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New AaliyahI Care 4 U (CD & DVD) ... CD
Atlantic, 2002. Used CD & DVD ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Steve ArringtonSteve Arrington – Way Out 80 to 84 ... CD
Atlantic/Tummy Touch, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.99
Fantastic funky soul from Steve Arrington – the drummer who got his start in Slave, then really exploded on his own with a host of great records in the 80s! This batch of tracks is from those key initial solo years – and the set not only features all the key cuts that Steve recorded ... read more CD

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New Average White BandSoul Searching ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime mid 70s work from The Average White Band – and a record that really has the group deepening their groove a bit – moving past the heavier funk of their roots, into some mellower grooves that are totally great! There's a great undercurrent of jazz in some of the playing here ... read more CD
(Note – artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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New Ron BanksTruly Bad ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... $6.99
One of the original Dramatics, singer Ron Banks strikes out here on his own – a slept on gem from the early 80s! The set's in a similar modern soul mode to LJ Reynolds, who also worked with him in the group, and was having a bit of a solo career of his own at the time. It's got sort of a D-T ... read more CD
(Out of print, cutout hole through case.)
Also available Truly Bad ... CD 13.99

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New Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
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(Tray card has a small cutout hole.)

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New William BellDuets ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
William Bell was one of Stax's first great male singers, prefacing Otis Redding by a few years with his initial recordings for the label. However, what's not as well known is the fact that Bell also recorded some excellent duets for Stax – all of which were only ever issued as singles, until ... read more CD

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New Edwin BirdsongDance Of Survival (with bonus track) ... CD
Bamboo/Shout (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
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 CD
Also available Dance Of Survival ... LP 9.99

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New Eugene BlacknellWe Can't Take Life For Granted ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
A massive amount of rare work from East Bay funk maestro Eugene Blacknell – an artist who never cut a full album, but managed to record a lot of great funky tracks over the years! This package is the first ever full length set to focus on Eugene's work, and it's a treasure trove of guitar-hea ... read more CD

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New Mary J BligeThink Like A Man Too ... CD
Epic, 2014. Used ... $7.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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New Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? ... CD
Uptown/MCA, 1992. Used ... $3.99
The roots of the new soul... Mary J's first, and still her best, 12 tracks in all including "Real Love", "Sweet Thing", "Love No Limit", "You Remind Me", "Reminisce", "What's The 411?", "I Don't Want To Do Anything", "Change ... read more CD

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New BloodstoneDon't Stop! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. Used ... $25.99
A great later album from Bloodstone – recorded after their initial classics for London, but in a sweet and mellow soul mode that's totally outta site! Part of the strength of the set is the mighty Al Johnson – who provides arrangements here that push the group firmly into a more modern ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Includes obi.)
Also available Don't Stop! ... CD 13.99

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New Blue MagicWelcome Back ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful album – one of the group's best! The album was a "comeback" effort – but it's still got stone Philly production from Norman Harris, with a sound that's right up their with their best Atco sides from the mid 70s. In fact, the harmonies are even better than before, ... read more CD

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New Toni BraxtonLibra ... CD
Blackground, 2005. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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New Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. Used ... $19.99
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Brothers & SistersDylan's Gospel ... CD
Ode/Light In The Attic, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)
Also available Dylan's Gospel (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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New Charles BrownJust A Lucky So & So ... CD
Bullseye Blues, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New James BrownBest Of Live At The Apollo – 50th Anniversary Edition (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
King/Universal, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not just a "best of" from James Brown's legendary recordings at the Apollo Theater – but a set that also unearths two rare tracks from the never-issued album Get Down At The Apollo With The JBs! The core of the set presents the best moments from Live At The Apollo Volumes 1, 2, and ... read more CD
Also available Best Of Live At The Apollo – 50th Anniversary Edition (with unreleased tracks) ... CD 7.99

