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Bunky & JakeLAMF ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good .... $9.99
The second album from darlings of the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene, Bunky & Jake. Like their debut LP, this set's got a core of guitar and vocal duets – but with a full band loaded with ringers like Felix Pappalardi, Buzzy Linhart, Perry Robinson, Ray Barretto and Chuck Rainey backing them here for a more fleshed out version of their light, sometimes whimsical sound. Titles include "Uncle Henry's Basement", "If I Had A Dream", "County Line", "Girl From France", "You Two", 'Big Boy Pete", "Oh Pearl", "Bump In My Groove", "I Am The Light", "Cadillac Bleu", "One More Cowboy", and "I Was A Champion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top and bottom seams, with a bit of peeling along the bottom seam.)

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CapitolsWe Got A Thing ... LP
Atco/Karen, 1966. Very Good .... $24.99
An obvious follow-up to their big hit "Cool Jerk", but a great album of raw soulful tracks that puts this Detroit group right up there with the best of the 60s up-tempo harmony groups! Apart from the nice original title cut, the record's also got a number of other great tracks like "It's Googaloo Time", "Tired Running From You", "I Got To Handle It", and "I Feel Alright". There's a few other Atlantic soul covers, but since the great Ollie McLaughlin produced the session in Detroit, the album's got a much more exciting feel than a lot of other Atlantic soul albums from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing! Cover has wear with split top & bottom seams.)

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Buck ClaytonHow Hi The Fi ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good- Gatefold .... $1.99
A record with a title that sounds like it should be something of a bachelor pad release from the title, but which is instead a good old fashioned, no holds barred, open-ended jazz session from trumpeter Buck Clayton! All tracks are nice and long – way more than usual for big label jazz at the time – and Clayton's trumpet is lineup alongside those of Joe Newman and Joe Thomas, plus other players who include Woody Herman on clarinet, Urbie Green and Benny Powell on trombones, Julian Dash and Al Cohn on tenor, Charlie Fowkes on baritone, Freddie Green on guitar, and Sir Charles Thompson on piano. Titles include "Moten Swing", "Sentimental Journey", "How Hi The Fi", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original red label pressing. Vinyl has sleeve residue and plays with some surface noise. Cover has a partially split top seam, some discoloration due to aging, a peeled mark from sticker removal on the back, and clear tape on the spine.)

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Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Very Good+ .... $0.99
More of a David Matthews album than a Hank Crawford one – as Matthews handled the arrangements in that slick funky big band style he was using at the time, letting Crawford come into solo over the top, but not really leading the session in any sort of obvious way. Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of stuck-on paper on front.)

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Very Good+ .... $2.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass Hit", and "Things To Come" – but on this album from 1965, he's reunited with Dizzy for a large group set of tracks that feature Diz as the main soloist – at a level that really shows the growth of both men at the time! Fuller's charts are large and full, but with a sense of space that's really amazing – almost like some of the soundtrack work Dizzy had done for The Cool World – with a mix of soulful and modern moments that's really wonderful. The group's kind of a mix of hip LA players – with Phil Moore Jr on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmy Bond on bass – plus a larger set of horn players backing Dizzy up. Titles include a number of great originals – such as "Be's That Way", "Big Sur", "Things Are Here", "Man From Monterey", and "Angel City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness, and a small rip on the top seam.)

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JJ JacksonJJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... LP
Calla, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $19.99
Fantastic soul from JJ – a monster 60s soul talent who's rarely given his due! JJ first struck big with the landmark hit "But It's Alright" – the leadoff track on this album, and a blistering little tune that's awash in scratchy guitars, bouncing bass, and one of the catchiest hooks in 60s soul! Other tracks follow along in a very similar mode – playful, catchy, and shifting easily between a sock-boogaloo groove and a deeper soul style that really lets JJ go to town! Titles include the killer "But It's Alright", plus other groovers like "I Dig Girls", "Boogaloo Baby", "You've Got Me Dizzy", "That Ain't Right", "Come See Me I'm Your Man", and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, a few stains, and a bit pencil on the back.)
Also available JJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... CD 13.99

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New Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good- .... $1.99
A classic LP that forever transformed the sound of dancefloor soul! Eddie scored big big big with the hit "Keep On Truckin", which was a huge huge stormer back in the day, and which still grooves hard today – with it's midtempo boogie mode of grooving. Eddie's great on the mellow cuts as well as the dancing ones, and the record includes loads of great tracks like "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". Arrangements by James Carmichael, Frank Wilson, and Leonard Caston. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is worn with a split top seam.)

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Jean KnightMr Big Stuff ... LP
Stax, 1970. Very Good+ .... $19.99
Jean Knight's classic – and a monumental album of funky female soul that was one of the best albums in the "second generation" Stax era! You probably know the title cut, as it was her biggest hit, and the inspiration for loads of "answer" songs (some of which came from the James Brown camp!) – but the whole album's great, and filled with raw female soul material produced by Wardell Quezquerque with an edge that's a bit harder than the usual Stax set of the time! Titles include "Mr Big Stuff", "Take Him", "Think It Over", "Your Six Bit Change", and "You City Slicker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam with some tape residue.)

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MomentsMoments Greatest Hits (Stang 1004 – portrait cover) ... LP
Stang, Early 70s. Very Good .... $6.99
Although billed as a "greatest hits", this record was less a collection of album-worn filler, than an essential early set that brought together some of the singles that had given the Moments unexpected fame in the early 70s. The album ranks as one of their first full ones for Stang – and this early use of "greatest hits" packaging is something that was often done for groups that had scored big with indie singles (and one of Kool & The Gang's early albums, the gold-covered Greatest Hits, is strong proof of that.) There's a total of 10 tracks, and they're all tasty harmony soul numbers like "Sunday", "Not On the Outside", "I'm So Lost", "Where", and "Love On A Two-Way Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting on the bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, and some pen.)

