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Barbara AcklinLove Makes a Woman ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Aiken & Future 2000Unity – Sing It Shout It ... LP
Kimsha, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99 20.98
A mindblower – and the kind of record we only come across once in a blue moon! Tony Aiken & Future 2000 were an obscure mid 70s group from New York – all players skilled in the burgeoning club scene of the time, but who also had their roots in Caribbean music – coming ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Unity – Sing It Shout It ... CD 14.99

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Apple & The Three OrangesFree & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $19.99
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Audio featuring Vince BroomfieldNew Beginnings ... LP
Soul Junction (UK), Early 80s. New Copy .... $19.99
Unreleased soul from Vince Broomfield – a singer and saxophone player with a warm and smooth style! The work here is all from private recordings of the late 80s and early 90s, and has a sound that echoes mainstream R&B of the period, but which is served up in a much more stripped-down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AurraSatisfaction ... LP
Family Groove, 1984. New Copy .... $14.99
A previously-unreleased album from Aurra – laid down in the studio after the group's famous run for Salsoul Records – and with a groove that's even leaner and meaner than before! Mainmain Steve Washington is still at the helm of the group – but vocals are handled by Mark Stevens ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Satisfaction (with bonus tracks) ... CD

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Roy AyersAfrica, Center Of The World ... LP
Polydor, 1981. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Roy Ayers in a very Afro-styled mode – working here on his own after a famous collaboration with Fela Kuti – in a set that's filled with the same sort of hard-driving Afro-Funk grooves that you'd find in Fela's classic recordings! The songs are shorter than Fela's, and with more of Roy' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Africa, Center Of The World (Japanese pressing) ... CD 23.99
Africa, Center Of The World ... CD 16.99

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Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... CD 8.99
Coffy – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP 9.99
Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... CD 8.99

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
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
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 8.99
Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD

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Roy AyersHe's Coming ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – the sly, funky and spiritual masterpiece He's Coming from 1971 – really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one's a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk – and it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available He's Coming ... CD 10.99

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
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
Also available Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 10.99

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Roy AyersMystic Voyage ... LP
Polydor, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An archetypal album by Roy – and one that really shows him at the turning point! Gone are the trippier jazz funk moments of earlier albums – and in their place are some tight grooves and wonderfully spacey soul. Roy hits the dancefloor with one of his first uptempo funk numbers "B ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mystic Voyage ... CD 8.99

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Roy AyersRed Black & Green ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersTear To A Smile ... LP
Polydor, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tear To A Smile ... LP 6.99

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Roy AyersVibrations ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersVirgo Red ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Badder Than Evil/Barbara Mason/New BirthGordon's War ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A brilliant funky soundtrack – with great work from a number of different artists! The Buddah soul stable came out in full force for this soundtrack, including Harvy Fuqua, The New Birth, Barbara Mason, and Horace Ott – as well as the little known group Badder Than Evil! They play on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bar-KaysSoul Finger ... LP
Volt, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best instrumental records to come out of Memphis, and a real kicker by the funky band that went down with Otis Redding in the tragic plane crash in 1968! The leadoff track is the group's amazing hit "Soul Finger", a stormin' instrumental with a wailing brassy sound that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ BarnesBorn Again ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rare set from Detroit soul legend JJ Barnes! Although Barnes originally started as a lighter, groovier northern soul singer, this "comeback" album from the early 70s has him singing in a very heavy, full-on righteous style, with lots of slow soulful tracks. Surprisingly, this style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fontella BassFree ... LP
Paula, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Very righteous work from Fontella Bass – an album done after her time at Chess Records, and after her work in Paris with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – in a heartfelt, southern soul mode that's totally great! Fontella's back working with producer Oliver Sain, who first brought her fame ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End ... LP
Alston, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck BerrySan Francisco Dues ... LP
Chess/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 19.98
One of the weirdest Chuck Berry albums ever – and one of the greatest, too! The sound here is very different than the hard rockin Berry of the early days – and the record's got kind of a laidback, trippy, and slightly bluesy approach – one that has Chuck singing in these homey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available San Francisco Dues ... CD 12.99

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Edwin BirdsongDance Of Survival ... LP
Bamboo, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set's got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor – recorded with lots of weird ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dance Of Survival (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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Black Voices (aka The Watts Prophets)On The Street In Watts ... LP
ALA, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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

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BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $14.99
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

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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BloodstoneNatural High ... LP
London, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from Bloodstone – an album that may be the group's best-remembered effort, and for good reason too! The album sets a whole new standard for harmony soul in the 70s – one that's tighter than some of the east coast groups, yet never too slick or polished – kind of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BlowflyBlowfly Disco ... LP
Weird World, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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

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BohannonStop & Go ... LP
Dakar, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Booker TSound The Alarm (with download) ... LP
Stax, 2013. New Copy .... $15.99 17.98
The legendary Booker T – sounding funkier and more soulful than we've heard in years – and really stepping out here in a rich new format! The set has Book soaring over the top on Hammond throughout – working on grooves that are co-crafted with the Avila Brothers, who include ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of the album!)