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New James BrownIn The Jungle Groove – Expanded & Remastered ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s/1986. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Massive – and one of the best James Brown compilations ever, filled with rare and unreleased material! This completely essential set features tracks pulled from James' best years ever – the mighty early 70s, when he was working with the JBs, and laying down tracks that would forever ... read more CD

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New James BrownMotherlode – Unreleased Original Recordings (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
A stunning set of rare and unreleased grooves by James Brown – nearly all of which were cut during the classic early 70s years with the JBs, but never issued before this cool compilation! The set's got some essentials for any fan of JB – including the lost soul classic "She's The ... read more CD

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New James BrownThere It Is ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 Keni BurkeChanges ... CD
BMG (Japan), 1981. Used ... $9.99
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 CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Changes (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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New CameoCameosis ... CD
Mercury, 1980. Used ... $2.99
Full-on frenetic funk from Cameo – one of the group's tightest albums, yet still without any of the too-slick sounds of later years! The sound here is amazing – and we always find ourselves wondering how a group of guys can hit such perfect grooves with just a bunch of basses, guitars, ... read more CD
Also available Cameosis ... LP 4.99

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New GC CameronGC Cameron ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Strong work from GC Cameron – really making a bold mark here on his own – working in a smooth, rich, masculine style that's a bit like some of the best early 70s material from Eddie Kendricks! Arrangements are by James Carmichael, Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, Gene Page, and other smooth ... 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 CharleneI've Never Been To Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1982. Used ... $26.99
One of the most easy-going Motown albums of the early 80s – a set that steps past some of the heavier funk the label's other acts were using, and which goes for kind of a crossover mix of ballads and heartfelt numbers! The title track is something of a post-70s feminist statement, although ... read more CD
(Out of print. SHM-CD pressing. Includes obi.)

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New CommodoresCaught In The Act ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Wicked early funk from The Commodores – a group that spent so much time on pop ballads in later years, it's hard to believe they could be this sharp and hard-edged! There's plenty of that bass-heavy style that would later dominate many Motown combos at the end of the 70s – but the ... read more CD

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New CommodoresMachine Gun ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through ... read more CD

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New CommodoresNightshift (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. Used ... $26.99
By this point in their career, The Commodores have lost Lionel Richie and any sort of funk credibility they had from their early years – but they also somehow manage to reemerge with a great new talent for a sweet mellow groove! The title tune "Nightshift" was one of those tracks ... read more CD
(Out of print. SHM-CD pressing. Includes obi.)
Also available Nightshift ... CD 5.99

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New Con Funk ShunSecrets ... CD
Polygram/Rebound, 1977. Used ... $3.99
A great early album from Con Funk Shun – a mix of funkier tunes and some excellent smooth modern ones in step with the mellower work by Cameo or Maze – done with more soaringly emotional sounds that moves beyond their peers! A love for earlier 70s styles might be what pushes Secrets ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Norman ConnorsStar Power ... CD
Shanachie, 2009. Used ... $8.99
Norman Connors has plenty of star power helping him out on this set – but as always, the real leading light comes from his own marvelous talents! Norman's one of those guys who never seems to lose his cool – never veers too far into too-smooth or too-commercial territory – and ... read more CD

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New CrystalsDa Doo Ron Ron – The Very Best Of The Crystals ... CD
Philles/Legacy, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
The beautiful early-to-mid 60s girl group sound of the 60s – immaculately arranged by Jack Nitzche and others, and grandly produced by Phil Spector and his Wall Of Sound – possibly the sweetest vocal group that Spector ever produced! Best known for "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "T ... read more CD

