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Bar-KaysDangerous ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy .... $18.99
A tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots of nice funky inflections on bass and guitar – often handled in a skittish mode that energizes things nicely, especially alongside the more electro-styled vocals. The vibe of the record is definitely in keeping with the cover – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Dangerous", "Dirty Dancer", "Make Believe Lover", "Freakshow On The Dance Floor", and "Sexomatic". CD

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Bar-KaysLight Of Life/Injoy ... CD
Mercury/Cherry Red (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of Mercury Records gems from the Bar-Kays – back to back on a single CD! Light Of Life is proof that even a move to a major label couldn't keep the Bar-Kays down – as the group are working here in a great groove that's wider, fresher, and stronger overall than any of their Stax albums! Sure, the whole thing's not guitar-based funk all the way through, but the group are also maturing, and really opening up a lot – working equally well on ballads and mellower midtempo numbers, as they were on the still tight funkier tracks. The overall sound is almost that of the Ohio Players when they moved to Mercury, but without the chart hits, and more of a focus on working at a level that's even higher than before! The band still jams it hard on the funky cut "Give It Up", but also kicks back with some beautiful harmony vocals on "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me", get some great pop hooks in on "Shine", and come together nicely on the tracks "We're The Happiest People In The World", "Angel Eyes", "Are You Being Real", and "Love's What It's All About". Injoy is later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". CD

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Bar-KaysShe Talks To Me With Her Body (rmx)/Propositions ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1983. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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(Label has some marker.)

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New Bar-KaysSoul Finger ... LP
Volt, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best instrumental records to come out of Memphis, and a real kicker by the funky band that went down with Otis Redding in the tragic plane crash in 1968! The leadoff track is the group's amazing hit "Soul Finger", a stormin' instrumental with a wailing brassy sound that influenced a generation with its "charge" kind of groove. Lots of other nice ones, too – like "Bar-Kays Boogaloo", "Knucklehead", "Theme From Hell's Angels", and "Pearl High". The best of the best of Stax helped out, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays Volume 2 ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late Bar-Kays – when the group were getting the "rock" out of their grooves, hitting the bass a lot heavier than before, and opening up in that slicker funkier style of the late 70s. Given that the group had a big hand in defining the sound and style of mainstream funk in the years before this work, they're still very much on top of their game – sounding as soulful as ever, even though they're not as dirty or gritty as they were in the Stax/Volt era. Titles include "Let's Have Some Fun", "Do It", "Spellbound", "Flying High On Your Love", "Dirty Dancer", "Sexomatic (12" mix)", "Whitehouseorgy", "Unforgettable Dream", "Today Is The Day", "She Talks To Me With Her Body (12" mix)", and "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me". 16 cuts in all! CD

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New Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound here is much heavier on the bottom – and really fuzzes up the guitar nicely at times to create a hipper sort of soul instrumental vibe! The rhythms are quite hip too – with echoes of the experiments in soul going on at Stax in the work of Isaac Hayes and others – and the album's miles away from the work that the group was laying down a few years before! Definitely one of the hardest-hitting Stax albums of the early 70s – and filled with great tracks like "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Dance To The Music", "Piece Of Your Peace", "Montego Bay", and "Baby I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bar-KaysCertified True (12" remix, dub, 7" mix)/It Be That Way Sometimes ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Bar-KaysDangerous ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots of nice funky inflections on bass and guitar – often handled in a skittish mode that energizes things nicely, especially alongside the more electro-styled vocals. The vibe of the record is definitely in keeping with the cover – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Dangerous", "Dirty Dancer", "Make Believe Lover", "Freakshow On The Dance Floor", and "Sexomatic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Dangerous ... CD 18.99

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New Bar-KaysSoul Finger ... CD
Volt, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best instrumental records to come out of Memphis, and a real kicker by the funky band that went down with Otis Redding in the tragic plane crash in 1968! The leadoff track is the group's amazing hit "Soul Finger", a stormin' instrumental with a wailing brassy sound that influenced a generation with its "charge" kind of groove. Lots of other nice ones, too – like "Bar-Kays Boogaloo", "Knucklehead", "Theme From Hell's Angels", and "Pearl High". The best of the best of Stax helped out, too! CD

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New Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays ... CD
Polygram/Funk Essentials, Late 70s/1980s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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Billy EckstineStormy ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Think what you might about Mr. B, but this is a sweet soulful album of dreamy pop songs, produced and arranged by Isaac Hayes, with a similar sound to some of the work from the same time by Grady Tate. Billy's voice is as deep and round as always, and the newer backing brings a nice quality to his sound that you don't get from other albums. The Bar-Kays did the rhythm backup, and the album also includes some larger string arrangements. Titles include "I Wanna Be Your Baby", "The Luckiest Man In The World", "Stormy", and "Name Of My Sorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a piece of clear tape on the spine.)

