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New AaliyahAaliyah ... LP
Atlantic, 2001. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Her final LP. 14 tracks in all, includes "We Need A Resolution", "More Than A Woman", "Never No More", "Read Between The Lines", "It's Whatever" and "I Can Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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New ADC BandBrother Luck ... LP
Cotillion, 1981. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Strong dancefloor funk from ADC Band – one of the tightest combos of their generation, and a group who manage to skirt the worlds between 80s club and more jamming funk. There's a much smoother sound here than the group had in their roots, and the focus here is on plenty of bass and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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New African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Soul Makossa ... LP 18.99
Soul Makossa ... CD 22.99

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New Sandra AlexandraWarm & Wild ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Very nice pop soul session, with production by Calvin Carter, and a sound that's similar to some of the Capitol LA soul sessions from the late 60s. Sandra sings in an easy loungey voice, and covers tracks like "Wedding Bell Blues", "She Will Break Your Heart", and "Ooh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes and some wear.)

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New Rance Allen GroupStraight From The Heart ... LP
Stax, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A return to Stax by Rance Allen – his first album for the label after a stellar set for Capitol, and a much smoother set than before! Rance has learned from his work with Larry Mizell on Capitol, and is using a warmer glide on his tracks on this set – arrangements mostly done by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Rance Allen GroupWay It Is (aka Say My Friend) ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $22.99
A fantastic bit of spacey soul – and an amazing collaboration between the Mizell Brothers and vocalist Rance Allen! The set's quite different than Rance's earlier, rootsier work for Stax – and instead has the soaring, joyous quality of some of the other great Mizell productions from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)

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New ArtisticsI Want You To Make My Life Over ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of The Artistics' most beautiful albums for Brunswick – and the one that includes the title song that was perhaps their greatest single! "I Want You To Make My Life Over" is a classic bit of Chicago soul – done at a level that really sums up all the sophisticated changes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available I Want You To Make My Life Over (with bonus track) ... CD 21.99

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New Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $0.99
By this point, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul and R&B hitmakers, and this self produced album continues in their tradition of sophisticated soul and rich balladry. With a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a cutout notch.)

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New Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Atlantic StarrRadiant ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good ... $0.99
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Average White BandWarmer Communications ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Sealed ... $3.99
In case you don't get the joke, the title's a play on the fact that Atlantic Records had just been acquired by Warner Communications – now fully a major label at the end of the 70s! That fact doesn't stop the album from being a good one, though – and AWB work here with Arif Mardin on a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New 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
Also available Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... CD 8.99

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New Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Anita BakerGiving You The Best That I Got ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A mega-hit, but for good reason – as the record brought sophistication back to chart soul at the end of the 80s – proof that well-done, deeply-voiced records could still beat the schmaltz of the geri-curl generation! Anita's working here in territory that draws from the classics, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear, a bent corner, and some small stains.)

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New Jimmy BeeJimmy Bee Live ... LP
ALA, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A tight little album of funky soul from Jimmy Bee! The record's the only full length we've seen by him – and it's a lively live recording that features Jimmy running through material that ranges from bluesy, to soulful, to downright funky! Two cuts, "Find Yourself" and "Talkin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker, light wear, and a spot of price sticker residue.)

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New Black MerdaPsych Funk Of Black Merda ... LP
Funky Delicacies, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A collection of ultra-rare material from the mighty Black Merda and affiliates – the legendary funk group who mixed in plenty of Hendrix-styled guitar to their grooves – resulting in sound that few other groups can touch! The "Psych Funk" title is very well put – given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Black Nasty/ADC BandIt's Hard Times – Rare & Unreleased Detroit Funk 1975 to 1981 ... LP
Funky Delicacies, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Rare funk from the Detroit underground of the late 70s – a lost link between the legendary Stax group Black Nasty, and their later mainstream incarnation, the ADC Band! The work here is from the years between Black Nasty's 1973 debut and some of the bigger ADC records for Cotillion – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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New BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good- ... $7.99
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
(Cover has some wear and a name sticker in one corner.)
Also available Night Grooves ... LP 14.99

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New BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. New Copy 3 LPs ... $22.99 23.98
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Walking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD 16.99

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New Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... LP
Arista, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don Blackman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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New Blue MagicBlue Magic ... LP
Atco, 1974. Very Good- ... $6.99
The start of a tremendous run from Blue Magic – easily one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, a quintet we'd place in a rare class with heavy hitters like The Stylistics or The Moments! The album's smooth and sweet, but never slick – perfectly arranged by the great Norman ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, and splitting. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 2.)

