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New Barbara AcklinSomeone Else's Arms ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best – the always-amazing Barbara Acklin, a singer who managed to mix the raw and the smooth in a really unique way! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class ... read more CD

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New Luther AllisonLuther's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1974. Used ... $4.99
One of the only blues records you'll ever find on Motown – and a mostly straight blues affair with a hard electric sound to it. The album's mostly in the early Alligator Records camp – but there's a few nice funky cuts, like "Now You Got It" and "Into My Life", ... read more CD
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New Roy AyersMystic Voyage ... CD
Polydor, 1975. Used ... $4.99
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 CD
Also available
Mystic Voyage ... CD 8.99
Mystic Voyage ... LP 9.99

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New Mickey BakerMickey Baker In The 50s – Hit, Git, & Split ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1950s. Used ... $7.99
A wealth of work from guitarist Mickey Baker in the 50s – tracks recorded under his own name, plus a whole bunch more that feature Mickey's trademark sound backing up other singers! Baker had a tone that was undeniable from the start – a way of playing the guitar that brought in plenty ... read more CD

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New BallinjackBallinjack ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Lost funk rock from Ballinjack – the rare self-titled set for Columbia that's arguably best remembered for being so massively sampled – but the group that deserves a more widely-credited legacy! The sound is a bit like Mandrill on the best cuts, with the band going hard on the funky ... read more CD

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New Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays ... CD
Stax, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Compilation put together in the late 80s, of Bar Kays' tracks, originating from the mid to late 70s, issued as singles on Stax and Volt. 13 tracks in all: "Son Of Shaft", "Montego Bay", "Humpin'", "Sang & Dance", "Midnight Cowboy", "AJ ... read more CD

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New Chuck BerryGreat Twenty Eight ... CD
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
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New BlackbyrdsBeat On Blackbyrds - The Best Of The Blackbyrds ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s/1988. Used ... $9.99
Too many classic cuts are included on this collection to list here, but of course, you know you'll find "Rock Creek Park", "Do it Fluid" and "Walking in Rhythm" here. These Donald Byrd accolytes laid the foundation for virtually all Jazz-funk to come, be it '70's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New BlossomsShockwave ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1972. Used ... $18.99
The only album we've ever seen from The Blossoms – a trio of female singers who push their music into much hipper territory for the 70s! The album's got a depth that's different than 60s girl group soul – a way of pushing the girl trio format with some touches from gospel, rock, and ... read more CD
Also available Shockwave ... CD 22.99

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New BohannonInsides Out ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than ... read more CD
Also available Insides Out ... LP 7.99

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New BohannonKeep On Dancin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
Massive grooves from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – the kind of skittish, nervous rhythms that made his funk unlike any other artist of the 70s! There's a sense of rhythmic progression here that's super-tight, but often quite subtle in its inflections – a mode that went onto have a ... read more CD
Also available Keep On Dancin' ... LP 9.99

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New BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
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 CD

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New Booker T & The MGsBest Of Booker T & The MGs ... CD
Stax, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New BrickSummer Heat/After 5 ... CD
Bang/FTG, 1981/1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A massive double-header from Brick – two Columbia albums back to back on a single CD! First up is smoking Summer Heat from Brick – an 80s outing that furthers the tight tight groove they started back in the 70s! Given that Brick were one of the groups who really set the sound for the ... read more CD

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New Brief EncounterBrief Encounter ... CD
Seventy Seven/Jazzman (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
The rare first album by The Brief Encounter – a mid 70s funk group from North Carolina, with a sweet, strong, and jazzy flavor that makes them feel like the best of the California scene in the 70s! The group shift effortlessly between tight ensemble funk, including a few tasty instrumentals, ... read more CD

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New James BrownBlack Caesar ... CD
Polygram, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental ... read more CD
Also available Black Caesar ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownIt's A Mother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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New James BrownSex Machine (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Culture Factory (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other ... read more CD

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New James BrownThere It Is ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Raw power and righteous energy from James Brown – a set that still has all the best funk elements of his longer-form albums of the time, but which also packs an even stronger political message too! The vibe of the record is clear from the image on the cover – the most powerful since ... read more CD

