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Fats DominoBlueberry Hill/Honey Chile ... 78 rpm
Imperial, Mid 50s. Fair .... $1.99
78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Donnie ElbertI Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)/Love Is Here And Now You're Gone ... 7-inch
Avco, 1972. Very Good .... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charlie FeathersUh Huh Honey ... CD
Norton, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used .... $13.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Honey & The BeesLove ... CD
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
Sublime soul from Honey & The Bees – some the group's deepest material ever, with a rich vibe that goes way way past some of their earlier singles! Although a female quartet, the group offer up a key link in Philly soul that also encompasses most of the male changes at the time, too – a mix of early Sigma Sound styles with some of the older harmony styles that made Philly groups so great – professional and tight, yet still not nearly as polished as it would be later in the 70s. Where other girl groups on the scene were going more for a dancefloor appeal, these gals can harmonize with the best male acts of the period – really tremendous, especially when set to the album's sublime arrangements by Norman Harris, Bobby Martin, and Ronnie Baker. Musicians include Harris on guitar, Baker on bass, Vince Montana on vibes, and Leon Huff on piano – and titles include "Please Have Mercy", "Love Is The Key", "We Got To Stay Together", "Make Love To Me", "Do You Understand", and "What About Me". CD

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Honey BloGet Funky With Me ... CD
Honey Blo, 1999. Used .... $0.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Honey ConeLove, Peace & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin You", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". CD features great bonus tracks too – "It's Better To Have Loved & Lost", "Ace In The Hole (single version)", "If I Can't Fly", "Somebody Is Always Messing UP My Good Thing", and "The Truth Will Come Out". CD

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Honey ConeSoulful Tapestry (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
Definitely a soulful tapestry here – as the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, and one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too – balanced with just the right sort of force that makes the trio sound great, and all without any of the cliches that this sort of group might hit a few years later! Titles include the Honey Cone classics "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (parts 1 & 2)" and "Want Ads", plus the tracks "VIP", "The Day I Found Myself", "Stick Up", "Don't Count Your Chickens", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". CD features the bonus track "We Belong Together (single version)". CD

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Honey ConeTake Me With You (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $19.99
A brilliant early set from Honey Cone – and a perfect illustration of the way the trio really moved past simple girl group modes of the 60s! There's a bold, proud, righteous tone to the record right from the start – thanks to these soaringly soulful vocals from the girls, and these fuzzy arrangements from Tony Camillo – who seems to borrow a bit from the more righteous modes of Norman Whitfield at Motown, then give things a bit more of a girl soul twist! The combination is amazing, and the album's rock-solid all the way through – filled with great original tunes that really keep a unified feel throughout – and titles include "Are You Man Enough", "Take Me With You", "Girls It Ain't Easy", "While You're Out Looking For Sugar", "The Feeling's Gone", "Sunday Morning People", and "Take My Love". CD features a bonus 7" mix of "While You're Out". CD

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Honey LtdComplete LHI Recordings ... CD
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy .... $13.99 15.99
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover – a really unique mix that has these moodier moments coming forth at times that really surprise us – and which takes the music way way past that of any of the girls' hipper contemporaries – especially the similarly-named Honeys! The harmonies are incredible – definitely rooted in jazz, with a complexity that goes way past pop – and in a way, the group remind us a bit of the incredible Third Wave group who recorded for MPS around the same time – although these gals definitely get a more sinister sound from Lee's help in the studio. Songs are mostly originals by the group – penned with some very compelling lyrics – and the album features great arrangements from Ian Frebairn Smith, who really does a great job of mixing the baroque with the groovy! The set features the full rare album by the quartet, plus two single tracks, and some unreleased cuts as well – titles that include "The Warrior", "Silk N Honey", "Come Down", "For Your Mind", "I've Got Your Mind", "Tomorrow Your Heart", "Eli's Coming", "I'm So Glad", "Love The Devil (backing track)", and "Silver Threads & Golden Needles". CD

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June LodgeSomeone Loves You Honey ... LP
Joe Gibbs, 1980. Very Good- .... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker.)

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Honey Boy MartinI'll Take You There (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Casper Wax, Early 70s. Good .... $7.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a peeled spot.)

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New Van MorrisonTupelo Honey ... CD
Polydor, 1971. Used .... $4.99
Titles include "Wild Night", "Like A Cannonball", "Old Old Woodstock", "Tupelo Honey", "When That Evening Sun Goes Down", and "Moonshine Whiskey". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke PearsonSweet Honey Bee ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A classic Blue Note groover – the funkiest album by Duke Pearson, and a killer batch of piano-heavy soul jazz tunes! Duke really blew out the box for this one – not only coming up with a great batch of original tunes, and playing them with an incredibly soulful touch – but also working with a top-shelf batch of players that includes Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and James Spaulding! The great Mickey Roker is on drums, playing away with a nice scatter-shot modal mode that grooves in all the right parts – and titles include "Big Bertha", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Sudel", "Ready Rudy?", and "Empathy". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Pimps Of Joytime feat Roy AyersJanxta Funk/Honey of Your Smile ... 7-inch
Wonderwheel, 2011. Near Mint- .... $7.99
A nice pair of funky numbers from Brooklyn combo Pimps Of Joytime – the chunky groover "Janxta Funk" and the flip "Honey Of Your Smile" featuring the great Roy Ayers! "Janxta Funk" his a raw, rumbling undercurrent to it with some spacier flourishes and fresh horns floating over the top. Add some party ready vocals and it's pretty much all we need! "Honey Of Your Smile" has a lighter touch to start, but still has a pretty heavy underlying beat, and you can't fail with the vibes of Roy Ayers in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Taste Of HoneyTwice As Sweet (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
Twice as sweet, and mighty neat – a killer set from Taste Of Honey, and one that has the girls moving away from Mizell Brothers help in the studio, and getting some great grooves from George Duke! Duke brings in all his best jazzy soul to the duo – lots of keyboards stepping around the tight vocals, and a way of laying together the rhythms so that they're nicely focused, yet never too commercial – that same great balance that George had in his own music at the time! Titles include the single "Sukiyaki", plus "Ain't Nothin' But A Party", "Rescue Me", "I'm Talkin Bout You", "She's A Dancer", and "Don't Lead Me On". This Big Break UK remastered edition includes the bonus track "I'm Talkin' 'Bout You (Single Version)". CD

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David HudsonTo You Honey, Honey With Love ... LP
Alston, 1980. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mariah CareyHoney (lp, bad boy remix, so so def remix, morales club dub, classic mix, morales dub, mo honey dub, classic inst, so so def radio) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1997. Used 2x12" (pic cover).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Hi Fly OrchestraMo Slow/Sweet Honey Bee ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Leave it to Tramp Records to make our turntable happy – because both cuts here are totally great! "Mo Slow" is a snapping little jazz number that feels like it was lifted from a mid 60s Lee Morgan album – less the deep funk that the label first gave us years back – and more a soul jazz tune with a great sense of rhythm, and wonderful interplay between trumpet and tenor sax! Not surprisingly, the flipside is a great remake of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee" – penned around the same stretch – and done here with a slow-loping flute line that's really great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Honey & The BeesLove ... CD
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1970. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from Honey & The Bees – some the group's deepest material ever, with a rich vibe that goes way way past some of their earlier singles! Although a female quartet, the group offer up a key link in Philly soul that also encompasses most of the male changes at the time, too – a mix of early Sigma Sound styles with some of the older harmony styles that made Philly groups so great – professional and tight, yet still not nearly as polished as it would be later in the 70s. Where other girl groups on the scene were going more for a dancefloor appeal, these gals can harmonize with the best male acts of the period – really tremendous, especially when set to the album's sublime arrangements by Norman Harris, Bobby Martin, and Ronnie Baker. Musicians include Harris on guitar, Baker on bass, Vince Montana on vibes, and Leon Huff on piano – and titles include "Please Have Mercy", "Love Is The Key", "We Got To Stay Together", "Make Love To Me", "Do You Understand", and "What About Me". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Love ... CD 13.99

