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New VariousBombay 2 – Electric Vindaloo ... CD
Motel, 1970s/2001. Used ... $7.99
The fantastic follow-up to one of our best-selling titles! Like it's precursor, this second volume to Bombay The Hard Way takes 70s Bollywood brownsploitation film funk tracks and dialogue, and remixes them to pump up the beats, pull out the grooves, and create a more coherent sound overall. There's a more complicated sound to this volume that pushes the Indian-inspired grooves even further – and which actually creates some more discreet tunes that would work well on a heavy dancefloor, or as a soundtrack for your own exotic adventures! Remixers include Kid Koala, Steinski, Pak Man, Eynomite D, and Mix Master Mike – and titles include "Bionic Kakaa", "Theme From Twin Sheiks", "Bollywood B-Boy Battle, "Sexy Mother Fakir", "Inspector Jay's Big Score", "Electric Vindaloo", "Oil Street Blues", "Chakra Khan", and "TJ Hookah". CD
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VariousBoston Goes Def – The Champions Of Boston Rap ... LP
Beautiful Sounds, 1980s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
For your collection of lost and forgotten rap groups. Includes "Popeye Rap" by the White Boy Crew, "Power In Our Rhymes" by the Body Rock Crew, "World Class" by DJ Scratch, "Stop, Look & Listen" by Professor Rock & RCC Roxbury Crush Crew, "Goodnite" and "Girls" by Disco P & The Fresh MC, "Betty Lou" by the K Rock Crew, "Give Us Respect" by MC Throwdown & DJ Almighty Antski, "In The Place To Be" by Rusty The Toejammer & Larry D, "We're Def" by Ultimate GQ, "Suzi Q" by the Fresh To Impress Crew and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousChicago Deep ... CD
Ronn/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s/1985. New Copy ... $28.99
Chicago's plenty deep – something we've known for years, being Windy City lifers ourselves – but this set really gets at the special sound of the city's blues scene – especially some of the overlooked hybrids that were coming out of the underground in the 70s and 80s! At that time, Chicago was swelling with a fresh influx of folks from the south – new listeners in the blues scene who were also raised on southern soul and older R&B – and who brought up a different mode than some of the electric styles of the 50s and 60s that are more commonly associated with Chicago. The work here is a great illustration of that change – produced by the Jewel/Ronn label with a mode that would work equally well for southern soul, and often served up in a mode that's far from some of the cliches that were chomping down on the more college-bound blues scene of the period. The CD features the whole Blues Boy album by Artie White – with cuts that include "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Warm Room", "Leaning Tree", "I Need Someone", and "Turned Out" – plus other singles that include "Dip My Dipper" and "Be Good To Me" by Cicero Blake, "Good Thing (parts 1 & 2)" by Casey Jones, "Just Another Man" and "I'm Tired Of These Changes" by Isaac Taylor, "Checking Out" and "Baby Baby" by Lee Shot Williams, and "Sitting On The Banks Of The River" and "Can't Let You Go" by Billy Perry. CD

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Taken From The Vaults (coloured vinyl) ... LP
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
A special vinyl-only collection of tracks from the legendary Dave Godin Deep Soul series – a set that's kind of the best of the best – given the strength of those all-great soul collections! All the cuts here offer a perfect definition of the deep soul groove at its best – a rich, heartfelt approach to the genre that's heavy on sounds from the southern soul scene of the 60s, but which also features a few inflections from other styles too! Vocals are always at the forefront, sung in a mindblowing way that may well even surpass some of the bigger names of the period – like artists on Atlantic or Stax – and titles include "Like It Stands" by Robert Ramsey, "These Four Walls" by Irma Thomas, "Losin Boy" by Eddy Giles, "Just Loving You" by Ruby Andrews, "You Got Me" by Jaibi, "Try Love" by Dori Grayson, "I'm Sorry I Hurt You" by Nat Phillips, "I Don't Cary Anymore" by Doris Duke, "Who Are You Gonna Love" by Rozetta Johnson, "You Make Me Feel Good" by Jawrence & Jaibi, and "It's Not That Easy" by Reuben Bell & The Casanovas. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousGirls On 45 Vol 2 – A selection Of Girl Groups, Girlie Pop, & Soulful Ladies 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Teensville, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A beautiful batch of prime quality, but quite obscure girl group singles – 45s cut for the majors and larger indies in the mid 60s – but didn't break out in a big way, despite being just as lovely and catchy as the big hits of the day! This is the second volume in what we hope will be a long series, and it's got a few names that'll be recognizable to diggers of rare rock, pop and soul – but the material has for the most part been buried for way too long. Beautiful stuff! It's a packed collection, too. 26 tracks in all: "Usher Boy" by Merry Clayton, "Run Johnny Run" by Ramona King, "Outside City Limits", "He's Hurtin' Me" by Beverly Williams, "Changed Disposition" by The Party Favors, "Big Man" by Barbara Jackson, "After Last Night" by The Rev-Lon, "You're My Baby" by The Carolines, "You're Not The Guy For Me" by Ernestine Anderson, "Don't Say Goodbye" by Jean King, "Don't Pity Me" by Joanie Sommers, CD

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VariousI Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore 1927 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $11.99
The title's a great one for the nature of the collection – a mixture of obscure folk, blues, and old-time music – most of it made by relatively recent immigrants to the US! The package does a great job of drawing strands between early styles of music that were recorded for 78rpm singles – and shows that the format was incredibly diverse, and a great means of expression for regional communities – including some that were just beginning to find their own sense of identity. Another great one from the team at Mississippi Records – with 14 tracks that include "Blow Wind Blow" by Wilmouth Houdini, "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" by Two Gospel Keys, "Palida Luna" by Lydia, "Quill Blues" by Big Boy Cleveland, "Palida Luna" by Lydia Mendoza, and "Te Prohibido El Cabaret" by Sexteto Bolona. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIn Prison – Afro-American Prison Music From Blues To Hip Hop ... CD
Trikont (Germany), 1960s/1970s/1990s. Used ... $6.99
A unique little collection – as you might guess from the title – one that explores prison themes in a variety of different styles, from blues on up through soul, funk, and hip hop! The groove here is relatively contemporary – and most work here is from the 60s onwards, with a strong stop in the late 60s/early 70s period before a jump up to some key prison-themed recordings from 90s hip hop. And although a few of the artists here were actually behind bars at the time of the recordings, most of the work is from the outside looking in – recorded by bigger soul stars raising awareness of the difficulties of incarceration in the US. As usual with Trikont, the collection is extremely well put together – with plenty of notes in English to support its song choices and ideals – and an expanded set list with 19 tracks that include "Claimin I'm A Criminal" by Brand Nubian, "Work Song" by Nina Simone, "Behind Enemy Lines" by Dead Prez, "Berta" by Big Lousiana & Rev Rogers, "Pardon Denied Again" by Robert Pete Williams, "Court Room" by Last Poets, "Short Eyes" by Curtis Mayfield, "Locked Up" by Akon, "IG On Death Row" by Tupac, "Free" by The Soul Snatcherz, "Prisoner's Plea" by Billy Boy Arnold, and "Run Charlie Run" by The Temptations. CD

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VariousIntroduction To Chicago Soul ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1960s. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
Way more than just an introduction to Chicago soul – and instead, a surprisingly hip little set that features a fair bit of indie singles from the Windy City scene of the 60s! There's a few minor chart numbers here, but most of the tracks are much more underground – and include a number of gritty deep soul tracks, some other funky numbers, and some real killers from the Mar-V-Lus and One-Derful labels. Most numbers here have a much harder edge than some of better-known Chicago soul on labels like Okeh or Brunswick from the 60s – and the package features 16 tracks in all, with titles that include "Checkin Out" by Roscoe Robinson, "Help Wanted" by Jesse Anderson, "Do You Wanna Dance" by LC Cooke, "Cut You A Loose" by Ricky Allen, "Got To Find A Way" by Harold Burrage, "The Flame Remains" by The Steelers, "Check Me Out" by Bobby Jones & The Para-Mounts, "Wrong Wrong Wrong" by Ray & Dave, "What Is Love" by Jimmy Dobbins, "I Testify" by Otis Clay, "Bowlegged Woman Knock-Kneed Man" by Bobby Rush, "Good Thing (part 1)" by Casey Jones, "I Need Someone" by Artie Blues Boy White, and "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash. CD

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New VariousJewel Records Gospel Story ... CD
Jewel/Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 17.98
Way more than just the gospel you might expect from the title – given that the music here comes from the Jewel Records label, a real powerhouse for southern soul and blues! The style here is plenty secular overall – with lots of the best deep soul overtones we've come to expect from Jewel in the late 60s and early 70s – including that relaxed sort of production approach that makes the label's music way different than that of any of their southern contemporaries on the scene. The tunes are definitely spiritual, but carried off in a way that's very appealing to any fan of southern soul at the time – and the double-length set features a massive 36 gospel gems from Jewel that include "You Better Get Right" by Willie Morganfield, "I'm Traveling On" by The Soul Stirrers, "Solid Rock" by The Violinaires, "Little Boy" by Ted Taylor, "He Changed" by Albertina Walker & The Caravans, "All The Way" by The Violinaires, "Confusing Times" by Clarence Fountain, "A Change Is Gonna Come" by The Meditation Singers, and "There's A Creator" by Roscoe Robinson. CD

