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New Barbara LewisHello Stranger – Best Of Barbara Lewis ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Mid 60s. Used .... $14.99
Some of the best non-Motown soul to ever come out of Detroit, and a brilliant example of the uptown soul sound of the 60's! Barbara Lewis was an amazing singer – and although her work was always pretty darn polished, it was handled in a unique way that still remained very soulful, and which was filled with loads of nice twists and turns. This 20-track set from Rhino features the best of her Atlantic years – and nearly every track's a little gem of 60s soul! Includes lots of classics like "Baby, I'm Yours", "Hello Stranger", "Make Me Your Baby", "Puppy Love", "Snap Your Fingers", "Don't Forget About Me", "Baby What Do You Want Me To Do", and more! Heavenly soul, and stuff that we never tire of! CD
(Out of print.)

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Barbara LewisMake Me Belong To You/Girls Need Loving Care ... 7-inch
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic sleeve.)

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New Barbara LewisHello Stranger – And 11 Other Great Selections ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from the great Barbara Lewis – a sublime little set that took soul music to a whole new level! The record has a wonderful approach that mixes older ballad modes with some of the more mellow, more compressed styles that were showing up in the more sophisticated soul of the time – particularly that of some of the male singers from Chicago. Credit here is especially due to genius Detroit producer Ollie McLaughlin, but arranger Riley Hampton also contributes plenty too – mixing strings with subtler jazzier influences – similar to some of his work with Lorez Alexandria or Walter Jackson, although maybe with a bit more of a pop flourish. Perhaps even more compelling, though, is the fact that all the titles on the albums are originals written by Barbara Lewis herself – with titles that include "Hello Stranger", "Bended Knees", "Puppy Love", "My Heart Went Do Dat Da", "Would You Love Me", and "Loneliest Night Of The Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear, a small peeled mark from sticker removal, and some light stains.)

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New Barbara LewisHello Stranger/Baby I'm Yours ... 7-inch
Collectables, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Barbara LewisBaby, I'm Yours ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Near-perfect work from Barbara Lewis – one of our favorite female talents of the 60s – and an artist whose blend of soul and sophistication went onto influence a huge generation of singers in years to come! The album's a key collaboration with Detroit producer Ollie McLaughlin – who keeps things in a different mode from the usual Motor City style – balancing out the rhythms a bit more, going for some great mellow and midtempo numbers that really help unlock the best qualities in Barbara's amazing voice! She's got a style that's high, yet never "little girl" – as might be said of some of her contemporaries – and this approach is heard to great effect on the album's two classics "Baby I'm Yours" and "Hello Stranger". But like all McLaughlin work of the time, the whole thing's wonderful – not a bit of filler at all – and other cuts include "Snap Your Fingers", "Someday We're Gonna Be Lovers Again", "My Heart Went Do Da Dat", "Come Home", and "Think A Little Sugar". CD
 
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Webster LewisTouch My Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $16.99
Webster Lewis takes off wonderfully here – finding a completely unique groove that's equal parts club, soul, and fusion! The album's almost as sublime as Roy Ayers' best from the time – and has a similar balance that's perfectly done – a depth of thought that goes way beyond conventional club, and a willingness to bring in lots more complicated elements from various jazz sources. Webster's keyboards are nicely out front in the set – and there's some great vocals by a female chorus who sweeten up the sound nicely, but not in ways that are too commercial or cliched. The whole thing's great – a righteous masterpiece through and through – and tracks include "Hideaway", "There's A Happy Feeling", "Touch My Love", "Believe In Yourself", "Barbara Ann", and "Loving". CD features 4 bonus tracks too "Wee Church", "Japanese Umbrella", "Spirit Of Love", and "Touch My Love (alt mix)". CD

