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New Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks by Brown, including "Mr. Kicks", "Opportunity, Please Knock", Love is Like a New Born Child", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Hazel's Hips", and many more! Nice jazzy groove, and very much in the best style of Oscar's 60s work! LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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

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New Heaven 17Pleasure One ... LP
Virgin, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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- ... $2.99
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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Mod ModsHeaven's Door ... LP
Rep, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(One corner of the cover is slightly bumped, but the rest is great.)

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Washington PhillipsWhat Are They Doing In Heaven Today? ... LP
Mississippi, 1920s/1930s. New Copy ... $11.99
Very early gospel work from Washington Phillips – a spiritual singer, but one who works in a style that's a lot more blues-based than later proponents of the genre! The style here is relatively spare – mostly just Washington's vocals and a bit of guitar or piano – the latter of which has the small-voiced sound of the instrument in the image on the cover – which leaves a lot more room for the vocals! Phillips inflects most of the lyrics with a definite blues-based sensibility, too – which brings plenty of secular feel to the music – and titles include "Denomination Blues (parts 1 & 2)", "Train Your Child", "Paul & Silas In Jail", "I Was Born To Preach The Gospel", and "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete ShelleyHeaven And The Sea ... LP
Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Sparks4 Track EP – Number One Song In Heaven/Beat The Clock/When I'm With You/Young Girls ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Teddy PendergrassHeaven Only Knows ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Teddy Pendergrass' last album for Philly International – showcasing a warmer Teddy than ever before – one who glides along with a majestic, mature approach to his music – in a way that shows that Pendergrass was as good an interpreter of ballads and mellow cuts as he formerly was of more club-driven tunes. A few tracks on the album still hit a nice midtempo groove, but there's a mellower feel here overall – one that has the aging Teddy setting a sound that other singers would steal heavily in the decade to come. Titles include "Just Because You're Mine", "Crazy About Your Love", "Judge For Yourself", "Life Is For Living", "Heaven Only Knows", and "Don't Ever Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heaven Only Knows (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 15.99

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New Cheap TrickHeaven Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include the classic "Surrender", plus "California Man", "Takin Me Back", "On The Radio", "Stiff Competition", and "How Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Heaven & EarthRefuge ... LP
Ovation/Lion, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful early 70s psych folk set from the angelic vocal and songwriting duo of Pat Gefell and Jo D Andrews – their Refuge album for Ovation in 1973 – highlighted by their gorgeous vocals, but committed with lovely, lightly soaring arrangements! Save for a solid cover of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin penned "Sixty Years On", Gefell and Andrews wrote the songs here, and it's remarkably strong stuff! The duo vocals and harmonies are especially sweet. The Chicago-based production wisely leaves ample space in the arrangements for them to sort of loosely, emotively embellish with their voices – with string arrangements by co-producer George Andrews and an impressive roster of session players including bassist Phil Upchurch, drummer Don Simmons and percussionist Bobby Christian. Includes "Jenny", "Voice In The Wind", "To A Flame", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", "Refuge", "Song For Craig", "A Light Is Shining", "Feel The Spirit" and more. Heavy vinyl and cover – and features a great insert with notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Heaven & EarthThat's Love ... LP
WMOT/Fantasy, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Heaven & Earth – recorded after their big years on Mercury, but with Philly production that gives them a nice fresh sound! The production's a lot more in a modern soul vein than before – but the harmonies are top-shelf all the way, and seem to stretch out even more than on earlier albums, hitting ranges that are normally the province of indie soul recordings from the early 70s, instead of slicker ones from the early 80s. "That's Love" is a great soul number that reminds us of the building emotion of the group's classic "Guess Who's Back In Town" – and other good tracks include "I Really Love You", "You're A Blessing", and "Give Love One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Stacey QBetter Than Heaven ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a few creases.)

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New Tommy BrownSoul Brother In Heaven & Hell ... LP
T&L, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great cover on this one – with a cartoony "devil in the ghetto" image – and the tracks feature a bunch of "party" routines, recorded by Brown in a Chicago nightclub. Titles include "Hip Cats Smoking Chicago Green", "Fellas In Park With Girls", "Dick Runs For President", and "Soul Brother In Heaven and Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the bottom seam, a few light stains, and some faded marker on the front.)