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VariousLa Pulpe Vol 2 – Six Years Of An Eclectic, Reserved & Lazy Label ... CD
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 2002. New Copy ... $12.99
A sweet little selection of grooves from the folks at Pulp Flavor Records! The label's best known to our customers for their great reissues of French groove obscurities from the 60s and 70s – but this selection features work by a number of newer artists involved with the label, interspersed by a few other older tunes pulled from sound library records. The overall feel is perfect – slightly Latin, slightly easy, slightly soundtracky – with a timeless quality that really blows away most American attempts at this sort of title. Tracks include "Dynamoog" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Vibra D'Electrique" by Apine, "Bagheera" by Nino Nardini & Roger Roger, "Freejazz Box" by Undress Code, "To The Bass" by Zimpala, "It's A Boy" by Ama D Us, "Epoch Making Sense" by Kan Takagi, and "Deja Mort" by Concorde Music Club. CD

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VariousLadies At Joe Gibbs ... CD
17 North Parade, 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
This one's for the ladies – The Ladies At Joe Gibbs, that is – featuring and sweet batch of classic-level numbers recorded at the legendary studios by Marcia Aitken, Althea, Christine, Dhaima and more. It's got a handful of treasures by "First Lady of Joe Gibbs" Marcia Aitken, plus some relatively obscure numbers and a few nice extended edits. A great little compilation from 17th North Parade! Includes "Ina Jah Children" by Dhaima, "My Man" by Marcia Aitken feat Trinity, "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" by Christine Oliver, "Holiday Style" by Jem & Dean, "Let Me Go Boy" by Marcia Aitken feat Ranking Joe, "Someone Loves You Honey", extended versions of "Emotion" by Marica Aitken feat Ruddy Thomas, "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Hortense Ellis and more. 15 tracks in all. CD

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VariousLooking Good – 75 Femme Mod Soul Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $28.99
A massive set of female soul – and a great reminder that back in the 60s, it was often the gals who sung with more punch than the guys! Most numbers here are upbeat and grooving – some in a Northern Soul mode, but lots more in styles that go way past the standard groovers you'll find on other sets of this nature – a really rich array of rhythms and vocal harmonies that make the entire package a delight through and through! There's loads of rare tracks on the set – many we've never heard before – and the work seems to feature more groups than solo singers, although the groups often have a soloist out in the lead. The package is great – and features a book on the music too – and the set features 75 titles that include "Run Run" by The Persianettes, "Someone To Treat Me" by The De Vons, "Put Yourself In My Place" by Azie Mortimer, "The Boy I Love" by Renee Medina, "Stuck On You" by Yvonne Carroll & The Roulettes, "So Many Days" by The Vonns, "Looky Looky" by The Yum Yums, "I Stand Accused" by The Glories, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousMusic From The Films Of Sophia Loren Vol 1 ... CD
El (UK), Mid/Late 50s. New Copy ... $4.99
Groovy music from the films of Sophia Loren – from mambo jazz, to lush balladry, to swinging numbers and more – with music from Woman Of The River, Houseboat, Boy On A Dolphin, The Legend Of The Lost, Pride And The Passion, and The Key – plus several of Sophia's lovely pop singles of the time! The composer on the set include George Duning (Houseboat), Malcolm Arnold (The Key), Elmer Bernstein (Desire Under the Elms) and others, and it's lush, evocative film music that's among the finest of the 50s, and the numbers sung by Ms Loren are pretty wonderful, too. Titles include the singles "I Wanna Guy", "Why Tomorrow" and "Felecita", plus "Mambo Bacan" from Woman Of The River, ""Bing! Bang! Bong!" and more from Houseboat, "The Café", "Nocturnal Sea" and more from Boy On A Dolphin", "Chop Suey Polka" and more from The Key, and lots more. CD

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New VariousNight Walker – The Jack Nitzsche Story Volume 3 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
Jack Nitzsche was one of the greatest producers of the LA scene of the 60s – a legendary talent whose work was a key counterpart to frequent associate Phil Spector, but which also took on lots of other weird twists and turns of its own! Jack has this mad appeal that you can probably guess from his image on the cover – a quiet genius who really finds a way to make artists shine at their best – whether he's working the knobs in the studio, or just scoring an arrangement or penning a tune! This volume is easily the most wild of Ace Records' series on Nitzsche – and features lots of offbeat tunes that almost feel more like Kim Fowley tracks than some of the more mainstream numbers that came from Jack's hands. The range of music here is really wonderful – lots of lost LA gems from the 60s, plus a few key tracks from later years too – in a lineup that includes "Puddin N Tain" by The Alley Cats, "What About You" by Ramona King, "Educated Fool" by Billy Storm, "Daddy You Just Gotta Let Him In" by The Satisfactions, "Louie Louie" by Honey Ltd, "Little Boy" by The Crystals, "Night Walker" by Jack Nitzsche, "If My Car Could Only Talk" by Lou Christie, and "Night Time Girl" by Modern Folk Quintet. CD

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New VariousNME C86 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $28.99
A amazing look at the British indie scene during one of its greatest stretches – the mid 80s period when it seemed like new labels and new bands were springing up every week! The 2CD set takes its name from the influential C86 collection put together by NME at the time to showcase some of the best work – but this version expands the lineup to a whopping 72 tracks in all, and really stretches the scope to include some real lost gems. There's plenty of great work here from a time before the scene got mis-led by dance rhythms and too many stimulants – a cornucopia of long-lost labels and groups – most of them jangle pop wonders with great talents for penning simple, catchy little tunes! Titles include "World's No Place" by The Jasmine Minks, "Everything's Going Right" by The Avons, "Don't Slip Up" by Meat Whiplash, "Billy Liar" by North Of Cornwalls, "Outback Jazz" by Blue Aeroplanes, "Run To The Temple" by Bogshed, "Therese" by The Bodines, "Happy Head" by Mighty Lemon Drops, "Velocity Girl" by Primal Scream, "This Boy Can Wait" by The Wedding Present, "New Way" by Big Blame, "Console Me" by We've Got A Fuzzbox, "Inside" by 14 Iced Bears, "Darkess & Colour" by The Railway Children, and "Hedonist Hat" by Pigbros. Lots lots more! CD

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VariousPhil Spector – Back To Mono 1958 to 1969 (4CD set) ... CD
Abkco, Late 50s/1960s. Used 4CD ... $24.99
The classic box set featuring so many of the biggest, best, and brightest pop, rock & soul singles of the late 50s and on through the 60s – those ubiquitous, but no less incredible productions from that crazy genius Phil Spector! Back To Mono features many of the best known numbers by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers, Darlene Love, the Checkmates, the Crystals and many more – all of it with the appropriately dubbed Wall Of Sound that made Phil Spector the most famous producer of all time! We'd love to see an addendum someday featuring a set of Spector's productions for those idiosyncratic superstars of the 70s (the Ramones, Leonard Cohen, the post-Beatles) – but as a snapshot of an era, this box can hardly be beaten! 60 tracks on the the main 3CDs in the set – plus a 4th CD featuring the classic Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector album from 1963! Titles include "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears, "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E King, "I Love How You Love Me" by Paris Sisters, "He's A Rebel" by the Crystals, "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Going To Marry" by Darlene Love, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes, "Hold Me Tight" by the Treasures, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by the Righteous Brothers, "River Deep Mountain High" by Ike & Tina, "Love Is All I Have To Give" by Checkmates and tons more – plus the immortal holiday disc featuring the Ronettes, Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Crystals, Darlene Love and more! All that, and a thick, nearly 100 page booklet! CD
(Out of print. Includes original box and book.)

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New VariousRed Bird Story ... CD
Red Bird/Charly (UK), Mid 60s. Used 4CD ... $31.99
Red Bird was a groovy little label set up in the mid 60s by Lieber & Stoller after years of success churning out pop hits for Atlantic. And while the label was fairly short-lived, they did have a number of big records – like "Gee Baby Bee", "Iko Iko", and "I'm Gonna Get You Yet" by The Dixie Cups, "Leader Of The Pack", "What Is Love", and "Sophisticated Boom Boom" by The Shangri-Las, "Ask Anybody", "The Boy From New York City" and "He Ain't No Angel" by The Ad-Libs – all of which are on this set. The best stuff, though, is some of the labels' groovy harmony tracks, which show up here as a mix of surf-sounding tunes and group soul material – titles like "New York Is A Lonely Town" by The Tradewinds, "I Got A Dream" by The Soul Brothers, "Baby Be Mine " by The Jelly Beans and more. There's also some nice titles by single artists – including early work by Linda Jones, Sam Hawkins, Didi Noel, and Alvin Robinson. 96 cuts in all, on 4 CDs, with a great booklet! CD
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VariousRhythm & Bluesin By The Bayou – Rompin & Stompin ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
The wealth of music from the Louisiana scene knows no bounds – as you'll hear in this tremendous batch of R&B work from the end of the 50s – a set that not only features a batch rare singles, but also a whopping 19 previously-unissued tracks! The work lies in a special space between early soul, rock, and blues – and has a quality that's quite different than R&B from bigger spots like Memphis or Texas – styles that maybe echo modes from both locales, but which also mix in some grittier, swampier sounds as well! The whole "By The Bayou" series from Ace is mighty darn great, but we're especially in love with this R&B volume – and know you'll dig great cuts like "Silly Filly Oh Baby" by Jay Nelson, "She's Got Eyes Like A Cat" by Wonder Boy Travis, "Walkin In The Park" by King Karl, "Lucille" by Classie Ballou, "Tomorrow" by Carol Fran, "I'm A Country Boy" by Ivory Jackson, "My Girl Across Town" by Lester Robertson & The Upsetters, "Teenage Queen" by Tabby Thomas, and "You're So Good Looking" by Otis Smith. CD

