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New Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime bossa pedigree, the whole thing's got a sound that goes way beyond the familiar – a crazy mix of batucada percussion, samba rhythms, bossa guitar, and loads of sound effects from the film – so much so that the first half of the record is almost a sound-for-sound replication of the first 20 minutes of the movie! The sound collage is amazing – an extremely unique approach to soundtrack representation, and one that's never been done so beautifully since. A truly breathtaking record, filled with mindblowing sounds – and an early example of the genius that would explode in 60s music in Brazil. Some key bossa classics are represented here in early versions – including "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval" – but they're wrapped up in odd sounds and rhythms that really make them sound different! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Epic pressing. Cover has some wear, clear tape along the bottom seam, and a bit of pen, a sticker and a homemade tracklist sticker on the back.)

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New Mother's FinestMother's Finest (Epic) ... LP
Epic, 1976. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
More rock than funk, but with strong elements of both! This is a record for those who like a lot of guitar in their soul – as the band jams away hard, with a pared down 4 piece combo that includes Joyce out front. Titles include "Rain", "Fire", "Fly With Me", "Dontcha Wanna Love Me", and ironically titled "Niggizz Can't Sang Rock & Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- .... $19.99
Bossa with a great American twist! Nancy Ames was an American pop singer of the 60s – one who did mostly folksy tunes with a light California feel, and who here is coming up with some great bossa nova numbers, set to arrangements by Stu Phillips! The package has all the sunniness of a summer LA afternoon at the beach – with the driving groove of a pop bossa session from Rio. The album's perennial favorite is Nancy's remake of "Mas Que Nada" (done here as "Pow Pow Pow") – but there's loads of other wonderful numbers, and the whole album's great! Titles include "Laia La Daia", "Love's Like Wine", "So Nice", and "A Man & A Woman". As the song says – Pow Pow Pow! Her greatest LP by a mile, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some ring & edge wear, and a bit of aging on the back.)

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Asleep At The WheelAsleep At The Wheel ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good .... $2.99
The masterful self-titled set and second album by Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel – a longtime acclaimed and award winning outfit that's been successful enough over the years, yet deserves mention among the more revered honky tonk iconoclast superstars of the 70s! Asleep At The Wheel bows at the alter of Bob Wills, always have and always will, but they bring in other elements of rootsy rhythm & blues, jazz and boogie with good-natured charm to spare. Includes one of their standards and biggest hits, "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" plus "You And Me Instead", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Miss Molly", "Blood-Shot Eyes", "Dead Man", "I', Gonna Be A Wheel Someday", "Don't Ask Me (Why I'm Going To Texas)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cut corner, a tracklist sticker on the front, a spot of tape on the spine, and a sticker on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Bailey SextetGetting' Into Somethin' ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
Heavy duty hardbop – and one of three amazing Epic sessions cut by drummer Dave Bailey! The set grooves as massively as his One and Two Feet In The Gutter albums – and is recorded with a similar lineup that includes Horace Parlan on piano, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Charlie Rouse on tenor, and Clark Terry on trumpet. Dave's drumming is mighty and soulful, and the set smokes with a lively rolling groove that mixes hardbop and soul jazz into a raw early 60s sound! Includes the 17 minute long jam "Blues For JP", plus "Slop Jah", "Little Old Mongoose", and "Evad Smurd". LP, Vinyl record album

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BeethovenSymphony No 6 In F Major Op 68 (Pastoral) – George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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(Gold label, Mono pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Biddu & The OrchestraEastern Man ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Magical disco work from the enigmatic Biddu – one of the few guys working from a larger mainstream studio perspective that we can really dig in the genre! Biddu's got a way here of blending older pop modes, Eastern instrumentation, and soaring disco strings – at a level that's almost a slightly tripped-out take on the Barry White sound, but which is also unabashedly pop as well. Original tracks and surprising covers juxtapose on the set – and while some of the work on the album's relatively mellow, there's more than a few tunes that keep the disco groove up! Titles include "Nirvana", "King Kong", "Puerto Rico", "Boogiethon", "Funky Tropical", and "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has three cut corners.)

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Colin BlunstoneEnnismore (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $36.99
The second solo album by ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – filled with amazing tracks that are perfect for his godlike voice! The production's a bit fuller than the string-quartet/piano sound of One Year – but the musicians still include most of Colin's old buddies from the Zombies, and Chris White and Rod Argent produced the album as well – coming up with some great inflections that really send home the gentle hooks of the album's tunes! Blunstone's vocals are as magnificent as always – breathily beautiful without sounding cheesy – which is a very fine distinction here, and one that keeps the album far from other adult pop of the time. Tracks include "I Don't Believe In Miracles", "How Wrong Can One Man Be", "Andorra", "Time's Running Out", and "How Could We Dare To Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album

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Colin BlunstoneOne Year (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 21.98
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". LP, Vinyl record album

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BostonBoston ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ .... $6.99
The classic debut! Tracks include "More Than A Feeling", "Peace Of Mind", "Hitch A Ride", "Smokin", "Let Me Take You Home Tonight", and "Foreplay/Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype stickers.)