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Dave PellDave Pell Plays Perez Prado's Big Band Sound ... LP
PRI Records, Mid 60s. Good .... $1.99
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(Black label pressing on brown marbled vinyl, in the embossed cover. Cover has some wear, a small split on the top seam, and some stains on the back.)

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RhymefestBlue Collar ... LP
Allido/J Records, 2005. Very Good+ 2LP .... $7.99
The (way too) long-awaited album from Chicago's Rhymefest – featuring standout production by the mighty No ID, Cool & Dre, Mark Ronson and others, plus a big hooky track from Just Blaze for good measure – and appearances by Kanye, Mike Payne, Mikkey & Bump J, Mario, and a goofy send off from the late ODB! We've been flying the flag for Rhymefest from his appearances on mixtapes, at one point literally BEGGING the world to pay attention, and we couldn't be happier that he's not only got a national platform w/Mark Ronson's Allido label, but he was actually allowed shine in his tried-and-true fashion (hence the title), rather than copping to a big star hip hop celebrity makeover. On top of that, any cat who a) rhymes over a Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings sample on his major label debut, and b) manages to make a Strokes sample sound funky (with a little help from Ronson) deserves the f***in' spotlight. Includes "Feel Free (Intro)" feat Q-Tip, "Dynomite (Going Postal)", the great single "Brand New" feat Kanye West, "Chicago-Rillas" feat Mikkey & Bump J, "Stick", "All Girls Cheat" feat Mario, "Sister" feat Mike Payne, "Bullet" feat Citizen Cope", "Build Me Up" feat ODB and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases.)

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SkyyFrom The Left Side ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Skyy is still shining brightly in the mid 80s – delivering nicely thumping, dancefloor ready soul on From The Left Side! After a number of sweet sets for Salsoul, the group moved on up to Capitol Records for this one set – embracing the era's synth soul production sheen more than ever, but their by now veteran status as a funky soul group on top of disco and dancefloor act informs the sound. The beats thump harder, the electronics resonate that much deeper, and overall they create a thoroughly contemporary mid-to-late 80s style groove that should have made this record bust out huge for them. Includes "Givin It (To You)", "Love Attack", "Non-Stop", "Big Fun". "Love Illogical", "Jealousitis" and "Rock It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available From The Left Side (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Steeleye SpanPlease To See The King ... LP
Big Tree, 1971. Very Good .... $4.99
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(Cover has a light stain in one corner, with some splitting and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Joe TexLive & Lively ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good .... $9.99
A tasty live set, with a smoking raw groove that you don't always get on Joe's studio albums! The crowd really goes wild for Joe – and with only some small group backing behind him, he's got nothing left to do but go over the top with his vocals! As proof of that, the record includes the great breakbeat track "Papa Was, Too", with a hard funky beat and sample riff that you'll recognize from way back. (Not only that, but the cut's a great answer to Otis & Carla's famous "Tramp".) Other tracks include the hit "Skinny Legs & All" (an answer to "Big Leg Woman"?), plus "Wooden Spoon", "Don't Give Up", and "Show Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam and a cutout hole.)

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Gerald WilsonYou Better Believe It! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $3.99
One of Gerald Wilson's first albums – and a groundbreaking set of big band tracks that taps the richly soulful talents of 60s LA! Just about every single player in the group is a master talent – and soloists include Carmell Jones, Harold Land, Teddy Edwards, Walter Benton, Joe Maini, and Groove Holmes, whose organ lines get top billing with the band – and soar out over the top majestically! Tracks include many strong originals like "Blues For Yna Yna", "Jeri", "Moody Blue", "Straight Up & Down", and "The Wailer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pacific Jazz/Liberty pressing.)

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VariousBig Hootenanny – Live Recordings Of Hootenannies At The Troubadour, The Ice House & The Ash Grove ... LP
In Records, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $4.99
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(Spine and top seam have a spot of old tape.)

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New Tim BuckleyGreetings From LA ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1972. Very Good Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
A later effort from Tim Buckley with a bigger sound and more of a straight ahead approach – with a big nod in the groove direction and some R&B creeping in! In lesser hands, Greetings From LA could be considered more of a "commercial" album than the unpredictable stylistic variances of Tim's earlier records, but his vocals and depth of passion keeps it a riveting experience. Rolling boogie piano, some vamping organ, groovy strings, and even some female chorus backing vocals bring elements of 70s soul and juke joint sounds into the mix – while Buckley's emoting is on par with earlier work – even if some of the lyrics are kind of on the bawdy side. Includes "Move With Me", "Get On Top", "Sweet Surrender", "Night Hawkin'", "Devil Eyes", "Hong Kong Bar" and "Make It Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover is missing the postcard, and has some wear and staining. Vinyl plays with a click on side 2, track 3.)