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VariousRough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (with bonus Spanglish Fly CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.98
A wicked little set that really gets at the way that Latin record collecting has moved way past the usual sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, and Cuba – to embrace a whole host of styles from around the globe! In a world of collections that feature oft-reissued numbers from the Fania catalog, this set goes way further to dig up a whole host of gems from north and south of the border – and even a few from the other side of the Atlantic as well – mostly older numbers, but also including a few contemporary cuts that fit well alongside the vintage numbers. Pablo Yglesias handled the track selection, with the same quality he brings to other Latin projects too – and titles include "Bamba Cure" by Mario Allison, "No Pago Na" by Alfredo Gutierrez, "Esa Mujer" by Los Kenya, "Denisth" by Grupo 2000, "Funky Tumbao" by Setenta, "My Shingaling Boy" by Spanglish Fly, "Domingo Por La Manana" by Carlos Pickling, "Black Shadow" by Orchestra Dee Jay, "Pensamiento" by Piper Pimienta, "Do You Want To Be Free" by Gilberto Sextet, and "Chevere" by Joe Quijana. Also features a bonus CD from Spanglish Fly – Let My People Boogaloo – a collection of work from the group's early years! CD

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VariousSnowboy Presents New Vintage Vol 1 ... LP
BBE (UK), 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
Heavy funk, Northern Soul, and R&B – but all of a newer vintage, and pulled together by the legendary Snowboy – who's been updating grooves for years! The set features loads of Snowboy's contemporaries from the global deep funk scene – and includes some nice bits that you won't usually find on records like this, which really opens the sound – thanks to the connections that Snowboy has been making over the past few decades. The 2LP package includes a whopping 21 tracks – and titles include "One Day" by Kings Go Forth, "That Old Black Music" by Ray Gelato & Kai Hoffman, "Stop Whistlin Wolf" by Imelda May, "Find Me A Golden Street" by Rich Clifford & The Saddows, "Green Jeans" by The Rapiers, "Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me" by Kitty Daisy & Lewis, "Big Fat Trap" by Big Boy Bloater & The Limits, "From Now On" by Magnus Carlson, "That's a Pretty Good Love" by Laura B & The Moonlighters, and "Baby Take Me Back" by Darrel Higham & The Enforcers, LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 3 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz, & Soundtrack Breaks For Mod Living ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
One of the coolest, hippest collections you could ever hope to find – not just the usual mix of vintage soul or obvious jazz tracks, but a wealth of wonderful work we never would have discovered otherwise! Mr Thing digs even deeper for this third volume than the previous two – working with a range of rare 70s records that span a great range of underground genres – mixing funky soul with sound library instrumentals, obscure themes, jazzy bits, and more – really getting back to the best spirit of BBE compilations like this from a decade or so ago. The whole thing's wonderful – really illuminating and full of surprises – and tracks include "La Da Da" by Dynamic Concept, "One More Time" by Nu Sounds Express, "The Sweeney" by Woolwich Polytechnic School Concert Band, "Fire To The Galleon" by Smiling Hard, "Rings Within Rings" by Harry Beckett, "La Bimini" by Spunk, "Nature Boy" by Sharon Cash, "Candy" by Chuck Jackson, "Romantic Atitude" by John Fitch & Associates, "Crossroads" by Graham Walker Sound, "Do It Again" by Disco Orchestra, "Oriental Weekend" by James Asher, "Give A Damn" by The Internationals, and "Art The Grass" by Dum Dum. 2CD set features one mixed disc, and one of unmixed tracks! CD
Also available Strange Breaks & Mr Thing 3 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz, & Soundtrack Breaks For Mod Living ... LP 24.99

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VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 3 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz, & Soundtrack Breaks For Mod Living ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
One of the coolest, hippest collections you could ever hope to find – not just the usual mix of vintage soul or obvious jazz tracks, but a wealth of wonderful work we never would have discovered otherwise! Mr Thing digs even deeper for this third volume than the previous two – working with a range of rare 70s records that span a great range of underground genres – mixing funky soul with sound library instrumentals, obscure themes, jazzy bits, and more – really getting back to the best spirit of BBE compilations like this from a decade or so ago. The whole thing's wonderful – really illuminating and full of surprises – and tracks include "La Da Da" by Dynamic Concept, "One More Time" by Nu Sounds Express, "The Sweeney" by Woolwich Polytechnic School Concert Band, "Fire To The Galleon" by Smiling Hard, "Rings Within Rings" by Harry Beckett, "La Bimini" by Spunk, "Nature Boy" by Sharon Cash, "Candy" by Chuck Jackson, "Romantic Atitude" by John Fitch & Associates, "Crossroads" by Graham Walker Sound, "Do It Again" by Disco Orchestra, "Oriental Weekend" by James Asher, "Give A Damn" by The Internationals, and "Art The Grass" by Dum Dum. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Strange Breaks & Mr Thing 3 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz, & Soundtrack Breaks For Mod Living ... CD 15.99

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VariousSweet Soul Music – The Stax Groups ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great little set that focuses on the group soul recordings from the Stax/Volt label – a format that wasn't explored that strongly in the early years of the company, but really grew to prominence as the years went on! Despite the title, not all the work here is in the southern soul mode you might expect – and the collection features plenty of numbers that rival the greatness of east coast harmony soul of the time, plus some other rare bits that are beyond description! Many numbers here are relatively obscure – and the 13 track collection features singles that include "Since I've Been In Love" by The Dramatics, "The Echo" by The Epsilons , "All Because Of You" by The Limitations , "Since I Fell For You" by The Lords , "Mannish Boy" and "Too Much Going On To Say Goodbye" by The Newcomers, "Which Way" and "Anyone Can" by The Leaders, "I Love You, You Love Me" by The Temprees, "Let Me Repair Your Heart" by The Mad Lads, "Peaceful Journey" by Fat Larry's Band, and "I'll Be Your Anything" by Ollie & The Nightingales. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWarner Sound Of Burt Bacharach ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
One of the grooviest collections of Burt Bacharach songs we've ever heard – a sweet double-length set that dips deep into the Warner Brothers catalog of the 60s, then moves into later decades for a few choice moments too! Tracks here represent a great range of Warner pop from the time – a bit of jazz, mod instrumentals, soul, girl pop, and more – including some excellent cuts from overseas that fit perfectly in with the American tracks that dominate the set. CD2 moves into some later territory that includes some 70s and 80s takes on Burt's music – showing the ever-growing power of Bacharach, even after his initial burst of songwriting and production. Titles include "Made In Paris" by Trini Lopez, "The Look Of Love" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Cross Town Bus" by Gals & Pals, "And This Is Mine" by Connie Stevens, "You're Following Me" by Caterina Valente, "Promise Her Anything" by Marty Paich, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Baby It's You" by Jeff Phillips, "Me Japanese Boy" by Harpers Bizarre, "Non Mi Innamoro Piu" by Johnny Dorelli & Catherine Spaak, "I Wake Up Crying" by Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BAnd, "I Say A Little Prayer" by Siw Malmkvist, "In My Reality" by Natalie Cole, "Alfie" by Everything But The Girl, "Are You There With Another Girl" by Mari Wilson, "Tell It To Your Heart" by Randy Crawford, and "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Linda Ronstadt. CD

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Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... CD
Columbia/T-Bird (UK), 1962. New Copy ... Around July 7, 2014 (delayed)
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks. Nice jazzy groove, and very much in the best style of Oscar's 60s work! including "Mr. Kicks", "Opportunity, Please Knock", Love is Like a New Born Child", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Hazel's Hips", "Forbidden Fruit", "Sam's Life", "When Malindy Sings" and more. CD

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New Willie Colon & Ruben BladesSiembra ... CD
Fania, 1978. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014
A classic 70s salsa jammer from Willie Colon – working here with his best vocalist ever, Ruben Blades, back before he'd crossed over to super-huge success! The album really marked a departure for Willie – moving past the bad boy style of earlier records, that kind of "tough guy in the hood" look – into a mode that was more open to other Latin scenes, and which marked an even greater rise to Latin stardom. Titles include "Dime", "Plastico", "Buscando Guyaba", "Maria Lionza", "Ojos", and "Siembra". CD

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley's Beach Party (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy ... Late June, 2014 (delayed)
You might need to be a Diddley diehard to know it, given the pretty hokey early 60s Beach Party cover photo – get past that and what you'll find is a rowdy, rumbling and completely incredible live album from Bo! It features material captured on a 2 night stand at The Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, SC in July of 1963 – raw and rambunctious, with the band pummeling fast and furious on some numbers and taking others into more of a gutbuckety bluesy vibe that's something else. Occasionally you can hear the screams of a clearly knocked out audience – boy, if we could find a wormhole to travel back in time and take this one in for ourselves. Includes "Memphis", "Gunslinger", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Old Smokey". "Bo Diddley's Dog", "I'm All Right", "Mr Custer", "Bo's Waltz", "What's Buggin' You (aka Crackin' Up)" and "Road Runner". LP, Vinyl record album

