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Chi-LitesGreatest Hits (Epic pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Epic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Issued in 1983, but a good look back at the classic Brunswick years of this massive soul group from Chicago! The Chi-Lites are one of the best harmony acts ever to come out of the Windy City – and while at the Brunswick label during the late 60s and early 70s, leader Eugene Record forged a sound that became a virtual blueprint for the Chicago group sound of the next decade to come. The harmonies are impeccable on the record – as you probably know if you've already heard hits like "Have You Seen Her", "(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People", "Lonely Man", "Oh Girl", "The Coldest Days Of My Life", "A Letter To Myself", and "Homely Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Them (Themselves)Joyful Toy Of 1001Faces (voc, inst)/Epic 1 (inst)/John Brown's Vaporizer/Program To Hunt 2007 ... 12-inch
Anticon, 1999. Sealed (pic cover)... $6.99
AKA Dose One and Jel. Guest spots by Mr Dibbs and Slug. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Ray BryantRay Bryant Trio (Epic) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first full album from the great Ray Bryant – recorded shortly after his famous Epic Records session with Betty Carter! The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass – at a level that still shows some influence from other pianists, but already with that unique hard-left style that would make Bryant a big favorite in short years to come. Candido joins in on congas on 2 of the album's best tracks – a hard grooving take on "Night In Tunisia", plus Ray's classic "Cubano Chant", a dancing Latin groover that went onto become an oft-recorded Latin Jazz standard – and other titles include "Pawn Ticket", "Philadelphia Bound", and "Off Shore". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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New Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal Trio (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic recordings by Jamal's early trio – with Israel Crosby on bass and Ray Crawford on guitar. Tracks include "Squeeze Me", "Perfida", "Love For Sale", "Rico Pulpa", "Autumn Leaves", "Don't Blame Me", and "Black Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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New Melba MooreMelba (Epic) ... LP
Epic/CBS, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "You Stepped Into My Life", "Happy", "Pick Me Up I'll Dance", "There's No Other Like You", "Together Forever", and "It's Hard Not To Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Toddy TeeBatterram (12 inch vocal, 7 inch version, 12 inch inst) (Epic) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 80's commercial rap track produced by Leon Haywood, with a nice mid-tempo Whodini feel. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has an old price sticker.)

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New Ray BryantRay Bryant Trio (Epic) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first full album from the great Ray Bryant – recorded shortly after his famous Epic Records session with Betty Carter! The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass – at a level that still shows some influence from other pianists, but already with that unique hard-left style that would make Bryant a big favorite in short years to come. Candido joins in on congas on 2 of the album's best tracks – a hard grooving take on "Night In Tunisia", plus Ray's classic "Cubano Chant", a dancing Latin groover that went onto become an oft-recorded Latin Jazz standard – and other titles include "Pawn Ticket", "Philadelphia Bound", and "Off Shore". CD
 
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Mario AlbaneseJequibau ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Titles include "Modulando", "Jequibau", "Esperando O Sol", "Sim", and "Tarde Quente". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks one through three. Cover has light ring & edge wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some discoloration on the back along the opening.)

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Carl AndersonProtocol (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A great set in the short run of classics that Carl Anderson cut for Columbia Records in the 1980s – albums that never cracked the charts that strongly at the time, but which have gone on to be remembered well over the years! On this record, Anderson nicely balances a tight groove with some looser, more personal vocals – in the process avoiding some of the stiffer cliches of the Columbia hitmaking crowd of the time – and reminding us that the label could still come up with classy, well-rounded soul efforts like this! Titles include "Let's Talk", "Can't Stop This Feeling", "Love On Ice", "Girl I Won't Take No", "Saving My Love For You", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", and "What Will Happen Now". Bonus cuts include "Let's Talk (UK rmx)", "Light Me", and "Can't Stop This Feeling (12" ext version)". CD

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Adam AntVive Le Rock ... LP
Epic, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Fiona AppleExtraordinary Machine ... CD
Epic, 2005. Used ... $3.99
CD

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B2KYou Got Served ... CD
Epic/Sony, 2004. Used ... $0.99
CD

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BabyfaceFor The Cool In You ... CD
Epic, 1993. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "Lady Lady", "Never Keeping Secrets", "Rock Bottom", "Saturday", "And Our Feelings", "When Can I See You", and "Well Alright". CD

