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Deep JazzHeaven & Earth ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), 2009. New Copy .... $12.99
An album that's every bit as hip as you'd expect from its Sam Rivers-inspired cover image – a beautiful tribute to the modal jazz scene of the 60s, particularly the work of John Coltrane and some of his followers on Impulse Records! Apart from a cover of "Naima", though, the set's hardly a simple rehash of Coltrane modes – as all other tunes are originals, and the band delivers them with a core piano trio groove, then adds in flute, tenor, and soprano sax on different tracks! Rhythm is at the heart of the record, and bassist/leader Jerker Kluge really moves the group with a pulsating sound on his instrument – a deep, soulful tone that's matched beautifully by the brightly soaring piano lines of Jo Junghanss. A few cuts feature vocals by Julia Fehenberger, who further deepens the soul of the record – and the whole thing's a massive killer – like finding some lost Saba/MPS gem from the late 60s, with all the European jazz genius you'd expect from such a reference. Titles include "Heaven & Earth", "Naima", "Orange Flower", "Red Smoke", "Starlings Talk", and "Black Tiger". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heaven & Earth ... CD 12.99

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Sheena EastonPrivate Heaven ... LP
EMI, 1984. Near Mint- .... $2.99
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(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Tubby HayesSeven Steps To Heaven – Live At The Hopbine 1972 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $34.99
Late live work from the legendary Tubby Hayes – but material that still shows the tenor giant at the height of his powers! All tracks are nice and long, and really let Hayes stretch out – not just on tenor, but also on flute – an instrument that he plays with this surprisingly soulful tone, one that's almost a bit raspy at times, and as fluid in solo imagination as his tenor! The rest of the group is nice and lean – really giving Hayes plenty of room in the spotlight – and players include Mike Pyne on piano, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The album features long takes on "Alone Together" and "Someday My Prince Will Come" – plus a six minute burning version of "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download code, too!)

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Heaven Bound with Tony ScottiHeaven Bound With Tony Scotti (aka Breaking Up Is Hard To Do) ... LP
MGM, 1972. Near Mint- .... $11.99
Pure AM radio pop from the glory days of MGM! Pop impresario Tony Scotti was one of the harmony vocalists who comprised Heaven Bound – and he produced the album with a sweet sound that's part late Beach Boys, part 70s Four Seasons, and part LA electric soundtrack. The record's got some real charms, and plenty of breathy 70s pop song hooks. Includes versions of Neil Young's "On The Way Home" and The Beatles' "I Will" – plus "He'd Rather Have The Rain", "I Kept On Loving You", "Five Hundred Miles", and "Come Run With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a wavy corner.)

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New Bob WeirHeaven Help The Fool ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good .... $1.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Washington PhillipsWhat Are They Doing In Heaven Today ... LP
New Copy .... Early May, 2014
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New DonovanWear Your Love Like Heaven ... LP
Epic, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Ann PeeblesIf This Is Heaven ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Hi material from Ann Peebles! If This Is Heaven is a few years later than the much loved early 70s material, but she's still working in a killer groove – and with sweet. warm arrangements from Willie Mitchell. Ann's voice is teeming with emotion and strength, and track here highlight that vibe, but she and producer/arranger Mitchell bring in a few more dancefloor ready soul numbers, too. Titles include "You Gonna Make Me Cry", "When I'm In Your Arms", "If This Is Heaven", "I'm So Thankful","Games" and "Boy I Gotta Have You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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New Psychic TVLive In Heaven ... LP
Temple (UK), 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "I Hear Voices", "Thee Leg Song", "Paradise Lost", "Lies and Spies", "Revenge On God", "Stolen Lightening", "Feet Of Broken Glass", "New Regeneration", and "Radium". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a creased corner.)

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New Michael BoothmanHeaven ... LP
Tabu, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
Soaring work from guitarist Michael Boothman – a record that's probably more in a soul instrumental mode than a jazz one – but which is plenty darn great, thanks to help from a variety of top-shelf talents! Boothman's working here with Leon Pendarvis – who plays keyboards on the record, and arranged the fuller backings for the record – ones that mix Boothman's guitar with some especially great wordless vocals from singers who include Lou Courtney and Edna Holt – singing alongside the strings with a sweetly scatting mode that's pretty great! There's a slightly tropical feel to some of the tunes here – which, mixed with a bit of jazz and the sophisticated backings from Pendarvis, almost puts the record in the territory of Jon Lucien – although obviously with less of a lyrical focus overall. Titles include "Heaven", "Song For My Soul", "Saying It With Music", "Diego Shuffle", and "Scorpio Stew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New DonovanWear Your Love Like Heaven (mono pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
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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New Hog HeavenHog Heaven ... LP
Roulette, 1971. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, and masking tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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New Touch Of ClassI'm In Heaven ... LP
Midland, 1976. Used .... Out Of Stock
A killer little soul group who recorded with John "Monster" Davis in the mid 70s – really soaring with a groove that rivals some of their bigger contemporaries on the east coast group scene! Touch Of Class sing in a style that's sometimes fragile, but often more suited to the soaring grooves that Davis gives them on the album – a mode that's partly disco, partly pop, and which should have been as huge as any of their Philly or New York contemporaries. There's a "slightly different" feel to the record that we really like – and tracks include "I Just Can't Say Goodbye", "I'm In Heaven", "You Got Nowhere To Come", "One Half As Much", and "I Love You Pretty Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks two and three. Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Elektra, 2000. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $39.99
The second volume in Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue series – dedicated to bringing to life unfinished Woody Guthrie tunes – thanks to Woody's daughter Nora inviting them to work with Guthrie's lyrics, penned throughout his life, but never finished as recorded songs. Bragg's take is straight-forward, strong-voiced folk, and Wilco takes creative twists and turns with their versions, making for a compellingly diverse bunch of songs. Includes "Airline To Heaven", "Feed Of Man", "Hot Rod Hotel", "I Was Born", "Remember The Mountain Bed", "Meanest Man", "Somebody Some Morning Sometime", "Joe DiMaggio Done It Again", "Blood Of The Lamb" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mermaid Avenue Vol 2 ... CD 4.99

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Peter BuckI Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again ... LP
Mississippi, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99
A second dose of solo weirdness from Peter Buck – whose best known, of course, as guitarist and co-founder of REM – but he's been a lot of cool and interesting stuff with the Minus Five, The Baseball Project and more in the post REM years – and we admire the heck of his freewheeling solo stuff, too! This one's filled with skronky blues rockers and poetic acoustic tunes alike, with lots of dissonant guitars and unpredictable twists and turns. Other players include Scott McCaughey and other frequent collaborators and special guests. Includes "Ride That Road", "My Slobbering Decline", "Life Is Short", "Southerner", "Here In Heaven", "(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet Of The Apes", "Welcome To The Party", "Drown With Me", "West Of Sunset", "Roswell" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl only release! Appears to be autographed.)

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Lorraine EllisonLorraine Ellison ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good .... $2.99
This great soul diva gets sort of a LA studio treatment with cool arrangements by Nick DeCaro and production by Ted Templeman. The sound has sort of that "spiritual soul for whiteys" feel, but it's still pretty great, and Lorraine Ellison has a voice that's good enough to cut through most of the bullshit. Tracks include "Walk Around Heaven", "No Relief", and "I'll Fly Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, some seam splitting with tape, and a light stain from an old sticker.)

