyous quality of some of the other great Mizell productions from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a bent corner.)

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AllureAllure ... LP
Sony, 1997. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Herb AlpertWild Romance ... LP
A&M, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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New Carl AndersonAbsence Without Love ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A wicked little set from Carl Anderson – a singer who first found fame on the state, later sung in a spiritual world, but does an especially great job here! Anderson's got some really mighty pipes on the date – a vocal approach that's bold, robust, and plenty proud – stepping out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anglo Saxon BrownSongs For Evolution ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An obscure Philly group – with a mix of funky soul and some of the uptempo club grooves of other Philly ensembles from the time. The record was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios – and likely includes many of its famous session players – and the record has a few pretty nice groovers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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Anthony & The ImperialsReflections ... LP
Veep, 1967. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Cover has a couple of light wear.)

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Apollonia 6Apollonia 6 ... LP
Warner, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Aquarian DreamChance To Dance ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working here for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aquarian DreamNorman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... $11.99
A wonderful debut from Aquarian Dream – a group who first appeared under the direction of Norman Connors – and who also have lots of the same blend of jazz, soul, and funk you'd find in Connors' own music of the time! Yet Aquarian Dream are very much their own bag, too – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting, waviness in the bottom corners, and a bit of separation of paste-on from the back.)

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Joan ArmatradingWalk Under Ladders ... LP
A&M, 1981. Very Good ... $0.49
Early 80s synthy soul and new wave sounds from Joan Armatrading – really taking her earlier, kind of folk soul based sound confidently into the early 80s keyboard heavy grooves with some pronounced Caribbean flourishes! Lots of punchy rhythms and neon bright 80s sounds, but it's the songs ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Art Of NoiseInto Battle With The Art Of Noise ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1983. Very Good ... $5.99
Fantastic stuff – and still sounding pretty fresh today! This is the first e.p. of tracks from Art of Noise, a groundbreaking set of sound collage tracks that mixes samples, beats, and dada instrumentation into a groove that definitely set the tone for the next 10 years. The record includes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
By this point, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul and R&B hitmakers, and this self produced album continues in their tradition of sophisticated soul and rich balladry. With a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner with a tear.)

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Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... LP
A&M, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Titles include "Freak A Ristic", "Cool Calm Collected", "Silver Shadow", "Let's Start It Over", "Thank You", and "If Your Heart Isn't In It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good- ... $0.99
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, light staining along the bottom, and some pen on the back.)

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Atlantic StarrRadiant ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Atlantic StarrSecret Lovers – The Best Of Atlantic Starr ... LP
A&M, Early/Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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New Atlantic StarrWe're Movin Up ... LP
Warner, 1989. Very Good+ ... $0.99
The last in a long run of 80s hits from Atlantic Starr – a group who were already moving up the soul charts before the release of the album! The set continues their move into commercial territory started a few records before, but it also shakes loose of some of the colder sounds of 80s soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Atlantic StarrYours Forever ... LP
A&M, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
A groovy little classic from Atlantic Starr – and a great example of the group's wonderfully catchy way of hitting a groove! The music's never pop, but has some captivating hooks all the way through – sweet little bits mixed in with the funky soul approach of the ensemble – made ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Patti AustinEvery Home Should Have One ... LP
Qwest, 1981. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A big one for Patti Austin – and a set that moved her from the jazz/soul sidelines right into the mainstream – but all without losing any of her charm from before! A big part of the record's success comes from the production work of Quincy Jones – a longtime associate who gave ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Patti AustinPatti Austin ... LP
Qwest, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Classy soul from Patti Austin – working here with some great help from Quincy Jones, Narada Michael Walden, and others – all of whom help her find just the right space to groove nicely! Patti's one of those soul singers who always sparkles best in a smoother setting – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny cutout notch.)

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New Average White BandCut The Cake ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. Loads of tight rolling basslines and hard drums – all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a peeled mark from sticker removal and some wear.)

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Average White BandFeel No Fret ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
Sure, it's not classic funky Average White Band, but the album's a great one that showcases the group's best second suit – their smooth compressed late 70s soul sound – a great evolution of their earlier groove, and one that showed them as a great mainstream soul act! The tunes are a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good ... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a cut corner.)
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP 9.99

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Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, some wear on the spine and a name in pen.)
Also available Let's Do It ... CD 16.99

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
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Lifeline ... LP 9.99
Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 10.99
Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 5.99

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New BabyfaceLovers (balloon cover) ... LP
Solar, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The beginning of an empire! This was the first solo album cut by the now-famous Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds – cut after years of work in the music business that included stints in the groups Manchild and The Deele, and lots of production work for other LA soul acts. The record's kind ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a spot of price sticker residue.)