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BasiaSweetest Illusion ... CD
Epic, 1994. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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BasiaTime & Tide (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Epic (Brazil), 1987. Used ... $2.99
Seminal work from the lovely Basia – and an album that's a wonderful hybrid of jazz, soul, and pop – all put together at a level that really goes beyond most of her contemporaries! There's a vibe here that's almost like Swing Out Sister at their best – catchy, but never cloying – and done in an 80s style that refers strongly back to 60s and 70s styles, yet still keeps things quite contemporary overall. And although most of the tunes are pretty poppy, they're also pretty great, and really hold up over the years – thanks to slight undercurrents of jazzy instrumentation, of the sort you'd get from Brit artists like Working Week or Sade. Titles include "Promises", "From Now On", "Freeze Thaw", "How Dare You", "Astrud", and "Miles Away". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieBasie's Back In Town ... LP
Epic, 1941. Good+ ... $3.99
A collection of Basie work from the year 1941 – featuring a lineup that includes Dickey Wells, Tab Smith, Buddy Tate, Don Byas, Freddie Green, and Buck Clayton. Tracks include "Down For Double", "Diggin For Dex", "Jump The Blues Away", "The Jitters", "Tuesday At Ten", "Tune Town Shuffle", "Basie Boogie", and "Fiesta In Blue". Great 50s cover, with some cool geometric cat designs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, splitting on the other seams, some stains, and some pen on the back.)

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New Jeff BeckFlash ... LP
Epic, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jeff BeckJeff Beck Group ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good+ ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Jeff BeckWired ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include "Blue Wind", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Play With Me", "Love Is Green", "Head For Backstage Pass", and "Come Dancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jeff BeckYou Had It Coming ... CD
Epic, 2000. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Booklet has a sticker.)

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BeethovenSymphony No 6 In F Major Op 68 (Pastoral) – George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label, Mono pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Chu BerryChu ... CD
Epic (Japan), Mid 30s/1955. New Copy ... $9.99
30s tenor sides from Chu Berry – packaged here in a nice 50s LP that mostly features work done with the Stompy Stevedores combo, but also includes sessions Chu cut with the bands of Cab Calloway and Teddy Wilson! The Berry style at this point is warm, but soulful – arcing out with some of the touches that would show up more strongly in tenorists of the 40s, but still also falling into more traditional modes at times. CD features a total of 15 tracks that include "Now You're Talking My Language", "At The Clambake Carnival", "Warming Up", "Maelstrom", "Chuberry Jam", "Come On With The Come On", and "Indiana". CD

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Will Bradley with Ray McKinleyBoogie Woogie ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the top seam, tape on the bottom seam, and some stains on the back.)

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Broken BellsHolding On For Life (album, Baio rmx, Nick Zimmer rmx, Doc McKinney & Ali Shaheed Muhammad rmx, inst, acapella) (2014 Record Store Day) ... 12-inch
Legacy/Epic, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99 10.98
A remix EP of "Holding On For Life" by James Mercer's and Danger Mouse's Broken Bells project – with the album version, plus mixes by Baio, Nick Zinner, Doc McKinney and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – plus instrumental and acappella versions. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jack BruceQuestion Of Time ... LP
Epic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers50 Blessed Years ... CD
World/Epic, 1998. Used ... $16.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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CallowayLet's Get Smooth ... CD
Solar/Epic, 1992. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Godfrey CambridgeThem Cotton Pickin' Days Is Over – Recorded Live At The Hungry I ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Charley D & MiloCharley D & Milo ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Cheap TrickAt Budokan ... LP
Epic, Late 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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New Cheap TrickCheap Trick ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Cheap TrickDoctor ... LP
Epic, 1986. Very Good ... $3.99
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New Cheap TrickHeaven Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Titles include the classic "Surrender", plus "California Man", "Takin Me Back", "On The Radio", "Stiff Competition", and "How Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Dave Clark FiveI Like It Like That ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has wear, a few stains, and small edge rip on the back paste-on.)

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New Dave Clark FiveWeekend In London ... LP
Epic, 1965. Good+ ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a small split on the bottom seam, some small stains, and some flaking along the top of back paste-on.)

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ClashCombat Rock (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new wave elements – delivered here with a surprising sense of self that really gave the whole thing a sense of wit – and more than enough legs to keep on going without collapsing under the passage of time! Titles include the hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", the classic "Rock The Casbah", and the tracks "Ghetto Defendant", "Car Jamming", "Know Your Rights", "Straight To Hell", and "Inoculated City". LP, Vinyl record album