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New Honey ConeSoulful Tapestry ... LP
Hot Wax, Early 70s. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Definitely a soulful tapestry here – as the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, and one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too – balanced with just the right sort of force that makes the trio sound great, and all without any of the cliches that this sort of group might hit a few years later! Titles include the Honey Cone classics "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (parts 1 & 2)" and "Want Ads", plus the tracks "VIP", "The Day I Found Myself", "Stick Up", "Don't Count Your Chickens", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover – which has some wrinkles and a bit of wear.)
Also available Soulful Tapestry (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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New Weldon Irvine/Zulema/Friends Of DistinctionHoney Baby, Honey Baby – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest blackploitation soundtracks – and some great lost work by Weldon Irvine! The album's sort of a collective project that features some of RCA's biggest soul acts of the early 70s – including Friends Of Distinction, Zulema, and Weldon Irvine – and the whole affair was arranged and produced by Carl Maults-by, a lesser-known arranger from the early 70s, but one who had a wonderful talent for coming up with backings that were baroque and funky at the same time. As is typical with this sort of soundtrack, some of the best work is on the instrumental tracks – and these include the funky "Titles & Openings" and "Salt Chase", which have funky trumpet solos by Blood Hollins and clavinet by Weldon Irvine. The vocal numbers are great, too – especially "Nowhere", which has this amazing hook at the beginning, with Fender Rhodes by Nat Adderley Jr, and vocals by the Friends Of Distinction and Tender Loving Care. Other titles include "Honey Baby Theme", "Just Can't Say Goodbye", and "Baalbeck". Totally rare – and one that won't be likely to be reissued! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some slight heat damage that causes the cartridge to wobble a bit, but it plays through for us. Cover has a promo stamp, some marker in one corner, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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New Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next few at Capitol Records, where some incredible albums of modern soul would be recorded. And sure, at one level the group's hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a bit of throwaway pop disco – but there's plenty of other great moments that show the group as a more sophisticated soul outfit, including "This Love Of Ours", "Sky High", and "If We Loved". LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BookerTaste Of Honey – Live In New Orleans 1977 ... CD
Night Train International, 1977. New Copy 2CD .... Out Of Stock
Pretty raw stuff from New Orleans pianist/vocalist James Booker! The 2CD set features live work that was recorded in 1977 at a small club in the Crescent City – a very spare date that has Booker playing and singing with no other accompaniment! The music's a great way to hear James in a really spare, stripped-down setting – one that shows the deep charm he always had when playing live, as you'll hear from his clever patter with the audience – and their clearly rapt response. Some titles are done in more than one version, and titles include "Classified", "Let Them Talk", "Taste Of Honey", "Papa Was A Rascal", "Junko Partner", and "Make A Better World". CD

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New Honey ConeTake Me With You/Sweet Replies/Soulful Tapestry/Love Peace & Soul (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Edsel (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD .... Out Of Stock
Four albums, plus bonus tracks – a massive collection of work from the lovely Honey Cone trio! First up is Take Me With You – a record that has them taking the girl group sound of 60s Philly, and start to forge it with some of the fuller arrangements that would transform the genre in the disco era. Tony Camillo handled all the arrangements – in a mode that's less clubby than the girls' later work, but still with that Hot Wax groove firmly in place! Titles include "Are You Man Enough", "Take Me With You", "Girls It Ain't Easy", and "Take My Love" – plus a few groovy covers! Next is Sweet Replies – the second album by Honey Cone, and the one that broke them out of the box! The record includes the huge hit "Want Ads" – a pre-disco cut that pointed the way towards future female soul groups of the mid 70s. Other tracks are in a mode that bridges earlier 60s girl group sounds and later 70s disco ones – and titles include "Deaf, Blind, Paralyzed", "Sunday Morning People", "My Mind's On Leaving", "We Belong Together", and "Blessed Be Our Love". On Soulful Tapestry, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too! Tracks include "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "Want Ads", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". Love Peace & Soul is the last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin You", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". CD features 7 more bonus tracks too – including "The Truth With Come Out", "Somebody Is Always Messing UP A Good Thing", "Want Ads (unedited)", and "If I Can't Fly". CD

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New Honey LtdComplete LHI Recordings (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover – a really unique mix that has these moodier moments coming forth at times that really surprise us – and which takes the music way way past that of any of the girls' hipper contemporaries – especially the similarly-named Honeys! The harmonies are incredible – definitely rooted in jazz, with a complexity that goes way past pop – and in a way, the group remind us a bit of the incredible Third Wave group who recorded for MPS around the same time – although these gals definitely get a more sinister sound from Lee's help in the studio. Songs are mostly originals by the group – penned with some very compelling lyrics – and the album features great arrangements from Ian Frebairn Smith, who really does a great job of mixing the baroque with the groovy! The set features the full rare album by the quartet, plus two single tracks, and some unreleased cuts as well – titles that include "The Warrior", "Silk N Honey", "Come Down", "For Your Mind", "I've Got Your Mind", "Tomorrow Your Heart", "Eli's Coming", "I'm So Glad", "Love The Devil (backing track)", and "Silver Threads & Golden Needles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet LP pressing – comes in a heavy jacket with a poster too!)
Also available Complete LHI Recordings ... CD 13.99

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New Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Duke PearsonSweet Honey Bee ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Used .... Out Of Stock
A classic Blue Note groover – the funkiest album by Duke Pearson, and a killer batch of piano-heavy soul jazz tunes! Duke really blew out the box for this one – not only coming up with a great batch of original tunes, and playing them with an incredibly soulful touch – but also working with a top-shelf batch of players that includes Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and James Spaulding! The great Mickey Roker is on drums, playing away with a nice scatter-shot modal mode that grooves in all the right parts – and titles include "Big Bertha", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Sudel", "Ready Rudy?", and "Empathy". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Sweet Honey Bee ... LP 9.99
 
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Ashford & SimpsonSolid ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, upbeat approach to the music – rich, full, and always steeped in soul! The title track, "Solid", is one of the most-remembered tunes from the duo – and other cuts include "Outta The World", "The Jungle", "Honey I Love You", "Babies", "Cherish Forever More", and "Tonight We Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Daniele BaldelliBack To My Funky Side ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Maybe the best record we've ever heard from Cosmic mainman Daniele Baldelli – and definitely a set that really lives up to the funky side promised in the title! Baldelli's got a much deeper groove here than ever before – a great ear for tight elements on the basslines, mixed with jazzy work on keyboards and guitar – all woven into a groove that's every bit as club-worth as his other music, yet a lot more warm and soulful overall! It's almost like Daniele's going back to discover a disco generation he might have missed the first time around – with a retro style that's hard to distinguish from the original, a lot like Joey Negro and some of his Sunshine Band work. Titles include "Mellow Game", "Good Day", "What Da Funk", "Voltage Groove", "Synthesized Honey", "Break Loose", "Drive Me Crazy", and "Fontainebleau". CD

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BazukaBazuka ... LP
A&M, 1975. Very Good+ .... $19.99
A pretty nice little album of soulful instrumental tracks – arranged, composed, and produced by Tony Camillo, who'd done some fine work in previous years for hit artists like Honey Cone, Freda Payne, and Chairmen Of The Board. These tracks have much more of a funky electric approach – and feature plenty of great keyboard solos on the best tracks, almost in a pop take on Herbie Hancock's mid 70s sound. A few tracks have vocals – either by Jerry Knight or Kenney Kerr – both of whom deliver the tunes with a smooth mellow approach that's different than the instrumental tracks. Titles include "Love Explosion", "Shark Bite", "Bazuka Limited", "Side Dish", and "Earthquake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark and some remnants from sticker removal.)