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Bagatelle11pm Saturday ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
A heck of a great batch of blue eyed soul tracks – much harder-hitting than you'd expect from the name of the group, and done with a "live studio" feel that really makes the session kick! The group's a big one, of mixed origin – of the sort of party club type acts that used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, with a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Anita BakerSongstress ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Hank BallardHank Ballard & The Midnighters Vol 2 ... LP
King, Late 50s. Sealed ... $9.99
Unusual work from Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – a set that goes way past the hits! Titles include "E Bosta Cosi", "Oh So Happy", "Open Up The Back Door", "Daddy's Little B", "Is Your Love For Real", "Early One Morning", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing – sealed!)

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Band AKABand AKA ... LP
PPL/MCA, 1982. Very Good ... $14.99
The first album from this early 80s ensemble funk group – a full-on combo that comes on with the heavy-bass approach of the time, and who seem to have a strong suit in longer tracks that step along the dancefloor in a midtempo groove. Tracks are mostly jamming in a post-P-Funk mode – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some pen on the front.)

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Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Very Good ... $26.99
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bar-KaysDo You See What I See? ... LP
Volt, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A tasty bit of political funk by one of the best groups on Stax! The record's got that heavy guitar-driven funk sound that was the group's calling card at the time – but it's also infused with a righteous sense of social consciousness, clearly influenced by Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small promo sticker, but is nice overall.)

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New Bar-KaysGotta Groove ... LP
Volt, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
Amazing work from the new version of The Bar-Kays – a group who reformed to become a combo as heavy as any of the best funky groups from Detroit, LA, or New York at the time! There's a style here that's a sweet Memphis distillation of ideas bubbling under in music by Sly Stone, Funkadelic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has a sticker, some wear, a cutout notch, partially split top and bottom seams, moisture staining in the corners, and another small stain and a peeled mark on the back.)

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BB & Q BandBrooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of THE 80s groove classics – an excellent album that never gets old! The BB&Q Band had a tight outta site style that was the best small combo 80s version of 70s mainstream funk – sweetly jazzy, thanks to some really spacious production, and filled with lots of hard-stepping ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a spot of price sticker residue.)

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New Jesse BelvinBut Not Forgotten ... LP
United, Early 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Jesse was one of the greats – and he would have been as huge as Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, or Ray Charles, had he not died a tragic early death in the late 50s. This album collects some of his great polished R&B tracks from the early and mid 50s, recorded in LA, and a perfect progression ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on front & back.)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In Memphis ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Label and back cover have some old tape.)

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Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Louie To Frisco", "Ma Dear", "The Love I Lost", "Rock Cradle Rock", "Misery", and "I Can't Believe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top and bottom seams, with some light stains along the opening and part of the top seam.)

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New Chuck Berry & The Steve Miller BandLive At The Fillmore Auditorium ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $18.99
Dude! This is the kind of crossover rock/R&B set that the Fillmore scene of the 60s flourished on. Chuck Berry plays live with the band of Steve Miller, which was then a raw bluesy combo, trying their hardest to sound Chicago electric, despite their roots in the Bay Area. Miller sings a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New BeyonceDangerously In Love ... LP
Columbia, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
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(Cover has a light crease and promo sticker.)

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Leon BibbLeon Bibb Sings Folk Songs ... LP
Vanguard, 1959. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has some light wear and a bent corner.)

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Leon BibbNow Composers ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A great collection of Maybelle's big early hits for Savoy – all featuring backings directed by Ernie Wilkins, with a nice jazzy undercurrent. Maybelle's got a robust voice that was one of the first key attempts to bridge gospel, R&B, and jazz – and the album features 10 tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, wide strips of tape on the seams, and a few stains, with some pen and marker on the back.)

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New Big MaybelleLast Of Big Maybelle ... LP
Paramount, 1973. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
An unusual double-length album of tracks recorded by this bluesy soul singer in the years after she recorded for Savoy, and cut her big hit "Candy". This LP's got a harder rockin' bluesy feel to it, with the sort of R&B revival sound of the late 60/early 70. Maybelle's still great, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Three TrioI Feel Like Steppin' Out ... LP
Dr Horse (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
The legendary trio with a young Willie Dixon on bass and vocals! LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin BirdsongWhat It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $19.99
Wild weird stuff from Edwin Birdsong – an artist who's best known for his work with Roy Ayers during the 70s. This effort's got a very similar righteous soul sound to some of Roy's early work for Polygram – with a mix of jazz, soul, funk, and lots of cosmic wisdom – although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing. Cover has some wear, with a split spine and partial splitting on the bottom seam. Vinyl has a click on side 2, track 4.)