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New CameoSecret Omen ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet stunner from Cameo – a set that's got the group working with an even tighter, more on the money sound than before – yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial! These guys were one of the first to push the big ensemble funk sound into a leaner approach, and they really ... read more CD

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New GC CameronLove Songs & Other Tragedies ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendous solo act from GC Cameron – a singer who first rose to fame in The Spinners, but who really sounds wonderful on his own! GC's moved away from The Spinners here – into a wide range of styles that show him ready to take on most of the rest of the competition! He's working ... read more CD

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New Rafael CameronCameron (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
The debut from Rafael Cameron – a pretty soulful set for Salsoul, produced by Brass Connection's Randy Muller! Cameron's got a nice deep soul sound to his vocals, and although the arrangements are uptempo and clubby on some tracks, they're not there to cover up the singing, and have a nice ... read more CD

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New Rafael CameronCameron's In Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Rafael Cameron's in love, but he never lets his groove go down at all – thanks to some super-sharp production and arrangements from the legendary Randy Muller! Muller had great success with BT Express and Brass Construction – and he uses that style of upbeat, uptempo funk strongly here ... read more CD

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New Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
A soaring, burning set from Gene Chandler – completely different than his early hits, and a key point in the transformation of Chicago soul in the 60s! Gene's always had a heck of a great vocal range – and he really gets a chance to use it to best effect on this album of jaunty and ... read more CD

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New ChicChic/C'est Chic ... CD
Atantic/Friday Music, 1977/1978. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99 22.98
A sweet double header – a set that brings together the two best albums by the legendary Chic! The self-titled Chic set is a classic batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes that never gets old! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set ... read more CD

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New Otis ClayThat's How It Is ... CD
Hi Records, 1970s. Used ... $19.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Otis ClayTrying To Live My Life Without You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $25.99
Quite possibly the most successful record Otis Clay ever cut – and a wonderful little set that recasts his bluesy Chicago vocals with a sweeter Memphis soul approach! Willie Mitchell is very firmly in the house for the record – and the approach he uses here with Otis is similar to that ... read more CD

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New Cookies/Little Eva/Carole KingDimension Dolls Vol 1 ... CD
Dimension/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A trio of sublime soul acts from the 60s Dimension label – The Cookies, Little Eva, and Dimension head Carole King herself! King's certainly best known for her later fame in the 70s – but back at the time of this record, she was a real powerhouse on the New York soul scene – ... read more CD

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New Bernadette CooperDrama According To Bernadette Cooper ... CD
MCA, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print, cutout punch through booklet & bottom tray card.)

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New Don Covay & FriendsAdlib ... CD
Cannonball, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Randy CrawfordNightline/Abstract Emotions (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1983/1986. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Two 80s gems from Randy Crawford – with bonus tracks too! Niteline is a great crossover moment for Randy Crawford – a set that's filled with catchy little numbers that really helped to break her big to a larger audience, yet still with all the jazzy class of her earlier records too! ... read more CD

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New CybotronClear (aka Enter Cybotron) ... CD
Fantasy, 1983. Used ... $4.99
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house ... read more CD

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New Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
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 CD

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New Tyrone DavisGreatest Hits ... CD
Epic, Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
17 of Tyrone's classic sides for the Dakar/Brunswick label. Titles included are "Can I Change My Mind", "A Woman Needs To Be Loved", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "There It Is", "I Wish It Was Me", "Without You In My Life", "Is It ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Tyrone DavisHome Wrecker ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $21.99
Tyrone Davis never seems to miss – and even on an overlooked Brunswick album like this, he still sounds better than most of his contemporaries! Davis is really able to blend both deep soul roots and more sophisticated phrasing – at a level that helped transform the sound of southern ... read more CD

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New Chico DebargeGame ... CD
Motown, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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New DeBargeUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown, 1980s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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New DirectionsDirections ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the rarest soul records on Brunswick! This one was cut during the mid 70s – when the label was really having some rough times financially, but also was cutting some of its most groundbreaking soul work. The Directions are a tight harmony quintet – equipped, it appears, with ... read more CD

