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William BellComing Back For More ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A really wonderful post-Stax album from the great William Bell – a set that has the singer still stepping out with all those great deep soul modes from the 60s, but also finding a hipper, more laidback approach as well! There's a beautiful mellow vibe to the record – one that recalls some of Millie Jackson's best ballad work of the time, especially in the way it warms things up with a bit of class, while taking away none of the power of the vocals. Bell produced and arranged the whole set with help from Paul Mitchell – and there's still lots of nice down home themes and feelings to the record, but William's also working with a bubbling groove that comes off great – and which updates his sound without selling his soul – making for a great set in the modern/southern mode. Titles include "Tryin To Love Two", "If Sex Was All We Had", "Relax", "You Don't Miss Your Water", "Coming Back For More", "Just Another Way To Feel", and "I Absotively Posolutely Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Coming Back For More ... CD 9.99

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Corrie Folk Trio & Paddie BellPromise Of The Day ... LP
Elektra, Early 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
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(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Madeline BellI'm Gonna Make You Love Me ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A nice album of soul tracks that was Madeline's follow up to the big hit of the title. Recorded in the UK, with a pretty good backing, and a good mix of originals and obscure pop stuff. Tracks include Bacharach & David's "Last One to Be Loved", plus Ashford & Simpson's "Baby, I'll Come Right Away" and "One Step at a Time", plus Dusty Springfield's "I'm Gonna Leave You". Also with the title hit. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few small spots of tape, and a drill hole. Label has a drill hole.)

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New Archie Bell & The DrellsHard Not To Like It ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the strong Philly LPs by Archie Bell and the Drells (and they really did make the transition to Philly pretty well). Side one has some of their more blatent attempts to appeal to the then hot disco crowd, but side two has them back in a great easy soul two-step sound, like "It's Hard Not To Like You", "There's No Other Like You" and "Real Good Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has heavy edge wear, splitting on the spine, and some stains and a tracklist sticker on back.)

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New William BellSoul Of A Bell ... LP
Stax, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from singer William Bell – and one of the best-ever full LPs to come out of Stax Records in the 60s! At this early point in his career, Bell was simply stunning – a blend of southern soul with some of the more sophisticated touches happening up north, all summed up in the album's landmark tear-jerker track, "You Don't Miss Your Water" – one of those tracks that we never tire of hearing! The whole album's great, filled with fantastic original songs – and titles that include "Any Other Way", "You're Such A Sweet Thang", "Everybody Loves A Winner", and "Eloise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Cocteau TwinsBlue Bell Knoll ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(tVinyl has a short click on one track. Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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New O'JaysO'Jays (Bell pressing) ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is the second version of an album that was first pressed under the title Back On Top – repackaged here with a slicker cover during the early 70s, to cash in on the fame that the O'Jays were having at Phily International. Although the group's Philly recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that's very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also features a few songs that were covered by those groups, too). The band have heavenly harmonies that are more fragile than on their tightly-sewn Gamble/Huff work, with some elements of the deeper soul that was on some of their earlier recordings. For some reason, the album links together the tracks with a fake "audience" sound, as if it's a live album – which it really isn't. We can forgive the producers at Bell for that, though – because the tracks are so great! Includes the single "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", plus "I'm So Glad I Found You", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Going Going Gone", and "I Dig Your Act". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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New Vanessa Bell ArmstrongWonderful One ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Archie Bell & The DrellsWhere Will You Go When The Party's Over ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent set of midtempo soul tracks recorded at Sigma Sound – and probably the group's greatest album for Philly International! The progression from raw Texas funk to smooth Philly soul was a big one – but Archie and crew did it wonderfully, and kept a lot of their soul intact during the move – really shining strongly in this new mode, and keeping their sound alive a lot longer than most of their late 60s contemporaries. Proof that the group sound was one of the biggest assets of the Philly imprint – whatever the form, and whatever the origin. Includes the stellar cuts "Don't Let Love Get You Down" and "Where Will You Go When The Party's Over" – plus "Everybody Have A Good Time", "I Swear You're Beautiful", "I Bet You I Can Do That Dance You're Doing", and "Nothing Comes Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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New Dee Bell, Eddie Duran featuring Tom HarrellOne By One ... LP
Concord, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a promo stamp and a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Vincent BellPop Goes The Electric Sitar ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The great studio guitarist Vincent Bell lays down a set of groovy poppy sitar cuts, with a sound that's part Indian pop, part easy groove – and all wild 60s! The album features the Coral Electric Sitar, plus some classic Indian Sitar – and includes tracks like "More", "Quiet Village", and "Eleanor Rigby", played with a large groovy group, with sitar solos out front. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Woody AllenWonderful Wacky World Of Woody Allen ... LP
Colpix/Bell, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Second version of Woody's very first LP – and a pretty great album of standup material, cut back when he was just a budding writer for TV. The set was recorded at Mr Kelly's in Chicago, and has an easy going flow – with Woody just talking his way through material, almost in a Lenny Bruce sort of way. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a promo stamp on the back – but this is a nice opy overall.)

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Box TopsCry Like A Baby ... LP
Bell, 1968. Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a few light stains and a name in marker on back.)