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New Deep JazzHeaven & Earth ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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New Tubby HayesSeven Steps To Heaven – Live At The Hopbine 1972 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New VangelisHeaven And Hell ... LP
RCA, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Sheena EastonPrivate Heaven ... LP
EMI, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
 
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ModernairesDo You Remember When The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Sang In The Mood ... LP
Blue Heaven, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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AfterbachMatinee ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A distant star in the Earth Wind & Fire galaxy – and the only album by this sweetly grooving group that owed a lot to the EWF sound! The record's produced by Verdine White, executive produced by Maurice White, and even features a bit of guest vocals by Philip Bailey – and the overall style is sort of in a bouncy 80s groove mode, with a mix of jazzy touches, and warmer instrumentation than you might usually hear on this sort of set. The sound's a lot leaner than Earth Wind & Fire – but carries some of the best modern soul influences of the massive group, and certainly shows some of the best influences of both White and Bailey. Titles include "Ladies Of The 80s", "Wanna Fill You Up", "I Thank Heaven", "It's You", "Wrap It Up", and "Me Myself & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and fraying on the spine.)

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AliveCall It Jazz ... LP
Redwood, 1981. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The second album by this excellent all-female San Francisco jazz combo – a live date that's even more cooking than their debut! As before, there's a sweetly breezy style to the record – that hip SF sound of the 70s – with echoes of Braziliana and soul amidst the group's jazzier leanings – all wrapped together with a sound that's tight, but never uptight! The female vocals give the music a feel that's like Janet Lawson, Sheila Landis, or some of the hipper European singers of the 70s – and instrumentation is mostly acoustic, save for a bit of Fender Rhodes. Titles include a version of Gil Scott-Heron's "Willing", plus "Greeting Song", "Call It Jazz", "Too Bad", "Golden River/Golden Dream", and "Heaven Is In Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear & minor staining.)

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Gene AmmonsTwister ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Classic blowing session material from Jug – with 4 long tracks that are all a superb example of how great Prestige could be when they wanted to! The group is filled with great players – Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, Idrees Sulieman, and Kenny Burrell – and the band plays with a free easy groove that produces some beautiful solos, especially from Jug! Titles include "Cattin", "The Twister", "Four", and "Pennies From Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has a small stain on back and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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New Patti AustinEnd Of A Rainbow ... LP
CTI, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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 BandPerson To Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Their classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio versions– and which is especially freewheeling on the instrumental solos. Many tracks go for a lot longer than on the original versions – and there's a version of "Pick Up The Pieces" that runs for 18 minutes, a version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" that grooves for 8 minutes, a version of "School Boy Crush" that jams for 7 minutes, plus nice takes on the cuts "Cut The Cake", "Love Your Life", and "Cloudy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a radio station tracklist sticker.)

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BEF (British Electric Foundation)Music Of Quality & Distinction Vol 1 ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A strangely compelling project from the British Electric Foundation – the production alter ego of Heaven 17 from the early 80s! The core of the package features tracks from a BEF tribute to pop of the 60s and 70s – featuring a great assortment of (then) nearly-lost singers, working through an equally great assortment of tunes of older vintage – all produced with some slightly ironic new wave touches, but also still coming across in versions that clearly respect the originals. Titles include "It's Over" and "The Secret Life Of Arabia" by Billy Mackenzie, "Wichita Lineman" and "Perfect Day" by Glenn Gregory, "Suspicious Minds" by Gary Glitter, "These Boots Are Made For Walking" by Paula Yates, "There's A Ghost In My House" by Paul Jones "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Bernie Nolan, "Ball Of Confusion" by Tina Turner and "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Sandie Shaw. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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ChimesChimes ... LP
Columbia, 1990. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A strong bit of soul from The Chimes – really the only lasting set they ever recorded, a chunky bit of early 90s soul with that Soul II Soul kind of groove to it. No surprise that Jazzie B's helping the group out on a few tracks, production-wise – but even without his help, they still hit that nicely soulful London groove on most of the numbers. Titles include "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Love So Tender", "Heaven", "True Love", "1 2 3", and "Don't Make Me Wait". LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Earl ColemanLove Songs ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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. Cover has a DJ Copy sticker.)