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New CybotronEnter Cybotron (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1983. Used ... $5.99
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
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New D TrainIn Your Eyes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1988. Used ... $6.99
A later effort from James D-Train Williams, but still plenty darn great – and proof that his groove was still one of the strongest in 80s soul music! The style of the set follows from Williams' best earlier work – a bit of bounce at the bottom of most of the tracks, but never too much ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from Tyrone Davis' under-recognized years at Columbia Records – a wonderful set of mature modern soul numbers that really let the singer find a whole new groove! The whole thing's nicely free of any sort of commercial overtones – and instead, the album has Davis really ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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New Tyrone DavisI Just Can't Keep On Going (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $23.99
Tyrone Davis the mellow master – still going strong into the 80s! The album's an overlooked gem from Tyrone's years at Columbia Records – a time when he was changing up his style a bit, and really finding a great new groove – a way of getting past some of the overdone modes of ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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New Tyrone DavisIn The Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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New DeBargesDeBarges ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
The wonderful first album from DeBarges – a surprisingly great batch of harmony soul that really updates the "family" sound of 70s groups like The Sylvers and Five Stairsteps – and helps it find a whole new place in the 80s! The arrangements are wonderfully old school – ... read more CD

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New DellsOn Their Corner – The Best Of The Dells ... CD
Chess, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Diddys featuring Paige DouglasAgony & Extasy (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bam-Boo/Shout (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A very cool, really rare soul album from the Philly scene – one that was written, produced, and arranged by Hammond organist Charles Earland – but which is a sweet soul album with a really great feel! There's definitely a touch of Earland's keyboard work on the set – especially ... read more CD

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New Gene DunlapIt's Just The Way I Feel ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1981. Used ... $9.99
A classic soulful fusion album on Capitol, recorded and released during the crucial years of the "Capitol Rare" sound! Gene Dunlap is a jazz drummer at heart – but he's got a flair for the modern soul song – and in the same style as Norman Connors or Harvey Mason before him, ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available It's Just The Way I Feel ... CD 13.99

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New Roberta FlackFirst Take (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... $23.99
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available First Take ... LP 3.99

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New Four TopsFour Tops Live ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the hardest, rawest Four Tops album on 60s Motown – a unique live session, recorded at the Roostertail Nightclub in Detroit – with a sound that shows that the Tops could maybe shine even more away from the studio! Levi Stubbs' leads are especially incredible – not just a ... read more CD

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New Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics ... CD
RCA, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Aretha Franklin has a really classic sort of look on the cover – which is quite fitting, as the album's maybe one of her most classic records in years! The album has Franklin taking on songs by other famous female singers, but reworking nearly all of them in a style that's all her own – ... read more CD

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New Marvin GayeMoods Of Marvin Gaye ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
The moods of Marvin Gaye are many, even at this early point in his career – as the set has the young Marvin really taking off strongly – hitting hard on classic Motown groovers, but also showing a sensitive side at times too! The album kicks off with some killer rhythms on cuts like ... read more CD

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New Marvin GayeThat's The Way Love Is ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Marvin Gaye gets some fantastic help here from Norman Whitfield – whose production gives the record a much more righteous sound than some of Gaye's sweeter soul of the 60s – a really heavy undercurrent that strongly hints at modes to come! The vibe here isn't as fuzzed-out as on some ... read more CD

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New Marvin GayeVulnerable ... CD
Motown, 1978/1979. Used ... $5.99
A posthumous masterpiece from Marvin Gaye – a beautiful album of mellow ballads that's unlike anything else he ever recorded in the 70s! The project was originally begun in 1967, when Gaye worked with arranger Bobby Scott on charts for a series of adult ballads – arrangements that were ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Marvin Gaye & Kim WestonTake Two ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful work from Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston – done in a style that's perhaps a bit more intimate, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Marvin's other duets, but still in the great Motown tradition of the 60s! On the set, Weston seems to bring out the sweeter sound of Marvin's voice ... read more CD

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New Marvin Gaye & Mary WellsTogether ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A great start to the Marvin Gaye duet mode of the 60s – an early pairing with Mary Wells, done back when she was one of the leading female singers at Motown! The style here is a bit more old school than some of the later Gaye duo albums – but there's plenty of charm in the tunes, as ... read more CD