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Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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

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BreakwaterSplashdown ... LP
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Splashdown ... LP 11.99

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BrickGood High ... LP
Bang, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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
Also available Good High ... LP 3.99

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Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Funky keyboard tracks from Julius Brockington – a mad early 70s figure who not only cut some wild funk, but who also ended up doing a fair bit of gospel work in later years. This set's a good bit of stoner funk tracks – in the wilder mode of the Perception/Today label – and it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Julius BrockingtonUnited Chair ... LP
Today, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Wild funky keyboards from Julius Brockington – a player who worked a bit on both soul and gospel albums during the early 70s, and one of the odder talents in the funky music business. The album's got a nicely off-kilter sound – and most of the tracks are original compositions. Julius ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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La La BrooksAll Or Nothing ... LP
Norton, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99
Brand new solo work from La La Brooks of The Crystals – a singer who first worked with Phil Spector when she was only 13 years old – and who still sounds pretty darn great all these many years later! The folks at Norton have kept the record strongly in an old school 60s soul mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brothers & SistersDylan's Gospel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ode/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $19.99 22.98
A really amazing project – and a totally righteous little record – a set of songs all penned by Bob Dylan in the 60s, sung by a hip spiritual choir that includes performances from soul singers Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Gloria Jones! The mix of soul and gospel here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in an expanded gatefold tip on jacket.)

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James BrownHot Pants ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A real killer from James Brown – and one of his most open-ended LPs of the early 70s! The record's got tracks that kind of go a lot further than those on many of James' other albums (except maybe Payback, which has loads of long cuts) – and it includes an extended 9 minute reading of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownRevolution Of The Mind ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Subtitled "Live At the Apollo Vol 3", but waaay better than any of the earlier volumes, this monster 2LP live set has James and the JB's wailing away in a freewheeling live set of hard hard hard funky grooves. Excellent work by the band, and a great way to see how sharp they were out of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Revolution Of The Mind ... CD 4.99

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Keni BurkeChanges ... LP
RCA, 1981. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
A standout solo moment from the amazing Keni Burke – an artist who's come a long way from his youthful start in the 5 Stairsteps! Keni had recorded other adult work by the time of this early 80s set, but Changes is easily his best-remembered album – a masterpiece of 80s groove, all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 1000 copies.)
Also available LA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... CD 16.99

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Jerry Butler/Jerry PetersMelinda – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Pride, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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-kno ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... LP
Cadet, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available What Color Is Love ... CD 10.99

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Cane & AbleCane & Able ... LP
AKT, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A fantastic bit of tripped out funk! Cane & Able were one of the many groups that came out of the collective surrounding the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band in the early 70s – and like that group, Cane & Able draw on a wide range of influences to create a heavy funky sound. The album mixes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James CarrMan Needs A Woman ... LP
Goldwax, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Sublime southern soul from one of the greats! James Carr is right up there with the best of the 60s – Otis Redding, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, and others – but he never made it as big as them because of personal troubles and bad planning on the part of his label and management. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James CarrYou Got My Mind Messed Up ... LP
Goldwax, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An incredible bit of southern soul – one of two classic albums cut by James Carr for the Goldwax! At the time of release, this album virtually died in the racks – but thanks to the work of countless music writers over the past few decades, Carr has finally achieved legendary status in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available You Got My Mind Messed Up (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Clarence CarterTestifyin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Excellent early work from Clarence Carter – recording here with production and arrangements by Rick Hall – in that sweet Muscle Shoals style that never sounded better than it did with Clarence! Carter had a way of working with Hall that was really beyond some of the cliches that crept ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just Begun ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Wickedly fuzzy funk! Jimmy Castor recorded in a lot of different styles during the 70s – but the one he used on this album is still his best! The record's a non-stop guitar-heavy batch of classic funk tracks – and it features the storming break track "It's Just Begun", the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CentauraLawdy Lawdy Lawd ... LP
Numero, 1979. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
Looks like a 12" single, but the set's actually fantastic full album of rare funky soul – the only set ever cut by this obscure southern combo from Birmingham – a group who seem to share the best mix of club and funk styles you'd find on the Atlanta scene of the late 70s! By that, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ChakachasJungle Fever ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CherrelleFragile (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabu (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue).... $13.99
Nothing Fragile here – as Cherrelle comes across with plenty of power on this debut LP – thanks to sharp production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on some of the best cuts, and an overall groove that's right on the best side of early 80s soul! The Jam/Lewis tracks are heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download card – but only works for non-North American customers.)
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Fragile ... CD 11.99
Fragile (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Cheyenne's Comin'Cheyenne's Comin' ... LP
Shadybrook, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A totally righteous little record – the only set we've ever seen from Native American vocalist Cheyenne Fowler – and a wicked blend of jazz, soul, and funk – tied together with a really positive spirit! Gene Russell had a hand in putting the set together, and you can definitely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ClarkAlice Clark ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alice Clark ... CD 28.99