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New Miles DavisMiles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ (reissue)... $4.99
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "So What (live)", "ESP", "Round Midnight", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy DeFrancoClosed Session (Book Of The Month) ... LP
Verve/Book Of The Month, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Tracks include "My Blue Heaven", "S'Wonderful", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "After You've Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve DouglasReflections In A Golden Horn ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Sealed ... $8.99
Wonderfully groovy work from saxophonist Steve Douglas – a set of instrumental tunes, recorded with lots of trippy late 60s touches! The work's still on the easy side of the instrumental spectrum, but it's got some echoes that remind us of Tom Scott's work over at Impulse – although a bit less funky overall. Douglas plays a variety of reeds, always with a sharp edge that's great – and the arrangements are extremely haunting, and filled with a variety of unexpected elements that really grab us. Arrangements are by Stu Philips, Billy Strange, Perry Botkin, and Dan Morehouse – and there's a lot of great echo in the production, which was handled by Douglas himself. Titles include "Caroline No", "Poet", "Good Vibrations", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Walk On By", "Leyanda", and "Good Only Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Coke EscovedoCoke ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An incredible fusion of all the greatness that was going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s – put together by Coke Escovedo – the brother of Pete and Sheila E, former leader of Azteca, and onetime member of Santana! Yet this set sounds like none of that previous work at all – and instead is great grooving soul, infused both with the sophistication of fusion and some of the Latin elements of Escovedo's roots – all produced to perfection by Patrick Gleeson – who most folks know for his own spacey keyboard work with Bennie Maupin and others! The mix of elements going on is really complex, but comes across with effortless ease – one of those rare fusions that could happen at a bigger label when all the right talents were brought together. The record kind of "out-Fantasys" the best of Fantasy Records in the Bay Area at the time – and makes great use of singers Linda and Calvin Tillery, plus the great Harvey Mason on drums. Titles include wonderful covers of Lamont Dozier's "Why Can't We Be Lovers" and Leon Ware's "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" – plus the tracks "What Are You Under", "No One To Depend On", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Make It Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Coke ... CD 13.99

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Aretha FranklinTake It Like You Give It ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good- ... $1.99
Aretha Franklin belts it out nicely on this one – stepping out with even more of a hard soul style than before, in a record that's a great close to her early years on Columbia Records! Arrangements are by Belford Hendricks and Clyde Otis – the latter of whom is clearly responsible for the deepening sound of Franklin's music here – although Hendricks' work also sounds pretty great too, with a leaner feel than before. Franklin's vocals really sparkle nicely on the set – sometimes supported with backing singers, sometimes all out on their own – always in that iconic style that inspired whole generation of female soul singers. Titles include "A Little Bit Of Soul", "Only The One You Love", "Deeper", "Remember Me", "Land Of Dreams", "Lee Cross", "I May Never Get To Heaven", and "Take It Like You Give It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and light wear, with a bit of wrinkling and a small corner rip on the back paste-on.)

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New Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... LP
Mercury/Total Experience, 1979. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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

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Kip HanrahanVertical's Currency ... LP
American Clave, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Wonderful stuff – one of Kip Hanrahan's unique albums recorded for American Clave during the mid 80s, a daring blend of jazz, vocals, and influences from various Latin sources. The players on the set are as diverse as the sounds – and incluce Jack Bruce, Milton Cardona, Steve Swallow, Arto Lindsay, David Murray, and Hanrahan on percussion – and although the album should just sound like a mess, it ends up coming across wonderfully, with some of the most daringly intimate vocal tracks recorded in the jazz field during the 80s. Titles include "Shadow Song", "Small Map Of Heaven", "Two Heartedly", "Chances Are Good", "Make Love 2", "What Do You Think", and "Describing It To Yourself As Convex". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner and a sticker spot.)
Also available Vertical's Currency ... CD 14.99

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New Ted HeathBeatles Bach & Bacharach ... LP
Phase 4, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $0.99
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 light wear, remnants of a promo sticker, tape on the top & bottom seams and pencil marks by the track listing.)

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Jackie IvorySoul Discovery ... LP
Atco, 1965. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Obscure organ jazz record by the player who's probably best known to people from the good records he made with Willis Jackson on Prestige. This set's a nice stripped down set of tracks, with Ivory on organ, Paul Renfro on tenor, and Bill Nicks on drums. Good spare organ and tenor lines, with a mix of originals and jazz standards. Tracks include "The Monkey Woman", "Thank Heaven", "Do It To Death", "So What", and "Lonely Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label pressing – very nice!)