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EmotionsUntouched ... CD
Volt (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
Fantastic stuff! The Emotions may have been a sweet female soul trio from Chicago, but here, they're getting some extra heavy production from Ronnie Williams and David Porter – who bring a darker side to their sound, coming up with heavy soul grooves that really open them up. The classic example of this is the stellar cut "Blind Alley" – a famous sample from years back, and a wonderful funk tune on its own. Other tracks include "Boss Love Maker", "Love Ain't Easy Onesided", "Show Me How", "Love is The Hardest Thing To Find", and "Boy I Need You". CD

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ExcitersExciters ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
Although we don't normally dig some of the sweeter 60s girl groups, we love The Exciters! Lead singer Brenda Reid had one of the most amazing voices in soul music – filled with rough sexy tones that always grab our attention, even when the lyrics shouldn't – and this album's one of the group's rare few full-length recordings. The album was the group's first after leaving United Artists – where they had scored bit with their oldies hit "Tell Him" – and although that cut's not on this album, the record's probably an even more compelling batch of soul tunes than anything the group had previously recorded. Reid's lead vocals are sublimely backed by harmonies by two other ladies, and the nicely-placed baritone of Herb Rooney – and the styles run from uptown soul to mellower ballads. Tracks include "That's How Love Starts", "Something To Shout About", "I Knew You Would", "Run, Mascara", "My Father", "I Want You To Be My Boy", and "Are You Satisfied". CD

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Neal HeftiOh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You In The Closet And I'm Feeling So Sad/Won Ton Ton ... CD
RCA/Kritzerland, 1967/1976. New Copy ... Mid-August, 2014
Great grooviness from Neal Hefti – working here at the height of his 60s powers! The film stars Robert Morse, Barbara Harris, and Jonathan Winters – and the score's got a 60s screwball approach that mixes organ, woodwinds, percussion, and bits of strings together, all filtered through Hefti's rich style of arrangement. The overall feel is great – with loads of mod mod numbers, dancing around with wonderful rhythms that fall somewhere between bossa and beat. Ttiles include "Boy Girl Calypso", "Into The Sunset", "Spooky Coffins", "Oh Dad Calypso", "The Revolt of Johnathan Rosepettie III", and "Home Movies". CD
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Motohiko HinoMotohiko Hino First Album ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Around August 20, 2014
One of the greatest Japanese jazz drummers breaks out in his first album as a leader! Hino had played drums in the modernist bop group of (brother?) Terumasa Hino during the late 60s – but this set is the first that really lets his unique vision shine through. The album features Hino leading a sextet of young Japanese avant players that includes Takao Uematsu on tenor, Kosuke Mine on alto, and Hideo Ichikawa on piano and electric piano. The set begins with a rolling Ornette-ish take on "Gingerbread Boy", moves into a moody reading of "Into The Heaven", done more famously by Terumasa, but handled here in a dark spare manner that features some excellent cello work by Yshio Ikeda. The last track in the set is the 20 minute "Mine Tune", a free jazz workout on a par with work being recorded at the same time in Paris or Berlin. CD

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JBsBreakin' Bread ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
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 some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! CD
Also available Breakin' Bread ... LP 9.99

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King TubbyRoots Of Dub ... LP
Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Late April, 2014 (delayed)
The Roots Of Dub from The Dub Master – the one-and-only King Tubby. That's pretty much all you need to hear to know that this album rumbles with floor shaking bass, thunderous reverb drops and chattering echo, nicing up the heavy duty rhythms laid down by the Aggrovators. Hail to the King! Includes "Natty Dub", "Dub Magnificent", "A First Class Dub", "the Stepping Dub", "Rude Boy Dub", "Dub You Can Feel" and "Dread Locks Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraHits The Hits ... LP
Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... Early September, 2014
One of the most compelling albums so far from funky maestro Shawn Lee – all instrumental versions of recent tunes by megastars like Gwen Stefani, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Blur, Badly Drawn Boy, Justin Timberlake, and Outkast! As you might guess from Shawn's previous records, the approach here is quite different than the originals – lean, mean, and totally funky – with sweet keyboards and horns in place of most of the vocals, although a few cuts seem to have a bit of chorus bits too. The vibe is mostly in a 70s mode – and takes these current numbers way back in time, to the era that arguably influenced the new songs. Titles include "Rehab", "Trick Me", "Rock Your Body", "Hey Ya", "Out Of Time", "Once Around The Block", "Clint Eastwood", "Get UR Freak On", "Toxic", "By The Way", and "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
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Little EvaLoco-Motion ... CD
Dimension/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Around September 10, 2014
A classic set of Brill Building soul – produced by Gerry Goffin, conducted by Carole King, and featuring songs written by the both of them! You'll certainly recognize the hit title track "Loco-Motion", but Eva also comes across nicely on most of the other tracks – with a young and slightly sad soul sound that we really like. Titles include "Some Kinda Wonderful", "I Have A Love", "Down Home", "Run To Her", "He Is The Boy", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and "Sharing You". CD

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Yuji OhnoMy Little Angel ... CD
BMG (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Around October 22, 2014
A pivotal album in the development of the Japanese piano trio sound of the 70s – one that links together an older mode of expression with some of the newer freedoms on the scene! Yuji Ohno grabs us here from the very first note with a bold voice on the keys – one that's got some echoes of 60s American players, but which soon takes off in a more spacious, more fluid style that's every bit the best legacy that Japanese players grew from the influence of Bill Evans. The trio here is often nicely rhythmic – with pulsating bass from Yoshio Ikeda and drums that snap then stop when needed from Kazuyoshi Okayama. Titles include the beautiful original numbers "My Little Angel" and "Mr Happy-Gon" – both tunes that should have become standards – plus versions of "A Boy On A Dolphin", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Alone Togther", and "My Foolish Heart". CD

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Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Around July 29, 2014
Not everyone agrees with us, but this is definitely one of our all-time favorites! Inspired cuts include the title cut, "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle", "We Get Ill", "Parkside 5-2", "We Get Ill", and the Code Money DJ track, "It's Krack". CD
Also available
Saturday Night! - The Album (Jive pressing) ... LP 6.99
Saturday Night! - The Album (Schoolly D pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, & OthersDrop Down Mama ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Around August 27, 2014
Some of the earliest blues ever recorded by the legendary Chess Records – material by a variety of artists caught at the very start of the 50s! The names here aren't as big as those of the stars who would firmly put Chess on the map later in the decade – but the work is a great indication that the Chess brothers were on the right track even in these early days – picking some of the finest talents of the underground, and setting their work to wax! Titles include a few previously unreleased numbers, plus other tracks from older 78s – and titles include "Joliet Blues" and "So Glad I Found You" by Johnny Shines, "Sweet Black Angel" and "Anna Lee" by Robert Nighthawk, "Dark Road" and "You Can't Live Long" by Floyd Jones, "Crying" and "Sad Story" by Blue Smitty, "One Of These Days" by Big Boy Spires, and "Drop Down Mama" by Honey Boy Edwards. CD also features 3 bonus tracks too! CD

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Stanley BrothersStanley Brothers – 1949-1952 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Mid-August, 2014
More timeless, traditional, beautiful bluegrass ballads of love and lament from the Stanley Brothers – including the best version of "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow" you'll ever hear! These earlier Stanley recordings from the late 40s and early 50s have some strains of tradition blues, rags, and spirituals – and kind of came at the the tail end of the world Harry Smith would soon later shine a brilliant light on. 24 tracks in the set including "A Vision Of Mother", "The White Dove", "Little Glass Of Wine", "We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven", "I Love No One But You", "The Fields Have Turned Brown", "Hey! Hey! Hey!", "The Wandering Boy", "Let's Part The Best Of Friends", "Too Late To Cry", "Pretty Polly", "The Old Home" and much more. CD

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Billy StewartI Do Love You ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 27, 2014
Beautiful beautiful soul stuff, by one of the most unique voices in soul history. Billy Stewart sings a monster set of original compositions that includes classics like "Sitting In The Park", "I Do Love You", "Fat Boy", "Fat Boy Can Cry", and "Strange Feeling". It's beautiful stuff, with a haunting spooky feeling, and vocals that make you want to cry. CD

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Average White BandCut The Cake ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. Loads of tight rolling basslines and hard drums – all produced with that polished funky sound that was the band's stock-in-trade during the big chart years! The record includes their funky classic "School Boy Crush", still a sampling favorite – plus loads of other nice moments, like "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "High Flyin Woman", and the hit title cut "Cut The Cake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Regina BelleThis Is Regina ... CD
Peak, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Classy soul from Regina Bell – a mellow, mature set that's filled with seductive charms! Titles include "Take My Time", "Someone Who Needs Me", "La Da Di", "Let Me Hold You", "Oooh Boy", "What If", "Gotta Go Back", and "Johnny's Back". CD