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Don GereWerewolves On Wheels ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $22.99
Don Gere's dusty, jangly soundtrack to the bikers and werewolves and satanists (oh my!) epic Werewolves On Wheels – a pretty great one with spare, post folk psych atmosphere, a little bit of groovy country rock, eerily percussive errata and choice soundbites from the flick! Finders Keepers has a knack for describing their great and obscure soundtrack and otherwise oddball discoveries that goes well beyond ours – they describe Don Gere as a "disjointed psych rock stoner" and the sound as "ritualistic commune country". We can't speak for Don's personality, but they pretty much nail the vibe! Most importantly, it works fine as trippy leftfield psychedelia and groovy country rock even without the crazy context of the movie – with a couple solid vocal tunes, fuzzed out instrumentals (particularly the "Ritual" tracks), sparer bits of tension and classic style B-movie biker elements. Includes "Werewolves On Wheels (Main Theme)", "Mount Shasta Home", "Ritual", "Ritual 2", "The Devil's Advocates", "One Foot In Heaven", "Burning Grass", "Tarot", "Tarot Trail", "Dust Bowl", "Ritual 3", "Werewolves On Wheels (End Theme)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy GriffinBe With Me ... LP
CBS, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $4.99
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern soul groovers and mellower moments – a quality that was perfected when Griffin was singing with The Miracles on late 70s Columbia Records. John Barnes produced and arranged the set, but Billy helped a lot with the tunes – and titles include the killer "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" – a snapping bit of boogie that never gets old – plus "2nd Day Love Story", "Understand", "Stone's Throw From Heaven", "The Beat Is Getting Stronger", "Love Is Not A Word", "Be With Me", and "Breaking Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gwen GuthriePadlock – Special Mixes By Larry Levan ... LP
Island, 1983. Sealed .... $9.99
A mini-LP, but one that packs more punch than most full length sets – thanks to a top-shelf lineup all the way through! The set's a project put together by Sly & Robbie, and recorded at Compass Point Studios – all with a groove that's kind of a dubbier take on the sound of New York dancefloors a the time – nicely bassy, slightly beaty, and topped with some really wonderful vocals from Gwen Guthrie! Larry Levan mixed the whole thing to perfection, giving it a real Paradise groove – and instrumentation is by Wally Badarou on synth, Harry Whitaker on keyboards, Darryl Thompson on guitars, and Jimmy Maelin on percussion. The set's kind of a mini-suite, based around a few key musical themes – and titles include "Padlock", "Hopscotch", "Seventh Heaven", "Peanut Butter" and "Getting Hot". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ted HeathBeatles Bach & Bacharach ... LP
Phase 4, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $2.99
Beatles Back & Bacharach presents the Ted Heath group in some very groovy territory – playing a fair bit of the first and third "B" in the title, plus a little bit of the second! Heath's instrumentation is quite far from the brassier horns used on his earlier records – and Johnny Keating's sensitive arrangements for the date bring in a fair bit of groovier elements – electric bass, guitar, flute, and even some electric harpsichord! In a way, the record's much more of a Keating album than a Heath one – right down to the subtle dose of funk that Johnny was bringing to his music at this time – and titles include "This Guy's In Love With You", "Norwegian Wood", "B B & B", "Air On The G String", "Let It Be", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and tape on the spine.)

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Mahalia JacksonIn The Upper Room (profile cover) ... LP
Apollo, Early 50s. Very Good .... $18.99
Killer early work by Mahalia Jackson – recorded for indie Apollo Records in New York, in the years before her bigger-selling sides for Columbia. The album features the classic two-part "In The Upper Room" – plus the tracks "Come To Jesus", "City Called Heaven", "I Walked Into The Garden", "Nobody Knows", "Run All The Way", and "His Eye Is On The Sparrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some aging on the back.)

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... LP
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $14.99 15.98
A great new chapter in the career of Jose James – and a record that really seems to take his already-amazing vocals to a whole new level! In a relatively short career, Jose's already been turning a lot of heads with his work on other projects, his jazz-based recordings, and his debut for Gilles Peterson's album – yet this Blue Note set may well be his best record to date – and a set that definitely seems to find just the right place for his classic-styled approach to soul music vocals! Backings are mostly live, with a cool small funk group feel – but a bit more laidback too, almost with the jazzy touches you'd hear on some of Gil Scott-Heron's best 70s work, inflected with hipper changes with a 21st Century vibe. The whole thing's great – as important to Blue Note's move into soul as the Robert Glasper Experiment album – and titles include "Vanguard", "Heaven On The Ground", "Come To My Door", "Trouble", "Sword & Gun", and "It's All Over Your Body". LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JonesEtta Jones '75 ... LP
Westbound, 1975. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Surprisingly nice album that Etta Jones cut with a larger backing group for Westbound, and a record that has her mixing in soul sounds with her usual jazz-based vocals. The set's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", and a Marlena Shaw-esque cover of "Go Away Little Boy" – but the standout cut is the funky "Fare To Heaven", which starts with a nice heavy drum break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a bumped corner.)

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Abbe LaneMany Sides Of Abbe Lane ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Although mostly known for her 50's Latin recordings with Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, Abbe Lane emerges here in the mid 60s, on an album of "many sides", with arrangements by Hal Mooney. The track list is about as erratic as Abbe's photos on the cover, a strange montage of shots that all seem to show her boozily stuffed into a silly dress, attempting to render a whole bunch of fake emotions. Titles include "I Love Paris", "Do Me Good Baby", "Milord", "If You Love Me, Really Love Me", and the very silly "Thank Heaven For Little Boys". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laugh Clown LaughLaugh Clown Laugh (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Medical, Early 80s. New Copy .... $19.99
Very cool, very spare work from this UK duo from the early 80s – kind of a homemade take on electro pop modes of the time, but with a dark sound that's pretty striking all the way through! Most of the instrumentation is just keyboards and drum machine – and while these guys are going for some of the hooks you might find in Human League or New Order, they also have a gloomier feel that comes not from their lyrics or style – but more from the spare setting of the tracks – a really great quality that goes way past the obvious! Titles include "Face To Face", "Tattoo", "This Side Of Heaven", "Fix The Mix", "Give It Back", "Aquarium", and "Kiss in The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on orange too!)

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Brothers Nash (Ted & Dick Nash)Brothers Nash ... LP
Liberty, 1955. Very Good+ .... $14.99
Features Ted Nash on a variety of saxes, and Dick on trombone – plus a group with Tony Rizzi on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Harry Babasin on bass, and Roy Harte on drums. Tracks are mostly familiar numbers, but inventively arranged by Frank Comstock and others – and Ted really increases his range of reed work here, blowing on tenor, alto, and soprano sax – plus flute, alto flute, piccolo, clarinet, and bass clarinet! Titles include "Juntos", "We'll Be Together Again", "I Remember You", "Cuban Veranda", "You Are Too Beautiful", "For Heaven's Sake", and "The Nearness Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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New BirthIt's Been A Long Time ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good .... $4.99
One of the nicest early albums by this great 70s soul collective – featuring a strong mix of funk and mellow soul tracks, with backing by the Nite Liters on some tracks, and production by the great Harvey Fuqua throughout! Titles include "Wild Flower", "It's Been A Long Time", "Keep On Doing It", "Pains of Love", "Ain't No Change", and "Heaven Says". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available It's Been A Long Time ... LP

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Maxine NightingaleRight Back Where We Started From ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good .... $0.49
The title track to this one – "Right Back Where We Started From – was a real 70s monster, hitting big on AM radio and the dancefloors, and still kind of a guilty pleasure for us these days. The rest of the record's a bit spotty – but there's a few nice moments, like Maxine's version of Earth Wind & Fire's "Reasons", and Leon Ware's "If I Ever Lose This Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a spot of old tape on the spine with some peeling, and a cut corner.)