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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
Also available No Beginning No End ... CD 10.99

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Howard JohnsonKeepin' Love New ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good ... $7.99
Warmly grooving vocal work from Howard Johnson – one of the few albums the singer cut under his own name, and a sparkling gem from the 80s groove scene! Howard's got a style that really sets the stage for some of the bigger singers of his time – a sound that's mature, yet still very able to groove – which is something that Johnson does often in the set, supported by some snapping bass, electro keyboards, and crackling drums on most of the cuts. Kashif wrote about half the tracks on the album, and also co-produced – and titles include "So Fine", "Keepin Love New", "Jam Song", "Take Me Through The Night", "Say You Wanna", and "This Is Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun ... LP
Tabu, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the approach here, while still heavy on funk and soul, also has some deeper touches too – core ideas from Johnson that are expanded strongly by arranger Jerry Peters, whose direction of the project stands as one of his best studio moments of the time! The team of Peters and Johnson really come up with a set that pushes past the usual grooves of the time – with some elements that recall the jazzier spiritual elements from folks like Eddie Russ or Lonnie Liston Smith, mixed with more of the focus on the groove that Johnson's bass brought to Brainstorm. There's lots of great guests on the record, too – including Norma Jean Bell on saxes, Renae Williams on vocals, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, and Randall Jacobs on the mighty cool Roland Space Echoplex guitar. Titles include "Sister Fine", "Hey Girl", "Music Of The Sun", "This Must Be Heaven", and "Yours Truly Discreetly". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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Laugh Clown LaughLaugh Clown Laugh (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Medical, Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
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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New Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary. On IV, they do a bit of what the did on each of the three preceding albums, but rather than starting to repeat themselves, they get better! Amazing. Every song a classic: "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks" and "Battle Of Evermore". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SD 7208 catalog number. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has groove wear at the beginning of "When The Levee Breaks" that plays with noise.)

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New James MoodyHeritage Hum ... LP
Perception, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
While not as all-out funky as some of the other Perception jazz LPs from the time (including Moody's own The Teachers), this one's got a great slinking groove to it, and features nice playing by Michael Longo, who was also in Dizzy's funky 70s group at the time. Eddie Jefferson sings vocals on a hilarious version of "Pennies From Heaven", and other titles include "Heritage Hum", "Road Runner", "Soul Searching", and "Travel On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a flaky corner.)

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Shirley NanetteNever Coming Back ... LP
Truth & Soul, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
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
Also available Never Coming Back ... CD 12.99

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Brothers Nash (Ted & Dick Nash)Brothers Nash ... LP
Liberty, 1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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. Bottom seam has a small center split.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
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 ... LP 7.99

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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 ... LP 9.99

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New Irene ReidRoom For One More ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Although Irene Reid later went on to make some recordings that had her in a more rootsy setting, this nice set from the mid 60's features her deep soul voice amidst classy jazz-based arrangements by Oliver Nelson. The record's got the feel of one of Nancy Wilson's classics for Capitol, with a mix of standards and pop material like "When Did You Leave Heaven", "Save Your Love For Me", "Who Can I Turn To", and "They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small initials in marker on back.)

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Buddy RichDifferent Drummer ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $7.99
A 70s gem from Buddy Rich – a session that's cut with some really tightly arranged backings, but done in a way that actually has Buddy kicking the kit even more than usual! Some of the best tunes on the set have a really wicked sense of funk – one that uses a bit more space than in Buddy's 60s recordings, but in a way that lets the Rich sound really step out over the top when it does emerge. Arrangements are by Phil Wilson, Dave Matthews, and John LaBarera – and soloists include Pat LaBarbera on tenor, Jimmy Mosher on alto, and Jeff Stout on trumpet. The set features nice funky takes on "Superstar" and "Heaven On Their Minds" – both from Jesus Christ Superstar – plus the tracks "Domingo", "Paul's Tune", "Straight No Chaser", and the "Piece Of The Road Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rufus & ChakaMasterjam ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
A definite masterjam from Chaka Khan and Rufus – one of the group's last key efforts together – produced to perfection by the mighty Quincy Jones! Chaka's vocals are sublime right from the start – taking on the soaring majesty she'd use on her initial solo recordings – and the group's tighter than ever – really hitting the right mix of jazzy funk and soul to make the whole thing come together perfectly. Greatness like this only gets better with years – and this sweet little album is more than proof of that fact! Tracks include a version of "Body Heat", plus "Heaven Bound", "Live In Me", "Any Love", "Do You Love What You Feel", and "What Am I Missing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam, wear, and waviness.)