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5th Dimension5th Dimension Live! ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A groovy little live album from The 5th Dimension – not nearly as smoothly polished as their studio albums, in a way that really makes the set stand out nicely! The vocals are still completely top-shelf – a heavenly sound that's hard to believe comes from five mere mortals – but the musical backings are a bit more rough-edged and soul-based – a harder groove than the group gets on their full albums, in a way that provides a great contrast to the harmonies on the lyrics! There's also a great sense of "liveness" to the set – patter from the group before the tunes, and some upbeat medleys of some of their bigger hits – strung together in ways that are a lot nicer than just simple live remakes of familiar songs. Titles include "I Just Want To Be Your Friend", "Eli's Coming", "Never My Love", "Shake Your Tambourine", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Want To Take You Higher", and two longer medleys of hits! LP, Vinyl record album

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New 5th DimensionLove's Lines Angles & Rhymes ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
The cover to this one has The 5th Dimension sporting some heavy-duty outfits – and the album's got an equally bold sound to match! The group's still in very familiar territory here – working under the direction of Bones Howe – but they're also completely confident in their bag – stepping out with a solid, punched-up approach to pop – one that draws strongly from the soulful harmonies of the quintet, yet which also has some pointedly personal moments as well. As before, the choice of songs is easily one of the best aspects of the record – and the group do a great cover of "Viva Tirado", plus "What Does It Take To Wind Your Love", "Love's Lines, Angles, & Rhymes", "Time & Love", "Guess Who", and "He's A Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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5th DimensionReflections ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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5th DimensionSoul & Inspiration ... LP
Bell, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of the last full albums from the original 5th Dimension lineup – and a set that has them breaking past the standard production and arrangements from Bones Howe! This set has work by Howe, but also features backings from HB Barnum and Artie Butler on a few tracks – expanding the groove with some more soul-styled touches, as referenced in the title – but also sliding into a few mellower moments that continue the more adult-pop leanings of the group's previous albums. Titles include a version of Bill Withers' "Harlem" – plus"Soul & Inspiration", "Hard Core Poetry", "Salty Tears", "Somebody Warm Like Me", and "I Don't Know How To Look For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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O'JaysBack On Top ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Although the O'Jays' Philly International recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that's very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also features a few songs that were covered by those groups, too). The band have heavenly harmonies that are more fragile than on their tightly-sewn Gamble/Huff work, with some elements of the deeper soul that was on some of their earlier recordings. Includes the single "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", plus "I'm So Glad I Found You", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Going Going Gone", and "I Dig Your Act". Also issued later, under the title "The O'Jays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting on one corner, and a small name stamp on the back.)

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Seals & CroftsSeals & Crofts ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
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(Cover has light wear and a small spot of marker.)

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Spooky ToothSpooky Tooth ... LP
Bell, 1968. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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(Cover has a split top seam.)

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Love Music ... LP
Bell, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm mellow magic from Sergio Mendes in the 70s – a great little album that's got a sweet electric feel! The set was recorded with help from Tom Scott and Bob Alcivar on arrangements, and has a sunny southern California feel that's a nice extension of Sergio's 60s work – yet which also takes his sound to a whole new level. There's still some traces of Braziliana in the mix, but there's also a lot more straight soulful pop – really working that twin female vocal lead style nicely, and wrapping it around some great tunes like "I Wouldn't Last A Day Without You", "Hey Look At The Sun", "Love Music", "Killing Me Softly", "Where Is The Love", "Put A Little Love Away", and "Walk The Way You Talk". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Marlo Thomas & FriendsFree To Be You & Me ... LP
Bell, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The LP that shaped a generation! With performances by Diana Ross, Alan Alda, Bobby Morse, Harry Belafonte, Rosey Grier, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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New Buddy FiteBuddy Fite & Friend ... LP
Bell, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Quincy JonesCactus Flower – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wild soundtrack by Quincy Jones – for this disturbing comedy that starred Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, and Ingrid Bergman. The theme, "The Time For Love Is Anytime", is a sad boozy number with vocals by Sarah Vaughan, and arrangements by Jimmy Haskell – but there's also a nice slow-funky version of the cut with electric piano and one with organ, both of which are very nice! Other tracks include funky keyboard instrumentals of pop hits – like "To Sir With Love", "I'm A Believer", "She Hangs Out", and "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" – plus the dreamy instrumental "The Spell You Spin", co-written with Dave Grusin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing.)
 
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Blue MinkReal Mink ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the first albums from Blue Mink – a seminal rock/soul crossover act who really broke bigger in the 70s! The album's strongest asset is singer Madeline Bell, who works in duet form with group leader Roger Cook on most numbers – bringing the record a strongly soulful component that really helps sell some of its beat group leanings. And in the instrumentation department, the group here have plenty of touches from the late 60s Brit beat scene – including strong presence of organ and electric piano, lots of jamming guitar, and an overall approach to the groove that's strongly influenced by American soul and R&B, but which also has jazzy touches. Titles include "Good Morning Freedom", "Gimme Reggae", "Can You Feel It Baby", "Our World", "Sweet & Sour", "I Lose The Game", and "Silk What?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $8.99
We always used to pass up Gary Burton's early records, but as the years pass, we find that we like them more and more. Why? Well, because Gary's unique approach to the vibes has a cool subtle sound that's very groovy at this point, and which hasn't yet fallen into the indulgences of his later records. He's not funky, or hard-hitting, but he has these amazing spacey sounds that work well with his small group that includes Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks inlcude "Six Nix, Quix, Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Dick CaryHot & Cool ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
Titles include "Touche", "Crosseyed Penguin", "You Do Something To Me", "Roseroom", "Last Mile", and "More Than You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bell label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some light staining, a number of scratches on the front, a small split on the bottom seam, and some pen.)