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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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Bill Black's ComboSolid & Raunchy ... LP
Hi Records, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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New Black HeatKeep On Runnin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good- ... $12.99
The third album from Black Heat – and quite possibly the funkiest of the bunch – thanks to an even tighter sound than before, and lots of emphasis on the bottom of the groove! The group's got a few more members than before, but their sound is somehow even leaner – a really tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, a small split on the spine, a partially unglued bottom seam, and a small rip at the opening. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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Black IvoryFeel It ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large promo tracklist sticker, a cutout hole, and some light wear.)

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New Black NastyTalking To The People ... LP
Enterprise/Stax, 1973. Good+ ... $33.99
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is in good shape. Vinyl plays with some clicks.)
Also available Talking To The People (180 gram pressing) ... LP 15.99

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Black Satin Featuring Fred ParrisBlack Satin Featuring Fred Parris ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Like a lot of the younger singers from the Doo Wop era, vocalist Fred Parris (from the 5 Satins) made the shift to more modern soul styles as the years went by. This 1976 album has him leading a modern version of the 5 Satins named Black Satin, and recording for Buddah with a similar sound to some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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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 ... read more 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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BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available City Life ... LP 15.99

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New BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of marker, a split top seam, and small splits on the other seams.)
Also available
Flying Start ... LP 14.99
Flying Start ... CD 13.99

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J BlackfootCity-Slicker ... LP
Sound Town, 1983. Sealed ... $7.99
Later material cut by this great singer from the Soul Children. The tracks are produced by Homer Banks, and still have a very strong sound, even though the style's a bit more modern than Blackfoot's classic work. Writing is by Betty Crutcher, Homer Banks, and Chuck Brooks – and in a way, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available City-Slicker ... CD 7.99

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Cicero BlakeToo Hip To Be Happy ... LP
Valley Vue, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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CL BlastCL Blast ... LP
Park Place, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Blazes/Dozier BoysSwingin & Singin – Black Music In The 50s Vol 12 ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $36.99
A great Japanese collection of work by these two rare groups – all material recorded for the United Records label, and featuring a few unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear.)

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BloodstoneDo You Wanna Do A Thing? ... LP
London, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Bloodstone moving into a whole new thing – a funkier groove than before, and one that really points the way towards the group's clubby direction at the end of the 70s! Although best known as a sweet harmony group, Bloodstone shine equally well in this upbeat mode – a territory that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Peggi BluBlu Blowin' ... LP
Capitol, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear. Vinyl has some marker on the deadwax.)

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Blue MagicBlue Magic ... LP
Atco, 1974. Sealed ... $19.99
The start of a tremendous run from Blue Magic – easily one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, a quintet we'd place in a rare class with heavy hitters like The Stylistics or The Moments! The album's smooth and sweet, but never slick – perfectly arranged by the great Norman ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Angela BofillTeaser ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $0.99
An album that further cements Angela Bofill's relationship with Narada Michael Walden – as Walden produced almost every track in the set, and does a fair bit of songwriting too! The style is electric 80s soul, with a fair bit of keyboards and beats in the mix – but as usual with Bofill ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner & a factory sticker.)

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New BohannonCut Loose ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great set of clubby tunes from Bohannon – a bit discoey, to be sure, but still with plenty of the odd rhythms and odd touches of his earlier work! The tracks here are all long and chunky – made up of strutting drum bits that are far from conventional, often topped by oddly riffing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BombersBombers ... LP
West End, 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the more guitar-driven groups on the West End label at the end of the 70s – an outfit with a really great approach to cutting longer dancefloor grooves! Tracks on the album have a nice tight feel that's echoed strongly by the guitar and keyboard work on the tracks – not as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bombers (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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Gary US BondsDance 'Til Quarter To Three ... LP
Legrand, 1960. Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has pieces of yellowed tape on both sides, some discoloration from age, and some writing in pencil on back.)

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New Booker T & The MGsDoin' Our Thing ... LP
Stax, 1968. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Booker T & The MGs – definitely doing their thing on this late 60s cooker – and moving their instrumental sound into a whole new range than before! The album has a very groovy feel – nice and tight, with especially great organ and guitar lines – often tuned towards 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Booker T & The MGsSoul Limbo ... LP
Stax, 1968. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Very hip work from Booker T & The MGs – an album that has them standing out under a pier by the ocean on the cover – clearly a long way from their Memphis roots! The sound here still has a good dose of those roots, though – but it also shows them picking up some hipper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a very light stain on back.)