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PlattersI Love You 1000 Times ... LP
Musicor, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $2.99
Titles include "I Love You 1000 Times", "I Love You Because", "Only You", "Harbor Lights", "Lovely", and "Heaven On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has marker along the top seam, waviness, staining, peeling along the bottom 3 inches with a split bottom seam.)

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RaidersIndian Reservation ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ .... $4.99
A conscious classic from the start of the 70s – a record that gave the US its huge title hit – which was one of the biggest mainstream songs to recognize the struggles of the Native American at a key political point. The rest of the record follows in very similar spirit – much headier than the group's pop music of the 60s – with fuzzy guitar from Freddy Weller, burning keyboards from Paul Revere, and some great lead vocals from Mark Lindsay. Titles include "Indian Reservation", "The Shape Of Things To Come", "Prince Of Peace", "Heaven Help Us All", "Take Me Home", "Come In You'll Get Pneumonia", and "The Turkey". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie Liston SmithLove Goddess ... LP
Star Trak, 1983. Very Good+ .... $5.99
Titles include "Obsession", "Monk's Mood", "Heaven", "Dance Floor", "Star Flower", and "Giving You The Best That I Got". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mavis StaplesOne True Vine (with bonus CD) ... LP
Anti, 2013. New Copy LP + CD .... $17.99 19.98
Mavis Staples makes a big nod here to the indie underground that have really helped support her recent comeback – working with production from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, who also contributed new songs to the record – alongside Alan Sparhawk of Low, and the legendary Nick Lowe too! The setting is nicely understated at times – in a mode that's gentler, and not nearly as forceful as some of Staples other comeback recordings – a change that we really appreciate a lot, as Tweedy seems to find a folksy element in Mavis' singing that hasn't been captured this well in years. Titles include a remake of the Funkadelic classic "Can You Get To That" – plus "Holy Ghost", "Sow Good Seeds", "What Are They Doing In Heaven These Days", "One True Vine", and "Far Celestial Shore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl comes with the full album on CD!)
Also available One True Vine ... CD 4.99

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New Nikki SuddenBible Belt ... LP
Flicknife/Numero, 1983. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 16.98
The first magnificent pairing of Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth – a set that's issued under Nikki's name, but which has all the magical energy of their Jacobites recordings together! There's an instantly timeless feel going on here – almost an indie punk refiguration of the best ideas of The Rolling Stones and other giants of the years before – but stripped down into a personal quality that's far more moving – and which almost makes you feel like you've stumbled upon some lost demo recordings from unknown friends of Mick and Keith. But that's only part of the picture, too – as the album's got a great sense of variety – including some female vocals at a few points – all to grace a great run of tracks that include "Six Hip Princes", "Gold Painted Nails", "Cathy", "Chelsea Embankment", "The Road Of Broken Dreams", "The Only Boy In Heaven", and "English Girls". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thing (Gustafsson/Flaten/Nilssen-Love)Boot ... LP
Thing (Sweden), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $22.99
Brilliant work from the Thing – the first album on their own label, and maybe the most powerful set we've heard from them to date! The trio is an outlet for some of the fiercest sounds from this all-star lineup – a group that features Mats Gustafsson on tenor, soprano, baritone, and bass saxophones – with Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on electric bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums. And while all players can serve up intensity in other settings, they're really over the top on this powerful set – which features these bristling sounds from Flaten's bass, which then seem to set fire and echo from Gustafsson's horns – driven on by the powerhouse drumming of Paal! Titles include a great take on John Coltrane's "India" – plus "Heaven", "Reboot", "Boot", and "Red River". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boot ... CD 16.99

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Cal TjaderTjader ... LP
Fantasy, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $6.99
An excellent album from legendary vibist Cal Tjader – and one of his truly electric albums! A key factor to the greatness of this one is keyboardist Al Zulaica – who plays some amazing Fender Rhodes on the album, really unlocking a whole new sound of Cal's vibes in the process! The blend of keys and vibes is amazing – a sound that sets a new standard for the 70s – and the rest of the group here features a range of percussion players, a bit of flute, and three trumpets that buoy up the grooves nicely from the bottom! Titles include Cal's classic "I Showed Them", a great reading of "Evil Ways", and the cuts "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Fresh Air", "She's Leaving Home", and "Mambero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Wu Tang Killa BeesSwarm Vol 1 ... LP
Priority, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP .... $19.99
Produced entirely by the RZA. Tracks include "The Legacy", "Concrete Jungle", "On The Strength", "Cobra Clutch", "Where Was Heaven", "Never Again", "Punishment", "Bastards", And Justice For All", "SOS", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBeneath The Surface ... LP
Beneath The Surface, 1998. Very Good+ 3LP .... $19.99
16 tracks in all: Alien Nation "BeneathThe Surface", Aceyalone & Self Jupitor "When The Sun Took A Day Off And The Moon Stood Still", Xoloxanximo, Blackbyrd & Rakaa-Iriscience "Who's Keeping Time?", Ellay Khule, 2Mex & Wreccless "BustMustJustUs (voc, radio)", AWOL One "Little Piece Of Heaven", Brothers Manifesto "Line Posting In Pedro", MC HIMNL "For Her Souly, Slowly, Solely", St Mark 9:23 "The Outsider", PEACE "You Are In My Clutches (radio)", CVE, 2Mex, PEACE, Sesquipedalien & Longevity "What Up", Ellay Khule "Sunny Side Up (radio)", Faymus, Khynky Rhead & Otherwise "Surveillance", Global Phlowtations "Subterranean Service", Onomatopoeia "(in)sense" and Sesquipedalien "Hazardous Curves". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $19.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... CD 14.99

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BEF (British Electric Foundation)Music For Listening To ... LP
1981. New Copy (reissue).... Late June, 2014
A killer set of electronics from BEF – the production arm of Heaven 17, stepping out here in one of their few solo projects! The set is essentially instrumental readings of tunes by the more famous parent group – but done here in really tripped-out versions that play heavily with analogue synth, and which show the duo's connection to early Human League. And in a way, some of these numbers are very much like the best early work by Human League – quite cold and spooky at times! Titles include "Groove Thang", "Uptown Apocalypse", "Optimum Chant", "Baby Called Billy", and "Rise Of The East". LP, Vinyl record album