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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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New Talking HeadsFear Of Music ... LP
Sire, 1979. Very Good- ... $11.99
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
(Portuguese pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available
Fear Of Music ... CD 3.99
Fear Of Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Talking HeadsFear Of Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire/Rhino, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
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
Also available
Fear Of Music ... LP 11.99
Fear Of Music ... CD 3.99

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Tangerine ZooTangerine Zoo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The self-titled debut of Boston area psychedelic rockers Tangerine Zoo – with hard charging drums, heavy toned guitars, wailing vocals and sailing organ washes! Tangerine Zoo takes a fairly walloping, beefy approach to the late 60s sound – with a hazy, slower turn or two. A worthy lost effort on the Mainstream label! Titles include a loose, drawn out cover of "Gloria", "Trip To The Zoo", "Please Don't Set Me Free", "The Flight", "Mommy And Daddy", "Symphonic Psychedelia", "Crystalescent Heaven" and "One More Heartache". LP, Vinyl record album

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TavaresSky High ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good ... $0.99
A stone 70s classic from Tavares – quite possibly the group's biggest album, and a masterpiece of LA vocal group soul! The album's biggest claim to fame is the massive hit "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel", recorded by the group for this set, but blown to the heights through it's huge use in the film Saturday Night Fever. But although that hit might mark them as a disco group, Tavares are still very much in the strongest style of their best early vocal group sets – coming together magically as a group, even when the rhythms are a bit uptempo, and sounding great on tracks that include "To The Other Man", "The Mighty Power Of Love", "Bein With You", "Ridin High", "Wonderful", and "Guiding Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a light stain along the opening.)

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Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
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

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New TemptationsMeet The Temptations ... LP
Gordy, 1964. Very Good ... $16.99
Meet The Temptations – a group who already sound great at this early point in their career! There's a nicely dark edge to most numbers here – a sound that's more early 60s than you might guess from The Temps' 60s reputation – almost a transitional Motown mode that has equal parts doo wop and harmony soul coming into play on the tracks. Production is by Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and a bit by Norman Whitfield – but there's almost an under-produced feel to the record too – a style that really focuses on the group's strengths as a vocal ensemble, and which features a bit less Motown sweetening than in later years. The album leads off with the hit single "The Way You Do The Things You Do", then rolls into a batch of numbers that are pure vocal harmony heaven – including "Just Let Me Know", "Farewell My Love", "Slow Down Heart", "Check Yourself", "Dream Come True", "May I Have This Dance", and "Isn't She Pretty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing with the deep groove. Cover has staining and peeling on bottom corner. Labels have a name in marker.)

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New Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, the approach is somewhat similar to that used by Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor for some of their own albums at Columbia in the late 70s. Joe's longtime producer Buddy Killen is on deck, to ensure that the spirit is just right – and some of the best tracks are more midtempo funky than out and out club numbers. The set's gotten a lot of new attention in recent years, after the great track "I Almost Got To Heaven Once" was sampled to great effect by Ice Cube – and titles also include the funky "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", which was Joe's big disco hit – plus "Be Cool", "We Held On", "Hungry For Your Love", and "Leaving You Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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Deniece WilliamsI'm So Proud ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good ... $0.49
There's plenty to be proud of here – as the album's a key part in the reinvention of Deniece Williams for the 80s – a great way of finding a new setting for her wonderful voice, one that helped her reach a huge new audience in the process! Most of the backings have an 80s approach, but still hold onto some of the deeper warmth of the 70s – and if anything, they represent kind of a "leaning up" of Williams' earlier modes – one that still gives the record a nice bottom, yet also finds a great way of focusing her amazing vocal style. George Duke handled production on half the record – and titles include "They Say", "Heaven In Your Eyes", "It's Okay", "I'm So Proud", "So Deep In Love", and "Do What You Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Nancy WilsonKeep You Satisfied ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A great later set from Nancy Wilson – recorded in Japan with arrangements by pianist Masahiko Satoh, but in a warmly glowing mode that's right in step with Nancy's maturing vocal style! The sound is often mellow, but grooves from time to time with a jazzy flourish – kind of an even more sophisticated version of the styles explored by Wilson at the tail end of her Capitol years. Titles include "Just To Keep You In My Life", "Early Morning", "We've Got Love", "Winter Green & Summer Blue", "Just To Keep You Satisfied", "Is It Too Late", and "Heaven Bound". LP, Vinyl record album

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New YesFragile ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
Titles include "Roundabout", "Cans & Brahms", "We Have Heaven", "Mood For A Day", and "The Fish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with some flaking on the spine.)