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Johnny HodgesEleventh Hour ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked gem from Johnny Hodges – a 60s session that hearkens back to the "with strings" Verve mode of the 50s – but one that also updates the approach strongly, thanks to some well crafted arrangements by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's work in the jazz backings for soloist mode during the 60s was some of the best of the big band genre – and although his work here is much more in the mellow tone mode than his backings for players like Jimmy Smith and Lou Donaldson, Hodges is still getting top shelf treatment, some really wonderful washes of sound and color that show that his tone is still very much alive! A nice preface to the pair's classic set for Flying Dutchman – and with tracks that include "Something to Live For", "Don't Blame Me", "Warm Valley", "The Eleventh Hour", "Guitar Amour", and "You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreThis P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Rudy Ray Moore's second album, and almost hipper than the first – thanks to some key musical backings from The Fillmore St Soul Rebellion! The vibe here is as rough and raw as you'd expect – a no-holds-barred version of party records, with Rudy using plenty of language hardly heard this strongly on record again until the hip hop generation. The music's often mixed a bit lower than the vocals, but is still present enough to make things sound funky – and titles include the classic "Mr Big Dick", plus "The Gorillas Are Coming", "California Poetry", "Hurricane Anne Meets Dolemite", and "40 Pounds of Chitlings". Language is raw – so be warned! LP, Vinyl record album
("Comedian Series" pressing. Cover has a split spine, some splitting on the top seam, and staining on the back.)
Also available This P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP 9.99

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Deniece WilliamsLet's Hear It For The Boy ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Sealed .... Just Sold Out!
An album that crossed over for Deniece in a big way – and it's a great one, with crisp, lean pop soul production that's as gratifying as any of the era – with a few ballads that are totally top notch, too! This is definitely the best of her more pop oriented records, with hooks galore – they sink in deeply! Includes the unstoppably catchy title track (but try to not think about Chris Penn dancing to it) plus "I Want You", "Picking Up The Pieces", "Next Love", "Black Butterfly", "Haunting Me", "Wrapped Up" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Reuben WilsonCisco Kid ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
One of the best 70s albums by this funky organ player – quite different than his work for Blue Note, with a messier funkier edge that's very nice! Reuben Wilson's working with an all-hip lineup, with players who include Melvin Sparks on guitar, Garnett Brown on trombone, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Ray Amando on conga. The groove has a nicely choppy approach to rhythm, which you'll hear on the nice remake of "Cisco Kid", a big sample hit over the years – plus the sweet originals "Groove Grease" and "Snaps", both of which are hard and funky! The album's also got a great cover of "Superfly" – and other tracks that include "The Look Of Love", "We've Only Just Begun", and "Last Tango In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, some light stains along the spine, and a bit of splitting on the top seam.)
Also available Cisco Kid ... CD 28.99

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New Dollar BrandThis Is Dollar Brand ... LP
Black Lion, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early recordings by Dollar Brand – recorded in London in 1965, playing solo on a batch of tunes dedicated to two big influences – Duke Ellington and Randy Weston – and also featuring a number of his own compositions. Titles include "Pye R Squared", "Knights Night", "Mood Indigo", "On The Banks Of Allen Waters", "Little Niles", and "Resolution". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and a spot of sticker residue.)

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New Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soulful and pounding! Joe Dukes is one of the greatest soul jazz drummers ever – the key to the unique sound that Jack McDuff had during his big rise to fame in the mid 60s, a combination of tightly funky rhythms underneath, with a freer approach to the top of the kit that worked perfectly with McDuff's hefty Hammond Organ work. The group on this album's McDuff's classic quartet that includes Red Holloway on tenor and alto, George Benson on guitar, and Dukes on drums. The album's got an incredible sound, with Dukes' unique approach to drums scattering all over the kit, creating these complicated dancing rhythms for the organ, sax, and guitar lineup. The album's filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons" – and the whole thing's great! . Filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons". Super-rare, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams with some tape, and some stains.)

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New EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Gold Record Award sticker.)

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New Freddie HubbardBlue Spirits ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual session for Freddie Hubbard – one of his most modernist albums for Blue Note, recorded with a larger group that includes James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson (or Hank Mobley) on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and the surprising inclusion of Kiane Zawadi on euphonium! The presence of that instrument gives the album a real "bottom" sound – taking the overall mood much more into the depths than on some of Freddie's previous sets – really earning the album its "blue spirits" tag. Big Black also plays a bit of percussion on a few tracks, and titles include "Cunga Black", "Soul Surge", and "Outer Forces". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam, a promo stamp, some light wear, and a small spot of residue on the front.)

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New Chuck JacksonChuck Jackson Arrives ... LP
Motown, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chuck arrives at the Motown label – and already finds a fresh new sound that's different from his earlier years at Wand Records! Chuck only worked with Motown for a few short years, but his time at the label marked a big shift in his work – a move away from the more staid "Iceman" soul of the Wand recordings, and into a sound that was deeper, more expressive, and nicely mature as well. There's a growing southern soul sensibility to many of these tracks – as Chuck seems to be taking a cue from some of the better singers of the late 60s, and deepening his sound with influences brought north from Memphis and Muscle Shoals. The core sound's still prime Motown, though – with top-shelf arrangements and productions – and in a way, these recordings mark the link between Memphis and Detroit that would be explored a lot more heavily in key 70s recordings by Don Davis and other producers who skirted between the two cities' scenes. Titles include "Lonely Lonely Man Am I", "To See The Sun Again", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "I Can't Go On Sharing Your Love", and "Where You Gonna Run To Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with the deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Chuck Jackson Arrives ... CD 13.99

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New Mass ProductionBelieve ... LP
Cotillion, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive stormer from Mass Production – a set that has the group's full, funky sound hitting right on the money for most of the cuts – then stepping back to let in a few mellower moments too! These guys were definitely at the top of their game at this point – moving in territory that rivals the tightness of other big funk groups, like Brass Construction or T-Connection – but with some occasional deeper soul sides that show up nicely on the slower cuts. Titles include the sweet moogy number "Cosmic Lust", which we really love – plus "Free & Happy", "I Believe In Music", "We Love You", "Superlative" and "People Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has edge wear, and some splitting on the top seam.)