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Isaac Hayes/Gordon Parks/Johnny PateShaft Anthology – His Big Score & More 1971 to 1974 (3CD set) ... CD
MGM/Film Score Monthly, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CDs .... $34.99
An amazing collection of music – and essential to any collection of blacksploitation soul and funk, even if you own the original Shaft album on Stax! Disc 1 features the original film score for the Shaft movie, not the record issued by Stax – so although Isaac Hayes handled the music, it's different from what you might have on record – and features a great array of vocal tracks and shorter funky sound cues – all with rhythm by The Bar-Kays and The Movement! Titles on disc 1 include "Bumpy's Theme", "I Can't Get Over Losin You", "Reel 4 Part 6", "Source No 1 6M1C", "Source No 2 7M1A", "Shaft Strikes Again/Return Of Shaft", "Shaft's Pain", "Rescue/Roll Up", "Love Scene Ellie", "Harlem Montage", "Shaft's First Fight", and "Title Shaft". Disc 2 features the killer soundtrack to Shaft's Big Score – written by Gordon Parks, and played with full funky style by Dick Hazard, who's getting a bit of help from the mighty Tom McIntosh. The tracks seem to include everything issued on the original LP, plus a bit more – with titles that include "Symphony For Shafted Souls", "9M3", "Funeral Home", "Don't Misunderstand", "Fight Scene", "Ike's Place", "First Meeting", "Smart Money", and "Blowin Your Mind". That disc and all of disc 3 features music from the Shaft TV series – some really under-exposed music that's totally great too, but almost with more of a crime/cop sort of style – although also with some cool moody moments too. Some of this music was done by Johnny Pate, and titles include work from the episodes The Executioners, The Killing, Hit Run, The Cop Killers, and The Kidnapping. 3CD set also features 2 bonus tracks from a single – "The Men" and "Type Thang". CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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Jonah JonesAlong Came Jonah ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ .... $5.99
The trumpet of Jonah Jones gets a bit of a revival on this late 60s set cut for Motown – one that features Jonah punching it up over the top of some pretty standard Motown arrangements of pop and soul tunes. The record features a nice little funky version of "The End Of Our Road", one that has a rawer edge than the rest of the record – and a nice little Bar-Kays-ish groove! Other tracks include "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "A Place In The Sun", "For Once In My Life", "I Say A Little Prayer", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Margie JosephMargie Joseph Makes A New Impression ... LP
Volt, 1970. Very Good+ .... $9.99
A great early album from Margie Joseph – and a real standout in the post-Atlantic Stax Record scene! The sound here isn't as standard Memphis as some of the other records on the label at the time – more a blend of southern soul, Detroit styles, and a few other bits – pulled together tightly through the strength of Margie's vocals! There's some fairly expansive backings at times – a great mix of sweet strings and deeper soul that's totally great – and which really should have made the record a better-charting classic at the time. The Bar Kays provide backing on a number of tracks – and the album includes a great 8 minute remake of "Stop In The Name Of Love" that begins with a nifty spoken part, in which Margie's talking to her man about hearing his name spoken by someone else on the bus! Titles include "How Beautiful The Rain", "Sweeter Tomorrow", "Medicine Bend", "Come Tomorrow", and "I'm Fed Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an address sticker.)