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Nat King Cole & OthersRe:Generations ... LP
Capitol, 2009. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
It's been nearly 20 years since Natalie Cole first sang duets with her father through the magic of technology – so the time's long overdue to throw a host of other talents into the mix! The style here is a bit like the Verve Remixed albums – in that the record takes older classics by Nat from the 40s and 50s, and updates them strongly with contributions from a host of contemporary mixers and producers. However, there's also a key difference here in that the album also features a fair bit of extra vocals too – from Bebel Gilberto, Natalie Cole, Nas, The Roots, and Izza Kizza – all of whom help to make the album a bit more than the simple remix effort you might expect. Nat's own vocals are a bit buried in the mix at times, but that's no problem if you're eager to hear more from the younger generation – or re:generation, as the case may be! Titles include "Day In Day Out" with Cut Chemist, "Straighten Up & Fly Right" with Will I Am & Natalie Cole, "Lush Life" with Cee-Lo Green, "Walkin My Baby Back Home" with The Roots, "The Game Of Love" with Salaam Remi & Nas, "El Choclo" with Brazilian Girls, "Pick Up" with Just Blaze, "Nature Boy" with TV On The Radio, and "Anytime Anyday Anywhere" with Amp Fiddler. LP, Vinyl record album

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New De La SoulGrind Date ... CD
Sanctuary, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Grind Date is easily the best later De La Soul album, and brevity is as key to the album as the group's proven longevity. 12 tracks, 49 minutes, no skits. Two songs in you'll find the stellar "Verbal Clap", one of J Dilla's finest productions ever, with precise on beat rhymes by De La. Other highlights include "He Comes" with Ghostface, a soulful track that would sound just as great on Ghost's Supreme Clientele. Is Grind Date the new sound for the mid 00s? Will it blaze trails and be co-opted by the next hot producers? Are the lyrics as solid as they could be? Probably not in each scenario, but that's not the point – these guys are consummate musicians, molding their rhyme schemes to the tracks with focus and precision. Most critics will say this is De La's best album since Stakes Is High. We'll say it's better! Featuring production by Dave West, J Dilla, Madlib and 9th Wonder – plus guest appearances by Yummy, Ghostface, Carl Thomas, MF Doom, Common and others. Other tracks include "The Future", "Much More" feat Yummy, "The Grind Date", "Shopping Bags", "Days Of Our Lives" with Common, "Come On Down", "Rock Co. Kane Flow" featuring MF Doom and more. CD

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New Al GreenBelle Album ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Al takes over the whole deal with this one – as the record features him writing, producing, arranging, and even playing lead guitar! Of course, he gets a bit of help – from Fred Jordan and Reuben Fairfax, whose names are hidden in smaller type, under the message on the back that says that the record is "something new". Well, it doesn't have Willie Mitchell, that's for dang sure. Al's voice is always nice and pretty, and the record's still got some really nice moments! Titles include "All N All", "Belle", "Loving You", "Georgia Boy", "Feels Like Summer" and "Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donny HathawayNever My Love – The Anthology (4CD set) ... CD
WEA, Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Don't think "anthology" – think "new musical discovery" – as this amazing package features two full CDs' worth of unreleased music from Donny Hathaway – plus some bonus rare tracks from singles, mono mixes, and key Roberta Flack duets as well! To our ears, the most exciting music comes from the unreleased cuts – work that really goes a long way towards filling out the all-too-short catalog of this legendary soul singer – and a perfect complement to his classic Atlantic Records albums from the 70s. Unreleased studio tracks include "A Lot Of Soul", "Let's Groove", "Latin Time", "Tally Rand", "Sunshine Over Showers", "Don't Turn Away", "Always The Same", "Zyxygy Concerto", "Sands Of Time & Changes", and the instrumental "Brown Eyed Lady" – and the set also features 10 previously unreleased cuts from Donny's famous 1971 run at The Bitter End – live tracks that include "Jealous Guy", "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", "Hey Girl", "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother", "The Ghetto", "Voices Inside", "Sack Full Of Dreams", and "What's Going On". Another CD features great singles – including the rare early duets with June Conquest on "I Thank You Baby" and "Just Another Reason" – plus mono single versions of "This Christmas", "Magnificent Sanctuary Band", "Lord Help Me", and "A Song For You" – as well as a duet with Margie Joseph on "Come Back Charleston Blue", the studio version of "Little Ghetto Boy", and the cuts "Love Love Love", "You Were Meant For Me", "I Believe To My Soul", and "Young Gifted & Black". The final CD features duets with Roberta Flack on 13 tracks that include "Mood", "Back Together Again", "You Are My Heaven", "Be Real Black For Me", "You've Lost That Lovin Feeling", "For All We Know", and "When Love Has Grown". 58 tracks in all – and a sweet package too! CD

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New HurricaneSuper Fight (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
One-off record from DJ Hurricane, the Beastie Boy's dj and now solo artist, about the boxing match between 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler and 'Sugar' Ray Leonard. Produced by Davy D and Russell Simmons. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New KingsmenHow To Stuff A Wild Bikini ... CD
Wand/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy American International Pictures (which is to say charming and kinda seedy) beach movie from the mid 60s – starring Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Mickey Rooney, and Buster Keaton (!!!) – with an even groovier soundtrack! The Kingsmen really only did 2 songs on the set – "Give Her Lovin" and "How To Stuff A Wild Bikini" – and other songs are sung by the cast members – and it's really fun, vintage teensploitation groovy stuff! Titles include "How About Us", "That's What I Call A Healthy Girl", "After The Party", "Better Be Ready", "Follow Your Leader", "The Perfect Boy", and "Madison Avenue". CD

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Musical YouthYouth Of Today ... LP
MCA, 1982. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial soul-reggae, but that cut's fun enough, and will certainly keep some folks entertained, if you were to drop it in your set. Also includes "Heartbreaker", "Blind Boy", "Yound Generation", "Mirror Mirror", "Children Of Zion", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Schoolgirl". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rose RoyceIn Full Bloom ... CD
Whitfield/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A big one for Norman Whitfield – who found in Rose Royce what he'd been lacking for years – a hit group ready to handle a number of styles, all well, and all with an adventurous style that would break them past the legions of lackluster funky soul groups of the late 70s. The record blends the band's more famous funky styles with smoother jazzy soul that's almost in a Minnie Riperton mode – and which is made even more so by the sweet lead vocals of Rose Norwalt. She's heard to best effect on the cuts "Wishing On A Star" and "Ooh Boy" – and other funkier numbers include "Do Your Dance", "Funk Factory", and "It Makes You Feel Like Dancing", which are all filled with great keyboards and nice spacey grooves. CD

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New YardbirdsLittle Games (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1967. Near Mint- (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Gritty and powerful grooves from The Yardbirds – mixing bluesy guitars and psychedelia in a pretty incredible way – with some gestures from guitarist Jimmy Page that indeed seem predict a course he's take in more lumbering fashion with Led Zeppelin in the following few years. The set was produced by Mickie Most, and bit of poppier feel, though, and ultimately really exciting, still relevant stuff! Includes "Little Games", "Sime On Me", "White Summer", "Glimpses", "Drinking Muddy Water", "Little Soldier Boy", "Only The Black Rose", "No Excess Baggage" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor". This rare mono edition from Sundazed also includes the bonus tracks "Puzzles" and "I Remember The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lester YoungMean To Me (Lester Young/Pres & Sweets) ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
2 classic 50s sessions – on a 2LP 80s set! On the first self-titled abum, Prez plays nice easy-going solos with a combo that includes Jessie Drakes on trumpet, Gildo Mahones on piano, John Ore on bass, and Connie Kaye on drums. The style of the tracks is in a warm mellow tone, which fits perfectly with Young's sweet sweet solo style. Tracks include "Another Mambo", "Somebody Loves Me", "Rose Room", and "Kiss Me Again". Next is the Pres & Sweets album – a classic Verve pairing of two of its greatest soloists, Lester Young and Harry Sweets Edison – both recorded here in a laidback, easily-swinging session that allows both players to shine equally! Young's tenor is always a welcome addition to any set of this nature, and Edison's playing here in a gentler, relaxed mode that's a wonderful fit to the easygoing groove laid down by the rhythm section of Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich. Titles include "Mean To Me", "That's All", "She's Funny That Way", and "Red Boy Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Aquarian DreamFantasy/Chance To Dance ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of great albums from this Norman Connors side project! Fantasy is righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". On Chance To Dance, Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass Construction, and finds a similar groove here with Aquarian Dream – one in which all the best elements are focused strongly on the rhythms! A few mellower moments round things out nicely with a jazzy vibe – and titles include "Disco Juice", "Gettum Up And Dance", "Big Boy", "Why Can't We Do It Like We Used To", "Dirty Trick", and "Love Slave". CD

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New Beastie BoysPaul's Boutique (original quadfold pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1989. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Original quad-fold copy of the Beastie's second LP, and their first one for Capitol. Like a great deal of hip hop from the late 80s/early 90s era, the production on this one is nothing short of watershed, pure Dust Brothers butter, super dense and super funky like heavy clouds of smoke from the bong! And besides it seems like there's almost no reason to mention the fab and now classic cover package, with a wrap around image from Ludlow and Rivington that's like a tribute from the Beasties to their pre-Cali transplant locale! 15 seminal tracks in all, including "Hey Ladies", "Shake Your Rump", "High Plains Drifter", "The Sound Of Science", "Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun", "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" and "Shadrach". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Bootsy's Rubber BandThis Boot Is Made For Fonk-N ... LP
Warner, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bootsy's still keeping the P-Funk flag flying high at the end of the 70s – arguably stepping out here with a sound that's got more of the Parliafunkadelicment elements intact than some of George Clinton's other spinoff groups! The tracks are long, and plenty jamming – still with plenty of star power from Bootsy upfront – but also some wonderfully tight rhythms from the rest of the players too, all in that mix of hard-rolling, and light-tripping funk modes that still set the P-Funk groups apart from the pack of imitators who'd cropped up in their wake! Titles include "Jam Fan (Hot)", "Bootsy Get Live", "Under The Influence Of A Groove", "Chug-A-Lug", "Oh Boy", and "Shejam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and a lightly bent corner.)