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New RatsIntermittent Signals ... LP
1981. New Copy (reissue).... Around May 1, 2014
The second album by The Rats – who thundered into the 80s in fiery, cathartic fashion with the Intermittent Signals LP! Fred Cole & co trudge on without the departed (from the band, and soon from life on Earth) Rod Rat, but Rod guests on the LP – with Sam Henry of the Wipers now on board. The Rats had a pretty strong, if shambling melodic sensibility lost on many of their early 80s punk peers, and this LP is well worth a discovery! Titles include "Nightline", "Wanna Be Your Man", "Haywire Desire", "Kids Are Kids", "Descending Shadows", "Daddy's In The Shadows", "Radio Pulse", "Heaven Don't Cry", "Running Away From You", "Animal" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul SyndicateDub Classics Presented By Niney The Observer ... LP
1970s. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
Classic dubs presented by Niney The Observer – rhythms and instrumentation laid down by Niney's go-to players – the mighty Soul Syndicate Band! The Soul Syndicate features the rhythm section of Santa Davis and Fully Fullwood on drums and bass, with Chinna Smith and Tony Chin on guitars, Keith Sterling and Gladdy Gladstone on keys, Felix Bennett on sax and other pioneering players. They bring solid, steady instrumental backdrop from the many tricked out dub versions here. Titles include "Fittest Of The Dub Fittest", "Dub In Heaven", "Ruff Gal Dub", "A Dub Revival", "A Dub Classic", "Obesrvers Dub", "The King & The Observer In Dub", "Runaway Dub",. "Rasta Man In Dub" and more. 14 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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SpandettesSpandex Effect ... LP
2014. New Copy .... Early April, 2014 (delayed)
These guys might have a gimmicky name, but their sound is wonderfully soulful – and backed here by some very tight small group instrumentation – in a mode that's somewhere between old school funk and soul, but with some more contemporary clubby touches too! The trio clearly draw inspiration from great female soul acts of the 70s – like Three Degrees or First Choice – but they also work at a level that's a bit jazzier, and more relaxed overall – harmonizing wonderfully alongside sweet guitar riffs and keyboard lines – hitting this great glide that really makes the vocals work well together. The sound is really organic and natural – nothing too plastic, as you might guess from their name – and titles include "Automatic", "Calendar Girl", "Sweet & Saccharine", "Waking Dreams", "Dig Deeper", and a great cover of the funky classic "Hunk Of Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Very Good+ (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding Dorothy's more spiritual sound at the end of the 60s, clearly opened up in a way that's not unlike the direction of Alice Coltrane's work, but a lot more focused and a lot more funky! Ashby not only plays her usual jazz harp, but also koto as well, and even sings a bit too – and the larger group directed by Evans features work by Stu Katz on vibes and kalimba, Lenny Druss on flutes, and Cash McCall on guitar – all in a groove that's really a precursor to the Earth Wind & Fire generation of the Chicago scene! Titles include the amazing break "The Moving Finger" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Dust", "Joyful Grass & Grape", "Heaven & Hell", "Wax & Wane", "Shadow Shapes", "For Some When Young", "Myself When Young", and "Drink". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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New BirthIt's Been A Long Time ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
One of the nicest early albums by this great 70s soul collective – featuring a strong mix of funk and mellow soul tracks, with backing by the Nite Liters on some tracks, and production by the great Harvey Fuqua throughout! Titles include "Wild Flower", "It's Been A Long Time", "Keep On Doing It", "Pains of Love", "Ain't No Change", and "Heaven Says". Classic funky 70s soul! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It's Been A Long Time ... LP 4.99

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New Talking HeadsFear Of Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire/Rhino, 1979. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A really tremendous album from The Talking Heads – and a set that moves far past their already-great early records, to really show a rhythmic complexity we never would have expected! Brian Eno is helping the group in the studio again here, and the record really shows both David Byrne and Eno's late 70s fascination with global rhythms – elements that are often used in spare, simple little ways to really help inflect the tunes with a playful imagination that goes way beyond the colder post-punk and new wave of most of their contemporaries! The balance of previous aesthetics with these new grooves is wonderful – heard to great effect on the classic club cut "I Zimbra" – but brewing up strongly underneath on gems that include "Mind", "Paper", "Cities", "Life During Wartime", "Memories Can't Wait", "Air", "Heaven", "Animals", "Electric Guitar", and "Drugs". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding Dorothy's more spiritual sound at the end of the 60s, clearly opened up in a way that's not unlike the direction of Alice Coltrane's work, but a lot more focused and a lot more funky! Ashby not only plays her usual jazz harp, but also koto as well, and even sings a bit too – and the larger group directed by Evans features work by Stu Katz on vibes and kalimba, Lenny Druss on flutes, and Cash McCall on guitar – all in a groove that's really a precursor to the Earth Wind & Fire generation of the Chicago scene! Titles include the amazing break "The Moving Finger" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Dust", "Joyful Grass & Grape", "Heaven & Hell", "Wax & Wane", "Shadow Shapes", "For Some When Young", "Myself When Young", and "Drink". LP, Vinyl record album

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New BrainstormStormin' ... LP
Tabu, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of bigger mainstream funk acts of the time, but also some righteous undercurrents that really show the group's roots – both in the approach of the lyrics, and in the jazzy instrumentation of the backings – which often show a righteous side of the group that's mighty surprising! The record's one that just grows and grows with each new listening, and is put together with some great sharp-edged production by Jerry Peters – who has a way of showcasing all the most interesting elements, while still keeping things focused too. Titles include the classic "Wake Up & Be Somebody" and "Loving You Is Really My Game" – plus "Waiting For Someone", "We Know A Place", "Hangin' On", "Easy Thangs", and "This Must Be Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Natalie ColeNatalie ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the Chicago soul scene – including songwriting and production from the team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – and work from key session players like Richard Evans and Gene Barge, who worked in the Curtom Studios to craft the grooves on the set! Titles include "Keep Smiling", "Mr. Melody", "Heaven Is With You", "Can We Get Together", "Touch Me", "Hard To Get Along", and "Good Morning Heartache" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and tape on the spine.)

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New Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Earl ColemanLove Songs ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great return to form for vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer who'd recorded earlier in the bop years, but who makes a rare 60s appearance here on a soulful set for Atlantic Records! Coleman's got a rich voice that's somewhere between Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine – with a great range that really goes deep when it wants, yet still has a fluid sensibility that's definitely jazz more than anything else. Billy Taylor's on the record on piano, and leads the combo on most numbers – but the set also features some nice arrangements from Frank Foster and Tom McIntosh, both of whom really keep things interesting. Titles include "Charade", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "I Wish I Knew", "Day In the Life Of a Fool", and "I Won't Tell A Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has WGN letters & a promo stamp.)

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

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New Keith LeblancMajor Malfunction ... LP
World (UK), 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Adrian Sherwood meets the Sugarhill (and On-U) house drummer for this album of dubby heavy beats. Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald fill out the group on this set of heavy 80s beats with more than a touch of Sherwoods signature spacey effects and heavy synth work from Leblanc too. An obscure and great sidebar to the whole mid 80s crossover scene, and an album that presaged the whole "Headz" phenomenon that would hodl sway a decade later. Includes "Major Malfunction", "Heaven On Earth", "Object-Subject", "I'll Come Up With Something" and "You Drummers Listen Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and remnants of a price sticker.)

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New Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Skin Tight ... CD 4.99

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New O'JaysFamily Reunion ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great sense of righteousness and groove – the key mix that made the O'Jays so great back in the day – and which really helped put the Philly International enterprise on the map! The album's miles from the group's simple harmony soul roots – even though those were pretty darn great – and it blends together soaring backings with a sweet Gamble/Huff finish, and really makes some magic in the way the whole thing comes off. Titles include the great mellow ballad "Stairway To Heaven", the party groovers "Livin For The Weekend" and "I Love Music" – and the cuts "Unity", "You & Me", and "She's Only A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear & an address sticker.)

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New PrinceCharade ... LP
Planet Rock, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Studio outtakes and one live track recorded around the time of the Parade album, some with slightly different mixes or performances than the album versions. Generally good sound quality on this unofficial release. 12 tracks in all: "Little Girl Wendy's Parade", "New Position", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "There's Others Here With Us", "Life Can Be So Nice", "Sometimes It Snows In April", "Old Friends For Sale", "In All My Dreams", "Girls & Boys", "Love Or Money" and "Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sun RaSoul Vibrations Of Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Saturn, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unbelievable! This is one of the rarest Sun Ra records we've ever seen – and it's also one of the most compelling. There are no tracks listed on the label (although the Sun Ra discography lists them as "Sometimes The Universe Speaks", "Pleiades", "Third Heaven", "When There Is No Sun", "Halloween In Harlem", and "Shadow World") – and the sound is very very unusual. The first two tracks feature lots of spare reed work, mixing flutes, oboe, and clarinet with some occasional percussion. Then, the record shifts into an all-vocal number – almost like one of Ra's older doo wop tunes, but with a very strange sing-song lyric about the cosmos. Side two moves into larger group sounds, more in keeping with the mid 70s style of the Arkestra, and featuring some very firey solos mixed with a bit of synth. Great stuff, and the Arkestra at its most mystical! LP, Vinyl record album