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New DellsFreedom Means ... LP
Cadet, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Beautiful baroque soul by this fantastic group from Chicago! The record is wild mix of mellow pop tracks like "If You Go Away", "Make it With You", and "One Less Bell To Answer", plus original soul compositions by the great Terry Callier, like "Freedom Means", "Melody Man", "Free & Easy", and "It's All Up To You". The whole thing's put together by the great Charles Stepney, and the sound is beautiful – with an incredible array of influences and styles running throughout the whole record. Added to that are the fantastic vocals of the Dells, who are at the height of their powers here! Forgive the superlatives, but this really is a fantastic album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Derek & The DominosLayla ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "Tell The Truth", "Anyday", "Key To The Highway", and "Bell Bottom Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Ronnie DysonOne Man Band ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Ronnie Dyson's standout set from the start of his career – a beautiful batch of Philly soul tunes that get some key help from the team of Thom Bell and Linda Creed! Bell produced and arranged part of the set – with other help coming from Stan Vincent and Billy Jackson – all of whom really get the right idea for Ronnie's amazing voice – and really help him find a way of stepping past his previous career on the stage! Some of the best cuts that mix of fragile and groovy that was really working at the time for harmony groups like The Delfonics or The Stylistics – a mode that takes Dyson far past his work in Hair, to a mode that has him almost doing better on his own than any other contemporaries from the show. The set features the sublime cuts "One Man Band", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", "I Think I'll Tell Her", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Give In To Love", "Girl Don't Come", "Love Of A Woman", and "Point Of No Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very light wear and a small promo sticker on the back.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Visits Washington DC ... LP
Takoma, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A lesser known late 70s album from John Fahey – released on Takoma several years after Fahey sold the label to Chrysalis! The record includes a few Fahey compositions, and it also finds him working some pretty wonderful magic on Doc Watson and Bill Monroe material for the opening medley of Watson's "Silver Bell" and Monroe's "Cheyenne" – joined by Richard Ruskin on the former. Other tracks include "Ann Arbor/Death By Reputation", "The Discovery Of Syliva Scott", "Guitar Lamnento", "Melody McBad" and "The Grand Finale". LP, Vinyl record album

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FunkadelicHardcore Jollies ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the sweetest Funkadelic albums from the middle period, and a good batch of tracks that often gets overlooked in the haze of similar Pedro Bell covers! Don't miss this one, though – because it is a very strong album – key in the shift from more guitar-based funk to more groove-oriented rhythms – and a record that's got more than a few tasty numbers. Includes nice ones like "You Scared The Lovin Outta Me", "Comin Round The Mountain", and "If You Got Funk, You Got Style", plus a live version of "Cosmic Slop" that's totally great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks one through three. Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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New James LastSoft Rock ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
Lots of groovy covers – like "Wedding Bell Blues", "Like A Rolling Stone", "I Got You Babe", and "Mr Tambourine Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laura NyroFirst Songs ... LP
Columbia, 1966/1973. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Laura Nyro's first album ever – originally issued by Verve/Forecast in the mid 60s, but brought back out on the market by Columbia, during the height of Nyro's early 70s fame for the label! Even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Flim Flam Man", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Laura NyroLaura Nyro (aka First Songs) ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Laura Nyro's first album ever – and even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Hands Off The Man (Flim Flam Man)", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jimmy SmithAmazing Jimmy Smith Trio – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Metro/Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
A lost bit of work from Jimmy Smith – and one of his most hard-edged sessions from the Verve years! The set was recorded live at the Village Gate in 1963, but was unissued for a number of years – and it features Jimmy really stretching out on the Hammond, almost with an intensity that rivals his early live dates for Blue Note! The group's a stripped down trio – with Quentin Warren on guitar and Billy Hart on drums – and tracks are all nice and long, with plenty of room for Smith to really get things screaming on the Hammond – often with sharper changes and fiercer notes than you'll hear on his more polished Verve studio sides of the time. Titles include "The Champ", "If I Were A Bell", "I Got A Woman", and "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging and a the back paste-on is starting to peel a bit.)

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SpinnersSpinners Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A fascinating little record by The Spinners – and a real contrast to some of their other Atlantic albums! The set has them stepping out of the tightly controlled studio sound of their Philly albums – still working with Thom Bell on production, but doing so in a freer sort of live setting. A number of tracks are taken in very open versions, and really extended out nicely – and there's also some good material on here that shows that the group's harmonies could work in just about any setting. Surprisingly great – a really excellent little album that shows that the group were as strong as a unit as they could be as part of a hit-making machine. Titles in lude "Then Came You", "Sadie", "Fascinating Rhythm", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", "Superstar Medley", "Love Don't Love Nobody", and "Mighty Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear, a few creases, marker on front, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Good+ ... $6.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, an unglued bottom seam, a center split on the spine, and a bit of pen.)

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StylisticsWonder Woman ... LP
H&L, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The Stylistics work their way through a nice batch of material by Hugo & Luigi. The sound's not entirely the same as their earlier work with Thom Bell, but there's some very nice moments – thanks to good arrangements by Horace Ott. Titles include "Wonder Woman", "Good Thing Goin' On", "Lucky Me", "Give A Little Love", and "Fool Of The Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease.)

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New WhoQuadrophenia ... LP
Track/MCA, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A record we'd never part with – and easily our favorite album ever from The Who! Quadrophenia represents the group at its peak from all perspectives – songwriting, performance, and even studio presence – as the album's got a sonic sensibility that few other albums of the time can match! The set's a concept record – a story, like Tommy – yet it remains incredibly lean, without any overcluttered rock opera feel – so much so that most tunes stand mightily on their own, but also have a dense sense of texture when taken together as part of the double-length album. And we'll also say that the record's one of the few extended sets we always end up breezing through from start to finish – almost surprised by the time it comes to a close – and often hitting repeat to hear the whole thing over again! Titles include "I Am The Sea", "The Real Me", "Cut My Hair", "The Punk & The Godfather", "Sea & Sand", "5:15", "Bell Boy", "Love Rein O'Er Me", and "Is It In My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s tan label MCA pressing, including the booklet.)