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New ClashLondon Calling ... CD
Epic, 1979. Used ... $3.99
Quite possibly the crowning masterpiece by The Clash – and a record that certainly pushed them out of the punk rock ghetto and into the collections of countless mainstream folks over the years! This is the set that really pushed the group over the top – the one that harnessed all the best energy of the previous two records and gave it a strong new focus – one that draws on roots as deep as the late 50s Elvis reference of the cover art, but which also bubbled over with newly approaching 80s musical ideas and politics! Yet the message never gets in the way of the guitar-heavy tuneful appeal of the songs – ringing out for decades on classics like "Train In Vain", "London Calling", "Spanish Bombs", "Lost In The Supermarket", "Guns Of Brixton", "Clampdown", and "Rudy Can't Fail". CD
Also available
London Calling (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99
London Calling (2013 Black Friday Release) ... CD 10.99

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ClashLondon Calling (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1979. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $22.99 29.98
Quite possibly the crowning masterpiece by The Clash – and a record that certainly pushed them out of the punk rock ghetto and into the collections of countless mainstream folks over the years! This is the set that really pushed the group over the top – the one that harnessed all the best energy of the previous two records and gave it a strong new focus – one that draws on roots as deep as the late 50s Elvis reference of the cover art, but which also bubbled over with newly approaching 80s musical ideas and politics! Yet the message never gets in the way of the guitar-heavy tuneful appeal of the songs – ringing out for decades on classics like "Train In Vain", "London Calling", "Spanish Bombs", "Lost In The Supermarket", "Guns Of Brixton", "Clampdown", and "Rudy Can't Fail". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
London Calling ... CD 3.99
London Calling (2013 Black Friday Release) ... CD 10.99

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ClashLondon Calling (2013 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Epic, 1979. New Copy 2 CDs (reissue)... $10.99 15.98
Quite possibly the crowning masterpiece by The Clash – and a record that certainly pushed them out of the punk rock ghetto and into the collections of countless mainstream folks over the years! This is the set that really pushed the group over the top – the one that harnessed all the best energy of the previous two records and gave it a strong new focus – one that draws on roots as deep as the late 50s Elvis reference of the cover art, but which also bubbled over with newly approaching 80s musical ideas and politics! Yet the message never gets in the way of the guitar-heavy tuneful appeal of the songs – ringing out for decades on classics like "Train In Vain", "London Calling", "Spanish Bombs", "Lost In The Supermarket", "Guns Of Brixton", "Clampdown", and "Rudy Can't Fail". CD
Also available
London Calling ... CD 3.99
London Calling (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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ClashSuper Black Market Clash ... CD
Epic/Legacy, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
21 tracks. CD

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Burton CummingsDream Of A Child (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Portrait/Epic/Legacy, 1978. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Dis N DatBumpin' ... LP
Epic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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DonovanCosmic Wheels ... LP
Epic, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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DonovanFor Little Ones ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good- ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Epic stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a name in marker on the front, and some stains on the back.)

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New DonovanHurdy Gurdy Man (mono pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The rare mono mix of Hurdy Gurdy Man – easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply introspective approach that has Donovan working in a world that's really all his own – less concerned with hit singles, and more focused on a personal journey in music, one that ties together many strands of music borrowed from Celtic, West Indian, jazz, and folk sources. Arrangers are John Cameron and John Paul Jones – and titles include "Get Thy Bearings", "Peregrine", "The Entertaining Of A Shy Girl", "West Indian Lady", "Jennifer Juniper", "Tangier", "The River Song", "The Sun Is A Very Magic Fellow", and "Hi It's Been A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare mono mix!)

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DonovanMellow Yellow (mono pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy ... $16.99 21.98
Easily one of Donovan's most successful albums – but also a brilliant blend of folk and jazz that forged a bold new sound in the 60s – here in the original mono mix! Part of the strength of the set comes from arranger John Cameron – an artist that we love for his jazz and easy work of the late 60s, and who's working here with players that include British jazzmen Phil Seamen, Tony Carr, Ronnie Ross, and Harold McNair! The instrumental component of the album alone is worth the price of admission – as Cameron gently blends together moddish and trippy styles, alongside some folksier vocals and guitar from Donovan. But it's also Donovan's own extrapolation of styles of the time that really makes the album a masterpiece – a strange post-folk mode of expression that's almost a British counterpart to the genius of Simon & Garfunkel, but which is arguably darker and more intellectual. Apart from classic hits like "Museum" and "Mellow Yellow", the album also features some moodier brilliance on tracks that include "The Observation", "Hampstead Incident", "Sunny South Kensington", "Writer In The Sun", "Sand & Foam", and "House Of Jansch". LP, Vinyl record album

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DonovanTroubadour – The Definitive Collection 1964 to 1976 ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
CD

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DonovanWear Your Love Like Heaven (mono pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 21.98
One of Donovan's greatest albums – and in the original mono mix, too! Wear Your Love Like Heaven is a perfect blend of pop psychedelia – complicated little songs that sum more in a short space than some of Donovan's contemporaries could do in a single album side. Nearly every cut on here is a tiny little 3 minute gem – with a sunny and accessible psych folk vibe – but that doesn't overshadow the deeper, more complex and adventurous arrangements underneath. Classic! Tunes include "There Was A Time", "Sun", "The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Little Boy In Corduroy", and "Mad John's Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono mix!)