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MajesticsOtis Redding – The Soul King – A Tribute ... LP
ARC, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A very hip tribute to Otis Redding – one that has The Majestics hitting hard in an instrumental mode that's almost like some of the Mar-Keys or Bar-Kays work on Stax from the mid 60s – tight drums on the bottom, Hammond and guitar grooving in the middle, and some occasional horns providing a brighter flourish on the top! But there's also a grittier, groovier sound going on here too – one that's a bit different from the stock Memphis sound that you might expect from the project, and which has more of a funky 45 feel overall. Titles include "Satisfaction", "Happy Song", "Respect", "Sad Song", "Dock Of The Bay", "Security", "We Shall Overcome", "Mr Pitiful", and "Ol Man Trouble". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cliff NoblesPhil-LA Of Soul Singles Collection 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99 17.98
A killer full length set of work from Cliff Nobles – the artist best known to the world for a late 60s instrumental hit, but a pretty great singer as well! This wonderful collection features both vocal and instrumental sides of the Cliff Nobles sound – tunes that are a testament to his underground soul strengths at the end of the 60s, with a great blend of sock-soul and pre-funk modes! Cliff scored biggest on the charts with his classic "The Horse" – a brassy, upbeat instrumental with a groove that's right up there with the best Archie Bell or Bar-Kays work of the late 60s – but that cut was actually the flip of the vocal tune "Love Is All Right", a wonderful showcase for his singing skills. Both tracks are featured on the set, and the collection continues with a mixed vocal/instrumental sort of appeal – a mini soul party on its own, with a really fresh blend of modes. Titles include "The Horse", "Love Is All Right", "Judge Baby I'm Back", "Horse Fever", "If You Don't", "The More I Do For You Baby", "The Camel", "Getting Away", "Burning Desire", "Switch It On", and "This Love Will Last". CD

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New Cliff Nobles & CoHorse/Love Is All Right ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Near Mint- .... $7.99
A classic! "The Horse" is a great 60s instrumental groover that virtually set the tone for the next 10 years of brass instrumentation in soul music! The cut's got a raw TSU Tornadoes or Bar-Kays kind of feel, with a horn line right up front, in a catchy rolling groove that never quits! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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T-ConnectionT-Connection ... CD
Dash/Henry Stone, 1978. New Copy .... $9.99 12.99
A soaring stormer from T-Connection – and a set that has them sounding even better than before! There's a perfection here the group didn't have with earlier releases – a quality that goes way past indie funk ensemble, into the realm of some of the best mainstream acts on the bigger labels at the time – company shared by a rare few, like Earth Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, or the Bar-Kays! Things are every bit as funky as before – but there's a way of putting the tunes together that really blows us away – fusing all the elements together perfectly, and making everything work towards the groove – yet all without making anything sound too slick or polished either. Mighty nice all the way through – and titles include "Funky Lady", "Don't Stop The Music", "Funkannection", "Saturday Night", "At Midnight", and "Love Supreme". CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)
Also available T-Connection (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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T-ConnectionT-Connection (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dash/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $14.99
A soaring stormer from T-Connection – and a set that has them sounding even better than before! There's a perfection here the group didn't have with earlier releases – a quality that goes way past indie funk ensemble, into the realm of some of the best mainstream acts on the bigger labels at the time – company shared by a rare few, like Earth Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, or the Bar-Kays! Things are every bit as funky as before – but there's a way of putting the tunes together that really blows us away – fusing all the elements together perfectly, and making everything work towards the groove – yet all without making anything sound too slick or polished either. Mighty nice all the way through – and titles include "Funky Lady", "Don't Stop The Music", "Funkannection", "Saturday Night", "At Midnight", and "Love Supreme". CD features great bonus tracks – "At Midnight (12" single version), "Saturday Night (12" single version)", "At Midnight (single version)", and "Saturday Night (single version)". CD
Also available T-Connection ... CD 9.99

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $14.99
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. CD

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VariousSuper Breaks Presents Stax Breaks ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used .... $9.99
Funky breaks from the Stax Records – the legendary Memphis label that's had as much of an influence on the sound of hip hop as any northern company! The set brings together 19 tracks that are immediately recognizable for their use in modern hip hop – all heavy funk numbers with a solid southern groove – filled to the brim with burning horns, searing guitars, rumbling bass, and heavy funky drums! Tracks on the set have been sampled over the years by the likes of Wu Tang, Brand Nubian, Dilated Peoples, De La Soul, and others – but they also stand out equally well as funky tunes on their own, whether or not you've got an ear for who used them later. Great funky southern soul all the way through – with tracks that include "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Black" by The Mar-Keys, "Tramp (inst)" by Otis & Carla Band, "Make This Young Lady Mine" by The Mad Lads, "The Devil Is Dope" by The Dramatics, "In The Hole" by The Bar-Kays, "I'll Play The Blues For You (part 1)" by Albert King, "Soul Girl" by Jeanne & The Darlings, "Itch & Scratch (part 2)" by Rufus Thomas, "Drumbeat" by Jim Ingram, "Crop Dustin" by Steve Cropper, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "Memphis Sunrise" by The Bar-Kays, "Girl I Love You" by The Temprees, and "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels. CD