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New RJ's Latest ArrivalHold On ... LP
Manhattan, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
RJ's latest groove has plenty of electro touches – those bubbling, burning keyboards that always made the group sound great – almost a key link between the street soul and mainstream scenes of the 80s! Tracks are mostly funky and choppy – produced with a bit more tightness than an earlier electro album, and some instrumentation change as well – but still very much in the spirit of those days, although also with a bit of a nod to the Paisley Park generation as well. There's more than enough electricity on the set to curl your hair – although we're guessing that RJ and the rest of the group had a bit more help in that department, guessing from the images on the back cover. Titles include "Heaven In Your Arms", "Shackles 87", "Hold On", "Things We Like", and "Rhythm Method". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ben SidranCat & The Hat ... LP
A&M, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Completely unique work from Ben Sidran – a jazz record at the core, but one with a range of really wonderful styles in the mix! Sidran's working here with some key help from Mike Mainieri on vibes, Fender Rhodes, and co-production – and Mike's warm, round sound really brings a lot to the record – giving Ben's vocals a cool, laidback setting to really stretch out and find themselves! The album's a lot hipper than you might guess from the date – and has a unique mix of jazz and soul that's almost like some of Quincy Jones best work of the same period – but touched with that unique Sidran sense of charm. Most tracks are based on older jazzy compositions – work by John Coltrane, GG Gryce, Frank Rosolino, Thelonious Monk, and others – and titles include "Hi Fly", "Like Sonny", "Ask Me Now", "Give It To The Kids", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "Girl Talk", and "Blue Daniel". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Frank Sinatra & Count BasieSinatra Basie – An Historic Musical First ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sinatra-Basie is the inaugural effort from the 2 leaders and the stellar orchestra – and it's a great one. Sinatra is as charismatic and loose out front as he's ever been on record, and the Basie & his players swing brilliantly with arrangements by Neal Hefti. Titles include "Pennies From Heaven", "Please Be Kind", "My Kind Of Girl", "Learnin' The Blues", "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has clear tape on the corners, a large name in marker on both sides, and some light wear.)

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New Lonnie SmithDrives ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set of grooves by organist Lonnie Smith – and one of his best albums ever! The key to Drives is that it finds Lonnie backed by a totally sympathetic group of musicians – including Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Dave Hubbard on tenor, and the great Joe Dukes on drums – whomping away on the kit with all the dexterity he brought to Jack McDuff's classic recordings of the mid 60s! There's a measured funkiness in spots that's totally killer – with sparer moments that are just as impressive – with great solos by the players. Excellent stuff – including the original "Psychedelic Pi", great covers of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Seven Steps to Heaven", the funky "Twenty Five Miles", plus "Spinning Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(90's pressing. Cover has a light mark from an old sticker.)

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New StylisticsRound 2 ... LP
Avco, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark harmony soul from The Stylistics – a set that's every bit as wonderful as their debut, with the kind of sweet, soulful sound that got played over and over and over and over again back in the day! The album's got a subtle sort of power, though – one that lies not only in its classic cover image, but also in the way that the group mix up the fragile themes of love with some deeper aspects of the human condition – heard to best effect on the classic "Children Of The Night" – a massive 7 minute number that stands nicely next to the shorter singles. Thom Bell produced and arranged the whole thing to Philly perfection – with lots of help from Linda Creed on the songwriting – and titles include "Children of the Night", "Break Up To Make Up", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Stone In Love With You", "It's Too Late", "If You Don't Watch Out", and "Peek A Boo". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the cover without the fists.)

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New Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Tiny TimGod Bless Tiny Tim ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the weirdest albums of the 60s, and a surprisingly big hit for the legendary Tiny Tim – a character then know to TV audiences for his appearances on Laugh-In and other shows – but an artist who sounds surprisingly culture-counter all these years later! The album's got some wonderfully odd elements in the production and arrangements – the former by Richard Perry, the latter by Artie Butler – all in that hip faux-nostalgia style that was huge in the Warner/Reprise universe of the time. And although Tim's certainly weirder and maybe goofier than Harper's Bizarre, Van Dyke Parks, and Randy Newman – you can definitely hear a through line to that scene in this album – as well as links to other odd 60s moments by folks like Brute Force or John Simon. Tunes are both old and new, and all are completely remade by Tiny Time – songs that include the hit "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips", plus a fantastic cover of the Biff Rose tune "Fill Your Heart", and "The Coming Home Party", "The Other Side", "Daddy Daddy What Is Heaven Like", "Welcome To My Dream", "The Viper", and "On The Old Front Porch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, and a small split on the top seam.)

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New Tower Of PowerBack On The Streets ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from Tower Of Power – almost more back in the group's earlier mode, which might be what they mean by the title! The sound's not exactly "street", but it's got a nice sense of funk on most numbers – production by Richard Evans and McKinley Jackson that helps keep a focus on the rhythms, and also does a good job of bringing out the best qualities from vocalist Michael Jeffries. Some tracks were recorded in Chicago, and these almost show a bit more sophistication at points – that warmer Chi-soul sound of the late 70s, although still with a TOP sort of touch. Titles include "Rock Baby", "Our Love", "It Takes Two", "Heaven Must Have Made You", "And You Know It", "Something Calls Me", and "Nowhere To Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Dionne WarwickDionne Warwick In Paris ... LP
Scepter, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique concert album from Dionne Warwick – proof that her talents weren't always restricted to Burt Bacharach arrangements in the studio! The setting is the classy Olympia Theater in Paris, and the style is a bit more open than on Dionne's studio albums – with less material by Bacharach & David than before, and a wider range of tunes that not only includes a few songs sung in French, but also a duet with Parisian popper Sacha Distel! The audience is oddly mic'ed up very high in the mix at times – crashing into the start of most tunes with the ferocity of radio static or a swarm of bees – but Warwick quickly takes over with her own vocals once the songs get going. Titles include "I Love Paris", "C'Est Si Bon", "Walk On By", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "O Yeah Yeah Yeah", "The Good Life", "La Vie En Rose", and "What'd I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has marks that click on tracks two and three.)

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New Johnny WatsonI Cried For You ... LP
Cadet, Early 60s/Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic Johnny "Guitar" Watson album, and one that features him playing no guitar at all! Instead, he plays piano, and with a nice bluesy style that sounds great. He sings mostly standards, but in a fantastic way that twists them inside out, and that gives them all these great soulful edges. Highlights include a slammin' fast bossa piano version of "I'll Remember April", plus excellent readings of "When Did You Leave Heaven" and "Polkadots & Moonbeams", and a seven minute version of "Misty". In a way, this is sort of like the stuff Isaac Hayes did on his early albums, when he took songs you knew, but he stretched and twisted them till they became his own property. A fantastic album all the way through. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, aging, and some waviness along the bottom 3 inches from moisture.)

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New Nancy WilsonCome Get To This ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real sweet soul gem from Nancy! The record has her working with arrangements and production by Gene and Billy Page – who give the record a great smooth 70s soul finish, and a feel that's a lot more unified than some of her other efforts from the decade. Nancy sings some great versions of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" and "Come Get To This", plus the original tracks "Houdini Of The Midnight Hour", "Like A Circle Never Stops", "Boogeyin All The Way", and "Happy Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear. Spine has a spot of old tape & a small rip.)