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Lewis ConnectionLewis Connection ... LP
Numero, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
Rare funk from the same Minneapolis scene that gave the world Prince – a legendary indie set from the end of the 70s, put together by Lewis brothers Pierre and Andre! Despite their French names, the duo have a mighty American groove on the set – a wicked approach to funk that's very much in the best ensemble mode of the period – but leaner too, given the smaller lineup, and relatively sparse production – which makes most of the record bristle like some rare boogie 45! Vocals are by the brothers, plus female singer Barbara Bolar, and later Prince-mate Sonny Thompson – and Prince himself even adds in some slight magic to one cut on the set. Titles include "Dynamic Duo", "Got To Be Something", "Get Up", "Higher", "Feel Good To Ya", and "Mr G". (And for the record, the group's name on the cover was originally the Lewis Conection – but our spell checker has the title listed with the regular spelling!) LP, Vinyl record album

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THP OrchestraEarly Riser/Two Hot For Love – Disco Recharge ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD .... $10.99
A smoking disco double-header from THP Orchestra – two excellent albums back to back, with loads of bonus tracks too! Early Riser has a groove that really has the group starting out strongly – a perfect early disco approach that's funky and instrumental, but which often echoes some other earlier instrumental eras too – partly in the choice of songs, partly in the way that familiar grooves are disco-fied for the 70s! There's more covers here than in later years, but all of them are done mighty well – with a strong use of funky guitars and keyboards that keep a nice edge on the rhythms. Titles include "Theme From SWAT", "More", "Dawn Patrol", "Early Riser", "Crazy Crazy", "Manha De Carnaval", and "Sugar Sugar". CD features 8 more bonus tracks added to the album – including "Theme From SWAT (orig 7" mix)", "Early Riser (orig 12" mix)", "Manha De Carnaval (7" edit)", "Fightin On The Side Of Love (12" mix)", "Fightin On The Side Of Love (inst 7" mix)", and "Fightin On The Side Of Love (inst 12" mix)". Two Hot For Love is a great little disco album – really a cut above its contemporaries, thanks to some great instrumentation overall! Side one features the extended "Two Hot For Love" title track – presented as a mini-suite of sorts with lead vocals from Barbara Fry, a singer who's really a lot more soulful than you'd expect. But even better are the keyboards by Michael Lewis – soaring out with similar spacey touches to his own AVI work, and bringing in some interesting interplay to the tune. Side two features some shorter tracks – including a great funky remake of "Manha De Carnival" with more great Lewis keyboards – plus "Crazy Crazy", "Dawn Patrol", and "Early Riser" – all longer versions than on the group's first album. CD features lots of bonus remixes of the title single "Two Hot For Love" – including an "RCA 12" mix", "7 inch b-side", "Pete Waterman 12" edit", and a few more single mixes. CD

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VariousElaste Vol 4 – Meta Disco & Proto House –Originals Ahead Of Their Time – Compiled By Dompteur Mooner ... CD
Compost (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99
One of the coolest entries in this series so far – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the great music that Elaste has already given us! The set pushes past the boundaries of the dancefloor – to focus on cosmic cuts that might have gotten some play with DJs, but also really unlock a whole new world of listening too – moving from simpler electronic disco into a range of rhythms and sonic experiments that still sound as fresh today as they did when first cut back in the late 70s and early 80s! Some tunes have surprising warm elements, others have some starker touches that really set the tone for later techno – but are much simpler overall – and far more effective, too. Titles include "Gluttony" by Rinder & Lewis, "It's Heavy (Dompteur Mooner edit)" by Barbara Norris, "XXXO" by Equip, "Notice Me (notice the house mix)" by Sandee, "Beat It" by Disco D, "Mumbo Jumbo" by Cybotron, "Shake The Mind" by C Cat Trance, and "Raga Madhuvanti" by Charanjit Singh. CD
Also available Elaste Vol 4 – Meta Disco & Proto House –Originals Ahead Of Their Time – Compiled By Dompteur Mooner ... LP 22.99