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New Black NastyTalking To The People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
1973. New Copy (reissue).... Around June 10, 2014
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down hard on the downbeats, jamming away in a style that sounds more like heavy Detroit Westbound than sweetly soulful Memphis. Most all cuts have vocals – sung in a shouting style by the band that works well with the tripped-out hooks of the songs. This was the only album the band ever cut, but it's become a fast favorite among those who like their funk raw. Tracks include "We're Doin Our Thing", "Rushin Sea", "Booger The Hooker", "Black Nasty Boogie", "Nasty Soul", and "Getting Funky Round Here". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Luther IngramI've Been Here All The Time ... LP
Koko, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous set from Luther Ingram – proof that the singer had way more to offer than just his famous southern soul singles! The record's got a really deep feel from the start – kind of a slow-burning sound that moves way past easy soul music styles, and offers up Ingram as one of the most mature singers of his generation. The Bar-Kays handle some of the backings, and they're also quite good here too – much rootsier at times than on their own records, but still with a hint of funk as well. Titles include "Ghetto Train", "I'll Just Call You Honey", "Since You Don't Want Me", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Be Good To Me Baby", "Ain't That Loving You", and "You Were Made For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an address sticker.)

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New Show BandPunkt Styku – Lost Gem Of Polish Funk ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1974. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer trio from 70s Poland – one who are very heavy on Hammond, and play with a sweet funky feel! The group mostly played live – both in Poland and Sweden – and also did some soundtrack work as well – but this is really the first-ever commercial release of their music as an album – a much-needed look at this really rare slice of Eastern European grooves! Unlike most of their contemporaries on that side of the Iron Curtain, these guys never jam too much, nor ever get to fusiony – and instead clearly draw inspiration from the best soul jazz combos of the 60s, plus the work of soul instrumental groups like The Meters or Bar-Kays – especially in the way they keep things tight, rhythmic, and right on the money. Instrumentation features lots of Hammond, plus bass and drums – and a few points feature some added congas or Fender Rhodes as well. Titles include "Naya Naya", "Ping Pong", "Jasiek Bala", "Punkt Styku", "Taniec Diablow", and "Eja Nalej". CD

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New VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 6 – 1966-1969 ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 28 tracks in all, including "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding, "Mustang Sally" and"Funky Broadway" by Wilson Pickett, "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" and "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave, "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley, "I've Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You", "Do Right Woman – Do Right Man",'Respect", "Baby I Love You", "Natural Woman" and "Think" by Aretha Franklin, "Show Me" and "Skinny Legs & All" by Joe Tex, "Tramp" by Otis & Carla, "Soul Finger" by the Bar Kays, "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis and "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells. LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New VariousBlaxploitation – Harlem Hustle ... CD
GTV (UK), Early 70s/1997. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The 4th volume in this 2CD series of funky tracks from hard to find 70's albums! Cuts include "Son of Shaft" by The Bar-Kays, "Natural High" by Bloodstone, "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton, "Always There" by Ronnie Laws, "Flying Machine" by War, "Mister Magic" by Grover Washington, "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" by Joe Simon, "Truck Turner" by Isaac Hayes, and lots lots more by Deodato, Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott-Heron, James Brown, and others. 25 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousBreakin' – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The movie maybe a goofy, if undeniably amusing pop culture relic, but the Polydor soundtrack is a genuine win! This is an album that doubtlessly brought breakdance and old school hip hop culture into the eyes of middle America – but what helps it stand the test of time are some solid non-hip hop cuts like "Ain't Nobody" by Rufus & Chaka Khan, "Freakshow On The Dance Floor" by The Bar-Kays, the smooth club hit "99 1/2" by Carol Lynn Townes, "Body Work" by Hot Streak and produced by Jellybean. Also includes "Reckless" by The Glove featuring vocals by Ice T. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousJazz Club – Funk Yourself ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar collection of far reaching 70s funk – bridging schools of funk brilliantly – from fusiony grooves, to disco, to rawly raucous, and smoothed out and soulful – a mix of famous material that crossed over with others that are best known to crate diggers! The set's in the German Jazz Club series – and includes great stuff from Deaodato, Pleasure, Rose Royce, Betty Davis, Parliament, Rick James, The Bar-Kays, Ohio Players, Southside Movement and many more. 18 tracks in all: "Funk Yourself" by Deodato, "Let's Dance" by Pleasure, "Supernatural Feeling" by Blackbyrds, "Unfunky UFO" by Parliament, "This Is It" by Betty Davis, "Blow Your Head" by Fred Wesley & The JBs, "Shake Your Rump To The Funk" by Bar-Kays, "Funk Talk" by Southside Movement and more. CD