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Beach BoysMade In California 1962 to 2012 (6 CD set) ... CD
Capitol, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 6 CDs .... $139.99 149.98
An insanely big batch of Beach Boys rarities – a set that features 60 previously unreleased tracks, in a bundle that includes 174 titles in all – packaged in an ultra-cool puffy-covered book! The book's style is meant to replicate a high school yearbook from the old days – a format that's quite fitting for the package, given that the collection documents the group's 50 years in music – with photos, archive material, yearbook-like inscriptions from the group members, and even a copy of Brian Wilson's handwritten high school essay "My Philosophy"! Most other tracks are unusual versions, different mixes, session tracks, alternates, and even lots of live material too – and the set's a true treasure for diehard fans like us – who often love the group most the farthest we get away from the hits. Unreleased tracks include "This Whole World (acapella)", "I Can Hear Music (live Maryland 1975)", "Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love", "You're Still A Mystery", "Goin To The Beach", "Sail Plane Song (2012 stereo mix)", "Amusement Parks USA (early version)", "I Get Around (mono with session intro)", "Surfers Rule (with session intro)", "It's Over Now (alt)", "Brian's Back (alt)", "Hushabye (BBC 1964", "California Feelin (demo)", "California Girls (lei'd in Hawaii version)", "Surf's Up (1967 version)", "Guess I'm Dumb (instrumental w/background vocals)", "It's About Time (live Chicago 1973)", "Runaway (live Chicago 1965 with concert promo intro)", "The Letter (Hawaii 1967 rehearsal)", "Wild Honey (live New Jersey 1972), "Home Recordings/Surfin Rehearsal Highlights", and plenty plenty more. Also features a "1966 Radio Spot", a "1964 Radio Spot", and other cool bits like that. CD

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $22.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever 2LP pressing!)

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BrickBrick ... LP
Bang, 1977. Very Good .... $5.99
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves – absolutely killing it early on with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a big hit with the kids of their generation. Includes the sample classic "Dusic", plus "Living From The Mind", "Happy", "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody", "Honey Chile", Fun", "Hello" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly stained corner.)

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Dennis BrownVisions Of Dennis Brown ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, and the transformation is noteworthy. Brown's vocals pair wonderfully with Gibbs' heavy roots rhythms for a combination that's among either man's finest work! 10 excellent tracks in all, including "Deliverance Will Come", "Love Me Always", "Concrete Castle King", "Malcolm X", "Repatriation", "Milk & Honey" and "Stay At Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shirley BrownShirley Brown ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. Used .... $12.99
A great non-Stax album from Memphis soul singer Shirley Brown – recorded for Arista, but with all the depth and feeling of her indie work! Shirley's wonderfully teamed here with songwriter Bettye Crutcher –one of the best second generation talents at Stax, and writer with a great way of putting over a mature, modern southern soul tune. In addition to contributing most of the tracks, Crutcher also co-produced the record – and helps give it a sound that's hip and focused – without any overdone southern soul cliches. The set's the kind that should have made Brown as big as Millie Jackson in the 70s – and it's filled with great tracks that include "Blessed Is The Woman (With A Man Like Mine)", "When You Really Love Somebody", "Givin' Up", "Midnight Rendezvous", "A Mighty Good Feeling", "Honey Babe", and "Long On Lovin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans ... LP
RCA, 1981. Very Good .... $4.99
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep some tracks a bit more firmly grounded in a New Orleans funk tradition, alongside some more modern production touches – and the album's got a compelling vibe that's partly pointed towards the boogie generation of the 80s, but with a heavier funk component overall! Titles include "Let's Go All The Way", "Like My Lady's Love", "Honey Bun", "Running On Empty", "Blue Jeans", and a version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness & wear.)
Also available Blue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep some tracks a bit more firmly grounded in a New Orleans funk tradition, alongside some more modern production touches – and the album's got a compelling vibe that's partly pointed towards the boogie generation of the 80s, but with a heavier funk component overall! Titles include "Let's Go All The Way", "Like My Lady's Love", "Honey Bun", "Running On Empty", "Blue Jeans", and a version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". CD also features 7" single mixes of "Honey Bun", "Take It Off", "Like My Lady's Love", and "Blue Jeans" – plus 12" mixes of "Video Queen", "Let's Go All The Way", and "Who's Getting It Now". CD
Also available Blue Jeans ... LP 4.99

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Paul DesmondGlad To Be Unhappy ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
Hard to be unhappy in a setting like this – a classic RCA session from the 60s, and one that matches the sublime icy alto sax of Paul Desmond with the perfectly airy guitar of the great Jim Hall! The pair work simple wonders with familiar tunes on the set – bringing together a love of the understated, mixed with a desire to delight and surprise – a quality that plays out wonderfully throughout the course of the record, and keeps us hanging with a sense of joy and delight. The group's completed by bass and drums – with no piano for rhythm, leaving the guitar and alto suspended in mid-air – and titles include "Any Other time", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Poor Butterfly", "Stranger In Town", and "Taste Of Honey". CD

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Les & Larry ElgartElgart Au Go Go/Sound Of The Times ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy .... $16.99
A pair of gems from the Elgarts – back to back on a single CD! Elgart Au Go Go is damn groovy work from the team of Les & Larry – one of the best 60s swingers from the pair, served up at a level that's somewhere between mod big band jazz, and a sweet 60s soundtrack! The tunes all have the sort of grooves you'd guess from the "go go" in the title – served up here in arrangements from Charlie Albertine that really shine and sparkle – in ways we never would have expected from the Elgart name a few years before. The whole thing's nice and bouncy – with lots of jerk and shake rhythms – and titles include "Meditation", "King Of The Road", "Jerkin Around", "Thunder Shake", "Downtown", "G'Won Train", and "The First Man's Theme". Sound Of The Times has the Elgarts taking on some of the groovier tunes of the 60s – familiar numbers, but re-arranged here by Bobby Scott and Stewart Levine – all with some mighty soulful touches! Instrumentation includes Levine and Al Abreu on tenor sax, Larry Elgart and Dick Barz on alto sax, and Ed Xiuques on baritone sax – all reeds that help bring a surprising degree of soul to the set. Titles include "Nowhere Man", "Batman Theme", "Taste Of Honey", "Spanish Flea", "I'm Comin Home Cindy", and "Sign Of The Times". CD

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Roky EricksonGremlins Have Pictures (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold .... $13.99
The excellent, underappreciated mid 80s compilation of rare and unreleased Roky Erickson live recordings and studio material – recorded from the mid 70s to early 80s – with his backing bands The Explosives, The Aliens and Blieb Alien, plus a couple of sparely haunting beauties backed by guitarist Jack Johnson. It's great stuff – with some eccentric lyrics and some raucous instrumentation, but still finely crafted – as were Roky's proper studio albums from the period. Way more than an odds-and-ends compilation – this is just as vital as any Roky Erickson albums during this amazing period! Includes "Night Of The Vampire", "The Interpreter", "Song To Abe Lincoln", "Sweet Honey Pie", "I Am", his amazing, oddly uplifting cover of the Velvets' "Heroin" (recorded live at the Hollywood Whisky-A-Go-Go), the astonishingly beautiful "I Have Always Been Here Before", "Anthem (I Promise)", "Bermuda", "Burn The Flames", "I'm A Demon" and "The Beast". CD
Also available Gremlins Have Pictures (with download and bonus 7" single) ... LP 22.99