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George DukeDream On (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
Solid 80s grooving from George Duke – a really tightly-crafted set, done in the sweet mix of jazz and soul that he virtually helped to invent during the 70s! There's a gentle soulfulness to the record that we really like – a quality that's surprising, given the date, and the fact that so many artist like Duke were really pushing things over the top at the time – while George could still lay back, and keep things very nicely paced. Many of the tunes on the set are mellow groovers and ballads – stepping along at a sweet pace with lead vocals from Duke, and some larger backings conducted by Charles Veal. Titles include "Shine On", "You", "Dream On", "Framed", "Ride On Love", "Son Of Reach For It", and "Positive Energy". CD features two bonus tracks – "Shine On (single)" and "Ride On Love (single)". CD
(Blu Spec CD2.)

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George DukeGuardian Of The Light (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1983. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
A funky concept album from George Duke – and one that's filled with some mighty nice grooves! Guardians Of The Light is a full-on "musical fantasy" – with the story line laid out in the liner notes, yet still a bit difficult to follow – but we can't fault him for that when it's done in his masterful R&B-fusion-funk approach! George sings on all cuts, but he also gets some stellar vocal assistance from Jeffrey Osborne, Portia Griffin, and Patti Austin. The record also has some surprisingly sweet mellow moments that bring a deeper level of spacey soul to the out-there concept – those laidback lines that George could always do better than anyone else! Titles include "Born To Love You", "You Are The Light", "Reach Out", "Give Me Your Love", "Stand", "Soon", and "Fly Away". Also includes a bonus track – "Reach Out (12" single)". CD
(Blu Spec CD2.)

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George DukeMaster Of The Game ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A late 70s classic from jazzy funk master George Duke! Master Of The Game is an excellent mix of jazz, smooth soul, and Latin riffing – really a perfect blend of styles that shows not only how far George's sound had progressed throughout the 70s, it also charts the development of the California scene during the late 70s. George has musical help from Ray Obeido, Roland Bautista, and Sheila E – plus vocals by Lynn Davis, Josie James, and Napoleon Brock. The tracks have a smooth sound that works perfectly with Duke's best keyboard approaches – subduing his tenency to "rock out" a bit, but bringing forward his classic ability to hit a stone mellow groove. Titles include "I Want You For Myself", "Every Little Step I Take", "Look What You Find", "I Love You More", "Dog Man", and "Games". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease.)

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New Fabulous PoodlesThink Pink ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Five StarShine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Cherry Pop (UK), 1991. Used ... $4.99
Sweet poppy soul from Five Star – moving strongly here on a set that's got lots of early 90s new jack elements – including a fair bit of beats that really work well with the group's trading of male and female vocals! Things are plenty catchy throughout – not the deepest soul you might ever listen to, but the kind of work that definitely shines brighter than most in the mainstream R&B world at the time. Titles include "Come To Me", "Shine", "Love Can't Wait", "Right Over", "The Start Of Forever", "Sentimental", "Save A Place", and "The Love You Bring To Me". CD features 6 bonus tracks – all different mixes of "Shine"! CD

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Dan FogelbergSouvenirs ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis FullerSouth American Cookin' ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Not Curtis Fuller in South America, but a record that picks up a very slight Latin vibe in the rhythm – which makes for a nice change from Fuller's sessions for Blue Note! The date was recorded during that great short run of soul jazz cookers on early 60s Epic Records – and is a perfect talent for the well-voiced solo talents of Fuller – which really take great fire in a group that also includes Zoot Sims on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Dave Bailey on drums. The record's got some of the gutbuckety energy of Bailey's classic sets for Epic at the same time – a strong recommendation from us – and titles include "One Note Samba", "Besame Mucho", and "Wee Dot". CD

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Ghostface KillahSupreme Clientele (clean version) ... LP
Epic, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Ghostface's second full length – maybe the most worthwhile Wu solo project, and the best of all them since the first wave of the Wu. Ghost's flow is raw as hell, furious and re-energized, and so startlingly poetic that we were completely blown away on the first listen. The guests seem to feed off this huge energy boom, too, with Method Man and Cappadona getting their best verses in a while, and even RZA's misguided Bobby Digital persona kicks some raw dynamite. Also features appearances by Raekwon and Redman, plus a few tracks with beats by the RZA. Tracks include "Nutmeg", "Saturday Nite", "Apollo Kids", "The Grain", "Child's Play", "Malcolm", "Buck 50", and "Cherchez La Ghost". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean promo in a pic cover.)