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Dennis CoffeyBlack Belt Jones – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Finally – the long overdue release of one of the funkiest soundtracks ever! The music to Black Belt Jones has always been the stuff of legend – mostly only issued as a promo single back in the 70s, but funky enough that it's ranked among the best soundtracks of the decade! The score ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cold BloodSisyphus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
San Francisco, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by this legendary Bay Area funk combo – a key part of that city's crossover scene, and a group who always deserves a second listen! The album's a mixture of Sly Stone funk, Tower Of Power horns, and some of the hard-burning guitar/organ lines of groups ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sisyphus ... LP 8.99

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Lyn CollinsCheck Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now ... LP
People, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The mellower of Lyn Collins' two albums for the People label – but still pretty darn fantastic! At some level, it seems like Lyn's taking on the rest of the soul industry – showing them that she can kick some major booty on her interpretations of hits like "Backstabbers", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Continental 4Dream World ... LP
Jay Walking, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Amazing! This album is one of the great lost classics of East Coast harmony soul of the 70s – and it always leaves us breathless! Continental 4 may not have been as big as some of their contemporaries, but the cut "(You're Living In) A Dream World" is one of the most sublime soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sam CookeAin't That Good News (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RCA/Abkco, 1964. New Copy .... $18.99
Good news galore from the great Sam Cooke – maybe THE album in which he fully shows off his unique contribution to soul music in the 60s – that mix of raw and sweet, easygoing and progressive – a mode that had a huge impact at the time, and went onto become a strong influence for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford CoulterBetter Part Of Me ... LP
Columbia, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $4.99
A damn great little record from Clifford Coulter – a set that's much tighter and more soul-based than his earlier funk albums for Impulse Records – but which comes together beautifully, too – thanks to help from Bill Withers in the studio! Bill produced, and the record has this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Better Part Of Me (original pressing) ... LP 19.99

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CountsFunk Pump ... LP
Aware, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
A funky funky classic from The Counts – and an album that has the group tightening up their sound from the Westbound years, but still keeping the groove plenty nice! There's a tight, bad-walking feel to most of the cuts on the set – one that almost comes across with a blacksploitation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DarondoLegs EP ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $6.99 7.99
Heavy funk from a Bay Area legend – and an EP that features 4 previously unreleased tracks by Darondo, none of which are on his previous reissue on Luv N Haight! The title track here is a nice loud mix of the snapping funky "Legs" – which is then presented in an even cooler ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally repressed!)

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Betty DavisIs It Love Or Desire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Sundazed, 1976. New Copy Gatefold .... $21.99
A lost album from 70s funk diva Betty Davis – and one that's every bit as essential as her music released back in the day! The set was recorded hot on the heels of Betty's classic Nasty Gal album – but it's got a groove that's almost more in the territory of her first two records on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Geater DavisLost Soul (with download) ... LP
House of Orange/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $15.99 19.98
An incredible collection of work from the vastly-overlooked Geater Davis – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! Geater Davis is a tremendous singer from the south – but one who barely ever got his due back in the 70s – even though these recordings for the tiny House ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition. Comes with bonus dowload of whole album!)
Also available Lost Soul ... CD 12.99

