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Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays ... CD
Stax, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Compilation put together in the late 80s, of Bar Kays' tracks, originating from the mid to late 70s, issued as singles on Stax and Volt. 13 tracks in all: "Son Of Shaft", "Montego Bay", "Humpin'", "Sang & Dance", "Midnight Cowboy", "AJ The Housefly", "In The Hole", "Holy Ghost", "I Thank You", "Don't Stop Dancing (To The Music)" parts 1 and 2 and "Copy Cat". CD includes thebonus track "Memphis Sunrise". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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New Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Compilation put together in the late 80s, of Bar Kays' tracks, originating from the mid to late 70s, issued as singles on Stax and Volt. 12 tracks in all: "Son Of Shaft", "Montego Bay", "Humpin'", "Sang & Dance", "Midnight Cowboy", "AJ The Housefly", "In The Hole", "Holy Ghost", "I Thank You", "Don't Stop Dancing (To The Music)" parts 1 and 2 and "Copy Cat". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bar-KaysFlying High On Your Love ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
A great step forward for The Bar-Kays – an album that actually has them taking on a few mellower moments, amidst the heavy funk you might expect – yet all without softening their groove at all! The album's very much in the best spirit of the group's Mercury debut – still recorded in Memphis, with production that's tight, but never uptight – enough to firmly put the group at the top of the funk superstar scene of the mid 70s, yet never sell out the rich Memphis groove that first got them going! Titles include "You Can't Run Away", "Let's Have Some Fun", "Can't Keep My Hands Off You", "Whatever It Is", and "Shut the Funk Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bar-KaysShake Your Rump To The Funk/Summer Of Our Love ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(In a Mercury sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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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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Bar-KaysYou're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me/You're Still My Brother ... 7-inch
Volt, 1972. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Two totally excellent cuts by the second version of The Bar-Kays – both with a super-dope vocal soul style that's more fitting of the Dramatics! "You're The Best Thing" isn't the famous female soul song, but a different cut – with great guitar behind some stellar harmonies! "You're Still My Brother" is a strong message of racial unity, set to a stormin full production style! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of marker.)

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Bar-KaysAs One ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
The Bar-Kays definitely groove as one on this tight little set – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding great – thanks to a matured outlook on their music, one that has them fitting nicely alongside some of their Mercury ensemble funk contemporaries – but in ways that still make them stand out from the pack! Titles include "Body Fever", "As One", "Say It Through Love", "Open Your Heart", "Deliver Us", and "Take The Time To Love Somebody". CD

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Bar-KaysNightcruising ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
Man, these guys really know how to groove – and even on a bigger label, with a more commercial image, they still manage to come up with a tight little set! There's a key ear for a bassline and beat that keeps The Bar-Kays standing stronger than most of their contemporaries – a sense of rhythm schooled in years of indie funk that comes through even on the mellower cuts here – which themselves show an even better side of the group in this generation, one that comes across great here on a few slower numbers that have a sweetly stepping groove. Titles include "Nightcruising", "Freaky Behavior", "Feels Like I'm Falling In Love", "Touch Tone", "Hit & Run", "Unforgettable Dream", "Traffic Jammer", and "Backseat Driver". CD

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Bar-KaysToo Hot To Stop ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
A pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than before – the same sort of shift the Ohio Players made after moving to Mercury Records – but as with the Players at their best, there's still plenty of sharp edges and deeply funky moments on the record – and if anything, the shift has really given The Bar-Kays a way to evolve their sound past some of the heavier modes of the early days, without losing any of the appeal of their groove! Some cuts have some great keyboards – almost producing a spacey funk feel at points – and titles include "Too Hot To Stop (part 1)", "You're So Sexy", "Cozy", "Spellbound", "Whitehouseorgy", and the nice mellow track "Summer Of Our Love". CD

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New Bar-KaysAs One ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Bar-Kays definitely groove as one on this tight little set – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding great – thanks to a matured outlook on their music, one that has them fitting nicely alongside some of their Mercury ensemble funk contemporaries – but in ways that still make them stand out from the pack! Titles include "Body Fever", "As One", "Say It Through Love", "Open Your Heart", "Deliver Us", and "Take The Time To Love Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Dutch pressing.)