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New VariousElaste Vol 4 – Meta Disco & Proto House –Originals Ahead Of Their Time – Compiled By Dompteur Mooner ... LP
Compost (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP .... $22.99
One of the coolest entries in this series so far – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the great music that Elaste has already given us! The set pushes past the boundaries of the dancefloor – to focus on cosmic cuts that might have gotten some play with DJs, but also really unlock a whole new world of listening too – moving from simpler electronic disco into a range of rhythms and sonic experiments that still sound as fresh today as they did when first cut back in the late 70s and early 80s! Some tunes have surprising warm elements, others have some starker touches that really set the tone for later techno – but are much simpler overall – and far more effective, too. Titles include "Gluttony" by Rinder & Lewis, "It's Heavy (Dompteur Mooner edit)" by Barbara Norris, "XXXO" by Equip, "Notice Me (notice the house mix)" by Sandee, "Beat It" by Disco D, "Mumbo Jumbo" by Cybotron, "Shake The Mind" by C Cat Trance, and "Raga Madhuvanti" by Charanjit Singh. Vinyl includes the bonus track "Quedarte" by Tambien. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Elaste Vol 4 – Meta Disco & Proto House –Originals Ahead Of Their Time – Compiled By Dompteur Mooner ... CD 15.99

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VariousIn The Pocket – 70s Jazz Funk ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $9.99
In the pocket, and plenty darn funky – a killer collection of 70s jazz funk that's heavy on electricity, yet still keeps things mighty sharp throughout! The groove is tight – tighter than the raw soul of the 60s jazz years – yet never uptight, as all these cuts are plenty fresh and freewheeling, and definitely preserve the most spontaneous vibe of the players. Some cuts have a bit of vocals, some have some larger backings, but all still have some great solos in the middle – with an especially strong emphasis on sweet keyboards! Titles include "Zauis" by Eddie Russ, "Barbara Ann" by Webster Lewis, "Coming To You Live" by Charles Earland, "Brazilica" by Ramsey Lewis, "Sinbad" by Weldon Irvine, "Put It In The Pocket" by Freddie Hubbard, "Palos" by Willie Bobo, "Chicago Theme" by Hubert Laws, "Hop Scotch" by Harvey Mason, and "In The Park" by Lonnie Liston Smith. CD

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New VariousIn The Pocket – 70s Jazz Funk ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Mid 70s. Used .... Just Sold Out!
In the pocket, and plenty darn funky – a killer collection of 70s jazz funk that's heavy on electricity, yet still keeps things mighty sharp throughout! The groove is tight – tighter than the raw soul of the 60s jazz years – yet never uptight, as all these cuts are plenty fresh and freewheeling, and definitely preserve the most spontaneous vibe of the players. Some cuts have a bit of vocals, some have some larger backings, but all still have some great solos in the middle – with an especially strong emphasis on sweet keyboards! Titles include "Zauis" by Eddie Russ, "Barbara Ann" by Webster Lewis, "Coming To You Live" by Charles Earland, "Brazilica" by Ramsey Lewis, "Sinbad" by Weldon Irvine, "Put It In The Pocket" by Freddie Hubbard, "Palos" by Willie Bobo, "Chicago Theme" by Hubert Laws, "Hop Scotch" by Harvey Mason, and "In The Park" by Lonnie Liston Smith. CD
(Promotional sticker on barcode.)
Also available In The Pocket – 70s Jazz Funk ... CD 9.99

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New Atlantic StarrAll In The Name Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mid 80s classic from Atlantic Starr – at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker in one corner and a spot of old tape on the spine.)

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New VariousDetroit Gold Vol 1 ... LP
Solid Smoke, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice sampler of 60s Detroit soul produced by the fantastic Ollie McLaughlin, and released as singles under a variety of labels, including Moira, Karen and Carla. This set does a great job of showcasing the excellent rhythm and blues that was getting released by artists outside Berry Gordy's stable, 15 numbers in all, including "Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis, "My Magic Corner", "That's When I'll Stop Loving You" and "You Do Your Thing" by Belita Woods, "Buy Now & Pay Later" by the Firestones, "Ooh Baby" and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" by Deon Jackson, "Hey Love" by Betty Lavette, "The Reason Why" by the Four Pros, "Take A Little Time To Tell Her" and "If I Only Knew" by Jimmy Soul Clark, and "Why Can't It Be" by the Compacts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from price sticker removal, and some light wear.)