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BrahmsPiano Quintet in F Minor Op 34 – Leon Fleisher/Julliard String Quartet ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $4.99
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(White label promo. Mono pressing.)

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Maxine BrownOut Of Sight ... LP
Epic, 1968. Near Mint- .... $79.99
A later set from singer Maxine Brown – recorded a few years after her better-known sides for Wand in the 60s, but a totally great set with an even deeper soul feel! Arrangements and production are by Mike Terry, of Funk Brothers fame – and he gives Maxine a soaring style that's a bit more in the southern soul mode than some of her earlier uptown soul, and which has her vocals crackling wonderfully on a range of funky covers and lesser-known gems. Even when singing other folks' tunes, Maxine's a the top of her game – and the arrangements from Terry help transform the sound of the record so that each song sparkles as if it's her very own. Titles include "Plum Outta Sight", "Sugar Dumplin", "In My Entire Life", "Don't Leave Me Baby", "Stop", "Sunny", "I Wish It Would Rain", and the sublime Chi-soul cut "Seems You've Forsaken My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in great shape – with 1A stamper. Cover has some very light wear.)

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Dave Clark FiveReturn! ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $4.99
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(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear, with a couple of rips along the top edge of the back paste-on.)

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Jeffrey ComanorJeffrey Comanor ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good+ .... $0.99
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ContrabandTime & Space ... LP
Epic, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Hard-edged fusion group featuring Pete Robinson on keyboards and Bruce Cale, the great Australian bassist. The cuts are a bit rock-fusion sounding, but there's some good grooves, and fierce solos – especially the ones by sax player Charles Orena. Cuts include "To Miles", "The One Who Knows", and "Crimson Sunsets". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Dodds & Kid OryJohnny Dodds & Kid Ory ... LP
Epic, Late 20s. Near Mint- .... $11.99
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(Deep groove 50s pressing – in beautiful shape!)

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New DonovanBarabajagal ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good .... $1.99
Donovan at his jazzy best – really picking up where Mellow Yellow left off, and pushing the jazz influences in his sound to deeper lengths! Mr Leitch is a million miles away from his Dylanesque early roots on the set – and is working in territory that's completely his own – a beautiful blend of folk, psychedelic, and jazz-based modes – handled with simple charm throughout, and performed by a group that includes funky sound library genius Alan Hawkshaw on piano, and the great Harold McNair on flute! The title track "Barabajagal" is one of Donovan's most amazing tunes of all time – a funky little number that dances around with some great heavy drums, and which also features guitar by a young Jeff Beck! Other titles include "The Love Song", "Trudi", "Atlantis", "Superlungs My Supergirl", "I Love My Shirt", and "Pamela Jo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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DonovanCosmic Wheels ... LP
Epic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $4.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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George DukeBrazilian Love Affair ... LP
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- .... $9.99
A wonderful album from George Duke – and one of our favorite records from his legendary years at Columbia! George Duke's always had plenty of Brazilian elements in his music – but this album really brings them all together – offering up a perfect blend of Duke's keyboards and Cali soul with some key additions from the Rio scene of the time – a mix of singers and musicians who really help round out the sound and authenticate George's ears for Brazilian music! The album was actually recorded down in Rio – and features great contributions from Simone, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Silva, Toninho Horta, and Airto – all working beautifully under Duke's leadership, on cuts that include "Brazilian Love Affair", "Cravo E Canela", "Brazilian Sugar", "Sugarloaf Mountain", "Ao Que Vai Nascer", and "I Need You Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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George DukeGuardian Of The Light ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tape on the spine.)