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Roky EricksonGremlins Have Pictures (with download and bonus 7" single) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold .... $22.99
The excellent, underappreciated mid 80s compilation of rare and unreleased Roky Erickson live recordings and studio material – recorded from the mid 70s to early 80s – with his backing bands The Explosives, The Aliens and Blieb Alien, plus a couple of sparely haunting beauties backed by guitarist Jack Johnson. It's great stuff – with some eccentric lyrics and some raucous instrumentation, but still finely crafted – as were Roky's proper studio albums from the period. Way more than an odds-and-ends compilation – this is just as vital as any Roky Erickson albums during this amazing period! Includes "Night Of The Vampire", "The Interpreter", "Song To Abe Lincoln", "Sweet Honey Pie", "I Am", his amazing, oddly uplifting cover of the Velvets' "Heroin" (recorded live at the Hollywood Whisky-A-Go-Go), the astonishingly beautiful "I Have Always Been Here Before", "Anthem (I Promise)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a beautiful gatefold sleeve – with code for digital download. Also includes a bonus 4-track 7" with "Bermuda", "Burn The Flames", "I'm A Demon" and "The Beast".)
Also available Gremlins Have Pictures (LP style sleeve) ... CD 13.99

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FajardoFajardo's Boogaloo ... CD
Kubaney/Uniko (Canada), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
A lost little album from Latin flute legend Fajardo – and easily one of his grooviest records ever! Fajardo's probably best known for his charanga recordings of the early 60s – but this smoking set has the reedman stepping out wonderfully on a host of Latin Soul tunes to rival the best of Fania and Tico at the time! Rhythms are nice and jumpy – definitely lots of numbers in the boogaloo mode promised in the title, plus a few charanga-styled tracks that have a leaner, late 60s sort of style. And in addition to Fajardo's own great work on flute, the set's also got work from tenor player Gustavo Mas – on a set of titles that includes "Descarga de Kiki", "Watermelon Man", "Azucar Para Ti", "El Burro Boogaloo", "Boogaloo Del Momento", "Charanga Sabroso", "Taste Of Honey Boogaloo", and the great "Batman Boogaloo". CD

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $9.99 17.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD
Also available My World ... LP 12.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $12.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My World ... CD 9.99

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Four FreshmenDifferent Strokes ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Sublime 60s work from The Four Freshmen – a record that's very different than their 50s classics, but in a wonderful way! The Freshmen had had a key influence on the sound of sunshine pop in the 60s – a fact that was often noted by Brian Wilson, who'd wanted the Beach Boys to sound like the Freshmen in the early days – and by other groups, who'd said that the group's harmonies were a key factor in their sound. Here, the Freshmen get a chance to turn the tables, and sing in a groovy groovy style that's almost an older jazz harmony approximation of the sunshine pop sound. For the set, they've got some great arrangements by Mike Melvoin, who also produced the record – and they come off with some excellent versions of tunes that include "Everyday People", "Hey Jude", "I Will Wait For You", "Bitter Honey", "A Man & A Woman", "Faces", and "It's Not Unusual". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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FourmyulaInside The Hutt – New Zealand's Pop-Psych Kingpins 1968/1969 ... CD
HMV/RPM (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy .... $13.99
The Fourmyula may have a weird name, but their groove is totally great – a wicked approach to pop psych that was lost to the larger 60s world outside of New Zealand – but which has gotten a really rich revival in recent years! The approach is similar to US work of the time – a bit of fuzz and echo tied around some tighter rhythms and hooks – but there's really something special, something unique about these guys – a voice that makes digging into these rare singles a really rich discovery – kind of a lost world of pop and psych flavored in some very fresh ways! As with other titles on the RPM label, the mastering, presentation, and production is totally great – light years past any sort of bootleggy psych reissues – which really furthers the fun of the set. Titles include the classic "Nature", plus "Orphan", "Scorpio", "Come With Me", "Honey Chile", "I Dig Your Act", "Mr Whippy", "Home", "Sally's Line", and "Cosy Picture Theatre". CD

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Blind Boy FullerTruckin My Blues Away (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 30s. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
A great little record from Yazoo – almost worth the price alone for the great Robert Crumb cover art – but a real treasure considering the vintage recordings by Blind Boy Fuller underneath! The set brings together Fuller recordings from the years 1936 to 1939 – surprisingly well-recorded, and presented on this long player with sound that is nice and clean – a clarity that really lets you hear Blind Boy's wonderfully vibrant work on guitar, matched by his rich, well-crafted vocals – sung in a style that occasionally hints at later sounds that other artists wouldn't touch for another decade or two. Titles include "I Crave My Pigmeat", "Meat Shakin Woman", "Weeping Willow", "Sweet Honey Hole", "Jivin Woman Blues", "Untrue Blues", "Homesick & Lonesome Blues", "Mamie", and "You Never Can Tell". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockFeets Don't Fail Me Now ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Sweet keyboard grooves from Herbie Hancock – and a set that has him taking up some of the territory of younger players he'd inspired – like Bobby Lyle, Webster Lewis, or Rodney Franklin! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix here, including some great work on vocoder – blended in with Hancock's work on jazzy keyboards – all wrapped up in a cosmic level that really fits the image on the cover, and which acts as a preface for some of the electro work to come in the early 80s! The blend is great – with that sublime balance that Hancock did better than anyone else – and titles include "Trust Me", "Tell Everybody", "Honey From The Jar", and "Knee Deep". CD

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (4CDs/DVD) ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs + DVD .... $84.99 89.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features 4CDs, 107 tracks of music – 2CDs that include every single album, 45, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – 2 more CDs that feature all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as bit as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. And this special box also features a flexi-disc of rare studio chatter from Lee – and even a reproduction of his business card as well! CD

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (deluxe edition – with LHI catalog WAV & MP3 files) (4CDs/3DVDs) ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs + 3 DVDs .... $199.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features 4CDs, 107 tracks of music – 2CDs that include every single album, 45, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – 2 more CDs that feature all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as bit as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. And this special box also features a flexi-disc of rare studio chatter from Lee – and even a reproduction of his business card as well! This deluxe edition also includes 3 DVDs featuring the LHI catalog as both WAVs and MP3s – covering 17 albums and 140 A & B sides – EXCEPT the International Submarine Band album – plus it comes in a cloth bound clamshell box with 6 glossy LHI promo photos, and a Hazlewood airline ticket as well! CD

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New Lena HorneSoul ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good .... $0.99
Groovy Lena Horne from the 60s – an album that's a heck of a lot hipper and more swinging than most of her sets from a decade before! That unmistakable Horne style of singing is still very much in place here – but the backings are often tightly punctuated, with a gently soulful groove that definitely lives up to the title, and which serves up most of the tracks with a nice little sense of rhythm. Ray Ellis is working here with Lena on the backings – and his style is arguably a bit groovier than usual too, with more of the syncopations you might find in mid 60s Quincy Jones or Oliver Nelson. Titles include "I Got A Worried Man", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Love Bug", "Taste Of Honey", "I'd Like To Hear It Sometime", and "You Know What To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a spot of tape on the spine with a small rip and WGN Library letters.)

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New Dick HymanMan From O.R.G.A.N. ... LP
Command, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold .... $11.99
A very groovy organ record from Dick Hyman – one that has him playing spy themes, like "The Liquidator", "Thunderball", "Man From UNCLE", "The Cat", "Agent Double O Soul", "A Man Alone", and "Theme From Honey West". Hyman's playing in a streamlined moody way – not as funky as on his moog records, but still quite nice, and with a very good groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker.)