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New Dr JohnSke Dat De Dat – The Spirit Of Satch ... CD
Concord/Proper, 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Funk IncPriced To Sell ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A great funky combo, working here with legendary producer David Axelrod – who helps them hit some even deeper grooves than before! Funk Inc are perfect at the core – a stunning mix of Hammond, guitar, and heady rhythms – but Axelrod also brings in a new sense of space and timing ... read more CD

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New Marvin GayeBest Of Marvin Gaye – Motown Anthology Series ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $10.99
47 tracks on 2CDs!! CD
(Out of print, edgewear to slipcover.)

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New Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellEasy ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
The last set of duets from the team of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – and a sublime set of tracks that really stretches their partnership even further than before! It's no secret that Terrell was Marvin's favorite partner in the studio – and you can really hear his strong feeling for ... read more CD

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New Eddy GilesSouthern Soul Brother – The Murco Recordings 1967 to 1969 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A deep soul singer with a great ear for funk – presented here in some of his best recordings ever! Eddy Giles hails from Louisiana, but he has a sound that reaches out with a very northern vibe at times – a way of taking bluesy roots and fusing them with more contemporary modes – ... read more CD

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New Al GreenI'm Still In Love With You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $25.99
Warm wonderfulness from the great Al Green – a record that may have a pale-looking cover, but a set that's one of Green's most deeply soulful albums ever! There's a grace and a glow to the set right from the very first note – that really unique presentation and performance that makes ... read more CD

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New GuyFuture ... CD
MCA/Uptown, 1990. Used ... $1.99
Teddy Riley's second LP with Guy, one of many groups he held the helm for, laying down the blueprint for New Jack Swing, the sound that would rule modern chart soul for years. Like some of the other music of that era, this LP sounds a lot better to us now than it did then, when we had to act all ... read more CD
(Booklet and tray card have cutout holes.)

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New Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1973. Used ... $5.99
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and ... read more CD
(Small piece of scotch tape on booklet cover.)
Also available Extension Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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New Michael HendersonSolid (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
The very first album from Michael Henderson – but a set that already finds him very much at the top of his game – thanks to previous work with Miles Davis and Norman Connors! Both artists gave Henderson a chance to do different things with his music, and by the time of this record, ... read more CD

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New Martha HighMartha High (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
One of the few albums ever from Martha High – a singer best known for her earlier work with James Brown, recording here with production from the Godfather himself! The vibe is more Salsoul disco than James Brown funk – although there's definitely some snapping grooves in the mix that ... read more CD

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New Loleatta HollowayDreamin – The Loleatta Holloway Anthology 1976 to 1982 ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A great range of work from the legendary Loleatta Holloway – a singer who started out in southern soul, then brought a deep soul style to the disco dancefloor – where she was easily one of the most righteous vocalists of the time! The package does a great job of showing Loleatta at all ... read more CD
Also available Dreamin – The Loleatta Holloway Anthology 1976 to 1982 ... CD 18.99

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New ImaginationStory Of Imagination ... CD
BR Music (Holland), 1980s. Used 2CD ... $16.99
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(Out of print.)

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New ImpossiblesHot Pepper ... CD
Philips/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Funky funky Thailand – just about the only 70s funk group we've ever seen from that part of the globe, and a great one at that! The Impossibles work in a tightly-crafted ensemble funk style that's clearly influenced by Kool & The Gang – but which also has the group hitting some ... read more CD
Also available Hot Pepper ... LP 16.99

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New ImpressionsYoung Mod's Forgotten Story ... CD
Curtom/Warner (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite possibly our favorite-ever album by the Impressions! The record is a key transitional one – and it has them opening up the politics that were often hidden by spiritual metaphors on earlier ABC albums, into a righteous soul groove that hints a lot at the overblown direction Curtis ... read more CD