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Larry YoungOf Love & Peace ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $48.99
The most free-thinking Larry Young album of the 60s – and that's saying a lot, considering the rest of his work! The session's quite an unusual one – with two drummers in the group, grounding a sextet that features Larry on organ, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Herbert Morgan on tenor sax, and the great Eddie Gale on trumpet! The tracks are all quite long, open, and flowing – richly organic, and kind of an extension of the groove first laid down by Young on Unity – pushed into more spiritual, late-Coltrane territory. The sound is amazing – incredibly majestic, and on a par with the most far-reaching jazz on Impulse Records of the late 60s – a real standout for Blue Note, and for Young, who wouldn't record this way again until the 70s! Titles include "Falaq", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "Of Love & Peace", and "Pavanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has some wear, some minor light stains, and a small center split on the bottom seam.)
Also available Of Love & Peace ... CD 14.99

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VariousLoving On The Flipside – Sweet Funk & Beat-Heavy Ballads 1969 to 1977 (with book) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy LP & Book ... $26.99 29.98
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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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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VariousSoul Togetherness 2013 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
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
(Please note that the LP jacket has a creased corner.)

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VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
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 9.99

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Beach BoysFriends (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 16, 2014
An under-discovered album from The Beach Boys – and one of our favorite records by the group! The set's kind of a slinking back to the personal, quirky territory of Smile, but with a somewhat more intimate, less-ambitious feel – one that comes off like a tapestry of simple expressions from the group – surprisingly heartfelt at times, fragile at others, and always with a soul-bearing quality that's really wonderful. This one's light years from their surfer pop of a few years before – even a strong maturation from the Pet Sounds set of just two years back – and the harmonies really have the group hitting new strides – hardly a copycat of earlier male group modes, pure harmony heaven for the late 60s! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Friends", "Transcendental Meditation", "Anna Lee The Healer", "Wake The World", "Meant For You", "Busy Doing Nothin", "Little Bird", "Be Here in the Mornin'", and "Diamond Head". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Friends/20/20 ... CD 2.99

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GhostWhen You're Dead – One Second ... LP
Gemini/Mellotron (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Early August, 2014 (delayed)
Spectral psych-prog from The Ghost! Spacious atmosphere from the psychedelic years floats over the set, with moodier, early 70s proggy touches, too – lots of organ, acoustic and electric guitars, and groovy vocal arrangements. Includes "When You're Dead", "Hearts And Flowers", "In Heaven", "Time Is My Enemy", "Too Late To Cry", "Night Of The Warlock", "The Storm", "Me And My Loved Ones", "I've Got To Get To Know You", "Me And My Loved Ones" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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RatsIntermittent Signals ... LP
Mississippi, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Around May 1, 2014 (delayed)
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
Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Late April, 2014 (delayed)
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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New Thievery CorporationRichest Man In Babylon ... LP
ESL, 2002. New Copy ... Around September 30, 2014
The deepest album to date from Thievery Corporation – one that has them really expanding their palette, going beyond retro groovers into a set of future soundscapes, soulful vocal numbers, and beyond! Nearly every track on the set features a vocalist, and the album slides together nicely with a seamless flow that shows the duo stepping up their talents in the studio nicely. Titles include "Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes", "The Richest Man In Babylon", "The State Of The Union", "Resolution", "Until The Morning", "From Creation", "Liberation Front", and "Meu Destino". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Average White BandCut The Cake ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Quincy JonesBody Heat ... LP
A&M, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New Frank Sinatra & Count BasieSinatra Basie – An Historic Musical First ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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.)

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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 Peter BuckI Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again ... LP
Mississippi, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again ... LP 14.99

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New ChangeSharing Your Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet geniunely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. Includes the hits "The Very Best In You" and "Hard Times (It's Gonna Be Alright)", and others that are just as sweet: "Take You To Heaven", "Oh What A Night", "Promise Your Love","Keep On It", "You're My Number One" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on the bottom 2 inches.)