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New Sonny StittSonny Stitt & The Top Brass ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a great little record – one that shouldn't work so well, but it does! For the set, Sonny Stitt's blowing in front of a larger brass section – and while the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band record might not sound that great at first, this one really kicks, largely because of Sonny's great solo work! Stitt's in perfect form by this point – blowing freely above a core brass group that features Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland, and Willie Ruff – arranged tightly by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy, yet still given enough room to swing with a heck of a lot of soul! Also quite nice is the organ work on the set by the obscure female player Perri Lee – a great little groover with a lean sound that cuts through the arrangements and really makes them sparkle! Titles include "Souls Valley", "On A Misty Night", "Stittsie", "Poinciana", "Sea Sea Rider", and "The Four Ninety". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Tiny TimGod Bless Tiny Tim ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the weirdest albums of the 60s, and a surprisingly big hit for the legendary Tiny Tim – a character then know to TV audiences for his appearances on Laugh-In and other shows – but an artist who sounds surprisingly culture-counter all these years later! The album's got some wonderfully odd elements in the production and arrangements – the former by Richard Perry, the latter by Artie Butler – all in that hip faux-nostalgia style that was huge in the Warner/Reprise universe of the time. And although Tim's certainly weirder and maybe goofier than Harper's Bizarre, Van Dyke Parks, and Randy Newman – you can definitely hear a through line to that scene in this album – as well as links to other odd 60s moments by folks like Brute Force or John Simon. Tunes are both old and new, and all are completely remade by Tiny Time – songs that include the hit "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips", plus a fantastic cover of the Biff Rose tune "Fill Your Heart", and "The Coming Home Party", "The Other Side", "Daddy Daddy What Is Heaven Like", "Welcome To My Dream", "The Viper", and "On The Old Front Porch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, and a small split on the top seam.)

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New Stevie WonderTalking Book ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the classics, and an album that's filled with a sense of majesty and power that will knock you dead – despite the stupid cover of Stevie sitting on a hill, playing in the dirt! By this point, Stevie knows he's on top of the world – and he's honing the sophisticated experiments of the previous few albums into a tightly woven pop sound that would pay Motown a huge dividend for letting him take chances with his music! Includes the big hits "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "Superstition", plus the amazing mellow synthesizer classic "You've Got It Bad Girl" and the fuzzy funky "Maybe Your Baby". Great stuff, and one that won't let you down! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the braille cover, with a bit of fading on the spine.)

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New FatbackPhoenix ... LP
Cotillion, 1984. Used .... Out Of Stock
Fatback flying like the Phoenix – but hardly rising from the ashes, given that the group's always on top! The sound here is a bit different – slightly leaner than before, but in a good way – with lots of core keyboards from Bill Curtis, who also handles most of the lead vocals – although as with most Fatback sets, there's plenty of sharing on that front with the rest of the group members – a bit of harmony here, a switched lead there – all keeping things nice and fresh! And this time around, there almost seems to be more of a focus on the mellower cuts, which we like a lot – because we've always enjoyed the more laidback numbers tucked in amidst the group's funkier sets – so this album's a real treat, with plenty of mellow and midtempo groovers. Titles include "The Drum Song", "Lover Man", "Call Out My Name", "You've Got That Magic", "Big Brother", "Jump Up Baby Jump Up", and "I Love You So". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gwen McCraeGwen McCrae (1981) ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Used .... Out Of Stock
Seminal 80s groove from 70s Miami soul star Gwen McCrae – reinventing herself here for the new decade with a totally different sound! The album's best known for the amazing club track "Funky Sensation" – one of those tracks that crossed over big, and had a huge influence in countless scenes – as the tune burned big on all fronts, including the worlds of disco, hip hop, and even roller skating! Other tunes follow in a similar format – with lots of nice snapping rhythms, thanks to arranger/composer/producer Kenton Nix – who really manages to break Gwen out of the standard Miami soul groove! The whole thing's great, and other titles include "Poyson", "All My Love", "No Deposit/No Return", "Movement", and "Have A Good Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, splitting on the spine, and partially unglued top and bottom seams.)
Also available Gwen McCrae (1981) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Freddie McGregorBig Ship ... LP
Thompson Sound (Jamaica), 1982. Used .... Out Of Stock
A tight early 80s record from Freddie McGregor – backed by the Roots Radics and mixed by Scientist – and if you'll pardon the pun, all the above make sure that this here Greensleeves effort is in ship shape to say the least! A nice little gem, recorded at Harry J's and Channel One. Titles include Includes "Big Ship", "Sweet Lady", "Peaceful Man", "Stop Loving You", "Get Serious", "Don't Play The Fool", "Get United". "Let Me Be The One", "Roots Mak Skanking", "Holy Mount Zion" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and patially split bottom seam.)

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New Jimmy McGriffBig Band ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A Basie tribute, but a really smoking one – thanks to some hard swinging arrangements from Manny Albam, and plenty of heavy Hammond from the great Jimmy McGriff! The tracks are mostly numbers from the Count Basie songbook of the 50s and 60s, but they're strongly reworked here with a swinging 60s vibe – played with lots of strong horn work in the background, all used as a perfect foil for Jimmy's leaner organ solos over the top! The style's quite similar to other big band organ work of the time – particularly records made by Jimmy Smith in collaboration with Oliver Nelson, or Jack McDuff with Benny Golson – and McGriff's organ comes through nice and clean in the mix, with that sharply fluttering sound that really made him one of the true standouts of the 60s. Titles include "Hob Nail Boogie", "Cute", "Every Day", "Blues Go Away", and "Slow But Sure". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Pointer SistersBlack & White ... LP
RCA, 1981. Used .... Out Of Stock
A great step into the 80s for The Pointer Sisters – a record that has them bringing in themes that are a bit more soulful than some of their previous efforts! The album's still got all the big crossover potential of their other hits – but the groove's got a solidly soulful vibe overall – plenty catchy, and with some great 80s elements bubbling underneath – more than enough to freshen up their sound, and give the trio great new territory to work through! Titles include the mega-hit "Slow Hand" – plus "Sweet Lover Man", "We're Gonna Make It", "What A Surprise", "Got To Find Love", "Fall In Love Again", "Should I Do It", and "Someday We'll Be Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a partially split top seam.)
Also available Black & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Garland GreenJealous Kind Of Fella ... LP
Uni, 1968. Used .... Out Of Stock
A classic! This is one of the best soul albums ever to come out of Chicago, and it's a really great blend of the Jerry Butler "iceman" style (very big in Chi-town) and the deeper soul sound of the west side. With the great title cut, and lots more goodies like "Don't Think That I'm a Violent Guy", "You Played on a Player", and "Love Now, Pay Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small split on the top seam.)