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Herb Ellis & Stuff SmithTogether ... LP
Epic, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $5.99
Strings are king in this rare set from guitarist Herb Ellis and jazz violinist Stuff Smith – a date that's possibly more on Stuff's side of the spectrum, but which comes during a short by great run of Ellis work for Epic in the early 60s! Tracks are longer than you might expect – especially for a Smith session – with an open feel that's got an almost Verve-like energy. Ellis gets some great open solos on the date, and Stuff vocalizes on two tracks in this cool raspy way – and titles include "Skip It", "Blues For Janet", "Get Acquainted Blues", and "Hillcrest". LP, Vinyl record album

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Five StarFive Star ... LP
Epic, 1990. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Bouncy, beat-heavy soul from Five Star – really stepping out strongly on this self-titled set! The music's nothing new, and very familiar to fans of mainstream soul at the time – but the group really serve things up with a stronger edge than on previous releases – handling much of the production and songwriting themselves, often with a catchy, hook-heavy style that reminds us a lot of projects from the Jackson family around the same time. Titles include "Treat Me Like A Lady", "I Can Show You Love", "Hot Love", "Feel Much Better", "I'm Still Waiting", "Don't Stop", and "Lost In You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry GoldsmithStar Trek V – The Final Frontier ... LP
Epic, 1989. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp and a few creases.)

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Slide HamptonDrum Suite ... LP
Epic, 1962. Very Good- .... $6.99
One of Slide Hampton's greatest records of all time – a totally hip batch of tracks recorded with a large group that reminds us of some of Max Roach's ensembles of the early 60s! No surprise, Roach is a key part of the album – pounding away with frenzy on Hampton's 5-part "Drum Suite", and working well here on other tracks with players that include Yusef Lateef and George Coleman on tenor, Freddie Hubbard and Hobart Dotson on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Khan on bass, and both Hampton and Benjamin Jacobs-El on trombones. There's a righteous, majestic energy to most of the tracks – not just the pivotal "Drum Suite" in five parts, but also the originals "Gallery Groove" and "Fump" – plus versions of "Lover", "Our Waltz", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on tracks two through four. Cover has some wear, with a sticker and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Molly HatchetDouble Trouble Live ... LP
Epic, 1985. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $7.99
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Haydn/MozartSymphony No 83 In G Minor (La Poule)/Symphony No 29 In A Major K201 – Szymon Goldberg/Netherlands Chamber Orchestra ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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(Gold label, Stereo pressing.)

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New 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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Earl HinesEarl Fatha Hines ... LP
Epic, 1957. Near Mint- .... $13.99
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(Original pressing.)

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Ippu DoLive & Zen ... LP
Epic (Holland), 1984. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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(Cover has light wear and remnants of a sticker.)

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New Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $16.99
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of 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 light wear.)

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New JacksonsTriumph ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good+ .... $1.99
One of Michael Jackson's last albums with his famous brothers – a record that was cut in between the two Quincy Jones albums (Off The Wall and Thriller) that would catapult him to megastardom! This set is still an all-Jacksons affair – produced and written by the whole group, and put together with some of those uptempo groovers that both Michael and Jermaine would showcase heavily in their own solo work. The sound's a nice extension of the late 70s Jacksons vibe, peppered with some of Michael's new strengths – and titles include "Can You Feel It", "Lovely One", "Your Ways", "Everybody", "This Place Hotel", "Give It Up", and "Wondering Who". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
Also available Triumph ... CD 3.99

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Ahmad JamalPiano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good- .... $4.99
Early work by Jamal, recorded back when he was really turning heads with his sophisticated approach to the piano. The album's all trio material – played in Jamal's piano/bass/guitar drumless format, which leaves the notes just floating in air, swirling around in smoky clouds of imagination. Titles include an early reading of "Poinciana", plus "Ahmad's Blues", "Aki & Ukthay", "Billy Boy", and "Pavanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a couple of marks that click. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, and light stains on the back.)

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George JonesStill The Same Ole Me ... LP
Epic, 1981. Near Mint- .... $3.99
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LA ExpressLA Express ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on their own! Even without Scott's sax in the lead, the sound here is still pretty darn sharp – and the lineup features Robben Ford on guitars, Victor Feldman on keyboards, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums and percussion – plus saxophones from David Luell, who kind of steps in where Scott left off! There's some nice jamming that's on the tighter side of the CTI sound – with lots of choppy sax lines from Luell over sweet electric rhythms – and titles include "The Shrug", "Stairs", "Cry Of The Jungle", "It's Happening Right Now", "Western Horizon", and "Down The Middle". LP, Vinyl record album

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LabellePhoenix ... LP
Epic, 1975. Near Mint- .... $1.99
A sweet 70s set that has the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash teaming up with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who brings the group some of the chunkier grooves he'd been using in his own great 70s work! The album's got a nicely romping sound throughout – a surprisingly good fit for the rockish soul of the girls – and the heavier use of guitar works really well with some of Toussaint's funky undercurrents – much more so than we'd think in a straighter setting. Titles include "Far As We Felt Like Goin'", "Slow Burn", "Cosmic Dnacer", "Black Holes In The Sky", and "Messin' With My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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

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Ted LewisEverybody's Happy! ... LP
Epic, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams.)