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New Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, & Delivered ... LP
Tamla, 1970. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mega-hit for Stevie Wonder – an album that features a killer title cut, plus lots of other wonderful tunes that show the world that a full-formed adult soul star had arrived on the market! There's a depth here that's really great – not the totally heady, righteous sound of Stevie in the early 70s – but still a sensitivity that goes beyond simple Motown pop, and which is also underscored with some great keyboard work as well. Wonder produced the record, and arrangers include Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and Henry Crosby – and titles include the huge title hit – "Signed Sealed & Delivered" – plus "Heaven Help Us All", "Sugar", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "Don't Wonder Why", and "I Gotta Have A song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)

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New Ren WoodsAzz Izz ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of modern soul – produced by Chuck Jackson, as one of a number of excellent albums he did in the late 70s and early 80s. The album's got the tight, snapping feel of some of Elektra's great modern work from the years 1981 and 1982 – slick, but still pretty darn soulful, and with an impeccable sense of rhythm that makes even the mellow cuts groove nicely. Titles include "Take Me To Heaven", "Lovin Power", "If You Come With Me", "You Are The One", "I Don't Wanna Stop", and "Who's Gonna Love Me Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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New VariousRewind! – Original Classics Re-Worked, Remixed, Re-Edited, & Rewound ... LP
Ubiquity, 2002. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trippy batch of covers – songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s – redone by a host of today's funky musicians! The album's one that will please both your ears for the classics and your taste for new music – and it offers up a diverse selection of tunes that includes covers of work by The Doors, Ramp, Aaron Neville, Larry Young, Thelonious Monk, Celia Cruz, Nat King Cole, The Stranglers, and even Pink Floyd! Tracks include "Daylight" and "Heaven Must Be Like This" by Yesterdays New Quintet, "Golden Brown" by Better Daze, "Quimbara (Jazztronik mix)" by Jack Costanzo, "Billy Jean" by Shinehead, "Turn Off The Lights" by Frank De Jo Jo, "Sunshine Of Your Love (Biggas Batucada mix)" by Rockers Hi-Fi meet Ella Fitzgerald, "Riders On The Storm" by Yonderboi, "Hercules" by Beatless, and "Breathe" by Open Door. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSoul Togetherness 2013 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring contemporary grooves – and a great installment in this excellent series of modern soul! This time around, the tracks are even more modern than before – almost all numbers from recent recordings, but pulled together in a way that really highlights some gems that we would have missed otherwise – including a few key cuts that haven't been in strong circulation otherwise! Think of the groove as Neo Soul for the dancefloor – with great vocals and lots of warm rhythms – and dig the track selection that includes "Gimme Dat" by Kenya Henry, "Can We Talk About It" by Vesta, "Into My Life" by Raffia, "Bein In Love With You" by Sheree Brown, "The Party After (Reel People rmx)" by Muzart, "Got To Let My Feelings Show" by Bluey, "Classic Lady" by Personal Life, "Runnin Around" by The Chi-Lites, "Sweet Heaven (12 Shades summer shuffle)" by Tom Glide with Timmy Thomas, "I Still Have You (Soulpersona rmx)" by Charlie Wilson, and "Something" by 76 Degrees West Band with Raheem DeVaughn. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Used .... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding Dorothy's more spiritual sound at the end of the 60s, clearly opened up in a way that's not unlike the direction of Alice Coltrane's work, but a lot more focused and a lot more funky! Ashby not only plays her usual jazz harp, but also koto as well, and even sings a bit too – and the larger group directed by Evans features work by Stu Katz on vibes and kalimba, Lenny Druss on flutes, and Cash McCall on guitar – all in a groove that's really a precursor to the Earth Wind & Fire generation of the Chicago scene! Titles include the amazing break "The Moving Finger" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Dust", "Joyful Grass & Grape", "Heaven & Hell", "Wax & Wane", "Shadow Shapes", "For Some When Young", "Myself When Young", and "Drink". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner, but is great overall.)

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New Patti AustinEnd Of A Rainbow ... LP
CTI, 1976. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully warm soul from the great Patti Austin – a key artist in the late 70s, and one who really helped push the music forward with a new sense of sophistication! Patti's got a strongly jazzy vibe here – and works with David Matthews arrangements that are really well put-together – less funky than some of Dave's other work of the period, and filled with these mellow moments that really let Austin's energy flow! The overall feel is a bit like some of Jean Carn's work on Philly International – hip, sophisticated, and filled with plenty of jazz touches – although with an even stronger approach to ballads – and titles include the classic "This Side Of Heaven", plus "More Today Than Yesterday", "Say You Love Me", "In My Life", "Give It Time", and "What's At The End Of A Rainbow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New Average White BandCut The Cake ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used .... Out Of Stock
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. Loads of tight rolling basslines and hard drums – all produced with that polished funky sound that was the band's stock-in-trade during the big chart years! The record includes their funky classic "School Boy Crush", still a sampling favorite – plus loads of other nice moments, like "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "High Flyin Woman", and the hit title cut "Cut The Cake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Johnny CashAmerican II – Unchained (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
American, 1996. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Johnny Cash's great second album for Rick Rubin and American Recordings – continuing his late career resurgence with album stands strongly against his finest LPs of any era! American II smartly carries on with the stark, haunting vibe of American Recordings – but rather than following the solo acoustic template of that one, Cash is backed by members of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, who smartly take it easy and let Cash's voice and spiritual authority carry the day. Again, Rubin's production masterstroke was to keep it raw and real, but having a smart, sympathetic group of musicians backing Johnny was a smart, progressive next step after the solo acoustic American Recordings. Includes another ingenious mix of covers and originals, including "Rowboat", "Rusty Cage", "Sea Of Heartbreak", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Mean Eyed Cat", "Kneeling Drunkard's Plea", "Unchained", 'I've Been Everywhere", "Meet Me In Heaven" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New CommodoresCommodores ... LP
Motown, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
Not The Commodores first album – but a really that really broke them out of the box and exposed the group to a huge new audience! The album hits perfectly on both sides of the group's strengths – the tight ensemble funk on which they were raised, and some of the sweeter aspects that were showing up as Lionel Richie emerged as the solo male singing star – not nearly as cheesy here as in later years, and a surprisingly nice element to offset the heavier funk. Titles include the funky classic "Brick House", the mellow hit "Easy", and the cuts "Squeeze The Fruit", "Zoom", "Funky Situation", "Won't You Come Dance With Me", "Funny Feelings", "Heaven Knows", and "Patch It Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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New DramaticsShake It Well ... LP
ABC, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
Incredibly great work from The Dramatics – the kind of record that hits on all burners instantly, and just keeps on cooking all the way through! The set kicks off with the title funky cut "Shake It Well" – done in a mode that the group handle surprisingly well, thanks to some excellent vocals. These vocals only get better on following tracks, though – as the group kicks back, relaxes, and stretches into some amazing mellow tunes that rank with some of the best harmony soul of the late 70s! Part of the magic of the set is thanks to producer Don Davis – who had a hand in all of the best cuts, using that mix of rough and sweet that was always the best side of his 70s sound. Titles include "Come Inside", "Spaced Out Over You", "That Heaven Kind Of Feeling", "Ocean Of Thoughts & Dreams", "You Make The Music", "I Like Makin You So Happy", and "Music Is Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... LP
Mercury/Total Experience, 1979. Used .... Out Of Stock
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Quincy JonesBody Heat ... LP
A&M, 1974. Used .... Out Of Stock
In the early 70s, Quincy Jones surrounded himself with some of the best young soul and jazz talent he could find, plus a few older pros – and the result was a great series of albums that spanned genres and created a whole new approach to modern R&B. This gem of a record was put together with a young Leon Ware and an older Ray Brown – and it features some killer mellow soul tracks that rank with Quincy's best work! Includes the sublime version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", plus "Body Heat", "Soul Saga", "Everything Must Change", "One Track Mind", and "Along Came Betty". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has a cutout hole & somel wear.)