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New Nancy WilsonAll In Love Is Fair ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Hip stuff by Nancy – and a sophisticated album of soul tracks arranged and produced by Gene Page, in a string-heavy, slightly-funky style that reminds us of Gene's work with Barry White at the time. The tracks are all pretty hip – and include titles written by Stevie Wonder, Johnny Guitar Watson, Thom Bell & Linda Creed, Billy Page, and Tennyson Stevens. No standout tracks, but plenty of nice moments, and a good side of Nancy's career that isn't always given that much exposure. Titles include "Tell The Truth", "Try It, You'll Like It", "All In Love Is Fair", "There'll Always Be Forever", and "You're As Right As Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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DelfonicsDelfonics ... LP
Philly Groove, 1970. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A number of the tracks here had already risen to fame before the album's release as singles – and these are mixed with some additional tracks that are woven together in a near-perfect symphony of sound! The mighty Thom Bell arranged most of the numbers here – save for 2 by Anthony Dorsey – and the group's heavenly harmonies are in amazing form on both mellow ballads and a few more righteous numbers. Titles include "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time", "Funny Feeling", "Over & Over", "Baby I Love You", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Delfonics Theme", "Trying To Make A Fool Of Me", "I Gave To You", "Down Is Up Up Is Down", and "Think About Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Delfonics ... LP 9.99

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DelfonicsSuper Hits ... LP
Philly Groove, Early 70s. Good ... Just Sold Out!
Classic East Coast harmony soul! This is one of the best-ever albums of the genre, and it's a massive collection of the Delfonics mighty singles from the early 70s. Thom Bell did all the arrangements and wrote nearly all the songs – 11 tracks in all: "La La Means I Love You", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "Break Your Promise", "I'm Sorry", "You're Gone", 'With These Hands", "You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine", "Let It Be Me", "Loving Him", "My New Love" and "Somebody Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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O'JaysBack Stabbers ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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O'JaysO'Jays In Philadelphia (Neptune pressing) ... LP
Neptune, 1970. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic early O'Jays! The album's the first to feature the group meeting up with the Gamble/Huff team – a significant shift from their earlier work on Imperial, with a style that still retains all the vocal hardness of those days, but which makes a shift into a sweeter soaring soul groove! The move had been taken with similar success by Jerry Butler and Archie Bell & The Drells – and although the sound's a lot different than the group's later work for Philly International, it's a sign that they're really finding their voice, and a style that would push them to the top! Titles include "I Should Be Your Lover", "One Night Affair", "Deeper", "Just Can't Get Enough", "I've Got The Groove", and "You're The Best Thing Since Candy" – and arrangements are by Bobby Martin, Thom Bell, and Richard Rome. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has & labels have a drillhole.)

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New StylisticsLet's Put It All Together ... LP
Avco, 1974. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Mid-period Stylistics, recorded after their association with Thom Bell and Linda Creed, and during the time that the group was handled by Hugo & Luigi. H&L do an ok job with them, and they've got Van McCoy handling arrangements to add a bit more soul to the mix – but the record is still down a few notches from the classic years. The album includes one last Thom Bell arrangement – the group's huge "You Make Me Feel Brand New" – plus other cuts like "Love Is The Answer", "I Got Time On My Hands", "I Got A Letter", and "We Can Make It Happen Again", perhaps the group's wish for a bigger hit. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rance Allen GroupSoulful Experience ... LP
Truth/Stax, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful mix of gospel soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s. David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect counterfoil for his rich baritone voice. The album's a lot more stripped down than later efforts – with a rootsy sound that should have made Rance even bigger with the crossover crowd. Titles include "Talk That Talk", "The Painter", "Ring My Bell", and "Harlem Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and partially split top and bottom seams.)
Also available Soulful Experience ... CD

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New Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and soulful on tracks like "Moody Woman", "When You're Alone", "I Forgot To Remember", "Brand New Me", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", and "Walking Around In Teardroops". Nice cover, too – with Jerry standing in a pile of fake diamonds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New 5th DimensionAge of Aquarius ... LP
Soul City, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Always-great work from the 5th Dimension – one of their biggest albums ever, built around the group's hit version of "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In", and featuring some other psychedelic pop soul gems like "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Blowing Away", "The Hideaway", "The Winds of Heaven", and "Working On A Grooving Thing". Also includes the excellent "Wedding Bell Blues" – one of the greatest songs of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a cutout hole.)

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New Eddie FloydBaby Lay Your Head Down (Gently On My Bed) ... LP
Stax, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This record was partially recorded in LA, Muscle Shoals and one of the tracks was recorded in Jamaica. Floyd shares production credits with Al Bell, Dale Warren and Al Jackson. Tracks include "Something To Write Home About", "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Heart", "I Wanna Do Things For You", "The Highwayman", "I Hear Footsteps", "Check Me Out", and "Lay Your Loving On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Phyllis HymanGoddess Of Love ... LP
Arista, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last Arista album from Phyllis Hyman – and a set that really sums up all the genius she expressed at the label! Some tunes are upbeat and catchy – the kind of tracks that had Hyman reaching a much wider audience in the early 80s – while others are more sophisticated and mellow, the kind of all-woman tunes that made Phyllis a genre-defining artist that so many others tried to match in years to come! These latter tracks are our favorites, and are still the type that Hyman can do better than anyone else – couched here in perfect production for the mode by Thom Bell and Narada Michael Walden. Titles include "Why Did You Turn Me On", "Your Move My Heart", "Falling", "Riding The Tiger", "Goddess Of Love", "Just Twenty Five Miles To Anywhere", "Just Me & You", "We Should Be Lovers", and "Let Somebody Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Kay-GeesKeep On Bumpin' & Masterplan ... LP
Gang, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Kay-Gees' greatest LP – and far and away better than anything else they ever did! Grabbing up this one is like finding a lost Kool & The Gang LP from the early years –which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced it and wrote a lot of the songs with the group. The band are incredibly tight instrumentally – with lots of hard drums, choppy guitar, and the rolling party feel that made Kool & The Gang so great during their best years. There's some great horns that blast in and out, sounding very off-beat at the best moments – like the classic "Who's the Man With the Master Plan", sampled by YZ many years ago – or other funky cuts like "Ain't No Time", "Get Down", and "You've Got to Keep on Bumpin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl looks nice. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split spine, a cutcorner, and some ring & edge wear.)