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New Booker TI Want You ... LP
A&M, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An early 80s gem from Booker T – and continuing proof that he made some mighty nice music after he split from the MGs! This set's got Book grooving in a sweet Cali mode all the way through – a vibe that's warm, yet never sleepy at all – and blended with just the right touches of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Booker T & The MGsBooker T Set ... LP
Stax, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
Later work from Booker T and crew – an album that always gets lost in the shuffle, but which also includes lots of great moments, and a bit more funk than in earlier years! The rhythm section's loosening up a bit on the set – led by the mighty Al Jackson, and working past that tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Booker T & The MGsMcLemore Avenue ... LP
Stax, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The Beatles had Abbey Road – and Booker T & The MGs had McLemore Ave, the main street running outside the Stax studios, and a fitting title for the album that has them playing tunes from The Beatles' incredible Abbey Road album. If you've ever thought that Abbey Road was a soft-rock ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Brass ConstructionConquest ... LP
Capitol, 1985. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A pumping bit of 80s soul from Brass Construction – a record that moves pretty strongly away from the horn-heavy style of their roots, yet one that still bubbles along nicely with some sweet dancefloor grooves! Randy Muller seems to keep his focus here on the beats and keyboards – used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a razor mark.)

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New BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Breakwater ... LP 9.99

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New 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 4.99

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New Bobby BrownKing Of Stage ... LP
MCA, 1986. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Bobby Brown's out to put his New Edition past firmly behind him here – stepping out in a range of pop soul numbers that still have a sound that's as fresh as his late teen look on the cover! The Brown cliches haven't settled into full effect here yet – and there's a boyish charm on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bobby BrownRemixes In The Key Of B ... LP
MCA, 1993. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Elaine BrownElaine Brown ... LP
Black Forum, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The second of two albums that Elaine Brown cut while part of the Black Panther Party – and a lot more trippy dippy than the first one. Despite the fact that Motown had a hand in releasing this one, the overall style is fairly folksy – sort of a mix of Jean Ritchie and Joan Baez, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has some lgiht wear & a spot of price sticker residue.)

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New James BrownHot Pants ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
James Brown really opens up on this early 70s classic – really showing the world the amazing groove he was crafting with his band – who were let loose to jam in the studio, spinning out some really long grooves – which were then cut down to make this sweet little record! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine and some wear.)
Also available Hot Pants (plus bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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New James BrownI Got The Feelin' ... LP
Polydor, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP
King, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP
King, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP 29.99
It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD 13.99

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New James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Payback ... LP 27.99

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New James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownSex Machine ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued top and bottom seams, light wear, and some small light stains.)
Also available Sex Machine (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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New James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the wilder James Brown instrumental LPs from the late King period. The James Brown Band is fronted by a heavy fuzzy guitar sound, which gives the LP a sort of rock-break feel, with nice fuzzy electric tones. All tracks are by James and Dave Matthews, and the record is sort of a second ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slaughter's Big Rip-Off ... CD 13.99

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New James BrownSuper Bad ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Bad ... CD 13.99

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New Peter BrownDo You Wanna Get Funky With Me? ... LP
Drive, 1977. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A super-huge moment for Miami funk guru Peter Brown – a record instantly recognized by the silhouetted cover image of a perky nude in a window on the front, and for the very famous title hit, "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me?" Despite its hit status, the record's actually a pretty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Peabo BrysonCrosswinds ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Sweet, smooth, and soulful work from Peabo Bryson – a perfect little record that captures him at a point when he was definitely tightening up his act, but not falling into the soppier traps of later years! Production here is shared by Peabo with the great Johnny Pate – who seems to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Bumblebee UnlimitedSting Like A Bee ... LP
RCA, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A spacey Patrick Adams/Greg Carmichael dance classic – and very much in the P&P disco mode! The record's filled with extended club cuts that have a lot of keyboards and electronics, and although the lyrics are a bit silly at times, the groove is rock solid – with that amazing funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Solomon BurkeKing Of Rock N Soul (aka Rock 'N Soul) ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Genius work from Solomon Burke – the kind of all-out, no-nonsense soul album that made Atlantic Records one of the strongest forces in the genre during the 60s! If you've ever bought one of Solomon's weaker recent albums, you owe it to yourself to check this one out – as it's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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
Also available Melinda – Original Soundtrack ... LP 18.99