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New Led ZeppelinSong Remains The Same ... LP
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Arguably one of the greatest double-live albums of the classic rock generation – filled with extra long takes of Led Zep classics, most of which diverge very strongly from their studio versions! The real highlight here is the set's classic "Moby Dick", which features one of the greatest drum solos ever set to wax – but other tunes include "Rain Song", "Whole Lotta Love", "Stairway To Heaven", "No Quarter", and "Dazed & Confused". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the gatefold sleeve. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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New Mary Jane GirlsMary Jane Girls ... LP
Motown, 1983. Used .... Out Of Stock
The great first album from The Mary Jane Girls – easily their best, and an 80s pop soul delight all the way through! Rick James is firmly at the helm of the quartet for this release – and although the sound has elements of James' own crossover funk of the time, there's also an approach that's sweeter and more female – balanced in a surprisingly nice way, and not nearly as cloying as other efforts of its type! Backings are lean and stripped down – often in a nice clubby 80s groove mode – and titles include "All Night Long", "Candy Man", "Boys", "Jealousy", "On The Inside", "Musical Love", "Prove It", and "You Are My Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Shirley NanetteNever Coming Back ... LP
Truth & Soul, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
A gem of a female soul album from the 70s – recorded in Texas by singer Shirley Nanette, but issued on a tiny label and never circulated at the time! The music here is all handled by guitarist Hanc Swarn – who'd worked with Earl Grant, and helped create that cool syncopated groove that made Grant a favorite with the steppers – a style that's expanded here into some funkier 70s modes, which really let's Nanette's vocals soar! Shirley's hardly the rootsy singer you'd expect from the Texas scene – as she's sometimes got this poise and class that almost rivals Nancy Wilson or Marlena Shaw, but can also hit these badass modes when the tunes get funkier too. The set's great – way more than just another rarity, and the kind of overlooked 70s gem we'd rank right up there with lost indie soul treasures by Mike James Kirkland or Penny Goodwin. Titles include "Give & Take", "Limelight", "Tropic Of Love", "I'm So Glad", "Heaven On Earth", "People Are Thinking", and "Yours Truly Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Linda TilleryLinda Tillery ... LP
Olivia, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
A righteous classic from singer Linda Tillery – a set that was issued by the all-woman Olivia Records label, with a special market focus in the 70s, but a record that's gone onto find a much wider audience over the years! Linda's got a cool approach here that's a little bit soul and a little bit jazz – almost a deeper vibe that's like a female equivalent of Terry Callier at points, especially given the great production and use of acoustic guitar in the mix. The best cuts here almost might fit on the Strata East label – including the killer "Freedom Time", which is a sublime righteous cut we never tire of hearing! Othe cuts include "Heaven Is In Your Mind", "Markin Time", "Wonderful", and "Don't Pray For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New 2PacR U Still Down? [Remember Me](CLEAN VERSION) ... LP
Death Row, 1997. Used .... Out Of Stock
Another posthumous 2pac LP, with 22 tracks, including "Fake A** B*tches", "I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto", and many more uplifting numbers, like "F**k All Y'All" & "Definition of a Thug N*gga". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Piero Umiliani5 Bambole Per La Luna D'Agosto (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1969. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soundtracks we've ever heard from Piero Umiliani – an incredibly groovy record from the very first note! The score's got a fantastic mix of groovy scoring, jazzy bits, and cool little vocals – spare organ lines that set the tune on most numbers, stepping basslines to set the rhythms, and scatting lyrics from I Cantori Moderni – a group who make the act of counting to 5 sound incredibly cool! The feel is quite similar to Umiliani's sublime Sweden Heaven & Hell soundtrack (and at one point, you even can hear the guy with the funny voice from "Mah Na Mah Na") – and the music is exactly the kind of wonderful stuff that first got us digging Italian film scores so many years ago. Titles include a few versions of the main theme, plus "Luna Di Piero Agosto", "Bambola Omicida", "Interludio Azzurro", "Cinque Bambole", and "Danza Jazz Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 5 Bambole Per La Luna D'Agosto (with bonus tracks) ... CD

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New Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used .... Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Polygram/Verve pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with some fraying on the spine.)

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New VariousPhilly Regrooved (180 gram 8LP set) ... LP
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 8 LPs .... Out Of Stock
A limited edition box set – featuring the first vinyl appearance of mixes from the excellent Philly Regrooved CD series! The work is a Philly soul dream come true – classic 70s material from the legendary Philly Groove label and other local imprints, all remixed by the legendary Tom Moulton! Tom's already known for work on countless club and disco gems from back in the day – including a fair bit of classics for the Salsoul label – but here, he turns his talents to the Philly Groove label – one of the first companies to really come up with the Philadelphia groove of the 70s – that sweet blend of quick rhythms, soaring instrumentation, and soulful vocals that made the City Of Brotherly Love one of the hippest scenes at the time. And although we love these cuts in their originals, they sound even better here in the hands of Moulton – really extended remixes of 40 tracks that include "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, "Be Thankful For What You've Got" by William DeVaughn, "I Can't Fight Your Love" by The Modulations, "Standing Right Here" by Melba Moore, "When The Game Is Played On You" by Betty Swann, "One Of A Kind Love Affair" by The Spinners, "Got To Get You Back" by Sons Of Robin Stone, "I Told You So" by The Delfonics, "Second Best" by Finishing Touch, "Gonna Keep On Lovin Him" by First Choice, "Beware She's Pulling My Strings" by The Quickest Way Out, "I'm Hopelessly In Love With You" by Moment Of Truth, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" by Terry Collins, "Straight From The Heart" by Loose Change, "Big Stone Wall" by Tapestry, "Put Yourself In My Place" by TJM, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Heaven N Hell, "I'm Doin Fine Now" by New York City, "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, and "We're On The Right Track" by Ultra High Frequency. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousPunk 45 Vol 2 – There Is No Such Thing As Society – Underground Punk & Post Punk In The UK 1977 to 1981 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
An amazing second foray into the world of punk rock 45s – and the British chapter to the previous American volume from Soul Jazz! Like the first set, the track selection here is superb – no overdone punk "oldies" or overplayed classics – and instead a great range of work from the lower levels of the late 70s British underground – including a fair bit of tracks from artists who never got to cut a full length album! There's also a great ear for music that goes past any simple punk cliches – songs that are smarter than the usual lot, have a good sense of perspective, and often offer up a sort of commentary on the quickly-evolving music in some way or another. The notes are great – super-thorough and filled with cover images for each single, plus other info too – and titles include "Wot's For Lunch Mum" by The Shapes, "I Wanna Be Free" by The Rings, "Neutron Bomb" by Art Attacks, "Sick Of You" by The Users, "Mucky Pup" by Puncture", "White Night" by The Lines, "You're Driving Me" by The Cravats, "Real Shocks" by Swell Maps, "Johnny Doesn't Want To Go To Heaven" by The Killjoys, "Power Cut" by The Jermz, and "East Sheen" by O Level. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Punk 45 Vol 2 – There Is No Such Thing As Society – Underground Punk & Post Punk In The UK 1977 to 1981 ... CD 22.99

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New VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... Out Of Stock
Classic breaks – all the way through! This may not be the most underground stuff in the world to those out there who've been digging through crates for funk and soul for the past ten years, but it is an exquisite compilation that features some of the best funky tracks used as samples by hip hoppers, nearly every one of them a famous cut that you'll probably recognize in a minute! Titles include "I Like It" by The Emotions, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Kool Is Back" by Funk Inc, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Heaven & Hell" by 20th Century Steel Band, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Papa Was, Too" by Joe Tex, "Just A Groove In G" by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiac, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William De Vaughn, and "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds. 18 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... CD 14.99