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New VariousMagnum Opus 2 ... CD
Universal (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cheesy looking package and name, but a nice selection of dancefloor tunes from the 70s and early 80s! More than a few of these are familiar ones – but also oddly hard to find on reissue, especially in the extended versions included on this package. The orientation is towards tunes that have a smoother groove – a bit of disco, a bit of club, and a bit of modern soul, with slight touches of funk from time to time. Titles include "Let's Have Some Fun (12" mix)" by The Bar-Kays, "Wanted Dead or Alive (extended)" by Voices Of East Harlem, "Let's Get Serious" by Jermain Jackson, "IOU (12" version)" by Freeze, "You Can't Hide Your Love From Me (Larry Levan rmx)" by David Joseph, "Seventh Heaven (Larry Levan mix)" by Gwen Guthrie, "Hip Hop Be Bop Don't Stop" by Man Parris, "Trapped (12" mix)" by Colonel Abrams, "Magic Touch (12" original)" by Loose Ends, "Last Dance (12" extended)" by Donna Summer, "Spread Love" by Al Hudson & The Soul Partners, "Spacer (12" extended)" by Sheila B & Devotion, "Behind The Groove (12" mix)" by Teena Marie, and "Get It Up For Love (12" version)" by Tata Vega. CD has 20 tracks on 2 CDs! CD

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New VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD 14.99

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New VariousWattstax – The Living Word ... LP
Stax, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark double-live album that was easily one of the most important soul record moments of the 70s! The concert was an all-star event held in LA to celebrate the anniversary of the Watts riots – but it features a killer lineup of talent from the roster of Stax Records – by then a proud independent with more than enough power to spread a nationwide message from Memphis to Los Angeles without any trouble! The record is nicely segmented – so that it offers up mini "sets" by each artist – really recreating the feel of the event, at a level that lived on in countless living rooms long after the concert was over. Titles include "Son Of Shaft/Feel It" and "I Can't Turn You Loose" by The Bar-Kays; "Ain't No Sunshine" by Isaac Hayes, "I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To" and "Hearsay" by The Soul Children, "I Like What You're Doing To Me" and "Gee Whiz" by Carla Thomas; "The Breakdown" and "Do The Funky Penguin" by Rufus Thomas, "Killing Floor" and "Angel Of Mercy" by Albert King"; "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers; and "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd. Also includes 2 studio tracks recorded after the show – "Oh La De Da" by The Staple Singers, and "Lay Your Loving On Me" by Eddie Floyd. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some minor splitting on the seams.)