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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 ... read more 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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New Brass ConstructionBrass Construction II ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The second album from Brass Construction – heavy horns, basslines, and stellar dancefloor grooves – a stone classic! The first one was totally great, but they cast a wider stylistic claim on II – their trademark funky sound is still very firmly in place, but they bring more to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, some bending in the corners, some light stains, and some large peeled spots on the front along the top.)
Also available Breakwater ... LP 9.99

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New BrickBrick ... LP
Bang, 1977. Very Good- ... $2.99
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves – absolutely killing it early on with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BrickGood High ... LP
Bang, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
A killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Good High ... LP 9.99

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BrickWaiting On You ... LP
Bang, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked killer from Brick – the group's fourth album, but every bit as tight and funkier as earlier sets! Brick's Atlanta-bred groove is very much in place here – that lean, mean approach to funk that made them a standout right from the get-go – almost setting the scene for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Brides Of FunkensteinNever Buy Texas From A Cowboy ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A tremendously soulful session from the late 70s P-Funk empire – sung by a group who were George Clinton's answer to Three Degrees, First Choice, and other female club trios of the time! The sound here is hardly as disco as those other groups, though – and there's plenty of funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Charles BrimmerSoulman ... LP
Chelsea, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Although a lot of other LPs on the Chelsea label had more of a pop soul feel, this album (and the other one) by Charles Brimmer is an excellent batch of modern Southern Soul recorded in New Orleans with Senator Jones at the production helm. Brimmer's in top form, and he lays down a great batch of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Johnny BristolStrangers ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Excellent smooth soul from Johnny Bristol – working here in territory that's a lot more sophisticated than his earlier work, in the same vein as smooth modern soul singers like Leroy Hutson, Leon Ware, or Prince Phillip Mitchell! The album's got a sweet warm feel – and the richness of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has Best Entertainment Value and tracklist stickers.)

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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 – ... read more 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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New Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel ... LP
MCA, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Breakout brilliance from Bobby Brown – the album that really showed the world he could stand on his own strongly after leaving New Edition! Given the tight production from LA & Babyface, among others, the sound here is hardly cruel – and instead, the album's got a catchily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don't Be Cruel ... LP 16.99

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James BrownAin't That A Groove: 1966-1969 ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
An 80s collection of some of James' best King funk singles from the late 60's – with a monster set list that includes "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me", "Don't Be A Drop Out", "Let Yourself Go", "Bring It Up", "Lickin Stick", "Give ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownBody Heat – Live At Studio 54 ... LP
Phoenix10, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
A lot less disco than you'd guess from the setting – still very much in that fast-funk mode that James was using at the end of the 70s – a style that was his answer to club music, but which was still largely forged out of a soulful funk-based groove! Titles include "Sex ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some spine splitting.)

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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 & ... read more 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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New James BrownFederal Years Part 2 ... LP
Solid Smoke, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An excellent compilation that brings together some of James Brown's earliest work – his late 50s R&B sides for the Federal subsidiary of King, ruffer tuffer sides than most of his 60s recordings. Most of the tracks on here have backing vocals by The Flames – and the set is a really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a few creases.)

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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 ... read more 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.)

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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 ... read more 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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New James BrownI'm Real ... LP
Scotti Bros, 1998. Very Good ... $1.99
James Brown gets a new injection of life at the end of the 80s – thanks to a collaboration here with Full Force, who wrote, arranged, and produced the album! The groove here is often more in a Full Force mode than you might expect from James – a full-on 80s urban sound, filled with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownJam 1980s ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
At the end of the 70s, James was combatting the disco movement by forging his own brand of dancefloor music – a super-heavy fusion of straight-on funk, but with a more up-tempo twist and extended in a style to compete with some of the hit 12" singles being issued at the time. This album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear and a crease.)

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New James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II ... LP
King, 1968. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
James' second set of tracks recorded live at the famous Apollo Theatre! We like this one way better than volume one, and find it to be a much heftier set of tracks – with a stunning array of sheer raw showmanship. This one's in a 2 LP format, with lots more room for The Godfather and his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Polydor.)
Also available Live At The Apollo Volume II ... LP 16.99

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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 ... read more 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 BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Good+ ... $6.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some wear.)

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New 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Payback ... LP 16.99

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New James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has clear tape along the top & bottom seams, and a cutout notch.)
Also available Reality ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownSoul Classics Vol 2 (original pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good- ... $9.99
Second volume of this excellent early 70's compilation. It contains some of James' best funky singles from his late King and early Polydor years, and a record that features a lot of cuts that didn't necessarily show up on LP that easily. Includes such massive groovers as "Talking Loud & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
 
 



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