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GodfathersBirth, School, Work, Death ... LP
Epic, 1988. Very Good ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear.)

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Jerry GoldsmithLilies Of The Field ... LP
Epic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A surprisingly huge soundtrack from the 60s – thanks partly to the main title theme, which is a variation on the same "Amen" theme that Curtis Mayfield would make big with The Impressions! Most of the record is prime Jerry Goldsmith scoring, though – wonderful instrumentals that have this complicated blend of tones and colors, yet still some folksy undercurrents too – almost a Copeland-like point in Goldsmith's pantheon, with the mix of majesty and humanity that reference implies! Titles include "Homer Returns", "The Roof", "Homer Awakes/Breakfast", "The Contractor", "Out Of Bricks", "Amen", "No Hammer/Return Of The Prodigal", and "Feed The Slaves/Drive To Mass". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry GoldsmithStar Trek V – The Final Frontier ... LP
Epic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a few creases.)

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Grand Daddy IUDon't Stress Me (album, acapella, inst)/Slingin Bass (clean, album, acapella) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin/Epic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Macy GrayWhy Didn't You Call Me (live, Black Eyed Peas rmx, 88-Keys rmx)/I Can't Wait To Meetchu (live) ... 12-inch
Epic (Germany), 2000. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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Greater Victory Temple ChoirHold On ... CD
Word/Epic, 1992. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Some tape on booklet cover.)

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Bessie GriffinOh Glory Hallelujah! ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Dave GrusinSubways Are For Sleeping ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A pretty hip one from a young Dave Grusin – working here as an already-accomplished pianist, in a swinging trio with Milt Hinton on bass and Don Lamond on drums. The basis of the material is the score to the obscure but delightful Broadway show Subways Are For Sleeping – one of the hipper entries on The Great White Way, and the source of many great tunes that are turned into jazz numbers by the trio. Titles include "Ride Through The Night", "I'm Just Taking My Time", "Now I Have Someone", "Comes Once In A Lifetime", "Who Knows What Might Have Been?", and "Getting Married". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label mono pressing. Cover has minor splitting on the bottom seam and some wear, with a promo sticker and some pencil on the back. Label has some sticker residue.)

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Halifax ThreeHalifax Three ... LP
Epic, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing.)

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New Roy HamiltonWhy Fight The Feeling? ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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HeatwaveGroove Line/Happiness Togetherness ... 7-inch
Epic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $0.99
"Groove Line" is an uptempo number, in the mode of Heatwave's more clubby type funk – but "Happiness Togetherness" is a wonderful mellow track – overflowing with great harmonies, and soft-stepping with some really sweet keys and guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Epic sleeve.)

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Helmet & House Of PainJust Another Victim (album, T Ray devil worship mix, inst, T Ray dead & stinking mix, T Ray heavy metal jazz mix) ... 12-inch
Immortal/Epic, 1993. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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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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Dan HicksDan Hicks & His Hot Licks – Original Recordings ... LP
Epic, 1969. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The debut album from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – a brilliant little set, and quite possibly the truest realization of his subtle acoustic genius! The sound here is free from cliches that later got in the way with Hicks – and the album's a refreshing return to roots, but without any of the too-posturing modes of other groups like this from the time! Hicks keeps things real cool here – very subtle, and quite spare at times – with elements of acoustic swing, bluegrass, and country all bubbling underneath – but an overall execution that's somewhat focused and urbane. There's none of the too old-timey moments you might expect – and if anything, we're impressed at how freshly contemporary a bunch of acoustic hippies can sound here! Titles include "Slow Movin", "I Scare Myself", "Canned Music", "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away", "It's Bad Grammar Baby", and "Jukie's Ball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover and label have a name stamp.)

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Gregory HinesGregory Hines ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $11.99
You may know Gregory Hines best as an actor and dancer – but he's also a surprisingly great soul singer, too – thanks to help here from Luther Vandross! Luther produced the set, wrote all the tunes, and also duets with Gregory on one track too – making the set a Vandross-stamped spectacular, and a record that's almost as great as his own 80s classics! Hines has a moderate vocal range, but a nice sense of expression in his lyrics – a way of delivering a line with the same sort of sophistication as his performances on screen – never overdone, and perfectly cast in some smooth grooves from Luther. Titles include "Love Doesn't Love You Anymore", "That Girl Wants To Dance With Me", "Gloria My Love", "This Is What I Believe", "There's Nothing Better Than Love", and "So Much Better Now". CD

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HiroshimaBest Of Hiroshima ... CD
Epic, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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HiroshimaGo ... LP
CBS/Epic, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner.)