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New Etta JamesEtta Is Betta Than Evvah! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the few funky late Chess gems for Etta James – recorded during the period when the company was owned by the All Platinum family of labels in New Jersey – with incredible vocals by Etta! Most of the record was cut in NJ, and features Etta's bluesy style meeting some nice funky ... read more CD

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New JammersJammers (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $22.99
A jamming little project from dancefloor maestro Richie Weeks – early 80s club tracks, done with a sweetly soulful approach! The music's still as heavy on the bass as other Salsoul work from the time, but there's a warmer approach to the vocals overall – a style that's as concerned ... read more CD

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New JB HornsI Like It Like That ... CD
Soulciety/Instinct, 1993. Used ... $12.99
An overlooked gem from the years when most of the rest of the world had forgotten about the JBs – but Fred Wesley and the group were still going strong! The set's a great meeting of two funky generations – the classic James Brown funk of the late 60s and early 70s, and some of the ... read more CD

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New JBsDoing It To Death ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... read more CD

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New Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. Used ... $6.99
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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New Joe JonesYou Talk Too Much ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Joe Jones is a heck of a compelling singer here – way more than you might expect if you just know the title hit – even though that track's a gem too! The approach is early New Orleans soul, but also a bit more freewheeling than more familiar work of the time – with small combo ... read more CD

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New Don JulianSavage! ... CD
Ace (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks of the 70s – and one of the rarest too! The album's a crowning achievement for the mighty Don Julian – an artist who's best known for his earlier LA soul with The Larks, but who steps out here with a hip, hard-grooving sound that's ... read more CD
Also available Savage! ... LP 59.99

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New KebekelektrikKebekelektrik (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Kebekelektric disco work from this spacey Canadian project – Quebec's answer to the electronics of the German scene! The group have a great sound that mixes Kraftwerk-like keys and synth with the livelier disco grooves of the Prelude Records scene – going for a mix of uptempo styles ... read more CD

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New Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A legendary album from the great Eddie Kendricks – a set that not only has the singer soaring on the kind of sublime old school vocal numbers he always did so well – but one that also has Eddie stepping out into some great dancefloor modes that would have a huge impact for years to come! ... read more CD

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New KlymaxxMaxx Is Back ... CD
MCA, 1990. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print. Back tray card has a small cutout hole.)

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New Boobie Knight & The Universal LadyBoobie Knight & The Universal Lady – Earth Creature ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
Crazy funk from a crazy-costumed geezer with an equally crazy name – one of those lost rare funky nuggets that's every bit as great as you might guess from the cover and title! Boobie Knight's a killer here – and works in a groove that's somewhere between Sly & The Family Stone and ... read more CD

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsVisions (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99
Sweet 80s groove from Gladys Knight & The Pips – just the kind of record that shows why the group kept going strong for so many years! The classic approach is still very firmly intact – Gladys' wonderful lead, soaring out over the Pips' warm harmonies – a vocal power that so ... read more CD

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New Stacy LattisawTake Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1986. Used ... $8.99
Stacy Lattisaw's first album for Motown – the nicely grooving Take Me All The Way from 1986 – featuring production from some of the biggest and brightest modern soul producers in the game at the time, and most importantly, lovely vocals from Stacy! There's a cohesive modern vibe all ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Take Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New Loose JointsPop Your Funk – The Complete Singles Collection ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
The complete West End singles of Loose Joints – one of the funkiest projects to ever come from the legendary Arthur Russell – and a set of tracks that also features a fair bit of work from the funky Ingram Family too! The grooves are definitely some of the most offbeat to ever come ... read more CD

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New Lost GenerationSly, Slick & The Wicked (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the greatest harmony soul albums to ever come out of Chicago – a sublime batch of tracks that showed that the mighty talents of The Lost Generation could easily match the best vocal group work coming out of the east coast at the time! The sound here is somewhere in the moody, mellow ... read more CD

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New Preston LoveOmaha Blues ... CD
Mexie L, 2001. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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New Luv You Madly OrchestraLuv You Madly Orchestra ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $21.99
A really cool combination of modes – older swing instrumentation meets late 70s disco – all in a blend that's a bit like some of the retro club projects of August Darnell! The set begins with a long medley titled "In The Beginning" – which references lots of Ellington ... read more CD