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Luther IngramI've Been Here All The Time ... LP
Koko, 1972. Very Good+ .... $6.99
A tremendous set from Luther Ingram – proof that the singer had way more to offer than just his famous southern soul singles! The record's got a really deep feel from the start – kind of a slow-burning sound that moves way past easy soul music styles, and offers up Ingram as one of the most mature singers of his generation. The Bar-Kays handle some of the backings, and they're also quite good here too – much rootsier at times than on their own records, but still with a hint of funk as well. Titles include "Ghetto Train", "I'll Just Call You Honey", "Since You Don't Want Me", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Be Good To Me Baby", "Ain't That Loving You", and "You Were Made For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an address sticker.)

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Luther IngramPity For The Lonely – The KoKo Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99
A treasure trove of overlooked Memphis soul – the earliest work of the legendary Luther Ingram – brought together here properly for the first time ever! Although Ingram's probably best known for his mega-huge hits in the early 70s, he really sounds amazing here in the early days – a vocalist with a bit more grit than we remember, working with backings that have an underground, deep soul take on the Memphis sound of the time. There's a somewhat more down home quality to some of these tunes than on other Memphis work from the late 60s – a style that probably didn't play as big up north as some of the hitmakers from the scene, but which is really worth of rediscovery all these many years later. Unlike other over-cliched work on Stax and Hi Records, most of these tunes have a really fresh, new sort of feel – less-iconic, and all the more appealing because of that fact. CD features 19 tracks in all, pulled from Ingram's first 10 singles – including "You've Got To Give Love To Get Love", "Ghetto Train", "I Can't Stop", "My Honey & Me", "Missing You", "Looking For A New Love", "Pity For The Lonely", "Home Don't Seem Like Home", "To The Other Man", "I'll Love You Until The End", and a rare radio promo of "My Honey & Me". CD

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Jackson 5Maybe Tomorrow ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
A great early album by the Jacksons – with a monster batch of cuts arranged by Gene Page and The Corporation, all put together with a soulful groove that the group definitely lost on later albums! The highlight is the funky "It's Great To Be Here" – an excellent lesser-known track that's gone onto a whole second level of fame in the breakbeat/crate digging generation! But other tracks are all pretty great too – with loads of killer compositions by The Corporation – titles that include their hit cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "Honey Chile", "I Will Find A Way", "Petals", "The Wall", and "She's Good". CD

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Ginji JamesLove Is A Merry Go Round ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $22.99
One of our favorite Chicago soul sessions of all time – and the only album ever cut by Texas-bred singer Ginji James! Ginji's got a style that's both sweet and deep – which makes her a perfect fit for the sweeping, loping arrangements of the record – very much in the best Brunswick Chi-soul style of the time – and carried off perfectly by a team of studio talents that includes Carl Davis, Eugene Record, Willie Henderson, and Tom Tom! Ginji's vocals are really wonderful – every bit as great as that of labelmates like Barbara Acklin or The Chi-Lites – and the whole set sparkles with a warmth that's pretty darn hard to find, even in the best soul albums from the time! Titles include "Honey Babe", "I Knew It Was Love", "Until You Return", and "You Hurt Me For The Last Time. CD

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Kitty & The HaywoodsExcuse Me, I've Got A Life To Catch ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Sealed .... $24.99
A fantastic record from Kitty Haywood and her female vocal quartet – an ensemble that shifted easily between secular and spiritual material, and who did a lot of backing work on the Chicago scene in the 70s. The set's one of their few albums as a group – and it's a sublime batch of Chicago modern tunes produced by Gene Barge, with a sparkling Capitol Rare sort of sound. Kitty's got an approach that's a bit like Minnie Riperton at times – and Gene's production is perfect for her here, keeping most of the tracks in an unobtrusive mellow groove mode that makes the album really hold together. Includes the sublime "Mystic Stranger", plus "Sweet Taste Of Honey", "You Are The Reason", "It's Real", "You Can't Say I Didn't Try", and "Can't Wait For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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KliqueTry It Out ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy .... $18.99
A wicked set of electro soul from Klique – a trio who've got a lot more to offer than some of their 80s groove contemporaries! The backings are a bit more electric than the funk of their roots, but the overall groove is graced with very strong vocals from the trio of Howard Huntsberry, Debbie Hunter, and Isaac Suthers – who alternate lead and backgrounds, in a way that gives the record the fuller feel you might hear from a group like One Way! The trio get some great help on production and arrangements from Thomas McClary of The Commodores – who brings in all that group's best early modes here – on titles that include "Try It Out", "Burning Hot", "Honey", "Stop Doggin Me Around", "Flashback", "Inside Me", and "Tender Footed". CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsEverybody Needs Love ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
A great resurgence in the career of Gladys Knight – her debut for Motown Records, and the beginning of a new wave of sophistication and soul in her sound! The style here is much more polished than the R&B-tinged feel of her earlier recordings – a warmly growing sound that really set a new level for countless other soul acts in the 70s – especially in the way that her lead vocals are given full support by The Pips. Production is by Norman Whitfield, Johnny Bristol, and Harvey Fuqua – who all give Gladys a wonderfully full set of backings – and titles include her original recording of "Heard It Through The Grapevine", plus "Everybody Needs Love", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "Take Me In Your Arms and Love Me", and "Do You Love Me Just A Little Honey". CD

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Barbara LeaBarbara Lea ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956/1957. New Copy .... $22.99
One of the few 50s albums ever cut from singer Barbara Lea – a great vocalist who seemed to get a bit more of a chance in the studio much later in her life! This session's got a slightly unusual feel – in that it's not really torchy, but also not as outrightly swinging either – and part of that feel might have to do with the backings, which are by 2 different small groups led by trumpeter Johnny Windhurst, who swings things along on the record, but never in a way that's too over the top. Barbara herself has a style that's expressive, but not overly emotive – a bit like Lee Wiley or some of her contemporaries, but slightly "cooler" at points. Titles include "I've Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams", "I Had Myself A True Love", "Baltimore Oriole", "Blue Skies", "My Honey's Loving Arms", and "Nobody Else But Me". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
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Amanda LearI Am A Photograph Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chrysalis/Gold Legion, 1977. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
The standout set from Amanda Lear – a model turned singer, and one of the more striking crossover divas of the disco era! Lear's got previous ties to Salvador Dali and David Bowie, but she keeps things relatively straight ahead on this debut album – using accented vocals that recall an earlier Hildegard Knef singing in English, set to streaming Euro disco grooves that fit very well with the approach. Lear's not nearly the most soulful singer you'll ever hear, but her approach is certainly striking – especially on the album's best tracks. Titles include the classic "I Am A Photograph", plus "Alphabet", "Blood & Honey", "Tomorrow", "Pretty Boys", "Alligator", and "La Bagarre". CD features the bonus tracks "Queen Of Chinatown", "She's Got The Devil In Her Eyes", "Lethal Leading Lady", and "Blood & Honey (12" version)". CD

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Lonnie LesterStory Of Lonnie Lester ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $12.99
Raw vintage soul from Lonnie Lester! Lonnie's smooth, honey sweet voice is such a fantastic foil for the often stripped-down, but driving sounds of these rare singles, it's hard to believe he's not a more celebrated figure. Well, it's never too late the start celebrating him – and this first-ever compilation of these 60s rarities is a solid place to start! It's a fantastic set of soul and funk – fairly raw for the most part, but there's some slightly fuller arrangements, too – and it's solid on both fronts. Lonnie has charisma to spare and his songs are top notch. Well worth digging in! Includes ""You Can't Go", "So This Is Love", "The Meanest Man In Town", "You Choose", "Git Down", "Ain't The A Shame", "Power Structure (Part 1 & 2)", "Can't Let You Go (Part 1 & 2)" and more. CD has 3 bonus tracks: "I Know (Nu-Tone version)", "I Know (B&G version)" and "I Have Never Been Blue". CD
Also available Story Of Lonnie Lester ... LP 14.99