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Webster Lewis8 For The 80s ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good .... $1.99
Genius jazzy soul from Webster Lewis – one of his amazing late 70s sets for Epic Records! By this point in his career, Lewis had honed his keyboard craft to perfection – and on albums like this one, he laid down some excellent smooth soulful fusion that soared in a righteous way that few other artists of his generation could match! The sound's never cheesy, and has a wonderfully fusion-based bottom that's served up by a range of great players that include Paul Jackson, James Gadson, and Bennie Maupin – and which is topped off by very jazz-sensitive production from Lewis and Herbie Hancock. Most cuts have vocals – some by Lewis himself – and the album includes the monster dancefloor cut "Give Me Some Emotion", plus the cuts "Fire", "Go For It", "You Deserve To Dance", and "The Love You Give To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen & some light wear.)
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Webster LewisOn The Town ... LP
Epic, 1976. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Classic club from Webster Lewis – and much more of an all-out disco affair than some of his later work! The record introduces Lewis' all-encompassing style – as he writes, arranges, and produces the album at a level that easily matches that of Barry White – who would later emerge as a mentor for Lewis, introducing him as part of the later Love Unlimited Orchestra records. The group here is billed as "Webster Lewis & The Post-Pop Space-Rock Be-Bop Gospel Tabernacle Orchestra & Chorus" – a pretty good way to describe the soaringly full sound of the album – one that's built up from Webster's keyboards with lots of added strings and rhythms, plus occasional backing vocals from a female chorus. Most of the focus here is instrumental, though – filled with great tunes that include "On The Town", "Love Is The Way", "Do It With Style", "Song Of Joy", "Goodnight Baby Girl", "Since I've Been Gone", and "Saturday Night Steppin Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Little JohnUp And Down ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear, splitting on the bottom seam, call letters in marker, and a Demonstration stamp and some pen on back. Labels have marker.)

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MC EihtDeath Threatz ... LP
Epic, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP .... $5.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmy McPartlandMusic Man Goes Dixieland ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good .... $3.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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MtumeTheater Of The Mind ... LP
Epic, 1986. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
A great little album from James Mtume – a bit more complicated and righteous than some of his previous albums on Epic, and with a real mix of styles that works nicely together! The album starts off with "Theme For Theater Of The Mind", a sort of 80s take on the spiritual/political soul jazz sound of the 70s – and a cut that really sets the mood for the album. The record features 80s funk numbers like "I Don't Believe You Heard Me", which is a tribute to James Brown, "New Face Deli", and "POP Generation", which was a bit of a hit. It's also got some great smooth quiet storm numbers – like a remake of Bootsy's "I'd Rather Be With You", and the slinky late night number "Body & Soul (Take Me)". And the extended guitar-jamming "Deep Freeze", which features a "rap-a-song" part! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony OrlandoBless You ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- (reissue).... $4.99
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(UK reissue.)

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New Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the best cross-cultural influences going down on the west coast scene of the time – a kind of color-blind quest for the groove that comes across with a really righteous power! Tracks include the original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" – plus the cuts "Ice Cold Daydream", "Freedom Flight", "Sweet Thang", "Purple", and "Me & My Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shuggie OtisHere Comes Shuggie Otis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
A classic album of bluesy funk – one that features the guitar of Johnny Otis' young son Shuggie, in a slightly tighter setting than he'd been getting on some of Johnny's own LPs! Shuggie here is still very much under the guidance of his dad – working in a mode that really emphasizes the fuzzier side of his guitar, in a style that was clearly an attempt to hook Shuggie up with the Hendrix audience. Not that that's a problem, though – as the record also features some stone funky playing too, as well as organ work by Leon Haywood, sax by Preston Love, and some other great studio work by members of The Crusaders! Tracks include "Hurricane", "Shuggie's Boogie", "Bootie Cooler", "Funky Thithee" and "The Hawks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. For this album, though, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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PeddlersThree In A Cell ... LP
Epic, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
A heck of a cool group – with a really wonderful sound! The Peddlers were a late 60s British trio, with a sound that's part soul, part jazz, part supper-club vocals – all done with a clean, clear, hard-grooving approach – and strong instrumentation that often includes a heavy dose of Hammond organ! A big chunk of the work on this album has a gently funky sound that really takes it miles from its original roots – as familiar numbers get transformed into nicely party-rocking tunes with a very hip groove – making for a few tracks that have nice breaks, and others that cook with a nice mod little sound! Keith Mansfield's helping the trio get their groove on here – and titles include their classic break take on "On A Clear Day", plus "Nobody Likes Me", "I'm A Boy In Love", "Comin Home Baby", "Just A Pretty Song", "Prime Of My Life", and "Lost Continent". LP, Vinyl record album