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsIf I Were Your Woman ... LP
Motown, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A new level of sophistication for Gladys Knight – and a record that opened the door to the mellower style that would break big for her in the 70s! The title cut is almost worth the price of the record alone – a slow-stepping, blue-tinged number that perfectly blends Knight's lead vocals and the warmer sounds of The Pips – but other tunes follow suit with an equally great sound – one that glows, grows, and flows beautifully as the album rolls on, and really sets the tone for a new sort of crossover vibe in the group. Titles include "If I Were Your Woman", plus "One Less Bell To Answer", "Here I Am Again", "Is There A Place (In His Heart For Me)", "Everybody Is A Star", "Your Love's Been Good To Me", "Signed Gladys", "One Step Away", and "I Don't Want To Do Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)

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New Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street ... LP
Avco, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help take the group to a whole new level! The Thom Bell material fits perfectly with his work with The Stylistics from the same time, and the cuts have a wonderfully mellow east coast harmony style that's quite different than Anthony's earlier work. Teddy Randazzo does a pretty nice job, too – but with a fuller sound too, almost in a Manhattans mode that makes for a nice change from the previous fragility of Anthony's vocals. Titles include "I Don't Have Time To Worry", "That's What Love is All About", "I'm Falling In Love with You", "Heartache Never Entered My Mind", and "The Loneliest House on the Block". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New O'JaysLet Me Touch You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proof that the O'Jays fire can never die – because even though the instrumentation is slightly dated at times, this set sill has the group shining strongly on the vocal tip – hitting some great harmonies on the mellow cuts, and stepping out boldly on the more upbeat ones. Things are very much still in the Philly family here – with production by Thom Bell, Eddie Levert, and Gamble & Huff – and titles include "Lovin You", "Undercover Lover", "Cause I Want You Back Again", "Don't Take Your Love Away", "Let Me Touch You", "No Lies To Cloud My Eyes", "Don't Let The Dream Get Away", and "I Just Want Somebody To Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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New O'JaysO'Jays In Philadelphia (Philadelphia International) ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early O'Jays! The album's the first to feature the group meeting up with the Gamble/Huff team – a significant shift from their earlier work on Imperial, with a style that still retains all the vocal hardness of those days, but which makes a shift into a sweeter soaring soul groove! The move had been taken with similar success by Jerry Butler and Archie Bell & The Drells – and although the sound's a lot different than the group's later work for Philly International, it's a sign that they're really finding their voice, and a style that would push them to the top! Titles include "I Should Be Your Lover", "One Night Affair", "Deeper", "Just Can't Get Enough", "I've Got The Groove", and "You're The Best Thing Since Candy" – and arrangements are by Bobby Martin, Thom Bell, and Richard Rome. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a name in pen.)

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New SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You can't get anymore classic 70s soul than this! Once the Spinners moved to Atlantic, hooked up with the Philly soul of Thom Bell, their career really took off – as you'll hear on this all-hit set of tracks that virtually defines the sound of AM radio soul. Titles include "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)", "Ghetto Child", "Mighty Love", "Sadie", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", and "Rubberband Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains, and a small split on the spine.)

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New StylisticsRockin' Roll Baby ... LP
Avco, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third album by The Stylistics – and a set that's still very much in the high-harmony territory of their first two classics! Thom Bell's still very firmly on deck this time around – arranging, producing, and writing a good deal of the material too – and the Sigma Sound recording setting ensures plenty of key Philly help in the studio – just the right balance of musicians to get the album's mellow and uptempo tracks sounding their best! This is the kind of set that countless groups tried to copy back in the day, but hardly ever got this right at all – and titles include the sly number "Payback Is A Dog", plus "Love Comes Easy", "I Won't Give You Up", "Make It Last", "Only For The Children", and "Rockin' Roll Baby" – plus the massive crossover number "You Make Me Feel Brand New". LP, Vinyl record album