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New James BrownJames Brown Sings Out Of Sight ... LP
Smash, 1964. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the stranger James Brown albums from the 60s! The record is one of the only vocal albums he cut for the Smash label – and it was issued during a time when James was strangely contracted to two labels – King and Smash. His dual contract situation was that he couldn't record any new original vocal material for Smash – apart from the title track "Out Of Sight", which had already been snuck on the market, and which is a sinister funky track built along the same lines as "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" (not on this album.) Apart from that track, the rest of the material on the record is more traditional R&B and pop stuff – sung by James in a strong soul style. Titles include "Somethin Else", "Nature Boy", "Maybe The Last Time", "I Wanna Be Around", "I Got You", and "Good Rockin Tonight". The liner notes are great, too – with some pretty interesting information on Brown's career, and African-American politics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in great shape.)

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New Sam CookeMan & His Music ... LP
RCA/Abkco, Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sam's greatest hits from the RCA years – including "Twistin The Night Away", "Having A Party", "Good Times", "Another Saturday Night", "Cupid", "Wonderful World", "When A Boy Falls In Love", "Only 16", "Chain Gang", "You Send Me", "That's Where It's At", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "A Change Is Gonna Come". 28 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New CrystalsDa Doo Ron Ron – The Very Best Of The Crystals ... CD
Philles/Legacy, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 "Then He Kissed Me" all these years later (for good reason, those are among the greatest pop songs ever), The Crystals don't get enough credit for the more delicate, romantic and slower grooving numbers these days. The good news is that many of those numbers, with such an uncommon depth of emotion, are in this great set, too – as well as the more rollicking R&B and brassy pop. Beautiful! 18 tracks in all: "There's No Other Like My Baby", "What A Nice Way To Turn 17", "Please Hurt Me", "Then He Kissed Me", "Little Boy", "I Wonder", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "I Love You Eddie", "He's A Rebel", "He's Sure The Boy I Love" and more, plus the previously unreleased "Woman In Love (With You)". CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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New Miles DavisMiles Smiles ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to jazz – a style that's touched with some of the light lyricism of the late 50s, but which has much sharper edges overall – and really approaches some of the best "new thing" modes that were going down at labels like Blue Note or Impulse! Many tunes have a subtly spare quality, but nonetheless work with a tremendous amount of power – and titles include a classic version of "Freedom Jazz Dance", a haunting take on Shorter's "Footprints", and the titles "Orbits", "Circle", "Dolores", and "Gingerbread Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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New Steve Davis with Larry WillisLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records ever from trombonist Steve Davis – a live date recorded at Smalls, and one that lets him stretch out a lot more than most of his studio albums! The setting is wonderful – an open-ended, easygoing quintet with great piano from Larry Willis – and a groove that is a nice change from some of the tighter modes that Davis often hits with his One For All compadres. As a result, Steve really takes some nice chances on the solos – and shows a range of his horn that impresses us even more than usual – and heck, we already think he's a great player! Altoist Mike DiRubbo brings a nice edge to the proceedings with some great solo work of his own – and the rest of the group features Gerald Cannon on bass and Willie Jones III on drums. Titles include "Spirit Waltz", "Nature Boy/To Wisdom The Prize", and "Daydream/Outro". CD

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New Bob Dorough/Clark Terry/Tyree GlennOliver (aka Excursion Through Oliver) ... CD
Classic Jazz, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very quirky little record – filled with the kind of offbeat tones we've always loved in the music of Bob Dorough! Bob doesn't sing on this set, but he does a wonderful job as a leader – helping rework tunes from the musical Oliver into creative vehicles for jazz-based expression – really changing them around a lot as instrumentals, and almost unlocking an even more playful side of their grooves. Other players include Clark Terry on trumpet, Tyree Glenn on trombone, Al Schackman on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bobby Thomas and Paul Motian on drums. Includes a great reading of "Food Glorious Food" – plus "It's a Fine Life", "Where Is Love", "Who Will Buy", "As Long As He Needs Me", "Consider Yourself", "Boy For Sale", and "Pick A Pocket Or Two". CD

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New Nick DrakeBryter Layter ... CD
Island/Ryko, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". CD
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New Nick DrakeBryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Island, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – 180 gram vinyl, with textured cover like the original, and a bonus download in multiple formats!)
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Bryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP 54.99

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New EmotionsUntouched ... LP
Volt, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff! The Emotions may have been a sweet female soul trio from Chicago, but here, they're getting some extra heavy production from Ronnie Williams and David Porter – who bring a darker side to their sound, coming up with heavy soul grooves that really open them up. The classic example of this is the stellar cut "Blind Alley" – a famous sample from years back, and a wonderful funk tune on its own. Other tracks include "Boss Love Maker", "Love Ain't Easy Onesided", "Show Me How", "Love is The Hardest Thing To Find", and "Boy I Need You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (70s pressing) ... LP
Takoma, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "On Doing An Evil Deed Blues", "Sligo River Blues", "I'm Gonna Do All I Can For My Lord", "In Christ There Is No East Or West", "Poor Boy Long Ways From Home", and "The Transcendental Waterfall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a piece of tape on the spine.)

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New Carolyn FranklinI'd Rather Be Lonely ... LP
RCA, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic soul from Aretha Franklin's hip sister – and quite possibly the most unified of all the Carolyn Franklin albums for RCA! This set's got some great arrangements from Wade Marcus – who blends together strings and soul in that solid way that Arif Mardin was using with Aretha at the start of the 70s – a move away from more southern-styled soul, into a rich, mature sound that showed a whole new side of Carolyn's talents. There's some great keyboards in the mix, slinking nicely alongside the vocals – which themselves still show the Franklin family roots, packed with power and plenty of depth. Titles include "As Long As You Are There", "My Heart Sings", "Dad", "I Want To Be With You", "Boy I Love You", "As Long As You Are There", and "Darling I'd Rather". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Gang Of FourSongs Of The Free ... LP
Warner, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing actually seems pretty well thought out – taking the heady politics of earlier records, and putting them into catchy guitar-driven dancefloor tracks that clearly get the message out to a whole new audience of converts! Titles include "Call Me Up", "I Love A Man In Uniform", "Life It's A Shame", "I Will Be A Good Boy", "The History Of The World", "Muscle For Brains", "Of The Instant", and the sublime William Blake-inspired groover "We Live As We Dream, Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Marvin Gaye with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and TammiMarvin Gaye & His Girls ... LP
Tamla, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic batch of Motown duets from Marvin Gaye and some of his best female co-stars – with a few contributions a piece from Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell! Although other artists explored the male/female duet mode back in the 60s, few did it as well as Marvin – thanks in part to a warmly sensitive vocal approach that made his duets come across as personal, loving conversations – and not the too-gimmicky modes used to push the big stars over at other labels. Marvin & Mary Wells sing "Once Upon A Time", "What's The Matter With You Baby", "Together", and "Deed I Do". Marvin & Kim Weston sing "I Want You 'Round", "What Good Am I Without You", and "It Takes Two". And Marvin and Tammi Terrell sing "Your Precious Love", "Little Ole Girl, Little Ole Boy", "I Can't Help But Love You", and "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tamla pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and splitting on the spine.)

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New Chico HamiltonFurther Adventures Of El Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some especially great guitar from Gabor Szabo – a player who was rising to fame in Hamilton's group, but also stands out here with lots of the breezy grooves he'd bring to his own dates for Impulse. Tracks are short, but in a good way that really keeps them focused – and other players who complete the groove include Clark Terry on trumpet and Ron Carter on bass – both of whom nicely pick up Chico's sense of adventure and humor. Titles include "Monday Monday", "Daydream", "Stella By Starlight", "Evil Eye", "Manila", "That Boy With The Long Hair", and "Monday Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing.)