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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 Al GreenTokyo Live ... CD
Cream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $8.99
A tasty double-live set from Al Green – one that has him working through longer versions of tunes than you'd hear on his studio albums, and really doing great in front of an appreciative Japanese crowd! The overall approach here is a bit more modern than on some of his older Hi albums – ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Dan HartmanRelight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Purpose, 1979. Used ... $8.99
A stunning disco classic from Dan Hartman – maybe an unlikely talent for the dancefloors, given his image on the cover – but an artist who definitely went onto shape the sound of the clubs at the end of the 70s! The album's got the Hartman groove really hitting hard, and right on the ... read more CD
Also available
Relight My Fire ... LP 2.99
Relight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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New Leon HaywoodIntimate (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that's still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There's still some of the elements of Haywood's earlier records in place – but ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)
Also available Intimate ... LP 2.99

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New ZZ HillLet's Make A Deal (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $23.99
An overlooked gem from the great ZZ Hill – a set that has the singer making a brief appearance on Columbia Records, and working with the mighty Bert DeCoteaux in the process! Bert brings this full, rich style to bear alongside ZZ's vocals – an approach that's still quite respectful to ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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New Hokis PokisMagic Of Hokis Pokis ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these ... read more CD
Also available Magic Of Hokis Pokis (with download) ... LP 15.99

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New Marvin Holmes & JusticeSummer Of '73 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Brown Door/Shout (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
A killer little indie soul set from Oakland's Marvin Holmes – one that's quite different than his better known work for the Uni label – and done in a great blend of jazz, soul, and funk styles! The album's got that great genre-crossing sound that was going down heavily in Holmes' Bay ... read more CD

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New Hudson River Rats featuring Pretty PurdieFirst Take ... CD
3Bs Music, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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New Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... read more CD
Also available Foxy Brown ... LP 9.99

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New Michael JacksonForever Michael ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great one from Michael Jackson – easy to miss between the pillars of his earlier work with his brothers, and his later stuff with Quincy Jones, but equally great for that reason! The album's got Michael singing in a smooth soul mode that's really nice – almost like Smokey Robinson's ... read more CD

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New JBsBreakin' Bread ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in ... read more CD
Also available Breakin' Bread ... LP 9.99

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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 Howard JohnsonDoin It My Way ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... $14.99
Groovy 80s soul from Howard Johnson! Doin It My Way features is a sweet batch of electro-influenced pop soul – produced by Mic Murphy & David Frank of The System! The record has a very System-y vibe, but Howard's sunny approach to soul vocals really leads the way! Titles include " ... 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 Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
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 Laura LeeLaura Lee (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used ... $7.99
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Laura Lee ... LP 9.99

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New MadagascarSpirit Of The Street ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An overlooked gem from that great early stretch when Arista was leading the pack when it came to jazzy, sophisticated funk – really hitting hard with groups like Breakwater and Locksmith, and also giving us this sweet little set from Madagascar! The group may not be that well-known by name, ... read more CD

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New Teena MarieIt Must Be Magic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown, Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the greatest album that Teena Marie ever cut – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of the lady's work for Motown! The set's got this bright, positive bounce that grabs you right from the start – but also moves into a depth that's way different than other funk albums of ... read more CD
Also available It Must Be Magic ... LP 3.99

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New Nathaniel MayerVillage Of Love ... CD
Gold Dust (Italy), Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
Stormin' R&B stuff by this lost 50's artist – best known for the stormin' doo-woppy groover "Village of Love"! The 21 tracks on here all have a similar feel to that one – that is, stripped down, with weird instrumentation, and a kind of almost tribal feel in parts. Wild ... read more CD

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New MetersUptown Rulers! – Live On The Queen Mary ... CD
Rhino, 1975. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 Platinum HookPlatinum Hook (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. Used ... $25.99
An overlooked groover from late 70s Motown – served up on a record that might look more like a heavy metal outing, but which is tight clubby soul all the way through! Platinum Hook are a bit in the funky territory of early Commodores – save for the fact that they've got one female ... read more CD
(Out of print. SHM-CD pressing! Includes obi.)