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New QuadronAvalanche (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Vested In Culture/Epic, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 22.98
Quadron steps up the bigs with Avalanche – an impeccable second album and first to be co-released Epic Records – and as much as we appreciated their earlier album on Plug Research, this really is an epic-level creative leap forward for the duo! They're still working mix of electro and hip hop soul steeped production by Robin Hannibal, fronted beautifully by the soulful vocals of Coco O, and last, but not least, and great jointly-written songs. It's just bigger and better now. You can hear innovative pop soul influences from the 80s onward in their style, but they put it together in way that's all their own. We'd love it if they took over the mainstream with this record. It's that good! Titles include "LFT", "Favorite Star", "Hey Love", "Crush", "Befriend", "Neverland", "It's Gonna Get You", "Better Off" with Kendrick Lamar, "Sea Salt" and "Avalanche". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)
Also available Avalanche ... CD 9.99

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Lou RawlsClose Company ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Post-Philly International work from Lou Rawls – but an album that still features a fair bit of production from Dexter Wansel, in a way that continues the groove from a few years before! The sound's got a smooth, sophisticated feel that works great with Lou's maturing vocals – and the overall feel is right up there with the best classy soul coming out on Epic at the time – work that's really stood the test of the time because it never gave in too much to commercial trends. Titles include "Close Company", "All Time Lover", "In The Middle Of The Night", "Pretty Eyes", "Forever I Do", "Ready Or Not", and "Say It Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Lou RawlsLove All Your Blues Away ... LP
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- .... $3.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New REO SpeedwagonHi Infidelity ... LP
Epic, 1980. Near Mint- .... $14.99
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(180 gram vinyl reissue on Friday Music. Heavy plastic outer sleeve has a hole.)

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Soul ChildrenFinders Keepers ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ .... $4.99
A strong little album by the Soul Children – recorded after their years at Stax, with a very different sound – but one that's still totally great overall! The grooves are a bit warmer and more modern soul styled – uptempo at times, but never in a throwaway club mode – and in a way, the shift is a bit similar to that taken by The Dramatics at the same point. There's still plenty of nicely rough edges in the vocals – that raspy sense of soul that first made us fall in love with the group – and by this point, the lineup has been reduced to a trio, with more of a focus on male vocals than before. The session's filled with work by great Detroit talents who include Don Davis, Steve Mancha, and Harvey Scales – and tracks include "Finders Keepers", "A Little Understanding", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", and "I'm Just A Shoulder To Cry On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury JukesI Don't Want To Go Home ... LP
Epic, 1976. Near Mint- .... $5.99
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StarcastleCitadel ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- .... $4.99
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Terry SylvesterTerry Sylvester ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- .... $5.99
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(Includes original inner sleeve. Cover has a radio station track list sticker, some ringwear and edge wear.)

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Jack TeagardenKing Of The Blues Trombone (3LP box set) ... LP
Epic, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- 3LP .... $11.99
A beautiful collection of early important work from Jack Teagarden – and one of the best vinyl portrayals of his genius from these key years! Teagarden's trombone work is amazing – the sort that set the tone for countless players to come – and there's also a lot of warmth and wit in the recordings as well. 48 tracks in all – with notes, and a lot better sound than some scratchy ol' 78s! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing, with book! Box has a very light stain inside in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Tony TerryTony Terry ... LP
Epic, 1990. Near Mint- .... $4.99
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(Cover has some light creases.)

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New Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ .... $5.99
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, the approach is somewhat similar to that used by Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor for some of their own albums at Columbia in the late 70s. Joe's longtime producer Buddy Killen is on deck, to ensure that the spirit is just right – and some of the best tracks are more midtempo funky than out and out club numbers. The set's gotten a lot of new attention in recent years, after the great track "I Almost Got To Heaven Once" was sampled to great effect by Ice Cube – and titles also include the funky "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", which was Joe's big disco hit – plus "Be Cool", "We Held On", "Hungry For Your Love", and "Leaving You Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a radio station tracklist sticker, a promo stamp, and some wear.)

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Three DegreesStanding Up For Love ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good .... $0.99
A sweet late 70s set from The Three Degrees – who've moved on over to CBS/Epic after their hot streak at Philly International – with a bit more of an expansive sound than usual! They're still working in a core Philly mode with recording at Sigma Sound and arrangements by Richard Rome – but also with tunes that hit a growing range of more sophisticated, adult-oriented themes. The trio are clearly out to show that they're not just a dancefloor act here – as the album features some sensitive ballads – and those are done beautifully! The Three Degrees are Sheila Ferguson, Valerie Holiday and the returning Helen Scott on this relatively overlooked, though solid record – which includes the slightly funky "Macaroni Man", plus "People With Feeling", "What I Did For Love", "We're All Alone", "Gee Baby", "Standing Up For Love", and "In Love We Grow" and "Just Leave Me Alone". 3 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, a tracklist sticker, and some wear.)