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New Elvis PresleyElvis At Stax (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy 2LPs .... Out Of Stock
A really unique moment in pop music history – tracks recorded in a 1973 stretch when Elvis Presley was working at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis – home to a huge amount of great soul and funk over the years, and a place where Presley cut some of his best studio work of the 70s! The original masters were issued in a very unassuming way – spread out over a number of albums, and presented in a way that virtually ignored this key criss-crossing of Memphis sounds – but this excellent package finally does the sessions some justice – by bringing them together with proper studio and recording details, as a very unified studio album from Elvis! The music isn't as funk or soul-based as you might expect – although there are a few soulful tunes in the set – and the musicians are more the usual bag backing Presley, instead of Stax giants, like The Bar-Kays – but the quality of the work is undeniable, and it's finally great to get a proper picture of the Stax sessions like this. Titles include "Promised Land", "Raised On Rock", "If You Talk In Your Sleep", "I've Got A Thing About You Baby", "Help Me", "It's Midnight (take 7", "My Boy (take 1)", "Three Corn Patches (take 14)", "Find Out What's Happening (takes 7 & 8)", "You Asked Me To (take 3A)", "Spanish Eyes (take 2)", "Talk About The Good Times (take 3)", "For Ol Times Sake (take 4)", and "Loving Arms (take 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rufus ThomasDid You Heard Me?/Crown Prince Of Dance ... CD
Stax, 1970/1973. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
2 of the best Rufus Thomas funky albums for Stax – back to back on a single CD! First up is Did You Heard Me – recorded in the early 70s with backing by The Movement and The Bar Kays, and with a good raw Stax sound on most cuts! Rufus is certainly in the "funky ___" mode here – doing a formulaic approach to funk that has him taking a theme for a song, and pushing it to the max by shouting and grooving it over and over again. Fortunately, the style still works well here – without the cliches of later albums, probably thanks in part to the album's tight funky backgrounds. The record features three tasty two-part single tracks – "The Breakdown (parts 1 & 2)", "Do The Push & Pull (parts 1 & 2)", and "Do The Funky Penguin (parts 1 & 2)" – all of which stand as some of Rufus' most-collected funky singles. Also features the groovy soul track "6 3 8", plus "Love Trap" and "The World Is Round". Crown Prince is a crowning achievement for Rufus Thomas – a set that bubbles over with funky intensity, and one of the last great albums he ever recorded for Stax! The funky Rufus mode is still in full full swing here – with loads of tunes that have the word "funky" in the title – basically jamming numbers that seem to let Thomas loose on vocals – coming up with whatever sort of catchy lyrics he can over the romping grooves underneath. Titles include two of his best funky tracks "Funky Robot" and "Funky Bird" – plus "I Wanna Sang", "Steal A Little", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Baby It's Real", "Steal A Little", and "Git On Up & Do It". CD

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New VariousStax Of Funk Vol 2 – More Funky Truth ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... Out Of Stock
A mountain of funk from one of the greatest soul labels of all time! Stax is known round the world over for their soulful work – by singers like Otis Redding or Carla Thomas, and instrumental tunes by Booker T & The Mgs – but the label was also quite a funky powerhouse – especially as the 60s drew to a close, and the management of the company got a lot hipper, and a heck of a lot more musically open-minded! This killer batch of tracks features 21 numbers from those days – including many obscure and funky tunes that only ever came out on singles, or which were recorded by artists that never made it as big as Stax stars from earlier years. The result of all that obscurity is an extremely fresh selection of tracks – plenty of down-n-dirty funky 45 numbers, played by hip Memphis combos, and featuring some really deep soul vocals. Titles include "Dark Skin Woman" by Sir Mack Rice, "Ain't No Sin" by John Kasandra, "Bump & Boogie" by The Wrecking Crew, "Shame On The Family Name" by Calvin Scott, "Cool Strut" by Bernie Hayes, "Bump Mean" by Sir Mack Rice, "Soul Machine" by Reggie Milner, "How Can You Mistreat The One You Love" by Katie Love, "Cold Blooded" by The Bar Kays, "Do The Side Saddle" by Rufus Thomas, "Stay Away From That Monkey" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Them Hot Pants" by Lee Sain, "Devil In A Man" by Stu Gardner, "Curcuits Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "From Toys To Boys" by The Emotions, "Got It Together (parts 1 & 2)" by Rudy Robinson & The Hungry Five, and "Crosscut Saw" by Albert King. LP, Vinyl record album

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New David PorterGritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enterprise/Stax (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A killer first album as a lead artist for David Porter – previously known as part of a powerhouse writing team with Isaac Hayes for Stax Records – but like Ike at the time, finally given a chance to shine as an artist on his own! The set's got all the raw punch you'd expect from Porter's previous compositions – especially his work for Sam & Dave – and the set grooves along with more than enough energy and power to live up to the "gritty" in the title! Porter was definitely one of the more forward-thinking artists recording for Stax at the time – and this set features some sharp backing from the Bar-Kays, who help David realize a really bold vision of his own – one that's in stark contrast to the more baroque modes that Isaac Hayes would hit with his own recordings. Oddly, some of the numbers here are covers – something we might not expect from a writer like Porter – but they're also re-arranged in wonderful new versions that are quite different than the originals. Titles include "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "One Part Two Parts", "Guess Who", "Im A Telling You", "Can't See You When I Want To", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Just Be True". CD features some great bonus tracks too – singles and radio bits that include "Check Your Checking Account", "Don't Make No Nevermind", "Win You Over", and an earlier version of "Can't See You When I Want To" – plus "WVON Radio Jingle", "Can't See You WVON Radio Ad", and "House Of Wax Radio Jingle". CD