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New TemptationsTemptations (1981) ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent lost sleeper by The Temptations! The record was cut in 1981, and all but disappeared when it came out, but it's a stellar effort that has The Temps working in a smooth modern style with great production by Thom Bell. The band is in great form vocally, and the album feels like some great group session for Philly International from the same time – with tight songs, sophisticated production, and a great update of the earlier harmony style. Not all the cuts are great – but the album kicks off with the wonderfully catchy "Aiming At Your Heart", a midtempo number that's worth the price of the album alone. Other tracks include "What Else", "Your Lovin Is Magic", "Open Their Eyes", and "The Best of Both Worlds". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Deniece WilliamsNiecy ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally great work from Deniece Williams – still mostly free from the tinny pop of later years, and done in a solidly soulful style at Sigma Sound, with arrangements and production from the mighty Thom Bell! The groove is almost an update of 70s Philly, with traces of the maturing mellow side of Williams – all wrapped up with a good degree of confidence on the vocals, but enough tenderness to remind us of the greatness of Williams' roots. Deniece at her early 80s best! Titles include "I Believe In Miracles", "Waiting By The Hotline", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Love Notes", "How Does It Feel", "Now Is The Time For Love", "Waiting" and "A Part Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Nancy WilsonNow I'm A Woman ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique moment for Nancy – one in which she leaves the LA sound behind, and gets some special treatment from the young Philly crew of the Gamble & Huff studios! Arrangements on the set are by Thom Bell, Lenny Pakula, and Bobby Martin – and the style's an interesting mix of Nancy's pop jazz vocals with some of the lighter, sweeter sounds of the Philly scene at the start of the 70s. The result is a surprisingly wonderful album – quite different for Nancy, and with the kind of backings that really break her out of the sound of the 60s – and pave the way for the sophisticated style of the 70s. Titles include "Now I'm A Woman", "Let's Fall In Love All Over", "Lonely Lonely", "Joe", "How Many Broken Wings", and "The Real Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousGold Soul ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice Stax compilation that features some classic material from the immediate post-Atlantic years. Included are some nice numbers like "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" by William Bell, "Private Number" by Judy Clay & William Bell, "So I Can Love You" by The Emotions, "Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor, "Do The Funky Chicken" by Rufus Thomas, and "The Sweeter He Is" by The Soul Children. Not all gold material – but top-quality nonetheless! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splits.)

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New Miles DavisRelaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the classic early Miles Davis & John Coltrane sessions for Prestige – a well-crafted quintet album that shows Miles finding a stronger voice than ever, and Coltrane beginning to emerge as a key force on his own! Backing is subtle and soulful – handled by the trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – and although the tracks are mostly ballads and standards, they're all nicely given the Davis treatment on the set, turned into beautiful new vehicles for jazz imagination and improvisation! Titles include "If I Were A Bell", "I Could Write A Book", "Oleo", and "Woody'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC 50th street pressing, with RVG stamp. Vinyl has some residue that plays with noise.)

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New Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun ... LP
Tabu, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the approach here, while still heavy on funk and soul, also has some deeper touches too – core ideas from Johnson that are expanded strongly by arranger Jerry Peters, whose direction of the project stands as one of his best studio moments of the time! The team of Peters and Johnson really come up with a set that pushes past the usual grooves of the time – with some elements that recall the jazzier spiritual elements from folks like Eddie Russ or Lonnie Liston Smith, mixed with more of the focus on the groove that Johnson's bass brought to Brainstorm. There's lots of great guests on the record, too – including Norma Jean Bell on saxes, Renae Williams on vocals, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, and Randall Jacobs on the mighty cool Roland Space Echoplex guitar. Titles include "Sister Fine", "Hey Girl", "Music Of The Sun", "This Must Be Heaven", and "Yours Truly Discreetly". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New VariousTop Of The Stax – Twenty Greatest Hits ... LP
Stax, 1970s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that's overflowing with greatness from the legendary Stax Records – a set that features both early material later owned by Atlantic, as well as later hits from the Fantasy empire – making for a package that truly runs the scope of the legendary label, and which features 20 of their biggest hits. Titles include Sam & Dave "Hold On, I'm Coming", The Staple Singers "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There", Carla Thomas "B-A-B-Y", Shirley Brown "Woman To Woman", The Soul Children "I'll Be The Other Woman", Eddie Floyd "Knock On Wood", Johnnie Taylor "Cheaper To Keep Her" and "Who's Making Love", Little Milton "That's What Love Will Make You Do", William Bell "I Forgot To Be Your Lover", Jean Knight "Mr Big Stuff", Booker T & The MGs "Green onions", Rufus Thomas "(Do The) Push & Pull", Mel & Tim "Starting All Over Again", the Dramatics "In The Rain", the Emotions "So I Can Love You", Otis Redding "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay", Frederick Knight "I've Been Lonely" and Isaac Hayes "Theme From Shaft". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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New Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) (tiger cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Bad Bossa Nova. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Belle BakerBelle Baker ... LP
Jazum, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Roger BellonRoger Bellon ... LP
RCA (France), 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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Louie BellsonLondon Gig ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Louie Bellson recorded in London – heading up a big band that features Frank Strazzeri on piano, Geurge Duvivier on bass, and a heck of a lot of horn players in the mix! The group's got a bold, upbeat sort of feel – similar to some of the later Buddy Rich groups of the 70s – and given Rich's popularity in the UK, one might almost think that Bellson's going for a similar vibe here! Tracks are long, with just the right amount of complicated overtones to keep things interesting – and titles include "Blues For Freddy", "Sing A Song Of Love", "Santos", "Put It Right There", "Jus Fer Us", and "Drum Squad". LP, Vinyl record album

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Louie BellsonSide Track ... LP
Concord, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
With Don Menza on tenor and flute, Sam Noto on trumpet, Frank Collett on piano, John Heard on bass, and Walfredo De Los Reyes on congas – plus Louie Bellson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Louie Bellson Drum ExplosionMatterhorn ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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Louis BellsonAround The World In Percussion ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the coolest albums ever from drummer Louis Bellson – a set that has him exploring some different world rhythms – with a cool group that features Herb Geller, Joe Maini, Willie Green, and Buddy Colette on reeds! Bellson also plays some percussion – and the set features vibes and boo-bams from Gene Estes and Lou Singer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing. Cover has a half split top seam, center split on the bottom seam, some wear, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson & Explosion ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Louis BellsonThunderbird ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Duke Ellington's drummer from the 50's leads a thunderous octet that includes Harry Edison on trumpet, Sam Most on alto, and Jim Cook on tenor. Bellson's drums are out front, and he kicks the group nice and hard through tracks like "Thunderbird", "Nails", "No More Blues", and "Back On The Scene". Like Bellson's recordings from the 50's, this one sparkles with tightness and a good sense of play between the musicians. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A great collection of Maybelle's big early hits for Savoy – all featuring backings directed by Ernie Wilkins, with a nice jazzy undercurrent. Maybelle's got a robust voice that was one of the first key attempts to bridge gospel, R&B, and jazz – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Rock House", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Jim", "All Of Me", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, wide strips of tape on the seams, and a few stains, with some pen and marker on the back.)