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New Linda MartellColor Me Country ... CD
Plantation/Real Gone, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The one and only album from Linda Martell – one of the first African-American women to dip into the genre of country music! The album's got a pretty straight country feel overall – none of the country soul you might hear from deep soul singers of the time – or those later modes ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Color Me Country ... CD 12.99

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New Mary Jane GirlsOnly Four You ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
A lasting classic from the funky female foursome who were one of the biggest acts on Motown in the mid-80s – working here with super tight production and arrangements from Rick James – who also wrote all the songs on the record too! The girls' look is a bit dated, but their sound has ... read more CD

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New Curtis MayfieldSuperfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 4.99
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... read more CD
Also available Superfly (original die-cut gatefold cover pressing) ... LP 8.99

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New MCBMCB ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Super-tight funk from MCB – a group with a former Cameo pedigree, bumping out here into the lean, mean, sound of early 80s soul! The trio features Aaron Mills (the M), TC Campbell (the C), and Jeryl Bright (the B) – all working in that great stripped-down mode you'll find on some of ... read more CD

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New Ullanda McCulloughUllanda McCullough/Watching You Watching Me ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1981/1982. New Copy ... $15.99
A sweet double-header from Ullanda McCullough – a singer who's been previously overlooked in the world of CDs! First up is the Ullanda McCullough album from 1981 – a standout set from the great Ullanda – a singer who'd worked on countless sessions in the 70s, but who really came ... read more CD

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New Ellen McIlwaineUp From The Skies – The Polydor Years ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
Long-overdue collection that brings together the classic Polydor recordings of the great Ellen McIlwaine! Ellen's style is a totally unique mixture of folk, funk, and jazzy singing – and although she's beyond comparison, we might put her in the same camp as Joyce, Linda Lewis, or Joni ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New MetersBest Of The Meters ... CD
Mardi Gras, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
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New MFSBLove Is The Message – Best Of MFSB ... CD
Philadelphia International/Legacy, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
Groundbreaking work, and a killer piece of Philly groove! MFSB were a large conglomeration of studio players who graced some of the first big Philly hits in the 70s, and here they break out on their own in a remarkable set of pre-disco tunes that form the blueprint for the rest of the 70s ... read more CD

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New MicheleMagic Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A classic set of disco grooves – initially recorded in Paris, then sweetened up strongly at the Sigma Studios in Philly! The core sounds are in the warmer side of the Euro disco spectrum – but it's clear that the Philly touches are what really make things cook – thanks to a new ... read more CD

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New Musicale LtdLongshot Sessions – A Steppin Odyssey – The Soul Of R&B ... CD
DaMan, 2005. Used ... $8.99
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New O'JaysOriginal Album Classics (Backstabbers/Ship Ahoy/Survival/Family Reunion/Travelin At The Speed Of Thought) (5CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1972/1973/1974/1975/1977. New Copy 5 CDs ... $21.99
Tremendous group soul from the O'Jays – and nearly every one of their best recordings for Philadelphia International Records, served up in one mighty hip set! The package features five full albums, each in a tiny LP sleeve – all of which really have the trio stepping forward strongly ... read more CD

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New OriginalsPortrait Of The Originals ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Stunning, stunning work from The Originals – one of the best male groups on 70s Motown, stepping out here on a record that might be one of their greatest ever! Although the group could sound strong in other settings, this album seems to have something really special going on – almost a ... read more CD

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New ORSBody To Body Boogie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
Munich disco, retooled for the Salsoul Sound – thanks to some great remixing for this US version by Tom Moulton! ORS aren't nearly as cold or cheesy as some of their Munich contemporaries – making them a great choice for Salsoul through their tight use of stripped-down rhythms, rolling ... read more CD

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New Jeffrey OsborneJeffrey Osborne ... CD
A&M, 1982. Used ... $3.99
Early solo work by Jeffrey Osborne – cut hot on the heels of his great albums with LTD! The set's got some nicely jazzy production from George Duke – never too over the top, and never as stiff as that used on some of Osborne's later work in the 80s – just nicely grooving in a ... read more CD