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New Duke PearsonSweet Honey Bee ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Used .... Out Of Stock
A classic Blue Note groover – the funkiest album by Duke Pearson, and a killer batch of piano-heavy soul jazz tunes! Duke really blew out the box for this one – not only coming up with a great batch of original tunes, and playing them with an incredibly soulful touch – but also working with a top-shelf batch of players that includes Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and James Spaulding! The great Mickey Roker is on drums, playing away with a nice scatter-shot modal mode that grooves in all the right parts – and titles include "Big Bertha", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Sudel", "Ready Rudy?", and "Empathy". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Sweet Honey Bee ... LP 9.99
 
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Big Daddy KaneLooks Like A Job For . . . ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1993. Sealed .... $9.99
Although this is well into Big Daddy Kane's career, he still displays some skills here. Includes "How U Get A Record Deal?", "Very Special", "Stop Shammin'", "Here Comes Kane, Scoob & Scrap" and "Nuff Respect (remix)". LP, Vinyl record album

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BlowflyBlowfly At The Movies ... LP
Weird World, Mid 70s. Near Mint- .... $29.99
The Blowfly groove meets the sound of the blacksploitation generation! Blow's always pretty great on these classic recordings, but he does an even better job here – singing funky parodies of 70s action films, as well as other soul hits from the same era – in a way that's a great parody on some of the bigger movies of the time. The band's nice and tight – hitting some funky lines on the drum and bass parts, as Blow sings over the top in his crazily raspy voice. Not one to play for your parents – but a great party record for anyone else! Titles include "Superfly", "Cross 110th Street", "The Ghetto", "Freddy's Dick Is Dead", "Funky Spermy Days", "Trouble Man", and "The God-Father". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing.)

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Benny Carter with Ben Webster & Barney BigardBenny, Ben, & Barney ... LP
Swingville, 1962. Very Good+ .... $8.99
A great example of why the Swingville label was such a great idea – a perfect setting for older players to have a chance to relax in the studio and really do their thing – hitting the sort of notes they might reach in a late-nite set at a club, without all the pressures to try for a crossover hit or short takes on overdone standards! The tracks here are all quite long – surpassing even Verve material of this nature – and Carter plays both alto and trumpet, Webster his classic tenor, and Bigard clarinet – in a group that also includes Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Dave Barbour on guitar. Rhythm's from Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Mel Lewis on drums – so that part of the equation is rock-solid too – and titles include "Opening Blues", "Lula", "When Lights Are Low", and "You Can't Tell The Difference When The Sun Goes Down Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Status pressing. Cover has some light wear, and a 2 inch split on the top seam.)

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Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $2.99
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label 60s stereo pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ .... $8.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Marvin GayeIn The Groove (aka I Heard It Through The Grapevine) ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Very Good .... $12.99
Marvin's definitely in the groove on this set – cooking on all burners with a host of late 60s Motown hits – bad-stepping his way towards some of the more mature moments to come in the 70s! The album's probably best remembered for the cut "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" – easily one of Marvin's biggest moments of the 60s, and a track whose popularity led to the album's title change from In The Groove to later incarnations as Heard It Through The Grapevine! Other cuts are equally great, and show Gaye really stretching out with mature, masculine confidence – pushing the envelope nicely on cuts that include "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "There Goes My Baby", "Change What You Can", "You're What's Happening", "Tear It Down", "You", and "Some Kind Of Wonderful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, small splits on the spine and top seam, and some aging on the back.)
Also available In The Groove (aka I Heard It Through The Grapevine) ... CD 13.99

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Gentle GiantOctopus ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ .... $14.99
Beautifully melodic work from Gentle Giant – one of the jazziest combos of the British progressive years – heard here in a set that was one of their biggest over here in the US! There's a slight undercurrent of funk to the record – a choppy, romping quality in some of the rhythms that takes the group past modes of some of their contemporaries – and the album's inventive use of multiple voices further expands the sound, into a range that's sweetly harmonic at some of the best moments. Instrumentation includes a fair bit of keyboards – plus vibes, violin, guitar, and alto sax – and titles include "The Advent Of Panurge", "Knots", "A Cry For Everyone", "Raconteur Troubadour", "River", and "Dog's Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the standard cover.)