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Black Voices (aka The Watts Prophets)On The Street In Watts ... LP
ALA, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A chilling statement from the west coast scene of the 70s – the first album from The Watts Prophets, the ultra-powerful group who emerged from the LA turmoil of the 60s. Like the Last Poets, the group blends together righteous spoken word passages and some spare rhythms and a touch of jazz – all stepping forth in the kind of message-driven recording that was too powerful for radio at the time, but which had an undeniable influence as it circulated amongst underground circles. The whole thing's summed up perfectly by the cover, which shows a fist held high in rebellion over the flag on the front, and an open hand freeing a black dove on the inside! Titles include "I'll Stop Calling You N*ggers", "Kill", "Black Pussy", and "The Meek Ain't Gonna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, split top seam, some wear, and marker on front. Label has some pen.)
Also available On The Street In Watts ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $13.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, small stains, an unglued top seam, a partially unglued bottom seam, and some splitting on the spine and top seam.)

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Vinnie BurkeString Jazz Quartet ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Features Burke on bass, Bobby Grillo or Kenny Burrell on guitar, Calo scott on cello, Dick Wetmore on violin, and Jimmy Campbell playing brushes on the Manhattan phone directory! Titles include "Topsy", "Blues For Skeeter", "Solar", "C & V", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of gloss separation along the opening.)

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Chris Campbell/Grant CutlerSchooldays Over ... LP
Innova, 2013. Sealed ... $2.99
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John CampbellTurning Point ... LP
Contemporary, 1990. Near Mint- ... $1.99
With Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn. LP, Vinyl record album

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Maybelle CarterLiving Legend ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $13.99
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(Sealed mono pressing – with promo track list sticker on front.)

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New Eddie CostaHouse Of Blue Lights ... LP
Dot, 1959. Near Mint- ... $44.99
An overlooked album from pianist Eddie Costa – recorded in the late 50s for Dot Records! The set's a bit different than some of Costa's other material from the time – in that has Eddie playing with a much heavier touch on the left hand – inflecting the keys in a bluesier mode, but also working here with some modern touches from drummer Paul Motian, who's in the trio along with bassist Wendell Marshall. Costa's tone has changed decidedly for the record – and he's often got a loudly flowing approach to the keys that echoes later work by McCoy Tyner, Steve Kuhn, and other key 60s innovators. And even though tracks are again mostly familiar numbers, Costa's really pushing them to new levels – pushing, pausing, and twisting them into unusual time structures and melodic progressions. Titles include "House Of Blue Lights", "Diane", "When I Fall In Love", "My Funny Valentine", "What's To Ya", and "Anabelle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi and insert! Hard to find in any format, too.)

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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Sealed ... $7.99
Afro grooves galore – all taken to rich new territory in the hands of a few contemporary mixers! The set's based around a core track – "Prudence", sung and played by Cheick Hamala Diabate – with great work on ngoni in the lead – a hip stringed instrument that dances around with tremendous energy over raw percussion! The remixes augment the approach in a number of different styles – and often find ways to unlock a different sort of charm in the tune – sometimes by amplifying rhythms, sometimes through more subtle means. The set features the main version of "Prudence" by Diabate, plus mixes by Whiskey Barons, Jon Kennedy, Daytoner, and E's E NYC Trust – as well as the track "Fatou Kounkoun Sissoko (Sol Power All-Stars mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and still includes download card.)

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Lee DresserTo Touch The Wind ... LP
Bella Linda, Early/Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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New Duke Of PaducahButton Shoes, Belly Laughs, & Monkey Business ... LP
Starday, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1952. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label 6 eye Masterworks pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Ellington Uptown ... CD 3.99

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Duke EllingtonHi Fi Ellington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Very Good ... $9.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus "The Controversial Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Duke EllingtonSoul Call ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Call ... CD 6.99

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Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan & OthersJazz Giants '58 ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An all-star session put together by Verve in 1958 – one that features a septet of some of the label's biggest giants in jazz at the time! The format here is a bit open-ended – almost like some of the earlier JATP sessions on Verve – with lots of room for personal interaction between the soloists, especially the horn players in the lead! These include Stan Getz on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, and Harry Edison on trumpet – working alongside Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. Titles include a beautiful extended "Ballad Medley" – really a great illustration of the freedoms that Verve brought to jazz recording in the 50s – plus the titles"Chocolate Sundae", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Candy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with obi.)
Also available Jazz Giants '58 ... CD 6.99

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Al GreenBelle Album ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Al takes over the whole deal with this one – as the record features him writing, producing, arranging, and even playing lead guitar! Of course, he gets a bit of help – from Fred Jordan and Reuben Fairfax, whose names are hidden in smaller type, under the message on the back that says that the record is "something new". Well, it doesn't have Willie Mitchell, that's for dang sure. Al's voice is always nice and pretty, and the record's still got some really nice moments! Titles include "All N All", "Belle", "Loving You", "Georgia Boy", "Feels Like Summer" and "Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot from an old sticker and a cutout hole.)