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New Alvin Cash/Otis Clay/Bull & The MatadorsFunky '69 ... LP
Toddlin Town, 1969. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Wow! Rare compilation from the great Chicago soul label Toddlin' Town – home to some of the city's best funky artists of the 60s! Lots of funky Alvin Cash cuts here: "Funky 69", "Alvin's Bag", "Funky Broadway", "Funky Street", "People Sure Act ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New 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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New CerroneBrigade Mondaine – The Original Soundtrack Anthology (Vice Squad/La Secte De Marrakech/Vaudou Aux Caraibes) (3LP/3CD set) ... LP
Malligator/Because (France), 1978/1979/1980. New Copy 3LP & 3CD (reissue)... $79.99
A mighty great set – three rare soundtracks from dancefloor maestro Cerrone – none of which we ever see on vinyl here in the US! First up is Vice Squad (aka Brigade Mondaine) – a rare soundtrack from the mighty Cerrone – recorded right at the height of his electro disco ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition of 1000 copies!)

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New CerroneCerrone 3 – Supernature (pale green vinyl pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Malligator/Because (France), 1977. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... $26.99
The height of French disco – a huge worldwide hit for Cerrone, a nutty bit of space disco that actually holds up pretty darn well over the years! The guy's not really a looker – and the strange "animal operation" cover almost makes this look like a prog rock album – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD version of the full album.)

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New ChakachasJungle Fever ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Jungle Fever (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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New Gene ChandlerGet Down ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The legendary Gene Chandler gets down, and gets down good – in this classic late 70s set of clubby numbers and upbeat groovers! The set's one of the best moments on the Chi-Soul series from producer Carl Davis – and features a nicely evolved version of earlier Chicago soul modes from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New ChangeSharing Your Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet geniunely soulful production a constant. This ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a name in marker in one corner.)

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New CherrelleFragile ... LP
Tabu, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has a bumped corner.)
Also available Fragile (180 gram pressing) ... LP 4.99

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New ChicChic ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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New Choice FourChoice Four ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of the greatest albums by this sweet east coast vocal group – also known to folks as the Golden Apples album, because of the crate full of gold-covered apples on the cover. The album's got a wonderful mellow harmony sound – arranged and produced by Van McCoy, much more in the style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Otis ClayI Can't Take It ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Sealed ... $9.99
A great mix of modes – and a set that represents a real turning point in the career of Otis Clay! The rougher edges of Clay's Chicago soul are warmed up here substantially by producer Willie Mitchell – bubbling up some Memphis soul for Otis, in a style that's similar to some of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Merry ClaytonMerry Clayton ... LP
Ode, 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Righteous and rocking soul from Merry Clayton! The set was done in LA with arrangements by insiders that include Jerry Peters, Carole King, and Billy Preston – and features some tight and sometimes funky backing from players that include David T Walker, Wilton Felder, Paul Humphrey, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear & a spot of price sticker residue.)
Also available Merry Clayton ... CD 13.99

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New Club NouveauLife Love & Pain ... LP
Warner/King Jay, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A seminal bit of crossover soul from the mid 80s – and the standout effort from California trio Club Nouveau! The album's best known for its hit remake of "Lean On Me" – one that pushes the tune along with some very heavy beats, and a version that helps us remember why Bill ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dennis CoffeySweet Taste Of Sin ... LP
Westbound, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
By the time of this one, Dennis had been producing a fair bit of club tracks for Westbound – and it certainly shows in the record, which has a smoother sound than before, and a more spacious soulful groove. However, there's actually still a fair bit of funk in the mix – and Dennis' own ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a promo stamp, and a tracklist sticker.)

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New Cold Blood, Tower Of Power, Hammer, & OthersSan Francisco Sampler Fall 1970 ... LP
San Francisco, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A collection of soul, funk, and rock tracks on the Atlantic subsidiary San Francisco, from the early 70's. Tracks include "Shop Talk" and "Too Many People" by Cold Blood, "Social Lubrication" and "Sparkling In The Sand" by Tower Of Power, "Tuane" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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
Also available Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now ... CD 13.99

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New CommodoresLive! ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A bit a hit for a live soul album as the 70s ever saw – and a great document of the versatility of the Commodores in the years when they still had their funky chops up strong enough! The live setting has the group running through some of their heavier earlier numbers, and veering strongly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an index label. Labels have index labels.)