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Johnny HodgesHodge Podge – Original 1938/1939 Recordings ... LP
Epic, Late 30s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent collection of early work recorded under Johnny Hodges' name in the early years – sessions from 1938 and 1939 that were originally issued on 78s, but presented here in a classic Columbia LP! The tracks are a great assortment of small group numbers that focus on Hodges' tremendous tone on alto sax – recorded with Ellingtonian players that include the Duke himself, as well as Cootie Williams on trumpet, Harry Carney on reeds, Lawrence Brown on trombone, and Billy Taylor on piano. The set features 16 tracks in all – and titles include "Empty Ballroom Blues", "Jeep's Blues", "Good Gal Blues", "Skunk Hollow Blues", "Hodge Podge", and "Rent Party Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Epic Encore Series gatefold pressing.)

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Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Barney BigardDuke's Men – Original 1936 to 1939 Recordings ... LP
Epic, Late 30s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
An excellent album that features late 30s recordings by some of Duke Ellington's most famous sidemen! The groups on most of these are fairly similar – mostly small group sessions from the larger Ellington outfit – pulled out in ways that give a strong focus on the solo talents of the session leader – and as with other packages in this series, the fidelity is much better than the original singles, and accompanied with full notes on the music! Titles include "Rexatious" and "Lazy Man's Shuffle" by Rex Stewart; "Echoes Of Harlem", "Swing Pan Alley", and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me" by Cootie Williams; "The Rabbit's Jump", "Pyramid", and "Jitterbug's Lullaby" by Johnny Hodges; and "Caravan" and "Stompy Jones" by Barney Bigard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Encore Series pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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HolliesClarke Hicks Sylverster Calvert Elliott ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name stamp on back.)

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HolliesCrazy Steal ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name stamp on back.)

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HolliesHollies ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and label have a name stamp.)

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HoodratzMurdered Ova Nuttin (sneeke rmx, grinch rmx, voc, grinch inst, clean, voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1993. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a tear and creases on the opening.)

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Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit of an influence from Minnie Riperton that really warms up the set. Arrangements are by Cleveland Eaton, with a bit of help from Art Jenkins – and production is by Ralph MacDonald, who clearly has a great ear for the blend of jazz and soul that Bobbi's going for on the set. And although Larry Mizell's not on board, some of the cuts here still have that stepping/sliding sort of groove from Bobby's Mizell-produced Blue Note years – a really wonderful sound that's a perfect showcase for her uniquely jazzy talents on the flute! Tracks include "Freestyle", "Home Made Jam", "Sunset Burgundy", "Good Times", "My Destiny", "I Could Love You More", and "If You Want It". This Soulmusic.com edition has 2 bonus tracks: "Home-Made Jam (Extended Version)" and "Sunset Burgundy (Single Version)". CD
Also available Freestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. Used ... $9.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit of an influence from Minnie Riperton that really warms up the set. Arrangements are by Cleveland Eaton, with a bit of help from Art Jenkins – and production is by Ralph MacDonald, who clearly has a great ear for the blend of jazz and soul that Bobbi's going for on the set. And although Larry Mizell's not on board, some of the cuts here still have that stepping/sliding sort of groove from Bobby's Mizell-produced Blue Note years – a really wonderful sound that's a perfect showcase for her uniquely jazzy talents on the flute! Tracks include "Freestyle", "Home Made Jam", "Sunset Burgundy", "Good Times", "My Destiny", "I Could Love You More", and "If You Want It". This Soulmusic.com edition has 2 bonus tracks: "Home-Made Jam (Extended Version)" and "Sunset Burgundy (Single Version)". CD
Also available Freestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Ippu DoLive & Zen ... LP
Epic (Holland), 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and remnants of a sticker.)

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Isley BrothersEssential Isley Brothers ... CD
Epic, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
34 tracks in all! CD
(Small amount of writing in pen on booklet.)