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New Al GreenTokyo Live ... LP
Hi Records/Cream, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
A tasty double-live set from Al Green – one that has him working through longer versions of tunes than you'd hear on his studio albums, and really doing great in front of an appreciative Japanese crowd! The overall approach here is a bit more modern than on some of his older Hi albums – as the band uses the extra space to make things a bit more uptempo and really push the groove – but Al's vocals still hold the whole set together nicely, especially on the numbers where he lets loose a bit more. Linda Jones is one of the backup singers on the set – and titles include "Belle", "Let's Get Married", "Love & Happiness", "I Feel Good", "Dream", "God Blessed Our Love", "You Ought To Be With Me", and "Tired Of Being Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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Chris Green/Roberto Bellatalla/Paul HessionPlain Speaking ... LP
Prime (UK), 1985. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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Nona HendryxNona Hendryx ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Post-Labelle solo work from Nona Hendryx – and a set that very much shows that she's the one who brought all the raw funky power to the group! Unlike Patti Labelle's work from the same time, which was getting smoother and classier, Nona's work here is almost in the vein of rock music – working the lead guitar hard in a style that's a bit Betty Davis, but more crossover too – in ways that helped Hendryx gain a huge audience for her groove in the 70s! The core group is super-tight, and also helps Nona with all the arrangements too – a nicely unified set that includes a version of Russ Ballard's "Winning", plus "Everybody Wants To Be Somebody", "Once Again", "Problem", "Will You Be There?", "Leaving Here Today", and "Take A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Langston HughesStory Of Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Folkways, 1954. Good+ ... $8.99
A very cool record! Langston tells the story of jazz, using snippets of work from the Folkways catalog – like tunes by Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodd, Ma Rainey, Leadbelly, and others – all sewn together in a rich narrative on the history of the music, delivered with some surprising illumination by Hughes! His voice is always a treat, and even though his narration of the material is designed for an audience of newcomers to jazz, it more than held our attention throughout – and the record's got almost as much appeal as some of his own jazz poetry work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the book. Cover has wide strips of clear tape on the top and bottom seams and along the opening on the back, a sticker, a couple of light stains, a bit of pen, and a large spot of sticker remnants on the front. Label has a small sticker.)

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Illinois JacquetFlying Home ... LP
Imperial, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great little album that appears to compile sides that Jacquet cut for the Aladdin label earlier in the 50s (or 40s?), issued here by Imperial during the late 50s as a full LP. The tracks are a great mix of jazz and R&B, with that heavy pyrotechnic style that Jacquet used often with Hampton, and which proved to be a huge influence on many tenor giants of the R&B field in the 50s. Titles include "Blow Illinois Blow", "Destination Moon", "Goofin Off", "Big Dog", "For Europeans Only", "Jivin With Jack The Bellboy", and "Illinois Blows The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice – but cover has some tape in the corners.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicHow High The Moon ... LP
Clef, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the first, and most famous, of Norman Granz's landmark JATP sessions – featuring an extended reading of "How High The Moon" that was a bit of jazz history itself! The session was recorded at Syria Mosque Auditorium in Pittsburgh – and featured players that include Buck Clayton, Flip Phillips, Trummy Young, Coleman Hawikins, Kenny Kersey, and Willie Smith. Titles include the extended version of "How High The Moon", and "Bellboy Blues" – as well as 2 titles from another JATP session, "Lady Be Good" and "After You've Gone" – featuring Howard McGhee, Charlie Parker, and Willie Smith. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New LabelleChameleon ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A stone classic in the genre of bad-rapping female soul – and one of the key albums cut by the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash! The arrangements and production are handled by David Rubinson, who gives the set a nicely polished feel that gets a bit past some of the slight cliches that had been creeping into the girls work – a style that shows them equally well skilled at mellower numbers than at the funkier rockier tunes that were their more familiar stock in trade. Titles include "Come Into My Life", "A Man In A Trenchcoat (Voodoo)", "Get You Something New", "Going Down Makes Me Shiver", "Gypsy Moths", and "Who's Watching The Watcher?". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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LabelleNightbirds ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good ... $0.99
A 70s crossover classic, and the album the put LaBelle over the top! The mighty Allen Toussaint is at the helm for this first Epic album to feature the trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and he really helps the group find an amazing new sound after their somewhat rougher, rootsier efforts for Warner Brothers! The new groove has plenty of Toussaint's New Orleans rhythms in the mix – but the overall sound is a bit smoother too – kind of a classy, clubby take on the Crescent City sound – one that still sounds wonderful after all these years. Most tunes have a vamping rhythm and lots of great electric piano – and titles include the massive hit "Lady Marmalade", the great title track "Nightbirds" – and "Space Children", "All Girl Band", "You Turn Me On", "What Can I Do For You?", and "It Took A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Labelle & The BluebellesLabelle & The Bluebelles Early Hits ... LP
Trip, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of a number of 70s repackagings of Patti Labelle's early work with The Bluebelles – done, in this instance, to appear to be a collection of work by then supergroup Labelle! The cover's got Patti in a 70s silvery outfit – but the work is all early 60s girl group soul, mostly early singles from the start of Patti's work with The Bluebelles. Titles include "I Sold My Heart to The Junkman", "Where Are You", "Down The Aisle", "Tear After Tear", "Have I Sinned", "One Phone Call", and "Impossible". LP, Vinyl record album

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Patti LabelleIt's Alright With Me ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A late 70s gem from Patti Labelle! Although the album's recorded right in the height of the disco years, Patti's really shining on the mellower cuts – hitting a serious soulful side that shows that her move to a solo act really let her move into more sophisticated material. There are definitely some dance tracks like "Music Is My Life" but the real highlights are mellow tunes like "What'cha Doing To Me" and "You & Me". Other titles include "It's Alright With Me", "Love & Learn", "My Best Was Good Enough", and "Deliver The Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
 
 



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