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New ParliamentUp For The Down Stroke ... CD
Casablanca, 1974. Used ... $5.99
The first album that Parliament cut after their trippy fuzzed-out headblast Osmium. The record features a much more stripped down sound – nice and funky, with a blueprint of the bass-driven groove that would dominate the P-Funk sound of the 70s. Bootsy's on bass, and the group features ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Bobby PattersonI Got More Soul ... CD
Omnivore, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Southern soul veteran Bobby Patterson, delivering what sounds like a lost early 70s classic on Stax or any number of smaller, yet esteemed southern soul labels – but it's actually his first new recordings in decade or so – and it comes courtesy of the ever-reliable Omnivore label! ... read more CD

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New Phil PerryHeart Of The Man ... CD
Manhattan/Capitol, 1991. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "Amazing Love", "Call Me", "The Best Of Me", "Goodbye", "More Nights", and "Woman". CD

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New Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Kudu/CTI, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a tight batch of jazzy soul, with backing by funky fusion players like Steve Khan, David Sanborn, and The Brecker Brothers – plus guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal billing on the original album cover! Titles include ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Esther Phillips w/Beck (aka What A Difference A Day Makes) ... LP 0.99

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New PocketsGolden Classics ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1977. Used ... $8.99
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New PrinceBatman – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Warner, 1989. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "The Future", "Electric Chair", "Vicki Waiting", "Partyman", "Scandalous", and "Batdance". CD

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New Lou RawlsPortrait Of The Blues ... CD
Manhattan, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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New RodriguezSearching For Sugar Man ... CD
Sussex/Sony, Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Amazing sounds from the legendary Rodriguez – the brilliant 70s singer who had a groove that was equal parts soul, funk, rock, and folk – and an overall approach that was pretty darn unique! Most numbers here have some acoustic guitar over slightly funky rhythms – perfectly ... read more CD

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New Diana RossSilk Electric (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99
Diana Ross really finds a way to remake her groove here – a sweet new sound that fits her revamped look in the Andy Warhol image on the cover! Although Ross could sparkle strongly during the disco years, the best cuts here are some of the more midtempo moments – nicely spaced out in ... read more CD

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New Diana RossWhy Do Fools Fall In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Diana Ross makes a big break with Motown for this debut set on RCA – a set that also has the singer making a nice stylistic break as well! The set's got Diana reinventing herself in so many different modes for the 80s – as Ross herself is sitting at the production helm for the record, ... read more CD

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New David RuffinDavid Ruffin/Me & Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Early 70s Motown from David Ruffin – a pair of albums on a single CD! First up is a self-titled set from Motown giant Ruffin – and a record that pairs him with producer Bobby Miller, who'd worked some real late 60s magic with The Dells! As with that group, Miller has a wonderful way ... read more CD

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New Patrice RushenPatrice/Pizzazz/Posh (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Edsel (UK), 1978/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Three wonderful albums – all wrapped up in a sweet single packag! First up is the self-titled Patrice album – a sweeeeeet groover by Patrice Rushen – her first album for Elektra, and a stunning blend of funky jazz and soul! The record really has Patrice stepping out from her ... read more CD

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New Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man ... CD
Flying Dutchman/RCA, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz ... read more CD
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Pieces Of A Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99
Pieces Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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New Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz ... read more CD
Also available Pieces Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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New Scritti PolittiCupid & Psyche 85 ... CD
Warner, 1985. Used ... $5.99
Includes the hit "A Perfect Way", plus "Wood Zeez", "Small Talk", "Word Girl", "Hypnotize", and "A Little Knowledge". CD

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New Bunny SiglerI've Always Wanted To Sing – Not Just Write Songs (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
The title's a bit strange – given that Bunny Sigler started out as a soul singer in the late 60s, and continued to record well into the 70s too – yet it's also a reminder that by the time of this set, Sigler had become a real powerhouse on the Philly club scene – working as a ... read more CD

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New Sister SledgeBest Of Sister Sledge – 1973 to 1985 ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
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