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New Public AnnouncementAll Work, No Play ... CD
A&M, 1998. Used ... $0.99
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New Rare EarthMa ... CD
Motown, 1973. Used ... $4.99
Rare Earth get some super-heavy help on this set from Norman Whitfield – who wrote all the tracks for the record, and produced the whole thing with a thundering intensity to match his best work with The Temptations! Given Rare Earth's more rock-styled bent, the sound's a bit different here ... read more CD

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New Lou RawlsBlack & Blue/Tobacco Road ... CD
Capitol, 1962/1963. Used ... $5.99
2 early Capitol classics by Lou Rawls – back to back on one CD, and perfectly paired throughout! Black and Blues is quite possibly the first truly great Lou Rawls album for Capitol – an all-out swinging jazz session done with arrangements by Onzy Matthews, in a mode that firmly helped ... read more CD

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New Ray Goodman & BrownBest Of Ray, Goodman, & Brown ... CD
Polydor, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $12.99
Sweet silky harmony soul from the team of Ray, Goodman, and Brown – a group who were earlier known as The Moments, but who recorded later under a new name, probably because that nasty Sylvia Robinson retained the name for Stang Records out of a contractual obligation! Although the material ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Reid IncReid Inc (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
TK/Clinck (Japan), 1977. Used ... $18.99
An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records – one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time – upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall – more fast funk in the instrumentation, ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Smokey RobinsonFree Soul – The Classics Of Smokey Robinson ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
A really fresh look at the music of Smokey Robinson – a package that mixes obscure tracks with hits, with a range that spans over two decades – all with the great Free Soul approach to a groove! The series normally focuses on sounds of the 70s – but here, they do a great job of ... read more CD

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New Smokey RobinsonSmokey ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic solo work from Smokey Robinson – recorded a few years before his monumental Quiet Storm album, but with a very similar high level of quality! Willie Hutch co-produced the album with Smokey, and working with arrangements by Hutch and Gene Page, they transform Smokey's sound into a ... read more CD

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New Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesHi, We're The Miracles ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible work from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – a set that's not only one of the first great records on Motown, but a set that also really links the label to the vocal scene in the rest of the country too! Although the record features a few hits, the overall presentation is nicely ... read more CD

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New Evan RogersLove Games (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. Used ... $6.99
A pretty sweet 80s synth/pop/funk/R&B set by Evan Rogers – a few years after his time in the funky soul group Dayton (which is what we know Evan best for around here) – a mid 80s album that's heavy with the synthy sounds of the era and highlighted by some catchy songs and Evan's ... read more CD

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New RonettesBe My Baby – The Very Best Of The Ronettes ... CD
Philles/Legacy, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
A perfect batch of classic and should-be classic girl group soul from The Ronettes – a set made of the prime era Phil Spector recordings – with the legendary, unshakable (for good reason) couple of biggest hits and a whole bunch of lesser-remembered gems that are just as brilliant! ... read more CD

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New Diana RossEaten Alive (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
Michael Jackson gave Diana Ross the big title hit for this set – a track that also features his own guest vocals too – but most of the record was handled strongly by Barry Gibb, who not only co-produced the set, but wrote most of the material as well! Ross has a strong crossover feel ... read more CD

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New Diana RossRoss (RCA) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most well-crafted Diana Ross records of the 80s – thanks to heavy production work from Gary Katz, who's best known for his classic run with Steely Dan! The music has a depth that goes past some of the more crossover modes of Diana's earlier records – warmer touches of jazz ... read more CD

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New Diana RossSwept Away (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
A surprising hit for Diana Ross – a record that really helped the singer shine brightly in the 80s, but with a vibe that's quite different than her years at Motown! The album's got plenty of star power on board – production work from Arthur Baker, Richard Perry, Daryl Hall, Lionel ... read more CD

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New Rufus With Chaka KhanRufusized ... CD
MCA, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Sure, it was a hit – but it's also an excellent batch of jazzy soul, sung by one of the 70's greatest voices, backed by a sweet mellow vibe that's still influencing hip hoppers today. Includes the incredible track "Stop On By", plus the instrumental "Rufusized", "I'm ... read more CD

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New SadeEssential Sade ... CD
Epic/Sony (UK), 1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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(Small cutout hole through case.)