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KashifKashif (1983) ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good- .... $4.99
A monumental bit of 80s soul – the first solo album from Kashif, issued hot on the heels of a few years spent penning and producing work for a range of bigger artists! Given his experience with the pros, Kashif's emerging here as a very fully-formed talent in soul – a singer with a way of keeping things real, even when the tunes are catchy – and a producer with a great ear for the changing styles of soul at the time. The grooves are often nicely spare and stripped down, yet never without a good sense of feeling – and titles include "I Just Gotta have You (Lover Turn Me On)", "Stone Love", "Say Somethin' Love", "All", "Help Yourself To My love", "The Mood", "Don't Stop My Love", and "Rumors" LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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LTDFor You ... LP
Montage, 1983. Near Mint- .... $4.99
An 80s groover from LTD – one that has the group working strongly on both groovers and ballads, the latter of which may well be the strongest suit here! Jeffery Osborne's long gone from the group, but his warmly soulful legacy lives on in the vocal style of the love songs – kind of a mellow-flowing way of putting over a tune that hints at the bigger 80s quiet storm years to come. The upbeat tracks have an 80s groove mix of funky bass, beats, and keyboards – not as warm as the LTD funk of earlier years, but still handled with a bit of flair. Titles include "Caught In The Middle Of Goodbye", "Is It Over", "Slick", "Stop On By", "For You", "Whatcha Gonna Do", and "Party With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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OriginalsNaturally Together ... LP
SOUL, 1970. Very Good .... $3.99
Great group vocals by one of Motown's biggest groups to never really make it. This album has some of their best cuts, with a sweet harmony sound, and raw production that works quite well with the band's approach. The best example of this is the cut "We Can Make It Baby", but other nice cuts include "Once I Have You", "If You Gonna Leave", and "The Only Time You Love Me Is When You're Losing Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and some marker.)

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New Serious Lee FineNothing Can Stop Us ... LP
Arista/Rush, 1989. Near Mint- .... $6.99
Equal parts soul and hip hop – and a record that might be more New Jack than anything else, if it wasn't for production by Davy D and Jam Master Jay! The vocals are a bit poppy and silly at times, but the overall groove isn't that bad, especially considering other efforts like this of the time – and there's a depth to some of the backings that are a welcome change from some of the more bombastic beats used on other soul/hip hop crossover albums. Titles include "Nothing Can Stop Us", "We Can Do Better", "The Big Dis", "Bust The Beat", "Deep", "Everything's Real Everything's Fun Everything's Life", "Serious-Lude", "Sweat", and "Boom Bang Em". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Universal Robot BandDance & Shake Your Tambourine ... LP
Red Greg, 1977. Very Good .... $19.99
Excellent work by the Universal Robot Band – an electronic ensemble put together by producer Greg Carmichael, and featuring that great funky moog sound that he and Patrick Adams were using heavily at the time! The tracks have a funky disco groove – similar to groups on P&P Records, but a bit more conventionally disco at points too – with elements that might have made these guys cross over to a slightly bigger audience in the 70s. The moog is plenty great throughout – going really wild a times, with that unbridled quality that really marks a P&P recording – and the beats often that that slightly funk, sweetly stepping Adams/Carmichael groove too! With all that great keyboard work, there's hardly a tambourine in sight – and titles include "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine", "You're My Music", "Space Disco", "Save Me", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small split on the top seam. Vinyl has a short click on track 1 of side 2.)

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WhispersImagination ... LP
Solar, 1981. Very Good .... $2.99
The Whispers crack into the 80s with one of their biggest selling sets! The group takes off from the Philly groove style of their late 70s work, moving into a style that picks up all the best touches of the early 80s LA sound – electro keyboards, but not too much; quiet storm production, but not so much so that the album's smothered in it; and a professional approach to harmonies and songwriting that showed that the group was still an unstoppable force in soul music! Includes "Imagination", "It's A Love Thing", "Say You", "I Can Make It Better" and "Up On Soul Train". LP, Vinyl record album

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Otis WilliamsOtis Williams & The Midnight Cowboys ... LP
Stop/Scepter, Late 60s. Very Good .... $1.99
A strange one by Otis Williams – the former leader of The Charms, a relatively big vocal group on King during the 50s. Supposedly, Williams always wanted to sing country music – a natural choice at King, given that the label worked in both C&W and R&B during the 50s – but he never got the chance, until this album from the late 60s. The record's pretty straight soul country – kind of like OB McClinton – but Otis' voice still crackles with the warmth of his days in the doo wop scene. Titles include "The Easy Part's Over", "For The Good Times", "Shutters & Boards", "Wonder Could I Live There Anymore", and the fitting "I Wanna Go Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a cutout hole.)

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Nancy Wilson & Cannonball AdderleyNancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $1.99
The sweet vocals of Nancy join the classic Cannonball quintet for a great set of soul jazz tunes that was one of Capitol's biggest selling jazz sides in the 60s! About half the cuts feature Nancy on vocals – on tunes like "Save Your Love For Me", "Never Will I Marry", "Happy Talk", and "The Masquerade Is Over" – and the other half feature Cannon's group playing instrumentally – on cuts like "Teaneck", "One Man's Dream", and "Never Say Yes". Pop, but hip – nice and hip! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has moisture staining and waviness on the bottom half, a sticker on the back, and some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Patti AustinEvery Home Should Have One ... LP
Qwest, 1981. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
A big one for Patti Austin – and a set that moved her from the jazz/soul sidelines right into the mainstream – but all without losing any of her charm from before! A big part of the record's success comes from the production work of Quincy Jones – a longtime associate who gave Patti some key exposure on earlier records of his own, and a great choice to handle the mix of sophisticated soul and jazzy moments on this set. The record features some key tunes penned by Rod Temperton – and James Ingram duets with Patti on the crossover classic "Baby Come To Me" – nestled nicely alongside other cuts that include "The Way I Feel", "Do You Love Me", "The Genie", "Stop Look Listen", "The Island", and "Symphony Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Richard Dimples FieldsGive Everybody Some ... LP
Boardwalk, 1982. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
Sweet mainstream grooving from Richard Dimples Fields – the 70s indie artist who really struck big with these early 80s albums for Boardwalk! The style here is a mix of mellow soul and more upbeat numbers – very much the kind of blend that Fields' served up best back on his own label in the 70s, but which is re-presented here with a more professional, more contemporary soul vibe. There's a sweetness to Richard's vocals that's quite different than most of his contemporaries – an earnestness that makes even the most poppy numbers sound pretty great – and which almost sound better here than they did in the old days. Titles include "Don't Ever Stop Chasing Your Dreams", "Butter", "People Treat You Funky", "You Shouldn't Have Made It So Good", "You Send Me", and a nice version of "Moody's Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New IntrudersIntruders Greatest Hits ... LP
Gamble, Late 60s. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
Great compilation of some of the biggest and best tracks from the early days of this Philly soul group. Groovy East coast soul cuts, with a nice late 60s roots of Philly sound to them. 10 numbers in all: "Cowboys To Girls", "Me Tarzan, You Jane", "Love Is Like A Baseball Game", "Slow Drag", "Together", "United", "Girls, Girls, Girls", "A Love That's Real", "Friends No More" and "(Who's Your) Favorite Candidate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the top seam.)