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New CommodoresCommodores ... LP
Motown, 1977. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Includes the poster.)
Also available Commodores ... CD 4.99

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New CommonLike Water For Chocolate Instrumentals ... LP
MCA, 2000. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
16 instrumentals from this great Common LP, including "Time Travelin' (A Tribute to Fela)", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "The Light", "Funky For You", "The Questions" "The 6th Sense", "Geto Heaven Part Two", "A Song For Assata", "Heat", "A Film Called (PIMP)", "Thelonius", "Nag Champa (Afrodesiac For TheWorld)" and "Payback Is A Grandmother". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Miles DavisMiles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "So What (live)", "ESP", "Round Midnight", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)
Also available Miles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP 4.99

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New EsquivelExploring New Sounds In Hi-Fi ... LP
RCA, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of Esquivel, with a genius summed up perfectly in the cover image – a photo that features Juan Garcia gazing into a telescope, looking at the stars and contemplating his next musical direction! The sound here is great – a hard-swinging blend of dynamic orchestrations, wordless scatting vocals, and other instrumentation that feels like it seeped out of some spaceship that was just passing by! There's some nice percussion touches at times, and the interplay between all instruments is quite lively – never nearly as sleepy as other easy albums from the time. Titles include "My Blue Heaven", "My Number One Love", "All Of Me", "Spellbound", "Whatchamacalit", "La Ronde", and "Bella Mora". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with a deep groove. In very nice shape, save for some very light wear on the top seam of the cover.)

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New Adriana EvansAdriana Evans ... LP
Loud/BMG, 1997. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 90s effort from this west coast singer, on the cusp of the NuSoul movement, and with a nice nod in that direction, betraying her jazzy pedigree. With some great production courtesy Dred Scott, who had released a nice hip hop LP a few years earlier, that was largely slept on, this Lp has a sound that definitely touches of some of the finer moments of 70s sophisticated soul, a breath of fresh air when it came out and still sounding great today. Titles include "Swimming", "In The Sun", "Love Is All Around", "Heaven", "Hey Brother", "Trippin", "I'll Be There", "Love Me", "Seein Is Believin", and "Reality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Ice CubeLethal Injection ... LP
Priority, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Really Doe", "Ghetto Bird", "Bop Gun (One Nation)" featuring George Clinton, "What Can I Do?", "Make It Ruff, Make It Smooth" featuring K-Dee, "Down For Whatever", "Enemy", "When I Get To Heaven", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original single vinyl pressing.)

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New Mary Jane GirlsMary Jane Girls ... LP
Motown, 1983. Used ... Temporarily 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 Idris MuhammadTurn This Mutha Out ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very different than Idris' earlier work as a heavy backbeat thumper with Lou Donaldson – but great stuff nonetheless! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots of spacey fusion elements, and a nice funky soul vibe that's a bit similar to some of Larry Mizell's work. Idris is at the core on percussion, and other players include Jeremy Steig, Wilbur Bascomb, Hiram Bullock, Eric Gale, and Randy Brecker. Some tracks have vocals, and some are instrumentals. Titles include "Cambay Bolongo", "Tasty Cakes", "Crab Apple", "Moon Hymn", and "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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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 initials in marker on front.)

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New Nora OrlandiLo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spare and spooky – and a cool Italian soundtrack for this horror film that's also known (alternately) as The Blade Of The Ripper, The Next Victim, Next, and The Strange Vice Of Mrs Ward. The style is kind of a mixture of Piccioni and Morricone – as some tracks have a spare, moody, evocative sound with piano and wordless vocals, mixed with other tracks that have a lighter bossa-ish sound on organ or harpsichord. The eerie main theme is repeated a number of times throughout the album's 22 tracks – and titles include "The Strange Vice", "Body Fox", "Descending", "Obscure Remembering", "Dies Irae", "Edwige Hammond Pleasure", "Blood Heaven", and "Dreaming A New Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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New PocketsTake It On Up ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer blend of soul and funk from Pockets – a group with a very jazzy pedigree in their roots, but who stretch forth here with some great studio help from the Kalimba Productions team of the Earth Wind & Fire empire! The groove is very much in the best 70s EWF mode – tight, but never uptight – impeccably played throughout, but with a looseness that also really hearkens back to the small club origins of the group. Lead singer Larry Jacobs really makes the tunes cook – with a style that's deft enough to match the instrumentation, yet still strong enough to soar soulfully on its own. The blend is sublime throughout – and titles include "Tell Me Why", "Take It On Up", "Heaven Only Knows", "Got To Find My Way", "Sphinx", "In Your Eyes", "Happy For Love", and "You And Only You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has an index label on back.)