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New Bar-KaysPropositions ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tightly grooving work from The Bar-Kays – a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' career, with nary a note out of place, and a sweet blend of keyboards over the bass, giving the tunes a strong electric feel – gliding wonderfully over romping rhythms on the upbeat tracks, and stepping sweetly on the album's few mellow gems. Titles include "Tripping Out", "Propositions", "Anticipation", "Do It (Let Me See You Shake)", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", and "You Made A Change In My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bar-KaysSexomatic (orig, dub, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Bar-KaysDangerous ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. Used ... 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". CD

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New Bar-KaysDangerous ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... 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". CD

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New Bar-KaysLight Of Life/Injoy ... CD
Mercury/Cherry Red (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Black NastyTalking To The People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enterprise/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
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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Billy EckstineStormy ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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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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Show BandPunkt Styku – Lost Gem Of Polish Funk ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
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 Staple SingersStaple Swingers ... LP
Stax, 1970. Very Good- ... $7.99
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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T-ConnectionT-Connection (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dash/Big Break (UK), 1978. Used ... $8.99
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

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 17 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Another masterpiece in this always-great collection – a bouncing set of 80s groove numbers from the post-disco years – heavy on boogie rhythms, electric beats, and jazzy keyboard lines! The groove has some occasional touches of electro – especially in the cuts that feature an older funk act getting a bit more lean for the 80s – and the set list is filled with classics that include "Nobody But You" by Juicy, "Hit & Run" by Bar Kays, "Over & Over" by Shalamar, "Are You Ready" by Leon Bryant, "Betcha" by Jerome, "Tonight" by Kleeer, "You Ought To Love Me" by Narada Michael Walden, "Face The Music" by Trilark, "Sexy Dancer" by Donald Byrd & 125th Street NYC, and "You & Me Just Started" by Linda Taylor. CD

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VariousMellow Mellow – Original 1970s Smooth Grooves & Chilled Breaks ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
A stellar collection of 70s soul – with a focus on tracks that have become famous samples for hip hoppers! The selection is excellent – and despite the fact that you'll recognize a lot of the riffs and beats that have been lifted from the tunes, not all of them are easily available on reissue, and they all sound great mixed together in this cosmic batch of sweet funky soul! Tracks include "Summer In The City" by Quincy Jones, "Daylight" and "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" by Ramp, "Ike's Mood 1" by Isaac Hayes, "Summer Madness" by Kool & The Gang, "Mellow Mellow Right On" by Lowrell, "Playing Your Game, Baby" by Barry White, "I'm Glad You're Mine" by Al Green, "You Can't Turn Me Away" by Sylvia Striplin, and "Open Your Heart" by The Bar-Kays. 12 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
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
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP 19.99

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD 9.99

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VariousWhite Series – White Classic ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $13.99
A weird little package – but a great compilation! The set is well-named as part of the "white series" – as it features 2 CDs in a big styrofoam package – but it's actually got some great soul and club tracks from the 70s and 80s, a much hipper set than you might guess from the look and the title! Tracks include "The Glow Of Love" by Change with Luther, "The Medicine Song" by Stephanie Mills, "Ya Mama" by Wuf Ticket, "Funkacise" by Funkacise Gang, "Get The Funk Out Ma Face" by Brothers Johnson, "What Do I Do" by Phil Fearon & Galaxy, "Reach Up" by Toney Lee, "Knock Me Out" by Gary's Gang, "Inner City Blues" by Working Week, "Hot" by Roy Ayers, "Shake Your Rump To The Funk" by The Bar-Kays, "Bad Habits" by Jenny Burton, "Music" by D-Train, and "Mama Used To Say" by Junior. 22 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ernie HinesElectrified ... CD
We Produce/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
An underground set from early 70s Stax Records – the only set cut back in the day by Ernie Hines – a really great singer who works here with a blend of southern soul and sweet harmony modes! The album's got a pretty laidback vibe, which is great – almost in the same space as The Temprees, with an undercurrent of super-dope arrangements, and Ernie's lead vocals right up front in the mix! There's a bit of strings on the set, and most tracks have some sort of harmony support behind Hines' lead – a vibe that's a bit different, and maybe almost more east coast than the usual Stax set. Arrangements are by Wardell Quezquerque, Dale Warren, Lester Snell, and Tom Nixon – and both The Bar Kays and The MGs play on the record. Titles include the sample classic "Our Generation" – plus "Electrified Love", "Sugar Plum", "Change Is Gonna Come", "Your Love (Is All I Need)", and "Come On Y'All". CD