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Jack McDuffWalk On By ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful stuff from Brother Jack McDuff – very hip, with a mixture of soul jazz and 60s grooving that's hard to beat! The album's also one of Jack's harder to find numbers on Prestige – and it features tenor work by Red Holloway and Harold Ousely, guitar by Pat Azzara, drums by Joe Dukes, and some occasional bigger arrangements by Benny Golson, who always gave Jack the hippest sound around! Includes a sublime mellow cover of "Walk On By", plus the tracks "Song Of The Soul", "Too Many Fish In The Sea", "For Those Who Choose", "Talkin Bout My Woman", and "Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl has a couple of marks that play with light clicks. Cover has marker and pen on the front and back, some wear, split top and bottom seams, a cutout hole, light staining along the spine, and a few other light stains.)

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New StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
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
(Nice original – hard to find in this shape!)

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New Big Daddy KaneIt's A Big Daddy Thing ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1989. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Remember the days when rappers would put pictures of their dancers on the cover of their records? Another Kane classic, with cold chillin' beats by Kane, Marley Marl, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Mister Cee, and a pre-new jack (well, barely) Teddy Riley. Classic middle school hip hop from the days of tall fades, dookey ropes and tongue twisting hyped tempos. Includes "Warm It Up Kane", "Smooth Operator", "Another Victory", "Mortal Combat", "Young Gifted & Black", "I Get The Job Done", "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" plus Nice N' Smooth guesting on the classic "Pimpin' Ain't Easy". LP, Vinyl record album

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New ChampaignHow Bout Us ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's one that turns up often in collections of top-shelf soul from the period – no surprise, given the classy, careful production – and the mix of jazzy riffing, tight rhythms, and well-crafted vocals – almost enough to put Champaign at the level of Earth Wind & Fire! The sound is just right – very soulful, with less of the too-commercial modes of some of their contemporaries – and titles include "Party People", "Whiplash", "I'm On Fire", "How Bout Us", "Can You Find The Time", "Dancin Together Again", "If One More Morning", and "Lighten Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Lamont DozierOut Here On My Own ... LP
ABC, 1973. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic soul from Lamont Dozier – his first LP as a solo artist, and one of the best debuts of the 70s! The record has a quality that's impossible to describe accurately – but it's kind of a post-Motown full-on approach to soul that mixes strings, piano, and that wall of sound groove that was one of Dozier's biggest contributions to the Motor City. Surprisingly, the album's produced by McKinley Jackson – leader of The Politicians, who provided regular backing for Dozier's HDH productions of the time. The real strength, though, is Dozier's voice – which is produced here in a compressed way that brings up the better raspy qualities of his style, juxtaposing them with the tightness of the arrangements in a mode that's similar to Bobby Womack's work of the time. However, Dozier's songwriting is way way better than Womack's by this point – and the album's filled with anthemic soul cuts like "Fish Aint' Bitin", "Out Here On My Own", "Take Off Your Make Up", "Trying To Hold Onto My Woman", and "Let Me Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a small split on the top seam, and some light wear.)

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New DriftersDrifters' Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dozen of the biggest numbers from the seminal vocal group, including "There Goes My Baby", "(If You Cry) True Love, True Love", "Dance With Me", "This Magic Moment", "Ba;timore", "Sadie My Lady", "Honky Tonk", "Lonely Winds", "Hey Senorita", "Oh My Love", "Suddenly There's A Valley" and "Souvenirs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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New Four TopsAnthology ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used 3LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn big collection of work from the 4 Tops – collecting the best of their early years at Motown on up through the 70s. There's a total of 39 tracks on the set, and titles include "Baby I Need Your Loving", "Ask The Lonely", "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)", "It's The Same Old Song", "Something About You", "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Standing In The Shadows Of Love", "I Got A Feeling", "Bernadette", "I'll Turn To Stone", "You Keep Running Away", "Walk Away Renee","If I Were A Carpenter", "Yesterday's Dreams", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Everybody's Talking", "Reflections", "For Once In My Life", "A Place In The Sun", "Can't Seem To Get You Out Of My Mind", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "It's All In The Game", "Still Water (Love)", "In These Changing Times", "You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart" and "(It's) The Way Nature Planned It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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New Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New GeniusWords From The Genius ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1991. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The pre Wu Tang LP from Genius – who would be officially rechristened as the GZA just a couple years after this Cold Chillin' effort from 1991! Words From The Genius is more in the vibe of Cold Chillin' labelmate Big Daddy Kane – more of a mack groove than the tough, turgid dawn of the Wu. RZA's on board for a track or two in his own pre-Wu Prince Rakeem guise – but the album is mostly produced by Easy Mo Bee. Tracks include the notorious single "Come Do Me", "Life Of A Drug Dealer", "The Genius Is Slammin", "Those Were The Days", "What Are Silly Girls Made Of", "Drama", "Words From A Genius", "Who's Your Rhymin' Hero", ""Phony As You Wanna Be", "Stop The Nonsense", "Superfreak", "Stay Out Of Bars", "True Fresh MCs" and "Feel The Pain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Words From The Genius ... CD 12.99