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Isley BrothersGet Into Something ... CD
Epic/T Neck, 1970. Used ... $14.99
An excellent album by the Isley Brothers – easily their rarest, and probably their funkiest! The record's pushing the T-Neck funk sound to the limit, adding in some heavy horns to the tracks, and really egging on the vocals of the group with some totally hard-hitting arrangements by George Patterson. The whole thing's got a really sinister feel – with horns replacing the guitars on some of the group's other albums, carving out these dark little lines that lead their vocals over the top of funky choppy rhythms that will blow your mind! Includes the excellent cut "Get Into Something", which sounds like a direct ripoff of "The Grunt", by the JBs (or is it the other way around?). Other good ones include "I Got To Find Me One", "Take Inventory", "Girls Will Be Girls", and more! CD
(Out of print. Back tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Michael JacksonBad – 25th Anniversary Edition (3CDs/DVD – includes Live At Wembley) ... CD
Epic, 1987. New Copy 3 CD & DVD ... $22.99 49.98
The third great album in the trilogy that includes Off The Wall and Thriller – and a set that still has Michael Jackson running strong at the height of his solo powers! Quincy Jones is still at the helm, and Michael more than proves that he can still come up with a pop tune without going too far over the top – catchy, compelling numbers that played well all over the world of pop – but which still hang onto just a little part of his soul roots too! That balance is a key factor to the success of this set – a record that helped re-ignite interest in Jackson's music, and introduce him to a whole new generation – while still keeping most of the older fans plenty pleased too. Titles include "Just Good Friends", "Smooth Criminal", "Bad", "Another Part Of Me", "Man In The Mirror", and "Speed Demon". Second CD is filled with great bonus material – a huge amount of tracks that include "Free", "Song Groove", "I'm So Blue", "Don't Be Messin Round", "Streetwalker", "Fly Away", "Price Of Fame", "Toto Mi Amor Eres Tu", "Je Ne Vieux Pas La Fin De Nous", "Bad (Afrojack rmx)", "Speed Demon (Nero rmx)", and "Bad Afrojack club)". Also features the CD and DVD of Michael Jackson's massive performance at Wembley Stadium in 1988 – part of the Bad world tour,a nd filled with great performances! CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, Region 0.)

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New Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... LP
Epic, 1979. Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of his best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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Michael JacksonXscape (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Epic, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Some of the best work we've heard from Michael Jackson in years – even though the set brings together lost recordings from the many years of Michael's career! The range of sounds here is really wonderful, and the performances are surprisingly great – moments that somehow never found their way onto Jackson's albums for Columbia and Sony, and which really stand out with a special feel because of that – partly due to the help from the extra contemporary producers who helped finish off the work for release. The set begins with "Love Never Felt So Good" – a killer number with a late 70s vibe that puts it right up there with the classic Off The Wall album – and other cuts include the sexy, slinky "Chicago", the cool remake of an old America song titled "A Place With No Name", and the tracks "Slave To The Rhythm", "Loving You", "Do You Know Where Your Children Are", and "Xscape". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Michael JacksonXscape (deluxe edition – with DVD) ... CD
Epic, 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $9.99
Some of the best work we've heard from Michael Jackson in years – even though the set brings together lost recordings from the many years of Michael's career! The range of sounds here is really wonderful, and the performances are surprisingly great – moments that somehow never found their way onto Jackson's albums for Columbia and Sony, and which really stand out with a special feel because of that – partly due to the help from the extra contemporary producers who helped finish off the work for release. The set begins with "Love Never Felt So Good" – a killer number with a late 70s vibe that puts it right up there with the classic Off The Wall album – and other cuts include the sexy, slinky "Chicago", the cool remake of an old America song titled "A Place With No Name", and the tracks "Slave To The Rhythm", "Loving You", "Do You Know Where Your Children Are", and "Xscape". Special deluxe edition – also features the original recordings of all these tracks, a DVD documentary on the album, and a version of "Love Never Felt So Good" with Justin Timberlake. CD

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JacksonsGoin' Places (UK pressing) ... CD
Epic/Philadelphia International (UK), 1977. Used ... $9.99
The second collaboration between the Jacksons and the Gamble & Huff production team for Philly International – and a nice little sleeper that we like more and more over the years! Like the preceding album from the team, the pairing's a great one – and the Jacksons' pop soul harmonies match up very nicely with the full, rich sound of the Philly groove! Titles include "Music's Takin' Over", "Goin' Places", "Different Kind Of Lady", "Even Though You're Gone", "Jump For Joy", "Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl", "Man Of War", "Do What You Wanna" and "Find Me A Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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JacksonsVictory ... CD
Epic, 1984. Used ... $1.99
Michael Jackson's last album with his famous family – a set of electric 80s soul that's a bit different than Jackson's well-known solo work! In a way, the later Jacksons albums almost feel like a place where Michael can try out some ideas that don't fit as tightly into the overall sound of his own records – and there's definitely more diversity here than before – a shift between gentle ballads, beat-heavy tunes, and even a few rockish/poppish moments. Of course, we should probably be crediting the other Jacksons for their help in the sound here too – as they're certainly credited on the cover – but there's also less of the "many parts as one" sound than before, so it's hard to tell how they're working together. Titles include "The Hurt", "Wait", "Torture", "One More Chance", "Body", "We Can Change The World", and "State Of Shock", the big single, which features a guest appearance by Mick Jagger. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jim & Jesse & The Virginia BoysBerry Pickin In The Country – The Great Chuck Berry Songbook ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has one spot of old tape.)