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TranquilityTranquility ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good .... $6.99
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(Orange label pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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New Luther VandrossNight I Fell In Love ... LP
Epic, 1985. Very Good .... $0.99
Titles include "Til My Baby Comes Home", "Creepin", "Other Side Of The World", "It's Over Now", and "If Only For One Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Edgar Winter GroupThey Only Come Out At Night ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good Gatefold .... $5.99
Features the classic "Frankenstein" – plus "Hangin Around", "Alta Mira", "We All Had A Real Good Time", "Round & Round", and "Undercover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available They Only Come Out At Night ... CD 1.99

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VariousBand's Eye View – Sounds Sampler No. 8 ... LP
Epic (UK), Early 80s. Very Good .... $6.99
Includes tracks by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sandii & The Sunsetz, Ippu Do, Susan, and Yukihiro Takahashi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, the remnants of a sticker, and a bit of seam splitting in one corner.)

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VariousGreat Moments In Show Business ... LP
Epic, 1930s. Near Mint- .... $7.99
Features famous performances by Fred Astaire, Dick Powell, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Cliff Ukulele Edwards, Eddie Cantor, Walter Huston, Gene Raymond, Burns & Allen, and Eddie Rochester Anderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s pressing!)

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VariousRoll Wit Tha Flava ... LP
Epic, 1993. Sealed .... $2.99
Featuring "Bring The Flava, La" by Queen Latifah, "Roll Wit Tha Flava" by Flavor Unit MCs, "Uuh" by D Nice, "Sounds Of Fattness" by Bigga Sistas, "Badd Boyz" by Almighty RSO, "Gimme Head" by Leshaun, "On The Bone Again" by Brooklyn Assault Team, "Rough Enough" by Freddie Foxxx, "Let Yourself Go" by Latee, "Freak Out" by Nikki D, "Enough Is Enough" by Rottin Razkals, "Keep It Real" by Apache, "Since You Asked" by Groove Garden, "Bring It On" by Naughty By Nature, and "Hey Mr DJ" by Jhane'. LP, Vinyl record album

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New ClashCombat Rock ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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ClashSandinista! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1980. New Copy 3LPs .... Just Sold Out!
The longest album ever from The Clash – a stunning triple LP set that really shows the group bristling with new ideas and energy throughout! There's a hell of a lot going on here – some cuts that are every bit as strong as the previous records, others that offer a few mis-steps but in a wonderfully playful way – and a few more that really hit this sort of unique mix of genres and politics that could only be summed up as Clash-like at its best! Bits of hip hop, reggae, new wave, funk, and more mix together beautifully – and the album's got a hell of a lot of charm and character, even if you're skipping past a few of the cuts you don't like as much as the others. 36 tracks in all – and titles include "The Magnificent Seven", "Hitsville UK", "Junco Partner", "The Leader", "Police On My Back", "Midnight Log", "The Call Up", "Washington Bullets", "Broadway", "Rebel Waltz", "Look Here", "The Crooked Beat", "Somebody Got Murdered", "Lose This Skin", "Charlie Don't Surf", "Kingston Advice", "Corner Soul", "Let's Go Crazy", "The Sound Of Sinners", "Living In Fame", "Silicone On Sapphire", and "Career Opportunities". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sandinista! (2013 Black Friday Release) ... CD 18.99

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New DonovanHurdy Gurdy Man ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
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
(Yellow label pressing.)
Also available Hurdy Gurdy Man (mono pressing) ... LP 21.99

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New DonovanWear Your Love Like Heaven ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
One of Donovan's greatest albums! This LP 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 – and 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
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Men At WorkBusiness As Usual ... LP
Epic, 1981. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
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Mike OldfieldTubular Bells ... LP
Virgin/Epic, 1973. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but also by playing all instruments himself – in a one man symphony of sound that's pretty darn great! The main theme of the piece will be recognizable from it's stripped-down use in The Exorcist – but we really love Oldfield's expansion on it here in a range of different overdubbed instruments, which are also sometimes processed – and then introduced by Mike in a spoken part that's one of the highlights of the album. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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SchumannSymphony No 1 In B Flat Major Op 38 (Spring)/Manfred Overture Op 115 – George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
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(Gold label, stereo pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Sly & The Family StoneSly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Almost a "greatest hits" of greatest hits albums – one of those collections that almost sold more copies than all the full albums by the artist – forever earning Sly & The Family Stone a place in record collections around the globe! All the hits are here, laid out back to back in all their righteous goodness – never a single spot of filler, and all-classics, all the way through! Titles include "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin", "Life", "Everyday People", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Everybody Is A Star", "Dance To The Music", "Hot Fun In The Summertime", and "Sing A Simple Song". All funky – all classic! LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing in a non-gatefold sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear and a few stains.)