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New Sam & DaveBack At Cha ... CD
United Artists/Shout (UK), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare late LP Sam & Dave cut for United Artists in the mid 70s – with raw & gritty soul vocals and rough hewn, yet soulfully resonant production by Steve Cropper, and backing by a slew of Memphis sessions specialists! Back At Cha is a coulda-shoulda-woulda been great comeback effort ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gil Scott-HeronNew Black Poet – Small Talk At 125th & Lenox ... CD
Flying Dutchman/RCA, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Gil Scott-Heron's first album – and his angriest! Unlike some of Gil's other albums – which have a sweet jazzy vibe and a mix of mellow soul styles – this one's a lot rawer, and features Gil rapping loud over very heavy percussion backing. All the work is his own, and the album's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
An 80s collection, but one that's filled with gems from Gil Scott-Heron's legendary early years at Flying Dutchman – a time when he was recording some of his most impressively righteous material ever! The music's a hip mix of protest poetry and sweet jazzy numbers – played with great ... read more CD
Also available Revolution Will Not Be Televised ... CD 7.99

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New Smoked SugarSmoked Sugar (with bonus track) ... CD
20th Century/Big Break (UK), 1975. Used ... $9.99
An obscure set, but a great one – and with a sound that's way deeper than you might expect! We only know Smoked Sugar from this one album for 20th Century – but far from being a one-off quickie session, the record's got a solid feel all the way through – the sort you'd expect ... read more CD

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New Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... CD
Buddah, 1973. Used ... $28.99
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Burning Of Atlanta ... LP 9.99

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New Phyllis St JamesAin't No Turnin Back ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little set from Phyllis St James – a Motown album from the mid 80s, and one that was crucially overlooked at the time! At a time when most of her contemporaries were losing a bit of control in the studio, Phyllis is still very firmly in charge – writing and arranging most of ... read more CD

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New Sly Stone & OthersI'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
An incredible snapshot of the funky soul genius of Sly Stone in an early transitional period – featuring all the known recordings of his short-lived Stone Flower label and production house from 1969-1970! Sly was a rising star at this point, and while the Stone Flower Productions name had ... read more CD
Also available I'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 ... LP 22.99

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New StylisticsStylistics ... CD
Avco, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound ... read more CD

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New SunWanna Make Love (aka Live On Dream On) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Vivid (Japan), 1976. Used ... $25.99
One of the greatest records ever cut by Sun – the late 70s funk group who some excellent albums for Capitol Records – a group whose records never made the charts as strongly as their contemporaries, but not for lack of quality! This set's a great batch of heavy ensemble funk with an ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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New SupremesCream Of The Crop ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked greatness from the late 60s years of The Supremes! Cream Of The Crop may not have been a huge hit for The Supremes, but the record has the group handling a variety of interesting work – mostly done in modes that bring the best Motown styles of the 60s into closer contact with the ... read more CD

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New SupremesI Hear A Symphony ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Symphonic soul from The Supremes – a set that still has the trio working with the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland team, but with a full set of orchestral backings that help them hit even more class and sophistication than before! The ballads have these really lush arrangements – never ... read more CD

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New SupremesLet The Sunshine In ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Groovy late 60s work from Diana Ross & The Supremes – a record that has them breaking the Motown mold a bit, and hooking up with a nice variety of modder soul and pop modes! Tracks on the set include a few Motown-penned numbers, but the trio also tackle hits like "Everyday ... read more CD

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New SurfaceBest Of Surface – A Nice Time 4 Lovin' ... CD
Columbia, 1991. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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New SwallowsVery Best Of The Swallows ... CD
King/Collectables, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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New SwitchSwitch (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1978. Used ... $25.99
A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group's got members from both the DeBarge and Ingram families! There's a warmth here that few others can match – an earnest, ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Out of print. Includes obi.)
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Switch ... LP 2.99
Switch (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
 
 



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