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New CommodoresMachine Gun ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good- ... $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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Norman ConnorsRomantic Journey ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A warmly romantic journey from the stellar Norman Connors – but a set that's also got a fair bit of spiritual jazz undercurrents too! Norman's at that perfect Starship point in his career – giving equal space to the vocals and instrumental passages on the record – at a level that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New ControllersIn Control ... LP
Juana, 1977. Sealed ... $14.99
The first album by this excellent southern harmony soul group – recorded in Jackson by Frederick Knight, with a smooth sound that's much more in a Philly modern mode than most other work coming out of the city. These guys are clearly inspired by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit on one corner, with a bit of wear on the cover.)

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New Sam CookeBest Of Sam Cooke ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Sealed ... $18.99
A stone classic – not just from Sam Cooke, but in the genre of "best of" records too! The set's overflowing with classic singles from the legendary soul singers – almost the perfect record to start with if you've ever wanted to sample Sam's genius – that amazing voice, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed later pressing. Shrinkwrap has a "Best Buy Series" sticker.)

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New Sam CookeNight Beat ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
Wonderful mellow work from Sam Cooke – and a set that's recorded with a sound that's very much in keeping with the "night beat" that you might expect from the title! In fact, there's not so much a "beat" as a simple easy groove – a gentle sort of "night" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(90s reissue in a gatefold cover.)

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New Dave Baby CortezDave Baby Cortez & His Happy Organ ... LP
Clock, 1960s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Stomping organ instrumentals from Dave Baby Cortez – a great little batch of work for the Clock label at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s, all of which helped to really find a place for the organ in American pop and soul! Cortez brought a style to the instrument that was as wild as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of tape residue in one corner and a couple of small stains, with two factory stamps and a name in marker on the back.)

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New DarondoLet My People Go (colored vinyl) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Mad homegrown soul from the enigmatic Darondo – a brief Bay Area star back in the 70s, and also host of TV comedy and children's shows! Darondo only ever saw release of 3 singles, but they're all pretty darn great – a weird mix of funk, soul, and sly slinky grooves – very unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally repressed – and on green colored vinyl!)

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New Betty DavisBetty Davis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition repress of 1000 copies.)

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New Betty DavisIs It Love Or Desire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Sundazed, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
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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New Bobby DayBest Of Bobby Day ... LP
Rhino, Late 50s/1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole, some light wear, and WGN letters in pen. Spine has a spot of tape.)

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New Dazz BandJukebox ... LP
Motown, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The Dazz Band must have been on plenty of jukeboxes by this point in their career – hitting hard with that catchy, synth-heavy groove that marked most of their Motown years! The album's got all the catchy pop elements you might guess from the time – not as classically funky as the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New DeBargeRhythm Of The Night ... LP
Motown, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A polished 80s effort from Debarge, with a number of pretty big hits for the group. Not too long ago we might have ignored this record, but with a little more age on them, these 80s pop soul efforts are going down a lot more easily for us. Not earth shattering stuff by any means, but a nice piece ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You ... LP
Philly Groove, 1968. Very Good+ (reissue)... $5.99
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lee DorseyRide Your Pony – Get Out Of My Life, Woman ... LP
Amy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A stunning album of raw New Orleans soul – recorded by the great Lee Dorsey, with production by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn! The record falls in the same camp as The Meters – and although Dorsey's work has vocals, the choppy instrumental backing is pure Crescent City all the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Double ExposureTen Percent ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lamont DozierBittersweet ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
It's hard to find fault with Lamont Dozier – even on one of his lesser albums, like this one! Lamont's best quality has always been his way with a song – and he's working here with a good batch of original tunes that all have sharp hooks and some very catchy choruses, perfect for his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear & a sticker.)

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New Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah BandDr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Goes To Washington ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
The group's third album, and although it wasn't as big of a hit as some of the others, it's a great batch of club tracks with a unique sound, and a nice jazzy approach! August Darnell wrote all the lyrics in the set and plays bass in the group – and lead female vocals are by Cory Daye, who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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New Dr JohnDr John's Gumbo ... LP
Atco, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A distinctly roots-oriented effort from Dr. John – and one in which he reprises a number of classic New Orleans R&B tracks, and gives them his unique funky twist. The record features versions of Sugarboy Crawford's "Iko Iko", Huey Smith's "Blow Wind Blow", and other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bend on one corner.)

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New DramaticsDramatic Experience ... LP
Volt, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Fantastic early work from The Dramatics – an amazing blend of sweet soul harmony vocals, Memphis soul production, and some other-worldly songwriting that far surpasses later work of the group. This album's one of the band's most righteous, with a mixture of Curtom-type message cuts and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a promo sticker in one corner, and a peeled sticker remnant in another.)