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New Leigh Harline/Buddy BregmanVisit To A Small Planet/Delicate Delinquent ... CD
20th Century/Kritzerland, 1957/1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two Jerry Lewis soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is the very cool Visit To A Small Planet from 1960 – a Jerry Lewis sci-fi flick, done with a cool mix of sprightly themes and spacey touches. There's a few nice theremin moments, mixed with these nice orchestral passages that use strings and woodwinds to create some other-worldly elements inflected with more comedic styles overall. Titles include "Desdemona's Lament", "Arrival On Earth", "To Earth", "Crazy Driver", and "Tear Gas/Conclusion". The Delicate Delinquent is a urban-themed film, scored with lots of nice jazzy touches by Buddy Bregman – a composer who knows how to perfectly balance swing and sentiment, goofball energy and some of the more earnest passages that come out in the narrative. Titles include "The Cop", "A Near Miss", "The Fight", "It's A Boy", "The Bout", and "Bridge To Street/Record Shop". CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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New Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway Live ... LP
Atco, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massively beautiful work from the great Donny Hathaway! After two studio albums that had firmly put him on the map as one of the 70s best soul talents, Atco had the genius to have Donny record this live album before very enthusiastic crowds in Hollywood and New York. The result is one of the best soul albums ever – one that shows a totally different side of Donny, and which has him jamming with a smaller, hipper, jazz-oriented group in long versions of some of his best tracks. Features a massive 12 minute version of "The Ghetto", which has loads of excellent instrumental breakdowns, a 13 minute version of "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", a superior version of the track "Little Ghetto Boy", which was only ever on a soundtrack, and covers of "What's Going On" and "Jealous Guy" that really transform them from the original versions. Very similar to the classic Curtis Mayfield 2LP live set on Curtom – and with a similar "Chicago studio soulster goes jazzy and intimate" feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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New Jimi HendrixBlues ... CD
Sony/MCA, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The brilliant bluesy side of Hendrix – great stuff recorded from '66-'70 – including his most blues based originals and incredible covers! Bluesy it is, but it's also Jimi – with the soaring, loose and massively influential lead guitar grooves and many of which went unreleased until the 90s – and remains among the most essential of posthumous Hendrix releases. Includes "Hear My Train A Comin'" (acoustic and electric versions), "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Catfish Blues", "Red House", "Voodoo Chile Blues", "Mannish Boy", "Once I Had A Woman", "Jam 292" and "Electric Church Red House". CD
(Out of print.)

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New HeptonesNight Food ... LP
Island, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal mid 70s work from Leroy Sibbles, the lead singer of the Heptones, perhaps more well known the house bass player at Studio One, the man behind many now classic rhythms! This mid 70s set was cut at Harry J's, and is a bit more produced than some of their earlier sides, but no less great – with some great vocal harmonies and updates of awesome Studio One rhythms! Includes "Country Boy", "Book Of Rules", "Deceivers", "In The Groove", "Love Won't Come Easy", "Fatty Fatty" and "Mama Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)

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New Lena HorneMoanin Low – Torch Songs By Lena Horne (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 rpm
Victor, Late 40s. Used 4 x 78 rpm album ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Where Or When", "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", "The Man I Love", "Stormy Weather", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Moanin Low", "Ill Wind", and "Mad About The Boy". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album has some edge wear.)

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New ImpressionsWe're A Winner ... LP
ABC, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A new level of pride and power for The Impressions – as you might guess from the bold statement of the title track! It may seem hard to believe from the perspective of the 21st Century, but back in the mid 60s, a message like "We're A Winner" was quite a strong one – a new anthem of righteous identity that was one of the first truly political statements from a young Curtis Mayfield, and a great precursor of the genius to come in the 70s! But even at this early state, there's still plenty of genius going on – not just in Mayfield's sublime songwriting, but also in the harmonies of the group, and the beautiful treatment they get in the studio from arranger Johnny Pate. The album's one of their key classics from the ABC years – and titles include "We're A Winner", "Moonlight Shadows", "Nothing Can Stop Me", "I'm Gettin Ready", "Let Me Tell The World", and "Little Brown Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Ahmad JamalComplete Live At The Pershing Lounge 1958 (But Not For Me/Jamal At The Pershing Vol 2) ... CD
Argo/Gambit (Spain), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and the CD features both volumes of this historic set, a total of 20 tracks in all. Titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", "Billy Boy", "All The Things You Are", "Woody N You", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "It's You Or No One", and "No Greater Love". Also features the bonus single version of "Poinciana". CD

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New Bob JamesExplosions ... LP
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by Bob James – recorded way before he became one of the funky talents of the 70s, when he was a budding young modernist on the New York scene, with clear influences from the work of Paul Bley. This set is a trio recording – and it features James playing with Barre Phillips on bass and Robert Pozar on drums. Phillips' work is especially amazing, as he gets sounds out of the bass that are just incredible – working the whole instrument into wild tones and sounds that far surpass conventional work on the strings. The whole session's amazingly dark – and it makes us love James' funky work even more to know that he started out this way! Titles include "Explosions", "An On", "Wolfman", and "Peasant Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing, with "ear". Vinyl is great, but has some light marks from the old paper sleeve.)

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New JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
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New JosefusDead Man ... LP
Hookah/Numero, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare slab of underground hard rock from Josefus – circa 1970, and a good half decade ahead of its time! It's got a walloping, fuzz-drenched blue rock swagger you might expect from subterranean TX rockers at the time – but the Zeppelin-y vocals, and overall dark and sludgy Sabbath-y vibe feels pretty damn prescient for a record made so early in the decade. It's genuinely strong stuff, too – not merely an underground take on nascent hard rock trends, but an impressive mix of accessible heavy rock and TX post-psych swagger. It includes a cover of the Stones' "Gimme Shelter" that sounds like no other version, plus "Crazy Man", "I Need A Woman", "Proposition", "Country Boy", "Situation" and the 17+ minute epic title track. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bobby Konders & Massive SoundsBobby Konders & Massive Sounds ... CD
Mercury, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 90s collection of Bobby Konders numbers, focusing more on the hip hop and R&B flavored numbers he produced, with just a few of his jazzy house tracks. The R&B tracks show a clear Soul II Soul influence, which to us is a good thing, and while the hip hop and ragga flavored tracks aren't straight street beats, they've got a fat Brooklyn vibe you can't deny. 10 tracks in all: "The Heads", "Mack Daddy", "Bad Boy Dance", "Unity", "You Don't Know", "Rising To The Top", "Blue Note Groove", "Where Is Our Future", "I Love" and "Under Surveillance". CD

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New Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited (From A Girl's Point Of View) ... LP
Uni, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – the beginning of the Love Unlimited dynasty! As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem of a record, and the record was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. The trio of lovelies that makes up Love Unlimited do a perfect job with Barry's arrangements – singing heavenly harmonies on tracks like "If This World Were Mine", "Is It Really True Boy – Is It Really Me", and the stunning "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love", which has one of the best telephone monologues you'll ever hear on a soul track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some split seams, and peeling along the bottm 3 inches of the back.)

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New Miriam MakebaWorld Of Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Miriam Makeba's first albums released in the US. A hip set with backings by Hugh Masekela, in a mode that's got a nice South African soul groove to it – but which still had enough folksy touches to keep the American crossover audience happy. Titles on that one include "Forbidden Games", "Into Yam", "Little Boy", "Umhome", "Kwendini", "Pole Mze", and "Dubula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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New MandreMandre ... LP
Motown, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We have to admit we've passed this album up for years and years, as it seems to be rather ubiquitous in these parts, and boy were we mistaken! Side one is mostly instrumental, and sounds like a lost Dexter Wansel album, with sophisticated, spacey post-fusion arrangements and a quasi-futuristic vibe. Side two changes up the vibe a bit, with vocals and a slightly slicker approach, with a kind of Bootsy-esque funk vibe creeping in just a bit. 9 tracks in all, including the sublime "Solar Flight (Opus I)" and "Third World Calling (Opus II)", plus "Keep Tryin", "Masked Music Man" and "Masked Marauder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some creasing.)

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New Paul McCartneyRam ... LP
Apple, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early moment of genius from post-Beatles Paul McCartney – a solo set that's wonderfully diverse throughout – filled with the kinds of cool little twists and turns we loved in his late Beatles records, and in his 70s killers with Wings! There's a newly-emerging sweetness going on here – that great sound that started to emerge with the McCartney album – where Paul was a proud, put-together family guy – easily one of the most confident of his fab foursome, and able to bring an incredible amount of charm to just about any style he wanted to try! Some of the best cuts here are the mellower, more personal moments – still delivered with an amazing rock-solid sense of musicianship and production, too – and even the rockers, which might sound clunky in the hands of anyone else, manage to come off with a great deal of charm as well. Titles include the wonderfully playful "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" – plus "Too Many People", "Heart Of The Country", "Dear Boy", "Ram On", "The Back Seat Of My Car", and "Smile Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Apple pressing. Cover has some wear. Top seam has a small split.)