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New Andre Previn & His PalsGigi ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Andre Previn's got some very hip pals here – drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Red Mitchell – both frequent partners during the late 50s, especially on this classic run of jazz-Broadway records for Contemporary! The spirit here is very much like that of the famous My Fair Lady date made by the trio – a strong extrapolation of familiar tunes from a hit show – taken way out into instrumental jazz territory – with less thought of the core melody, and more focus on the tunes use as vehicles for jazz improvisation. Previn's piano has hardly sounded better – and more creative, both in tone and timing – an inspiration that certainly comes from Manne's inventive drum work – and titles include "Aunt Alicia's March", "I Remember It Well", "The Parisians", "She Is Not Thinking Of Me", "Thank Heaven For Little Girls", and "A Toujours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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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 Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensCold World ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great one from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – a record that's done with deeper raw soul roots than their Daptone debut – but which still holds onto all the group's uplifting gospel spirit! The best records on Daptone are big on old school soul and funk reverence, but show how crucial it still is today – no mere nostalgic revival, but a continuation of a tradition that's never going away. That's absolutely the case on Cold World – and the album is also as perfect of a mix of beauty and grit as anything we've heard on the label. Naomi Shelton's slightly gravelly, intensely soulful vocals are backed beautifully by the Gospel Queens vocal trio – and the band, led by piano player Cliff Driver, is fairly stripped down – piano, organ, drums, bass, and a guitar get the job done instrumentally – and no more is needed. Testify! Includes "Sinner", "Movin'", "Heaven Is Mine", "Bound For The Promised Land", "It's A Cold, Cold World", "I Don't Know", "Get Up, Child", "One Day", "I Earned Mine", "Humble Me", "Thank You Lord" and "Everybody Knows (River Song)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cold World ... CD 12.99

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New Nancy WilsonLife, Love & Harmony ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer from Nancy – very different than most of her earlier work, and proof that she was still growing as an artist on Capitol! The record's arranged and produced by Larry Farrow – who gives the session a jazz funk feel that brings Nancy into a whole mode, a smooth modern one that's kind a perfect fit for the rich character of her vocals – a much-needed update of the classy sound of her late 60s work, in territory that still shows that Wilson can hit this sort of groove better than anyone else! The standout cut is the massive "Sunshine" –a sparkling jazzy groover with a monster hook and some wonderful stepping arrangements – and other tracks include "You're The One Wrapped Up In The Comfort Of Your Love", "Heaven", "Here's To Us", and "Life, Love, & Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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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 – Sealed! Shrinkwrap has some factory stickers.)

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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 ... Temporarily 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 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
Also available Rewind! – Original Classics Re-Worked, Remixed, Re-Edited, & Rewound ... CD 5.99

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New VariousWTNG 89.9 FM – Solid Bronze (colored vinyl) (limited 2012 Record Store Day release) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ah for the day of the hometown radio station – those halcyon 70s years when local rock powerhouses really reigned the airwaves, and could shape the listening tastes of an entire region of listeners! And back in the day, some of the stations were so strong, they acted as key forces in the record business too – putting out compilations that drew attention to up-and-coming artists from their local scene – often featuring a fair bit of great work that never got exposure otherwise! With this sweet little set, Numero Group pay tribute to this overlooked genre of album – the kind that we bought years ago from Chicago stations like WLUP or WKQX – but presented here by the imaginary WTNG (The Numero Group – get it?) As with any other Numero collection, the set's overflowing with rare material – but the vibe is different than most of what they've featured so far – lots of cool, mellow, underground 70s rock – well-produced, but locally issued – with a flavor that's quite different than the bigger work coming from the coasts at the time. The whole thing's a wonderful musical discovery – the kind we've really come to expect from Numero over the years – with tracks that include "Aladdin" by Roach Band, "Try To Be True" by Caroline Peyton, "Your Love Rolled Over Me" by Timoth, "I'd Like To Touch A Star" by Lester Brothers, "Between Us" by Cream & Sugar, "Fantasy Woman" by Lorren Cornelius, "Heaven's Child" by Dwain Virgil, and "I Got Cha" by Green flow. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on translucent blue vinyl.)

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New Jimmy CastorJimmy Castor (The Everything Man) & The Jimmy Castor Bunch ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Goofy record featuring the saxophone skills of Jimmy Castor. Mr. C blows away on a number of covers of 70's soul hits like "Love Train", "Love's Theme" and "All In Love is Fair", plus a few pop hits like "Walk on the Wild Side". Also with two originals, "The Everything Man" and "Heaven Kissed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
 
 



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