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Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... LP
Dakar, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dayton SidewindersLet's Go Down To Funksville ... LP
Carlco/Philly Archives, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Rare funk from Philly – an album of work by The Dayton Sidewinders, one of those bands that have been turning up often in discussions of classic deep funk, but which have never really been reissued before! This great set corrects that mistake, and brings together 7 tracks from the group's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam DeesShow Must Go On ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
The only full album ever recorded by the legendary Sam Dees – an artist who's probably best known for his songwriting skills on other records, but who really shines here as a lead star on his own! Dees' approach is wonderful – a bit rootsy, with some slight southern soul elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Show Must Go On (with bonus tracks) ... CD

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Dr JohnDesitively Bonnaroo ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Tight funky work from Dr John – a second collaboration with producer Allen Toussaint, and a set that follows strongly on their Right Place record of the year before! The groove's not as messed-up as on the first few Atlantic records by the Doctor – but in it's place is a sweet electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr JohnLocked Down (plus CD) ... LP
Nonesuch, 2012. New Copy .... $21.99
The best records in years – maybe decades – from the legendary Dr John – and a set that stands up strongly next to the messed-up Crescent City vibe of his 70s classics! Big thanks are due to Black Keys' guitarist Dan Auerbach – who produced and supervised the whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes CD.)

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Dr John, The Night TripperRemedies ... LP
Atco, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Gonzo grooves from cosmic physician Dr. John! This is one of the trippiest of Dr. John's early albums, and a really messed-up mix of New Orleans R&B, 60s funk, and psychedelic influences. Side one of the LP features a number of shorter funky cuts – like "Loop Garoo" and "C ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Doris DukeLegend In Her Own Time (180 gram pressing – colored vinyl) ... LP
Mankind/Kent (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99
One of the few albums cut by this oft-overlooked southern soul diva – and one that mixes Muscle Shoals production with some nice uptown touches! Produced by Jerry Williams, Jr., aka Swamp Dogg! While the title comes of a bit flamboyantly, in truth, this record is an honest, personal, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifton DysonSlow Your Body Down ... LP
After Hours, 1981. New Copy (reissue).... $2.99
Quite possibly the greatest record ever from Clifton Dyson – a solo effort that has him stepping away from his Dyson's Faces group, and emerging as a heck of a great singer on his own! The album's got a warm modern soul feel throughout – much more mid 70s indie than you'd guess from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1975 – pink cover) ... LP
Dimitri, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $2.99
Sublime spiritual soul from Dyson's Faces – a mid 70s east coast group headed by singer/songwriter Clifton Dyson, an ensemble that was equally well suited to uptempo groovers and mellow harmony soul! The vocals here are especially great – handled beautifully by the group with an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue pressing – with a printed inner sleeve and everything!)

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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1977 – blue cover) ... LP
DRR, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $2.99
The second incredible album from Dyson's Faces – one of those underground 70s groups that should have been huge! The set's got a soaring sound that's even more righteous than the group's debut – a quality that glows wonderfully with the quartet's mix of male and female voices – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Preacher EllisStory Of Jimmy Preacher Ellis 1963 to 1972 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $16.99
Heavy funk from the great Jimmy Ellis – billed here with a "preacher" in his name, which is a great indication of the spiritual soul going on in the music! Jimmy's grooves here are definitely secular, but there's a depth that definitely echoes some gospel roots too – mixed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Story Of Jimmy Preacher Ellis 1963 to 1972 ... CD 12.99

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Evans PyramidEvans Pyramid ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $14.99
Rare grooves from Evans Pyramid – a sweet set of cosmic disco from the end of the 70s – recorded with a lean, almost spiritual vibe – quite similar to some of the great tracks reissued in the Soul Cal series! There's a definite ear for the dancefloor here – lots of upbeat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Evans Pyramid (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Even StevensEven Stevens ... LP
Dakar, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An obscure bit of soulful rock from the early 70s – produced and arranged by Chi-soul maestro Willie Henderson – whose efforts really give the record a groove! At some level, Even Stevens are sort of a jazz/rock combo – with traces of Chicago or Blood Sweat & Tears – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Executive SuiteExecutive Suite 1 ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A gem of a full-length set from Executive Suite – a Philly quartet who are probably best known for their singles in the 70s, but who really find a great way to open up here in the course of an expanded album! Some of the tracks are nice and long – done in a two-part style that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fabulous CountsJan Jan ... LP
Cotillion, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A stunner of a funk album – a must-have for any fan of all things funky! This is the one-and-only record cut by the Fabulous Counts, a version of the Counts before they recorded for Westbound – and nearly every cut is a funky 45-type gem! The group's got a hard and heavy sound that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fantastic AleemsGet Down Friday Night ... LP
Tuff City/Night Train, Early 80s. New Copy .... $8.99
One of three new vinyl reissues of long overlooked early 80s soul by the Fantastic Aleems – fronted by the great lead vocals of the legendary Leroy Burgess! The Aleems are so named for the songwriter brothers Tahar Qa & Tund-Ra Aleem, who briefly issued these early 80s soul groovers on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Father's ChildrenWho's Gonna Save The World (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Numero, 1973. New Copy Gatefold .... $18.99 19.99
Incredible stuff – a never-issued funky soul record from the 70s – but one that you'll proudly stack next to your rare classics from Ramp, 24-Carat Black, and James Mason! Like work by all three of those acts, this early set by Father's Children is massive righteous – filled with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Who's Gonna Save The World ... CD 13.99