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Lonnie LesterStory Of Lonnie Lester ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $14.99
Raw vintage soul from Lonnie Lester! Lonnie's smooth, honey sweet voice is such a fantastic foil for the often stripped-down, but driving sounds of these rare singles, it's hard to believe he's not a more celebrated figure. Well, it's never too late the start celebrating him – and this first-ever compilation of these 60s rarities is a solid place to start! It's a fantastic set of soul and funk – fairly raw for the most part, but there's some slightly fuller arrangements, too – and it's solid on both fronts. Lonnie has charisma to spare and his songs are top notch. Well worth digging in! Includes ""You Can't Go", "So This Is Love", "The Meanest Man In Town", "You Choose", "Git Down", "Ain't The A Shame", "Power Structure (Part 1 & 2)", "Can't Let You Go (Part 1 & 2)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Story Of Lonnie Lester ... CD 12.99

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Los Miticos Del RitmoLos Miticos Del Ritmo ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99
The first-ever new recording on the Soundway label – and a honey of a session produced by Quantic at his Colombian studios! The sound here is very classic – raw percussion, sharp-edged saxes, and even a bit of accordion from Quantic himself – all wrapped up in a blend that's a mix of older Colombian modes with some slightly more offbeat touches – not just in the way the instrumentation is used, but in the choice of music, too. The set features covers of material by Michael Jackson and Queen – but it's far from gimmicky, as it's got lots of original numbers too – really great music that evokes a time past, but with a 21st Century ear – that great sense of new appreciation for Latin cultures that we've been getting from groove diggers of late! Titles include "Fabiola", "Noche De Tamborito", "Cumbia De Mochilla", "Willy's Merengue", "Samaria", "Otro Muerde El Polvo", "Satta Massa Cumbia", and "No Pares Hasta Tener Lo Suficiente". CD

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New Johnny LytleMoon Child (ABC/Riverside) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1963. Near Mint- .... $6.99
One of the rarest early albums by Johnny Lytle – and a very tasty set of tracks that has a slightly different kick than usual. Johnny's regular trio with Milt Harris on organ and Peppy Hinant on drums is joined by Steve Cooper on bass and Ray Barretto on congas – which gives the tracks a fuller sound, and a nicely rolling groove from the conga. The vibes and organ still dominate strongly – which is ok by us – and the sound is opened past Johnny's regular stepping groove. Titles include a number of nice originals like "The House Of Winchester", "Moon Child", and "The Moor Man" – plus "Work Song" and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and label has a small bit of pen.)

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Mad CobraMilkman ... LP
EMI, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP .... $1.99
Titles include "Honey & Money", "Big Long John", "It's A Shame", "By Grace Not Law", "Don't Need Lights", "The Way", "Slam Dunk", "Milkman", and "Sting Night". LP, Vinyl record album
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ManhattansBlack Tie/Love Talk ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1979/1981. New Copy .... $16.99
Group soul titans The Manhattans – still going strong at the end of the 70s & beginning of the 80s – a pair of underappreciated albums together in a single set! First up is 1981's Black Tie – recorded in Chicago with producer Leo Graham – who brings a somewhat polished groove to the proceedings, no less soulful and lacking no depth of emotion from the mighty Manhattans! Titles include "Just One Moment Away", "You Stand Out", "Let Your Love Come Down", "Honey Honey", "I Wanta Thank You", "Deep Water", "When I Leave Tomorrow" and more. The earlier album is up next – 1979's Love Talk – a wonderful blend of mellow harmony tracks and fuller, more upbeat Philly-styled tunes! It's all very much in the spirit of the group's first few albums for Columbia, and handled with a similar level of skill. The group had one of the most compelling, richest harmony styles of any 70s mainstream group – and if anything, the more they recorded, the more they made magic in the studio. Titles include "Devil In The Dark", "After You", "Love Talk", "We Tried", "That's Not Part Of The Show", "New York City", and a surprisingly palatable version of "The Way We Were/Memories". CD

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Johnny Mann SingersSixties Mann ... CD
El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $6.99
Sublime vocal chorus work from 60s arranger Johnny Mann – leader of the Johnny Mann Singers, a group who took the hokier sounds of earlier eras and gave them a nice Sunshiney twist! Mann's format here is one used by The Ray Charles Singers and a variety of other successful male/female pop vocal ensembles of earlier years – but the overall feel of the set is much more mod and 60s swinging, not just in the choice of songs (which is great), but also in the nicely punctuated backings, which help take the once-sleepy style into a livelier mode that's got plenty of groovy appeal! CD features 23 tracks pulled from Johnny's late 60s Liberty recordings – including "Mrs Robinson", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Call Me", "Snow", "To Sir With Love", "Up Up & Away", "Cherish", "Windy", "What The World Needs Now", "Taste Of Honey", and "The Worst That Could Happen". CD

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Esther MarrowNewport News, Virginia ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $11.99
A real landmark of bad-walking soul – one of 2 rare albums cut by vocalist Esther Marrow, easily one of the hardest singing sisters of her generation! Esther's got roots in gospel, but she's singing here in a righteous mode that features plenty of funky undercurrents in the backings – a style that hits harder than work by Aretha Franklin or any of the better-known female singers of the time – and which holds up beautifully over the years! Many tracks here are obscure ones, arranged tightly by Artie Butler and Gene Page, both of whom do a great job of blending fuller orchestrations with tighter drums on the bottom – giving the record a good kick on most tracks, but still shading in the tunes with enough sophistication to match Esther's interpretation of the work. As hard-hitting as Marlena Shaw during her best years at Cadet – with titles that include "No Answer Came", "Money Honey", "Walk Tall", "Peaceful Man", "Hello Brother", "Chains Of Love", "It's A Long Night", and "He Don't Appreciate It". CD

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George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1975) (with bonus track) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $14.99
A warm soul classic from the great George McCrae – his first album after cracking big with Rock Your Baby – and a surprisingly deep effort that goes past the obvious cash-in TK mode of the time! KC & The Sunshine Band back up George on most of the record, and the album's got that "wah wah" sound that the group used on many of their own LPs at the time – a gently funky approach that provides a great counterpoint to McCrae's sweetly crackling vocals. KC also produced the album, and wrote all the songs for George too – and titles include "Baby Baby Sweet Baby", "You Treat Me Good", "It's Been So Long", "Sing A Happy Song", and "I Ain't Lyin". CD features the bonus track "Honey (single)". CD

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Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter's Greatest Hits ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $11.99
Well, these are Clyde's greatest hits – but all of them were originally recorded for Atlantic or King (with the Drifters and the Dominoes), and this Mercury album features all new versions recorded during the early 60s. Still, Clyde's still in pretty nice form, and the new versions have a slightly more sophisticated sound that still works nicely. Titles include "The Bells", "Lover Please", "Money Honey", "Ta Ta", "Such A Night", "Little Bitty Pretty One", and "Sixty Minute Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label promo pressing. Cover has a spot of tape & a small rip on the spine, and a promo stamp on the back – but looks great otherwise!)

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Mel & TimStarting All Over Again (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1972. New Copy .... $3.99 11.98
Ahhh, good ol' Mel & Tim – possibly our favorite soul duo ever, and a really dynamic pair that carve some great new territory away from the path set by Sam & Dave! The album's a bit of a comeback for the duo, as you'd guess from the title – even though it was only recorded a few years after their initial work for the Bamboo label. There's a stylistic shift that marks a second chapter in the Mel & Tim groove – as they move away from the New York uptown sound, and go for more of a gritty southern sound – thanks to help from producer/arrangers Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins. The set list is filled with loads of great southern soul tunes – penned by composers who include Phillip Mitchell, Isaac Hayes, Dan Penn, and Homer Banks – on the titles "Heaven Knows", "Wrap It Up", "Don't Mess With My Money My Honey Or My Woman", "Carry Me", and a great cover of "I'm Your Puppet". CD reissue includes the bonus tracks "Forever In A Day", "It's Those Little Things That Count", "The Same Folk", and "Yes We Can-Can". CD

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used 2CD .... $33.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. In a Japanese double CD case.)