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Luther VandrossNever Too Much ... LP
Epic, 1981. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Luther! Think what you may about the man, he's got a heck of a voice – and still keeps it nice and soulful on records like this, the kind of super-hit albums that made him and Epic a fortune during the 80s. Luther produced, and his style's changed nicely from uptempo clubby to sophisticated soulful, with plenty of warm touches that still sound good. Titles include "She's A Super Lady", "Never Too Much", "Don't You Kow That?", and "A House Is Not A Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the lyric sleeve.)

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New Allman Brothers BandSelections From Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992 (180 gram vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Legacy/Epic, Early 90s. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Jeff BeckRough & Ready ... LP
Epic, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New BostonDon't Look Back ... LP
Epic, 1978. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear & a name in pen.)

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New ChaseChase ... LP
Epic, 1971. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut album from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band rhythms of the late 60s, as you might find in the work of Maynard Ferguson or Woody Herman – mixed with the hipper rhythms from the rockish underground, particularly in the work of Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago. Chase is a fair bit jazzier than both of those groups – as they often put the horns more upfront than the vocals – although most numbers do have some sort of vocals as well. Instrumentation is heavy on trumpets – which come together in blasting, blaring groove, even despite the smaller size of the combo – and Phil Porter lays down some great keyboard lines that really help some of the best tracks cook nicely. Titles include "Handbags & Gladrags", "Livin In Heat", "Open Up Wide", "Hello Groceries", "Boys & Girls Together", and "Invitation To A River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Dave Clark FiveYou Got What It Takes ... LP
Epic, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New ClashCombat Rock (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1979. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 (Legacy Edition 2CD & DVD) ... CD 11.99
London Calling (2013 Black Friday Release) ... CD 15.99

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New George DukeReach For It ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real breakthrough album for George Duke – one of his earliest for the Epic label, and an album that took him from the space funk underground to the top of the jazz charts! The album's got a great sound that mixes together all of Duke's influences – Latin rhythms, electric keyboard funk, and some of the freer jamming styles he picked up in the Bay Area scene – and he's joined here by strong crossover fusion players like Ndugu Chancler, Raul De Souza, and Stanley Clarke, all of whom help him forge a groove that's nice and tight. Includes the hit title track "Reach For It", plus the cuts "The End", "Diamonds", "Watch Out Baby", "Lemme At It", "Just For You", "Omi", and "Searchin My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dan Fogelberg & Tim WeisbergTwin Sons Of Different Mothers (Half Speed Master) ... LP
Epic/Full Moon, 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Walter FrancoVela Aberta ... LP
Epic (Brazil), 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some edge wear and ringwear.)

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New Ghostface KillahIronman (remastered 2LP vinyl with poster) ... LP
Epic/Get On Down, 1996. Used 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the instant classic Wu Tang solo projects – Ghostface Killah's essential, early peak Ironman – and a a record that stands strongly among the best hip hop albums of the its era! Produced by The RZA at a point in which it seemed there was little he could do wrong. An absolute high water mark for Ghostface and the entire Wu Tang empire. Titles include "Winter Warz", "Daytona 500", "Motherless Child", "Soul Controller", "Wildflower", "Poisonous Darts", "Fish", "Camay", "Black Jesus", "The Faster Blade", "260", "Assassination Day", "Box In Hand", "After The Smoke Is Clear" and "All That I Got Is You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster.)

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New HeatwaveCentral Heating ... LP
Epic, 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together wonderfully! The album hits equally well on all burners – with some key mellow cuts, and a few funkier upbeat numbers. Titles include loads of classics – like "Mind Blowing Decisions", "Star Of A Story", "Groove Line", "Send Out For Sunshine", and "Leavin For A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a couple of marks from sticker removal.)
Also available Central Heating ... CD 4.99