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New VariousTamla Motown – Big Hits & Hard To Find Classics Vol 4 ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
20 great tracks pulled from the Motown catalog – specially selected to include some harder to find numbers that were hits issued as singles, but which haven't been properly reissued, and other tracks that have had huge interest in the soul underground scene, especially in the UK! The package is a great look at the lesser-known side of Motown – and tracks include "Jamie" by Eddie Holland, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Terry Johnson, "I Got A Feeling" by Barbara Randolph, "Cos You Know Me" by Rick Robin & Him, "A Little Bit For Sandy" by Paul Peterson, "Crying In The Night" by The Monitors, "It's Growing" by Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, "Steal Away Tonight" by Barbara McNair, "Never Say No To Your Baby" by The Hit Pack, "Day by Day Or Never" by Chris Clark, "It's Been A Long Long Time" by The Elgins, "Can't Stop Looking For My Baby" by The Fantastic Four, "Suzie" by Terry Johnson, and "You Need Me" by The Lewis Sisters. CD

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New VariousYou Better Believe It Vol 2 – More Rare & Modern Soul Gems 1967 to 1979 ... CD
WEA (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best soul collections we've heard in years – a treasure trove of rare singles from Atlantic, Warner Brothers, and related labels – all in a warm and mellow style! The approach here is halfway between sadder sweet soul and some of the fuller sounds that were coming from the Philly scene in the mid 70s – a special place that was often dubbed "modern" on the UK scene of the time, but which we like to think of as 70s mellow at its best! And when we say mellow, we don't mean that these tracks are sleepy ballads – because all of them have some sort of a gentle groove at the bottom – often a slower, but snapping rhythm that lets itself well to more sophisticated stepping, in a groove that was often not fully appreciated at the time. 23 track package includes a few previously unissued tracks, but even the ones that were issued are pretty darn obscure – and titles include "Bitter With The Sweet" by Tony & Tandy, "Rising Cost Of Love" by Darrow Fletcher, "Strangers In The Dark Corners" by Johnny Bristol, "If You Want Me To Be More Of A Woman" by Lorraine Johnson, "I'm About Loving You" by Al Hudson & Soul Partners, "We're On Our Way" by Frankie Newsome, "Girl You're My Kind Of People" by The Olympics, "Only The One You Love" by Dee Dee Warwick, "Don't Want To Lose Your Love" by Prince Phillip Mitchell, "Girl You Know That I Love You" by The Hypnotics, "I'm So Thankful" by Barbara Lewis, "Signed Miss Heroin (alt mix)" by Sam Dees, "Hey It's Over" by Windy City, "The Coldest Days Of My Life" by Walter Jackson, and "If You Do Love Me" by The Duponts. CD

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New VariousSweetest Feeling – A Van McCoy Songbook 1962 to 1973 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A sweet overview of the Van McCoy songbook from the early 60s to early 70s – and a stellar compilation from Ace Records – a label that's gone above and beyond in its efforts to shine a light on the songwriters and producers behind some of most moving songs of the era! The breadth ofMcCoy's talent is pretty amazing, all the more so given his huge disco era hit "The Hustle", a world away from the soaringly emotional soul songs he penned for top shelf singers like Betty Everett, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Nancy Wilson, Donny Hathaway, Erma Franklin, Jerry Butler and more – many of the best of which are compiled here! 24 tracks in all: "I Got The Sweetest Feeling" by Erma Franklin, "Getting Mighty Crowded" by Betty Everett, "Baby I'm Yours" by Barbara Lewis, "Sotp And Get A Hold Of Myself" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "So Soon" by Aretha Franklin, "Giving Up" by Donny Hathaway, "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone" by The Ad Libs, "I've Lost You" by Jackie Wilson and many more. CD
 
 
 



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