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PanPan (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS/Beatball (Korea), 1973. New Copy .... $22.99
Sweet and mellow work from ex-Beau Brummel Ron Elliott – done in a style that's a bit jazzy, a bit folksy, and with some really nice moments! There's a feel here that steps off the Bradley's Barn album by the Brummels, but it's actually inflected with a hippy honesty that makes for an even more innocent feel – kind of jaded LA hipster goes to the country and soaks up the sunshine, if you know what we mean! Keith Barbour sings lead vocals, but Ron and Val Christian Garay often harmonize alongside – in a way that echoes some of the best early touches of America, too – but with a hipper feel. Jimmie Haskell handles the arrangements, and plays a bit of moog – and titles include "Lady Honey", "The Puppet", "Garbage Man", "Ain't Got The Strings", "More Than My Guitar", and "Sad Rag Doll". CD

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Flip PhillipsFlippin The Blues (Volume 2 1949-1951) ... CD
Ocium (Spain), 1949/1951. Used .... $14.99
The second volume of Ocium's collection of work by lost tenor talent Flip Phillips – a host of sides that Flip recorded for Mercury and Clef in the years 1949 to 1951, with players that include Bill Harris, Jimmy Woode, Jo Jones, Billy Bauer, and Hank Jones. Flip's style here is really getting honed down – a mix of his swinging bop approach from earlier sides, with touches of harder-wailing tenor work, creeping in through 50s tenor influences. There's a total of 19 tracks in all, with full session notes – and titles include "Lover", "Blue Room", "Bright Blues", "Be Be", "Funky Blues", "Stardust", "Broadway", "Apple Honey", and "Long Island Boogie". CD
(CD also features a bonus multimedia track to play on any Windows system – with information on the artist and other notes! Out of print.)

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Quartette Tres BienStepping Out! ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Near Mint- .... $11.99
One of the best albums by this groovy piano/percussion combo who played a nice mix of bossa and soul jazz. The set has 2 nice originals with a deep groove – "Watusi Warrior" and "Sheryl Likes Bananas" – plus groovy covers of "Summertime", "Taste Of Honey", and "More". Nice stuff, and very cool mix of piano, bass, drums, and congas. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has WGN letters in marker.)

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RaydioRaydio ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ .... $1.99
The first Raydio set from guitarist Ray Parker – an artist who'd worked on countless session gigs by the time of this album, which gave him more than enough chops to get things right from the start! The sound is tight and definitely aimed at the charts, by Ray also brings his own sort of groove to the set too – kind of a mainstream funk approach that found a very big audience at the time! As the years pass, this one sounds better and better to our ears – with titles that include "Jack & Jill", "Let's Go All The Way", "Is This A Love Thing", "Honey I'm Rich", "You Need This (To Satisfy That)", "Betcha Can't Love Me Just Once", "Me", and "Get Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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RaydioRock On (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1979. Used .... $19.99
Not much rock here, but a definite guitar-driven groove – that Ray Parker vamp cooked up in a long legacy of work for other artists – really sparkling here in the frontline of Raydio! The bass is pretty strong too, with that mainstream funk sound that was popping strongly from the west coast at the end of the 70s – a nice match for the guitar, and never as overdone as some of the other work of this nature. Tunes are all pretty darn catchy – more than enough to crossover, but without losing their cool – and titles include the megahit "You Can't Change That", plus "Rock On", "More Than One Way To Love A Woman", "What You Waitin For", "Honey I'm A Star", and "When You're In Need Of Love". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Harry Roche ConstellationSpiral (plus Sometimes) ... CD
El (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $6.99
Easy instrumentals and jazzy genius from the early 70s Brit scene – groovy, moddish jazz takes on pop and soundtrack hits of the time from the Harry Roche Constellation – with a vibe that betters the grooviest of sound library discoveries! There's a loungey charm to many of the tunes, but trombonist Roche and his Constellation get down and dirty in spots, too – such as on the priceless, tripped out fuzzy funk version of "Pinball Wizard" – and that's just one highlight of this should-be classic! Blasting horns, easy keys, chiming strings, jazz funk bass and grooves galore! Players include the cream of the crop of period British session players. Tracks include "Superwoman", "Tangerine", "That's Living", "Rhapsody In Blue", "Good Morning Heartache", "Pinball Wizard", "Lay Lady Lay", "Ludmilla's Theme", "Spiral" and more. Tracks from Sometimes include "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Watch What Happens", "Moonlight Serenade", "You've Got Possibilities", "Sometimes", "The Prowler", "Marmalade Molasses And Honey", "Carnaby Chick", "My Romance" and more. 21 tracks in all! CD

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this great rhythmic pulse – a way of leaping into a groove that has the piano and bass dancing together wonderfully – often with some cool vibes from Emil Richards, and loads of great reed lines from Bud Shank and Paul Horn! Some tracks feature a small combo, some feature a larger group – and the whole thing is wonderful – with energy that almost rivals the Clarke Boland Big Band with Gigi Campi. Titles include "Be As Children", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Jazz Waltz", "Terrence's Farewell", and "A Taste Of Honey". CD

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Roswell Rudd with the Mongolian Buryat BandBlue Mongol ... CD
Sunnyside, 2005. Used .... $7.99
Quite possibly the strongest of Roswell Rudd's recent jazz/world experiments – a really haunting session that has his trombone coming into play with a host of Mongolian musicians! Given the depth of Rudd's approach to the trombone – and his exploratory sense of sound shapes and silence – he's a surprisingly good fit to a musical tradition that includes throat singing and stringed instruments similar to Western fiddle, lute, zither, and bass. And in addition to the throat singer on the session, the album has some more conventional vocals – sometimes echoed by Rudd in his own scat singing as well. The overall sound is more Mongolian than jazz, but Roswell's voice is still heard loud and clear in the set – and titles include "Gathering Light", "The Camel", "Honey On The Moon", "The Leopard", "American Round", "Blue Mongol", "Buryat Boogie", and "Four Mountains". CD

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ScorpionsHello Josephine – 30 Rhythm & Beat Classics 1964 to 1966 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Not the German Scorpions you might know from 70s power rock albums, but a cool UK combo from the 60s – one who hailed from Manchester, but worked in the best mix of soul and R&B as the best mod groups on the London scene at the time! The group are nicely gritty from the start – really romping in a tight mix of drums, guitar, and Hammond – graced with these gravelly vocals that further underscore their dedication to the best raw sounds from the US – recorded in a stark style that's right out of the garage! The package features a whopping 30 tracks in all – including a number of singles recorded in The Netherlands, where they were even more popular – and titles include "Gloria", "Fortune Teller", "Tobacco Road", "Mojo", "Too Many Lovers", "The Nana Song", "Hey Little Girl", "Some Other Guy", "Balla Balla", "Hey Honey", and a funky break cover of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". CD

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SOS BandToo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $15.99
The SOS Band's second album – and a masterpiece of 80s groove! The album's wonderfully tight, and wonderfully right on the money – held together like a pile of money dipped in honey – keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals all sweetly grooving with that post-70s funky feel that the group virtually invented at the time! These guys have a way of putting over a groove that few of their contemporaries could ever match – never too commercial, always with plenty of passion, yet also as razor-sharp as any combo like this could ever hope to be. A few mellow moments round out the set nicely – and titles include "Are You Ready", "For The Brothers That Ain't Here", "Unborn Child", "Stay", "You", "There Is No Limit", "Do It Now", and "It's A Long Way To The Top". CD features some bonus tracks too – "There Is No Limit (long version)", "You (long version)", "Do It Now (long version)", "Do It Now (parts 1 & 2)", and "Do It Now (part 1 – short)". Great book-styled cover too – with full notes and new remastering! CD