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New Eugene McDanielsOutlaw ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible step forward for 60s soul singer Gene McDaniels – so much so, that most folks hearing this album can't believe he's the same guy who recorded for Liberty Records a few years before! The album's incredibly righteous right from the start – and has a genre-busting quality that isn't quite soul, but isn't rock or anything else either – and instead, the kind of progressive, "years ahead of its time" sort of set that guys like David Axelrod were cutting in the same stretch. Apart from the title, the whole record's got a strong political message that's probably best embodied in the statement on the back – "Under conditions of national emergency, like now, there are only two kinds of people – those who work for freedom, and those who do not – the good guys vs the bad guys". With words like that, you can definitely bet that Eugene is on the side of the good guys – really pushing a social agenda with some wonderfully-penned tunes on the album – set to cool musical backdrops from the equally-righteous William S Fischer. Titles include "Love Letter To America", "Black Boy", "Outlaw", and "Sagittarius Red". LP, Vinyl record album

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New NewcleusSpace Is The Place ... LP
Sunnyview, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Follow up to "Jam On Revenge", with more of that wikki wikki. Includes "Space Is The Place", "Let's Jam", "Cyborg Dance", "I Wanna Be A B-Boy", and "Teknology". 7 songs total. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Leonard NimoyTouch Of Leonard Nimoy ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff from Nimoy – and proof that his committment to being more than just a sci-fi actor was real, if not successful! The record features groovy pop and vocal tracks with arrangements by George Tipton, and a nice mod-ish feel that works well with Nimoy's Scott Walker-ish vocals and seriousness. The record features a number of very nice original tracks like "Contact", "Piece Of Hope", "The Man I Would Like To Be", and "Maiden Wine" – plus covers like "Cycles", "Nature Boy", and "A Trip To Nowhere". Very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Junior ParkerYou Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fitting title to this one – as it virtually describes the standard that the blues business was operating on during the early 70s – as artists came out of the shadows and found big audiences on college campuses, rock clubs, and other crossover scenes! The concept is carried to the Nth degree on the cover – which has a front image of a young Asian boy eating a big watermelon, Sambo-style – and the back cover features notes that say things like "Chinese kids like watermelon, Irish like bagels, black people like Jewish rye, and today everybody loves the Blues." Fortunately, this comic packaging doesn't affect the album too much – as Junior's still in the fine form he was at the end of the 60s, cruising between blues and soul, with a slight touch of jazz, in a unique way that sounds better to our ears than the work of most of his contemporaries. Titles include "Five Long Years", "That's Alright", "Way Back Home", "Man Or Mouse", and "I Like Your Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnnie PateSubtle Sounds ... LP
Gig, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best of Johnnie Pate's early albums – with a more complicated style than his other piano trio outings. This one features Johnnie's group with Ronnell Bright on piano and Charles Walton on drums, plus some vocals by Gwen Stevens on one track, and harmony vocalizing by the trio on another. Bright's piano is more complex than before, with an edgey sound that brings surprising emotion to tracks like "Danny Boy", "The Real McCoy", and "Mood For Milt". Other tracks include "I Was A Fool", written by Johnnie and sung by Stevens, plus "Nancy", "Jeff", and "Will You Still Be Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover some splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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New PeddlersThree In A Cell ... LP
Epic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a cool group – with a really wonderful sound! The Peddlers were a late 60s British trio, with a sound that's part soul, part jazz, part supper-club vocals – all done with a clean, clear, hard-grooving approach – and strong instrumentation that often includes a heavy dose of Hammond organ! A big chunk of the work on this album has a gently funky sound that really takes it miles from its original roots – as familiar numbers get transformed into nicely party-rocking tunes with a very hip groove – making for a few tracks that have nice breaks, and others that cook with a nice mod little sound! Keith Mansfield's helping the trio get their groove on here – and titles include their classic break take on "On A Clear Day", plus "Nobody Likes Me", "I'm A Boy In Love", "Comin Home Baby", "Just A Pretty Song", "Prime Of My Life", and "Lost Continent". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ann PeeblesIf This Is Heaven ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Hi material from Ann Peebles! If This Is Heaven is a few years later than the much loved early 70s material, but she's still working in a killer groove – and with sweet. warm arrangements from Willie Mitchell. Ann's voice is teeming with emotion and strength, and track here highlight that vibe, but she and producer/arranger Mitchell bring in a few more dancefloor ready soul numbers, too. Titles include "You Gonna Make Me Cry", "When I'm In Your Arms", "If This Is Heaven", "I'm So Thankful","Games" and "Boy I Gotta Have You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Oscar PetersonTrio – Live From Chicago ... LP
Verve, 1961. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Strong work from the Peterson Trio's London House gig in Chicago in 1961 – material that offers some slightly longer than usual takes on the group's sound, especially on a few numbers that really let Oscar open up on the keys! The group here is the legendary combo with Ed Thigpen on drums and Ray Brown on bass – but on the album's long versions of "Sometimes I'm Happy", "In The Wee Small Hours" and "Chicago", it's Oscar's inventive work on the keys that really dominates the nearly 10 minute run of each track. Other shorter tunes include "Billy Boy", "Whisper Not", and "The Night We Called It A Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing.)

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New Ike QuebecHeavy Soul (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy soul from Ike Quebec – one of Blue Note's greatest players of the 78 era in the 40s, stepping out here on one of his brilliant comeback sets from the early 60s! The set features Ike blowing in an all soul jazz mode – working with a quartet that includes some great work from organist Freddie Roach – swinging here in a great straight ahead mode, and really pushing Ike to lay out some of the best solos of his later Blue Note years. There's a few tracks on the set that step out in a tight modal jazz groove – organ vamping as Ike blows away – and titles include "Heavy Soul", "Que's Dilemma", "Acquitted", and a very spooky version of "Nature Boy". CD features the bonus track "Blues For Ike". CD
(BMG Record Club pressing.)
Also available Heavy Soul ... LP 29.99

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New Rolling StonesSucking In The Seventies ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the track "Everything Is Turning To Gold" – on LP for the first time – plus a live version of "When The Whip Comes Down" and the previously unreleased "If I Was A Dancer (part 2)". Other tracks include "Mannish Boy", "Shattered", "Hot Stuff", and "Crazy Mama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover and label have a name stamp.)

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New Marlena ShawSweet Beginnings (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet soul from Marlena Shaw! Sweet Beginnings isn't as sweetly funky as some of her early stuff, it's actually a nice move into modern soul by this great jazz diva, and a record that was arranged and produced by Bert DeCoteaux. It's got a great remake of her classic "Go Away Little Boy", and it's got an excellent spoken part in which she kicks out her "little boy", then swoons as he begins to make love to her. That's kicked off by nicely mellow "Yu Ma", aand other tracks include "No Deposit, No Return", "Sweet Beginnings", "Johnny", "Walk Softly", "The Writing Is On The Wall", "Look At Me, Look At You" and "I Think I'll Tell Him". This Big Break UK version includes the bonus "Pictures And Memories (Single Version)". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Staple SingersStaple Swingers ... LP
Stax, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit of a joke, given the cover image – but it's also no lie either, as The Staple Singers are definitely swinging here – taking their gospel roots into a whole new direction in righteous soul, one that countless other acts would copy at the time! The music here is upbeat, romping, and often slightly psychedelic in inspiration – traces of Sly Stone or Norman Whitfield in the rhythms, and a nicely rumbling groove that features contributions from The Bar-Kays at a few key points. Instrumentation is heavy, but never too much to to overwhelm the vocals – and titles include the hit "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)", plus "What's Your Thing", "Almost", "How Do You Move A Mountain", "Little Boy", "I Like The Things About You", "I'm A Lover", "Give A Hand Take A Hand", and "You're Gonna Make Me Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with some marker on both labels. Cover has light wear, some aging, splitting on the top and bottom seams, and a written marker across the front and back.)

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New Cat StevensCatch Bull At Four ... LP
A&M, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Angelsea", "Boy With A Moon & Star On His Head", "18th Avenue", "Freezing Steel", and "O Caritas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Billy StewartOne More Time – The Chess Years ... LP
Chess/MCA, Mid 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Billy Stewart was one of the greatest soul singers ever to record for Chess (even though he wasn't from Chicago), and although his work for the label stretched from the early to the late 60's, he's not nearly as well-remembered as he should be. This set aims to correct that, and features 24 great tracks of some of the most unusual soul you'll ever hear. You may already know Billy's voice from his amazing crossover version of "Summertime" (which still shows up on oldies stations), but that's only the beginning of the way this stuff grooves, as the arrangements are fantastic, and have a tight punch and loping groove that will knock you off your feet. Tracks include the classic "Sitting In the Park" (later covered by GQ), "Cross My Heart", "Secret Love", "Tell Me The Truth", "Strange Feeling", "Fat Boy", "Billy's Blues Part 2", "I Do Love You", "Because I Love You", "Every Day I Have The Blues", "Temptation 'Bout To Get Me", "One More Time", "We'lL Always Be Together" and "Why Do I Love You So". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonny StittDumpy Mama ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty wild album – one in which Sonny Stitt meets the funky electric sound of Flying Dutchman! The album's not the all-out funk affair you might expect from the date, the label, and the cartoony image of a lady on the front cover – but it does have some very nice moments, and good playing by sidemen like Mike Wofford, Frank Strozier, and Pee Wee Ellis. There's a few standards done up in new clothes – like "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Just Friends", and "Danny Boy For Ben" – but the real highlight is "Dumpy Mama", which runs for about 10 minutes, and which has a nice groove to it. The original track "Jason" is also pretty nice too, and features Latin percussion from Ray Armando. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout notch.)

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New SupremesLove Child ... LP
Motown, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really one of the nicer late 60s efforts by the Supremes – now with Cindy Birdsong in the group in place of the departed Florence Ballard – with the now well known title track, and a number of other great pop soul numbers, with the classic Motown sound! The Supremes could arguably nail a big chorus better than just about any group in the history of pop and soul – and this set's filled with them. Overall, a lesser known batch of tunes but a very good one! Titles include "You've Been So Wonderful To Me", "Love Child", "Keep An Eye", "How Long Has The Evening Train Been Gone", "Does Your Mama Know About Me" and "He's My Sunny Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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