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Damita JoMidnight Session – Damita Jo Live At Basin Street East ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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George JonesLadies' Choice ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Killmayer/HarrisonMissa Brevis/Mass – Margaret Hillis/New York Concert Choir & Orchestra ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Early work from the great Lou Harrison! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gold label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small bit of pen in one corner.)

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KrystolAfter The Dance Is Through (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1984. Very Good ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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KrystolGettin' Ready (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1984. Used ... $11.99
An 80s girl group classic from Krystol – the debut album from this tight quartet who really seem to rise to the challenge of the album's polish! Production is quite tight – handled by Leon Sylvers III, and a few others, in that west coast Sylvers mode of the time – but the girls have a way of stepping out with their own sort of feeling – harmonizing, switching leads, and even trading lines that really give us a feel for the character of each member of the group – singers Tina Scott, Roberta Steiger, Karon Floyd, and Dee Marie Warren. There's definitely a vibe here that prefaces lots of other female group soul to come – and titles include "Obsession", "Same Place Same Time", "You're The One For Me", "Nobody's Gonna Get This Lovin But You", "You Ask Too Much", "Acrobat", "After The Dance Is Through", and "Information 411". CD features four bonus tracks – "After The Dance Is Through (vocal mix)", "After The Dance Is Through (inst)", "Nobody's Gonna Get This Lovin But You (special version)", and "Nobody's Gonna Get This Lovin But You (inst)". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Getting' Ready ... LP 9.99

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KrystolGetting' Ready ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An 80s girl group classic from Krystol – the debut album from this tight quartet who really seem to rise to the challenge of the album's polish! Production is quite tight – handled by Leon Sylvers III, and a few others, in that west coast Sylvers mode of the time – but the girls have a way of stepping out with their own sort of feeling – harmonizing, switching leads, and even trading lines that really give us a feel for the character of each member of the group – singers Tina Scott, Roberta Steiger, Karon Floyd, and Dee Marie Warren. There's definitely a vibe here that prefaces lots of other female group soul to come – and titles include "Obsession", "Same Place Same Time", "You're The One For Me", "Nobody's Gonna Get This Lovin But You", "You Ask Too Much", "Acrobat", "After The Dance Is Through", and "Information 411". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam, a promo stamp, a bit of pen, and some light wear.)
Also available Gettin' Ready (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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KrystolPassion From A Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Poppy passion from Krystol – a sweet 80s trio with a definite way with a hook! The set's got a well-balanced mainstream sound – one that helps the vocals find a fullness right away, either on the leads or harmonies – both woven together over the top of the tight, beat-heavy grooves! At points, there's almost a retro vibe – as if an older girl trio mode's being revived for a new 80s scene – but with a definite contemporary spin. There's a decidedly commercial appeal to the sound – but Krystol were also never too overplayed back in the day, which makes the album a nice discovery – and a great surprise when you start digging through all the potential singles on the set. Tracks include "Love Attack", "Passion From A Woman", "He's So Jive", "Baby Make Up Your Mind", "Scared Single", and "Precious Precious". CD features bonus tracks too – "Passion From A Woman (ext)", "Passion From A Woman (acapella)", "Passion From A Woman (radio)", "Passion From A Woman (dub)", "Passion From A Woman (7" version)", and "Precious Precious (7" version)". CD

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KrystolTalk Of The Town (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Bumping, bouncing soul from Krystol – one of the strongest female groups of the 80s, and one of the few who really helped push the sound further at the time! The groove here is equal parts funk and soul – and has a brashness that a girl act wouldn't have had a decade before – lots of echoes of new rhythms learned from the streets, fused with top-shelf production that helps send the whole thing home strongly! The style is tight, yet never clunky commercial – and Leon Sylvers' production really helps keep a lean quality to most of the tracks. And sure, the costumes on the cover look a bit silly, but the vocals have a lot more depth than you might expect! Titles include "Love Is Like An Itchin In My Heart", "C'Est La Vie", "I Want A Man Who Can Dance", "Hard To Believe", "The Things That Men Do", "Talk Of The Town", and "Shattered Glass". CD features lots of bonus tracks – "Love Is Like An Itchin (long vocal)", "Love Is Like An Itchin (edited)", "Love Is Like An Itchin (ext dub)", "The Things That Men Do (radio)", and "The Things That Men Do (club)". CD
 
 
 



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