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Final SolutionBrotherman ... LP
Numero, 1975. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 18.98
A never-heard soundtrack for a never-seen film – and a record that's every bit as funky as better-known sets from the blacksploitation era! Final Solution were a small time group from Chicago's west side in the 70s, but on this wicked little soundtrack they sparkle just as brightly as Isaac ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus Numero Trading card too!)
Also available Brotherman ... CD 14.99

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Four MintsGently Down Your Stream ... LP
Capsoul/Asterisk, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 16.98
An incredible album of harmony soul – easily one of the best you could ever hope to find! The Four Mints were an obscure group, but they sound really wonderful here – just as great as some of the bigger proponents of the genre in the early 70s – with an especially great talent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gently Down Your Stream (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Erma FranklinSoul Sister ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Lost funky work from one of the soulful sisters of Aretha Franklin! Erma's got a hard-hitting style that's right up there with Aretha's best for Atlantic – and on this album, she's working in Chicago with Johnny Pate, Sonny Sanders, and Willie Henderson – for a harder-hitting sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
Funky organ, hard tenor sax, and plenty of choppy guitar make this another jazz funk gem in the crown of the legendary Funk Inc! The group are still totally at the top of their game here – stepping out with a deep, soulful Indy-bred blend of jazz and funk – a groove that was easily one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk IncFunk Inc ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
A killer instrumental album of hard organ grooves and funky basslines! This was the album that broke Funk Inc out of their Indianapolis scene, and made them a force to be forever reckoned with in the history of funky jazz. The album grooves hard in the same sound as some of the classic work by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1973/1996. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GalaxxyGalaxxy Featuring Ron Aikens ... LP
Pop Art, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $2.99
80s groove from the Ingram Family – a record that features the core vocals of Ron Aikens and Galaxy, plus plenty of great backing funk from the Ingrams! The style here is a great mix of boogie, street soul, and bits of electro – with a style that's a bit like Aleem from the same period ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GatursWasted ... LP
Tuff City/Funky Delicacies, Early 70s. New Copy .... $10.99 12.99
An essential bit of funkiness from this obscure New Orleans funk combo! The Gaturs' frontman was keyboardist Willie Tee – who went on to greater fame as a jazz and session player – but we like him best at this early point, when he was wailing away on organ in a tight choppy small group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeI Heard It Through The Grapevine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tamla/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
Marvin's definitely in the groove on this set – cooking on all burners with a host of late 60s Motown hits – bad-stepping his way towards some of the more mature moments to come in the 70s! The album's probably best remembered for the cut "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited audiophile pressing!)

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Marvin GayeI Want You ... LP
Tamla, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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I Want You ... CD 4.99
I Want You ... CD 4.99

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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Let's Get It On (expanded edition) ... CD 8.99
Let's Get It On ... CD 1.99

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Gentlemen & Their LadiesParty Time ... LP
Jean, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A classic underground funk set from the 70s – and a record that definitely lives up to the party time promised in the title! The group have a really festive approach to funk – still as hard-hitting and sharp-edged as other indie contemporaries – but willing to open up and push ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Penny GoodwinPortrait Of A Gemini ... LP
Sidney, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A legendary bit of jazzy soul – recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own – but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evans, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Al GreenBack Up Train ... LP
Hot Line/Bell, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Al Green's first LP – with a very different feel than his later work on Hi. The record's got a harder southern soul groove – almost in a Wilson Pickett/Arthur Conley mode, but with some sweeter elements in the backing. Al's voice is still incredible, although different than later, in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy GriffinBe With Me ... LP
CBS, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $4.99
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harlem UndergroundHarlem Underground ... LP
Winley, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon HaywoodSoul Cargo ... LP
Fat Fish, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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