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New Bobby HebbLove Games ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Post "Sunny" work from Bobby Hebb – a record that clearly has the singer trying to deepen his bag after years of pop soul fame – moving into a mode that's relatively surprising! Overall, the style here is somewhat baroque – with fuller strings and complicated arrangements matching Hebb's often-fragile vocals – a mode that's somewhat "adult" and mature, yet not as much in the sophisticated soul style that was showing up with other singers at the time. Hebb's clearly trying for a more emotive sound here, and given that the lyrics of the tunes (all penned by Bobby) often go to a relatively dark place, the approach works well with the material. Titles include "The Love Bird Has Flown", "I've Learned To Care", "Grin & Bear It", "SS Soul", "Flower", "She Broke My Heart", and "A Better Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New HiroshimaEast ... LP
Epic, 1989. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory that's somewhat more poppy, but still quite soulful overall. And yes, the success of the album meant that cuts like "Billie Jean", "Thriller", and "Beat It" got plenty of play – thanks to both heavy radio and video rotation – but a few decades later, there's still a tremendous amount of depth here – on great cuts like "Human Nature", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", and "PYT" – which all hold up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Including the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Alphonso JohnsonSpellbound ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soulfully spacey fusion set from Alphonso Johnson – with a really catchy sound! The maestro is working in an eclectic mode that's part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the record are the more straight ahead ones – which really flirt with chunky rock sounds on the other side of the rubbery fusion funkiness! Mouzon's working on all kinds of electric sounds on this one – a bunch of custom bass effects, steel drums and more – with Clyde Criner working with a long list of keys and synthesizers, Kevin Shireve on guitar and David Igelfeld on drums and percussion. Titles include "Face Blaster", "Summer Solstice", "Bahama Mama", "Nomads", and Moonlight Conversation" "Feelings Are. . .The Hardest Words To Say" and "Earthtales Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and some wear.)

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

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New Patti LabelleReleased ... LP
Epic, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in the early solo years of Patti Labelle – and a great set that reunites the singer with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who'd previously worked some magic with Patti and the Labelle trio! Toussaint really grounds Patti's vocals wonderfully – giving them a solid footing that moves past the pop and disco of previous records, but which also doesn't just resort to New Orleans cliches, either. Either Toussaint or Labelle wrote most of the songs on the record – and together, they find a fresh batch of material that really helps establish the singers as one of the greatest female voices in soul. The whole album's a classic – well-balanced between mellow and upbeat numbers – and titles include "Find The Love", "Get Ready", "Give It Up", "Release", "I Don't Go Shopping", "Ain't That Enough", and "Don't Make Your Angel Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Webster LewisLet Me Be The One ... LP
Epic, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jazzy soul masterpiece from Webster Lewis – light years away from the rougher funk he cut at the start of the 70s! The album's beautifully put together – almost perfect at all points, at a level that we'd rank right up there with the best work by Leroy Hutson, Roy Ayers, or other contemporary maestros in the studio. Unlike some of the more commercial artists of his generation – who also came to soul through jazz – Webster doesn't push the hooks too hard, nor try too much for a hit. And instead, he's more than happy to stay in his own righteous space – with a sound that's smooth, but never slick – tight, but not uptight. He's got some great help on the record – including keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Skip Scarborough, guitar from David T Walker, and percussion from Willie Bobo – all of whom keep things cool. Vocals are handled by a number of singers, including Webster himself – and titles include "Bout The Love", "Let Me Be The One", "Love Won't Harm No One", "El Bobo", "Kemo Kemo", "A Quiet Thing", and "Flying High". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Teena MarieEmerald City ... LP
Epic, 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from Teena Marie – a self-produced killer for mid 80s Epic Records – done with some even bolder grooves than before, in ways that definitely show the hallmarks of the Prince generation! The 80s was a hell of a good time to be a female funk artist on her own – and Teena more than takes advantage of that fact here – stepping out with a proud, loud groove that's undeniable – very much a female-positive moment that some folks occasionally overlook in their accounts of 80s soul. All tracks are Teena originals, right on the money – and titles include "Emerald City", "Once Is Not Enough", "You So Heavy", "Lips To Find You", "Love Me Down Easy", and "Sunny Skies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases.)
Also available Emerald City (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New Teena MarieStarchild ... LP
Epic, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning solo effort – Teena's second on Epic, and proof that she could still put out the goods on her own! Don't worry about the absence of Rick James here – as things are mighty tight, and right on the money – that wicked blend of funk and soul that got Lady T a great start right out of the box – still undeniably one of the most powerful one-woman moments in soul music! Teena wrote, arranged, and produced the whole thing – and tracks include "Light", "Jammin", "Out On A Limb", "Alibi", "Youngblood", "Lovergirl", and "My Dear Mr. Gaye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Glenn MillerGlenn Miller & His Orchestra ... LP
Epic, 1937/1938. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s pressing!)

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New Mike OldfieldFive Miles Out ... LP
Epic, 1982. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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