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New DramaticsDramatically Yours ... LP
Volt, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
We've got to admit that we're such big fans of the first two albums by the Dramatics that we're always hard pressed to love any other albums of theirs as much – but this one's still a strong effort that retains many of the best elements of the earlier records, particularly the mellow soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New DramaticsJoy Ride ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sweetly smooth grooving from The Dramatics – tighter than their years at Stax, but still tremendous stuff vocally – with a sound that mixes the rough and the sweet like nobody else! The album features works by a number of different producers – including group members Ron Banks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker in one corner.)

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New DramaticsNew Dimension ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good ... $3.99
The Dramatics definitely hit a new dimension here on Capitol Records – a new home for the group in the early 80s – and a label who really helped them find some new energy in their music! The placement's no surprise – given that singer LJ Reynolds was also working for Capitol ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Sheila ESheila E In The Glamorous Life ... LP
Paisley Park, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A strong debut of more commercially oriented material from Coke Escovedo's daughter, hooking up with Prince and Jesse Johnson after stints with George Duke and others. The vibe here, as you probably well know, is very Prince influenced, but infused with a wonderful Latin vibe that really set it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Earth Wind & FireAnother Time (Need Of Love/Earth Wind & Fire) ... LP
Warner, Early 70s/1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Mid 70s compilation of EWF's first two albums for Warner Brothers – Need Of Love and Earth Wind & Fire. This set is almost as hard to find as the originals, and was issued in 1974 to cash in on the group's success at Columbia, and try to give their Warner recordings one more chance. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Earth Wind & FireBest Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, Mid 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Fantastic stuff through and through – and almost a "best of" best of collection from the 70s! The album's a key illustration of the genius of Earth Wind & Fire on Columbia Records – because by the time the set was released in 1978, most of the tracks were already well-know ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a light wear, with a light mark from sticker removal. Labels have some marker.)

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New Earth Wind & FireSpirit ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
A big hit for the group – and a great album of smooth funky soul! Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a few stains, and a small split on the spine.)

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New Electric IndianKeem-O-Sabe ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
A goofy mix of groovy instrumental tracks with a weird "Apache"-esque instrumentation made up of some nicely processed guitars. The album's sort of funky in parts, with arrangements by Vince Montana that were recorded at Sigma Sound – and which have a late 60s Philly soul vibe to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some staining, a small sticker, and a cut in the top right corner.)

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New Fabulous FantomsJust Having A Party – Rare New Orleans Funk From The Vaults ... LP
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
The notes claim that this one has a "Big Easy bounce" – and they're definitely not kidding! The set's a great batch of New Orleans funk – one of the many releases in the always-getting-better series from Funky Delicacies, and a long overdue look at this obscure heavy funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jose FelicianoEncore – Jose Feliciano's Finest Performances ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A great summation of Jose Feliciano's genius during his initial years at RCA – that unique mix of Chicano soul, acoustic folk, and Latin rhythms that made him sound unlike anyone else at the time! There's a charm to this work that's undeniable – an instantly compelling feel that makes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in an embossed cover. Cover has light wear, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, some seam splitting, a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, a promo stamp, and a sticker and some pencil on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New Jose FelicianoFeliciano! ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
An amazing record! By all rights, this shouldn't be so good – but it's an incredible album of haunting tracks that really has us coming back again and again over the years. The formula is simple: Jose plays late 60s pop tunes on acoustic guitar, and sings them in his spacey soulful voice. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Richard Dimples FieldsDimples (1981) ... LP
Boardwalk, 1981. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A surprise hit for Richard Dimples Fields – and one of those albums that seems to turn up in just about every collection of records from the 80s! Although Fields first got his start turning out self-produced soul albums, and you'd expect him to sound a lot slicker here, recording for MCA's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Dimples ... CD 11.99

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New Five KeysFive Keys ... LP
King, Late 50s. Sealed ... $11.99
Killer King work from this seminal vocal group – with cuts that include "Rosetta", "Ziggus", "Dream On", "Dancing Senorita", "Gonna Be Too Late", "I Burned Your Letter", and "How Can I Forget You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing – still hard to find!)

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New Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $5.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small CRC sticker in one corner.)

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New Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Roberta Flack at her most masterful – balancing righteous soul at it's most spiritually resonant and more mainstream accessible melodies – from her classic years at Atlantic when she was forging a whole new sound that was a unique blend of soul, jazz, and spiritualism. Each of Roberta's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover, which has some light wear.)
 
 



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