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VariousSweet Soul Music 1967 – 30 Scorching Classics ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 60s – but also done with a full color booklet that's over 60 pages long – filled with track-by-track notes on the tunes, and filled with great photos, images, and historical data! The whole thing's a perfect soul music time capsule – with the depth of production that we've always loved in Bear Family releases for other genres. Titles include "Are You Lonely For Me" by Freddie Scott, "Eight Men Four Women" by OV Wright, "Dirty Man" by Laura Lee, "Come On Sock It To Me" by Syl Johnson, "Hypnotized" by Linda Jones, "Some Kinda Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six, "Nothing Takes The Place Of You" by Toussaint McCall, "Baby Please Come Back Home" by JJ Barnes, "Soul Finger" by The Bar-Kays, "Girls Are Yout To Get You" by The Fascinations, "Funky Broadway (part 1)" by Dyke & The Blazers, "Piece Of My Heart" by Erma Franklin, and "I Wanna Testify" by The Parliaments. CD

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New Margie JosephMargie Joseph Makes A New Impression ... LP
Volt, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New David PorterGritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It ... LP
Enterprise, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousStax – The Soul Of Hip Hop ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive amount of classic sample tracks – all funky nuggets pulled from the legendary catalog of Stax Records! The set's the first American set we've ever seen to pay tribute to Stax from this perspective – and alongside a well-chosen batch of tunes, all remastered for the set, the collection also features track-by-track notes that tell the importance and revival of all the tunes within – helping identify later uses of the original grooves, while still showing plenty of respect for the originals! Titles include "Humpin" by The Bar-Kays, "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Why Marry" by Sweet Inspirations, "Melting Pot" by Booker T & The MGs, "Hung Up On My Baby" and "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" by Isaac Hayes, "Get Up & Get Down" by The Dramatics, "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" by William Bell, "Do The Funky Penguin" by Rufus Thomas, "As Long As I've Got You" by Charmels, "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter, "After The Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, and "Packed Up & Took My Mind" by Little Milton. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New VariousStax Of Funk Vol 2 – More Funky Truth ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily 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 VariousWattstax – Highlights From The Soundtrack ... CD
Stax, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of work from the legendary Wattstax concert in 1972 – the African-American answer to Woodstock, and a landmark meeting of talents from Memphis' Stax Records at the LA Coliseum! Not to be confused with other LP and CD collections of music from the concert, this one brings together the tracks that were featured in the film – and although it does include crossover with the 2LP sets that bear the Wattstax name, it was put together to focus on the progression of the film. The package features 15 tracks in all, nearly 80 minutes in length – and includes the unreleased Isaac Hayes live version of "Shaft", plus "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The Dramatics, "Oh La De Da" and "Respect Yourself" by The Staple Singers, "Lift Every Voice & Sing" by Kim Weston, "Son Of Shaft/Feel It" by The Bar-Kays, "Pick Up The Pieces" by Carla Thomas, "The Breakdown" and "Do The Funky Chicken" by Rufus Thomas, and "Lying On The Truth" by The Rance Allen Group. CD

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New VariousJazz Club – Funk Yourself ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... 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 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 ... Out Of Stock
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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New Cliff NoblesPhil-LA Of Soul Singles Collection 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 T-ConnectionT-Connection ... CD
Dash/Henry Stone, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 8.99

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New T-ConnectionT-Connection (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dash/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99
 
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VariousDetroit Funk Vaults – Funk & Soul From Dave Hamilton 1968 to 1979 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
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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