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New El Michels AffairEnter The 37th Chamber ... LP
Fat Beats, 2009. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Cinematic funky soul instrumentals from the El Michels Affair – the loose NYC collective's long awaited full length nod to the Wu Tang Clan! The crew brings their tried and true slow rolling and dirty funk to their interpretations of classic Wu Tang tracks, with some straight up beautiful sophisticated soul backdrops, too, and Leon & the crew pull it all off masterfully! The RZA's sonic stamp is too innovative and idiosyncratic for a simple live band rehash, and the group is wise to use the famous crackling sample built soundscapes to craft both an homage to the Wu Tang's best material, as well as the 70s funk, soul and cinema sounds that informed them in the first place. A few of the tracks first blew our minds as funky 45s, and this full formed set was worth the wait – from the moody organ funk of "Can It All Be So Simple", the funky drummer rhythms of "Uzi (Pinky Ring)", the string accented moods of "Heaven And Hell", the brass band and children's chorus cover of "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and lots more! Other tracks include "Glaciers Of Ice", "Incarcerated Scarfaces", "Bring Da Ruckus" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot sharper too – a warm blend of percussion, guitar, and some mighty sweet keyboards – often peppered with bits of saxophone lines, and topped with lyrics that move nicely along with the groove. Rhythms are mostly in a midtempo mode – a few steps mellower than traditional Afro Funk – which furthers the unique feel of the record, and seems to only deepen Ebo Taylor's soulful intentions! Titles include "Heaven", "Ohye Atar Gyan", "Bra", "Saana", and "Amponsah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)
Also available Ebo Taylor ... CD 15.99

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New VariousLoving On The Flipside – Sweet Funk & Beat-Heavy Ballads 1969 to 1977 (with book) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy LP & Book .... Out Of Stock
Mellow soul heaven – and one of the greatest compilations of this style we've ever heard! This is exactly the kind of laidback, tripped-out soul we totally love – a host of rare ballads and love songs pulled from the 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – sometimes by groups who are better known for funky tracks, other times by overlooked harmony groups and solo singers who rival the greatness of east coast artists like The Moments or Whatnauts! And while the music is totally great on its own – the sort we're usually content to have someone slip us on a dodgy CD – the whole package is even more incredible – a huge 80 page book that features loads of photos, record images, and notes on these obscure giants – really a Numero-level sort of presentation for these amazing tracks. Titles include "I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another" by Darling Dears, "Slippin Around" by Thomas East, "Since You've Been Gone" by Little Janice, "Love" by Black Conspirators, "What Am I Waiting For" by Black Exotics, "Who Do You Think You're Fooling (part 1)" by Symphonic Four, "I'll Find A True Love" by Lee Bonds, "Young Girl" by Jazzie Cazzie & The Eight Sounds, and "Is It Me You Really Love" by Black Velvet. A really great 2LP package, too, with the book housed nicely in the center! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Loving On The Flipside – Sweet Funk & Beat-Heavy Ballads 1969 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD 18.99

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New Joe SimonJoe Simon . . . Better Than Ever ... LP
Sound Stage 7, 1969. Used .... Out Of Stock
Classic Sound Stage Seven material from Joe! The record features Simon's unique style of Nashville soul – produced to perfection by the great John Richbourg, with a sweet mix of southern styles. The songs are great, too – and ttles include "Silver Spoons & Coffee Cups", "San Francisco Is A Lonely Town", "Rainbow Road", "Straight Down To Heaven", "Time & Space", and "Wounded Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of sticker residue.)
 
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Andy & The Bey SistersRound Midnight ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the rare few records recorded by a young Andy Bey and his sisters! The group was an obscure jazz harmony trio formed by Andy in his earlier years – and it features him on piano, joining with the vocals of his two sisters Salome and Geradine Bey – in a soulful, moody style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Their three heavenly voices are backed by Kenny Burrell's guitar, Milt Hinton's bass, and Osie Johnson's drums, and there's lots of room around the arrangments for the Beys to stretch out and sing beautifully. Includes a haunting arrangment of "Round Midnight", plus "God Bless The Child", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Solitude", and the "Love Medley". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black IvoryBaby, Won't You Change Your Mind ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good- .... $19.99
Fantastic ballad soul from one of the greatest groups from the east coast 70s scene! Black Ivory may not have scored as big as some of their contemporaries on the charts – but to fans of harmony soul, they'll always be kings, and this record is the sort that forever gave them keys to the kingdom! They're working here with writer/arranger/producer Patrick Adams – back when his main talents were for ballads, not disco – and Adams perfectly crafted a set of songs to bring out the best side of the group's heavenly vocal talents. Includes loads of wonderful ballads, like "Wishful Thinking", "No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts", "It's Time to Say Goodbye", "Time is Love", and "Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a mostly split spine and some splitting on the other seams.)

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... LP
Today, 1972. Near Mint- .... $44.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick Adams – originally singer himself, but who wisely made a move to producer once he'd heard the rich talents of the young group. Adams perfectly handles the sweet voices of the group, building up their raw emotions into a dreamy web of harmony vocals to rival the best work of The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and other older groups. Includes the classic "Don't Turn Around", written by Adams, plus "You and I", "Our Future", "Surrender", and "If I Could Be a Mirror". Heavenly harmony soul, and a classic of the east coast scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover and labels have some marker.)

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Donald ByrdChant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A Donald Byrd treasure – and an album that was almost left in the vaults by Blue Note, until they briefly released it at the end of the 70s! The cover and title are a bit unfamiliar, but the music is right up there with Byrd's classic sessions with baritonist Pepper Adams – a great player here, with a deftness on his horn that's incredible – matching all the sharp changes and soulful undercurrents of Byrd's sparkling trumpet! There's a nice hard sound to the whole thing – almost the raw power of the pair's albums for the Warwick label – and as with those, Herbie Hancock is on piano – giving the whole thing an excellent soul jazz groove that really kicks the main soloists into action! Titles include "Great God", "I'm An Old Cowhand", "That's All", "You're Next", and "Chant". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdKofi (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1969/1970. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A fantastic set of tracks that was recorded at the cusp of the 70s, but which wasn't (for some strange reason) released until many years later! Donald Byrd's playing here with two different larger groups, and the music is a perfect bridge between his spacey late 60s attempts to mimic Miles Davis, and his tighter early 70s jazz funk work with Larry Mizell. The instrumentation's a bit different than usual, and includes a warm frontline of Frank Foster on tenor, Lew Tabackin on flute and tenor, and William Campbell on trombone – all working with these charts that are full and flowing – really strong, soulful elements that get some further great touches from Duke Pearson on Fender Rhodes! Rhythms echo some of Pearson's own great music of the time, with lots of Brazilian undercurrents – no surprise, given that Duke produced the record – and titles include "Kofi", "Fufu", "Perpetual Love", and "Elmina". LP, Vinyl record album

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Doug CarnRevelation ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The Black Jazz recordings of Doug Carn are always a revelation – some of the most powerful, progressive work on the American underground of the early 70s – music that got Carn into way more record collections than you might expect! The sound here is a perfect summation of Doug's early genius – his own work on organ and keyboards, never overdone and mixed perfectly with a righteous array of acoustic sounds from Rene McLean on alto and tenor and Olu Dara on trumpet – both players who soar to the skies on waves of energy begun by Carn! Wife Jean Carn sings on a number of tracks – with this heavenly style that's mighty righteous – every bit as soulful as her later work at Philly International, but in a very different way. The set includes Doug's great reading of "Naima" – plus other wonderful cuts that include "Power & Glory", "Feel Free", "Jihad", "Fatherhood", and "God is One". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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