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New Henry ManciniHigh Time ... LP
RCA, 1960. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked score from Henry Mancini – one that shows a slightly wider range of sound than his bigger hits of the time! The record's a great blend of gentle jazz, warm rhythms, and a few standout tracks that get a bit more playful – all put together with the sense of class, space, and timing that you'd expect from other Mancini work of the late 50s – and played by a group that has some similarly jazzy touches! There's a freshness here that's really great – not just because most tunes are unfamiliar, but also because Hank changes things up nicely throughout the set – really making for a nice balance in the music. The album includes the Cahn/Van Heusen number "The Second Time Around", sung here by a chorus – but the best bits are the Mancini originals, instrumentals that include "The Old College Try Cha Cha", "Tiger", "The Dean Speaks", "So Neat", "Moon Talk", "A Mild Blast", and "The Nutty Professor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the spine, a 4 inch split on the top seam, and some marker and pen on back.)

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New Jack McDuffMidnight Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to find McDuff album that features some great material recorded during the mid 60s, and not available elsewhere! The album features a setting that's mostly quartet material – with McDuff's classic group of Red Holloway, George Benson, and Joe Dukes, but on one track, they're backed by the bigger arrangements of Benny Golson, who was doing some great work with the group at the time! Tracks are fairly long, with lots of fire from McDuff and Benson – and titles include "Stop It", "Midnight Sun", "Love Walked In", and "Misconstrued". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, tape on the top and bottom seams, and pen on the back.)

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New Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an address sticker.)

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New VariousStax Soul Sisters ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little compilation of material from the Stax label put together in the 80s, when the label was owned by Fantasy. 14 tracks focusing on the female talent in the Memphis label's stable: Shirley Brown "It Ain't No Fun", Veda Brown "Short Stopping", Barabara Lewis "You Made Me A Woman", Linda Lyndell "What A Man", Carla Thomas "Guide Me Well" and "You've Got A Cushion To Fall On", Mavis Staples "Since I Fell For You", Jean Knight "Carry On", "You Think You're Hot Stuff" and "Mr Big Stuff", Mabel John "Running Out", Margie Joseph "You Sweet Lovin'", Inez Foxx "The Time" and Judy Clay "Bed Of Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & a bit of light wear.)

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New Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley TurrentinIn Concert Vol 2 ... LP
CTI, 1974. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A pretty darn sweet album from some of CTI's biggest players! Herbie, Stanley Turrentine, Eric Gale, Freddie Hubbard, and Ron Carter all join together in a super-nice live set – with an album-side version of Herbie's synth funky classic "Hornets", done in a hard-wailing style! Side two contains Freddie's "Gibraltar", more of a straight jazz track – but still done here with some excellent electric piano, and a tight soulful groove! Very very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light splotches in the gloss finish and some staining inside the gatefold along the top.)

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New Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Used .... Out Of Stock
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, tape on the spine, and a small sticker.)
Also available Any Way You Like It ... CD 13.99

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New PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used .... Out Of Stock
Early work from Prince – really his first full fledged masterpiece! Prince ushered the 80s in with a mix of recognizable influences, but filtered through his unique sensibility – taking taught a funk sound, layered vocals, crisp rhythms, ultra catchy songs and that unbridled, unambiguous, fearless sexuality! Amazing stuff, and an early hint that Prince had a look, sound, style and talent that could, and eventually would pretty much takeover a heck of a lot of cultural space. Titles include the unstoppable classics "Dirty Mind" and "When You Were Mine", plus "Head", "Sister", "Do It All Night", and "Party Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Bobby ValentinIn Motion ... LP
Fania, 1974. Used .... Out Of Stock
A standout 70s session from Bobby Valentin – his last record for Fania, and a perfect example of the strengths that had allowed him to rise up to the ranks of the label's famous All-Stars! Bobby's playing electric bass throughout, but his biggest skill here is really that of a leader – one who really brings strong focus to the group, and lets it hit strongly both on righteous groovers and some warmer numbers too. Vocals are by Marvin Santiago and Frankie Hernandez – and titles include "Amar Y Vivir", "Borinquen You Te Canto", "Siempre Junto A Ti", "Bella Mujer", and "Safa Diablo" – plus a surprising Latin jazz version of "Shiny Stockings"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and some pen on the back.)

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New Muddy WatersFathers & Sons ... LP
Chess, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
One of the biggest albums of Muddy Waters' career – a key crossover effort that has Waters as the "father" working with "sons" Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield! The style here is still quite rootsy overall – and the double-length session features one album recorded in the studio, and a second done live at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree – key evidence of the growing hippie audience for blues like this! The core group features Waters on vocals with Otis Spann on piano, Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Sam Lay on drums – and guest players include Phil Upchurch on bass and Buddy Miles on drums – each on one number. Titles include "All Aboard", "Mean Disposition", "Forty Days & Forty Nights", "Sugar Sweet", "Twenty Four Hours", "I'm Ready", "Walkin Thru The Park", "Got My Mojo Working (parts 1 & 2)", "The Same Thing", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "Honey Bee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a split top seam, and a half split spine.)
 
 
 



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