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New Elvis PresleyElvis At Stax (3CD set) ... CD
RCA, 1973. New Copy 3 CDs .... Out Of Stock
A really unique moment in pop music history – tracks recorded in a 1973 stretch when Elvis Presley was working at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis – home to a huge amount of great soul and funk over the years, and a place where Presley cut some of his best studio work of the 70s! The original masters were issued in a very unassuming way – spread out over a number of albums, and presented in a way that virtually ignored this key criss-crossing of Memphis sounds – but this excellent package finally does the sessions some justice – by bringing them together with proper studio and recording details, as a very unified studio album from Elvis! The music isn't as funk or soul-based as you might expect – although there are a few soulful tunes in the set – and the musicians are more the usual bag backing Presley, instead of Stax giants, like The Bar-Kays – but the quality of the work is undeniable, and it's finally great to get a proper picture of the Stax sessions like this. 3CD set fetaures a massive 55 tracks – with all the masters from 1973, plus outtakes from the sessions too – all rapped up in a 7" square box with a special 40 page book. Titles include "Promised Land", "Raised On Rock", "If You Talk In Your Sleep", "I've Got A Thing About You Baby", "Help Me", "It's Midnight (take 7", "My Boy (take 1)", "Three Corn Patches (take 14)", "Find Out What's Happening (takes 7 & 8)", "You Asked Me To (take 3A)", "Spanish Eyes (take 2)", "Talk About The Good Times (take 3)", "For Ol Times Sake (take 4)", and "Loving Arms (take 2)". CD

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New VariousStax Of Funk Vol 2 – More Funky Truth ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A mountain of funk from one of the greatest soul labels of all time! Stax is known round the world over for their soulful work – by singers like Otis Redding or Carla Thomas, and instrumental tunes by Booker T & The Mgs – but the label was also quite a funky powerhouse – especially as the 60s drew to a close, and the management of the company got a lot hipper, and a heck of a lot more musically open-minded! This killer batch of tracks features 21 numbers from those days – including many obscure and funky tunes that only ever came out on singles, or which were recorded by artists that never made it as big as Stax stars from earlier years. The result of all that obscurity is an extremely fresh selection of tracks – plenty of down-n-dirty funky 45 numbers, played by hip Memphis combos, and featuring some really deep soul vocals. Titles include "Dark Skin Woman" by Sir Mack Rice, "Ain't No Sin" by John Kasandra, "Bump & Boogie" by The Wrecking Crew, "Shame On The Family Name" by Calvin Scott, "Cool Strut" by Bernie Hayes, "Bump Mean" by Sir Mack Rice, "Soul Machine" by Reggie Milner, "How Can You Mistreat The One You Love" by Katie Love, "Cold Blooded" by The Bar Kays, "Do The Side Saddle" by Rufus Thomas, "Stay Away From That Monkey" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Them Hot Pants" by Lee Sain, "Devil In A Man" by Stu Gardner, "Curcuits Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "From Toys To Boys" by The Emotions, "Got It Together (parts 1 & 2)" by Rudy Robinson & The Hungry Five, and "Crosscut Saw" by Albert King. CD
 
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New VariousDetroit Funk Vaults – Funk & Soul From Dave Hamilton 1968 to 1979 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Funky soul from Detroit – the second foray into the uber-rare and unreleased funk treasures recorded at Dave Hamilton's Motor City studio – and an even deeper look at what's turning out to be one of the greatest long-buried funk catalogs to come to light in recent years! The collection includes some singles released on Hamilton's own TCB and other imprints, some that were licensed to other labels, plus a wealth of unreleased material. There's straight ahead funk vocals and instrumentals, and numbers that have more of a freewheeling, adventurous vibe – albeit with a raw funk backdrop! Includes numbers by The Deacons, Prophet & His Disciples, Chico & Buddy, Billy Garner, OC Tolbert, Little Ann, Dave Hamilton himself, The Webb People, The Pepper and more. 22 tracks in all: "A Drop In The Bucket" by The Deacons, "You Fool, You Fool Pt 1" by Prophet & His Disciples, "A Thing Called The Jones" by Chico & Buddy, "The Bad Things (You Said To Me)" by The Barrino Brothers, "Ghetto Stride" by Dave Hamilton, "Who" by Jackie Dee, "Love Bandit" by OC Tolbert, "Simon Says' by The Future Kind, "Clap Your Hands" by The Tokays, "I'm Sending Vibrations" by The Webb People and more. CD
 
 
 



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