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Sugarman ThreePure Cane Sugar ... LP
Daptone, 2002. New Copy .... $12.99
The greatest album to date from Sugarman 3 – one of the funkiest combos of the past 50 years! The group's organ/sax sound has never sounded so great – and it's pumped up even further here from some added guest instrumentation, including drums from Bernard Purdie, plus vocals on a number of cuts from deep funk legends Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, and Naomi Davis. The whole thing's as funky as funky can be – the kind of a record that would be selling for $300 if it came out in the 70s, and which is even nicer to have at a low everyday price! Titles include "Shot Down", "Modern Jive", "Funky So & So", "Take It As It Come", "Pure Cane", "Promised Land", "Country Girl", "La Culebra", "Down To It", "Honey Wagon", and "Bosco's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe TurnerReal Boss Of The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the grooviest records ever cut by the legendary Joe Turner – a set that takes him far from his Kansas City roots, and his 50s R&B for Atlantic Records – into a mode that's maybe even more soul-based overall! The great Gene Page handles the backings here – with a tightness that comes from his years on the LA soul scene, and which mixes with the bluesier currents in the instrumentation to push Joe into some righteous late 60s grooves. Many tracks are older, but still have a cool new vibe – and the use of electric bass on the record really creates a nice sense of energy at the bottom. Titles include the ten minute "Plastic Man" – plus "Lonesome Train", "Careless Love", "Honey Hush", "How Long How Long Blues", and "Corrine Corrina". CD features two bonus live tracks – "Honey Hush" and "Yakety Yak". CD

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New Jr WalkerA Gassssssssss ... LP
SOUL, 1970. Very Good+ .... $2.99
Rawer stuff than some of Jr's earlier work for Motown, but still with the band's hard driving sound firmly in place, and plenty of nice tenor solos from the man himself! Includes the usual mix of Motown covers and original material – and titles include "I Was Made To Love Her", "Do You See My Love", "And When I Die", "Honey Come Back", "Holly Holy", "Riding High On Love", "At A Saturday Matinee", and "Groove & Move". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandWatts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Hot Heat & Sweet Groove ... LP
Warner, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Fantastic funk from the 60s LA scene – and the first-ever album by a group who would dominate the west coast groove of the time! This first outing by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band takes off nicely from the group's funky 45 years – using larger arrangements to expand upon their hard and heavy groove, in a style that almost has some funky soundtrack touches at times! Fred Smith produced and is directing the group – and tracks are short, sweet, and filled with groovy touches! Titles include "Spreadin Honey", "Fried Okra", "Soul Concerto", "Watts Happening", "103rd Street Theme", "Whole Hog Or Nothing At All", "Brown Sugar", and "A Little Class & A Little Trash". Great trippy cover too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Linda WilliamsCity Living ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- .... $19.99
A killer bit of modern soul – one of the standout classics from the best years of Arista! Richard Evans produced and arranged this excellent set of smooth soul grooves for Linda Williams. Linda plays keyboards and sings, and the album was recorded in 2 different sessions – one in LA, and one in Chicago. The album's got a nice jazzy sound, with a similar feel to the Breakwater LPs on Arista at the time. Linda's voice is as wonderful on this set as on anything we've heard from her, and with her depth of talents on the piano & keys, and on the songwriting tip, she's a real creative force at the top of her game here! Tracks include "No Love, No Where, Without You", "Oh Honey", "Loving You Forever", and the great groover "Elevate Our Minds", which is worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available City Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Linda WilliamsCity Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $6.99
A killer bit of modern soul – one of the standout classics from the best years of Arista! Richard Evans produced and arranged this excellent set of smooth soul grooves for Linda Williams. Linda plays keyboards and sings, and the album was recorded in 2 different sessions – one in LA, and one in Chicago. The album's got a nice jazzy sound, with a similar feel to the Breakwater LPs on Arista at the time. Linda's voice is as wonderful on this set as on anything we've heard from her, and with her depth of talents on the piano & keys, and on the songwriting tip, she's a real creative force at the top of her game here! Tracks include "No Love, No Where, Without You", "Oh Honey", "Loving You Forever", and the great groover "Elevate Our Minds", which is worth the price of the record alone! This Big Break UK remastered edition has 2 bonus tracks: "No Love, No Where, Without You (Single Version)" and "City Living (Single Version)". CD
Also available City Living ... LP 19.99

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself – The Best Of Charles Wright ... CD
Warner, Late 60s. Used .... $5.99
Although this 15 track compilation doesn't even begin to cover the full scope of this great messed-up funky group from LA, it's just about the only way you'll get their best stuff – because it's pretty darn hard to find in any format! The CD runs the gamut of the group's output – from tight choppy funky stuff like "Express Yourself" and "Spreadin' Honey", to later trippier soul stuff, like "90 Day Cycle People" and "Comment". Lots of other goodies, plus a good set of notes that tracks the roots of this enigmatic funk band from LA! CD

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Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo (Onra/Buddy Sativa)Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo ... CD
All City (Ireland), 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
A surprisingly spiritual collaboration between Onra and and Buddy Sativa – one that's filled with lots of rich acoustic sounds that recall the glory days of the 70s spiritual jazz scene and the post-Coltrane years on Impulse Records! Most of the music is handled just by the two musicians, working with overdubs – and laying down bits of flute, kalimba, electric piano, Arp, harp, vibes, bass, and plenty of percussion – a very heady brew that stretches out with a deep, organic vibe that's mighty nice! Despite it's contemporary origin, the set feels a lot like some lost indie pressing from the 70s – with tracks that include "Wandering Wondering", "Endangered Species", "Universe Is Love", "UFO Paradise", "Dark Karma", and "Honey Hash Rose". CD

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Young-Holt UnlimitedFunky But! ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Funky but also loosely jazzy and soulful grooves from Young Holt Unlimited! This is easily the most obscure album by the Young Holt combo for Brunswick – and a really wicked set that has them stretching out a lot from their early years! The album's got some nice electric touches that point the way towards the group's looser, freer 70s work – yet still moves very nicely in the pocket, through a mix of soul jazz originals and very groovy covers – all done in the group's trademark tight, syncopated groove! Titles include "Lady Madonna", "Valley Of The Dolls", "Orient", "Country Slicker Joe", "The Funky Duck", "Sombrero Sam", "Eleanor Rigby", "Secret Love" and "Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousBeats & Breaks – Just A Mellow Groove ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1970s. New Copy .... $13.99
Lots of beats and breaks – and the groove is a lot less mellow than you'd guess from the title! Tracks are pulled from some of the coolest indie labels of the 70s – Brunswick, HDH, and Salsoul – and the focus is on tracks that have lots of heavy drums and sharp changes – of the sort that were sampled heavily back in the day, but which also make for a nice batch of upbeat soul numbers too! Yet the collection is way more than just a sample-based collection of soul – as most of these numbers are pretty unusual, and not the kind of soul tracks that show up often on other compilations – and they link together surprisingly well, given the different sources from Chicago, Detroit, and New York. Titles include "Girl I Need You" by The Artistics, "I'm Bugging Your Phone" by The Smith Connection, "Seeing You Through The Eyes Of A Blindman" by Satisfaction Unlimited, "Lovin You Is Killin Me" by Moment Of Truth, "Where Will It End (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Love Committee, "I Got It" by New York Port Authority, "Love Factory" by Eloise Laws, "Breakaway" by First Choice, "Taster Of The Honey" by The Jones Girls, and "You Don't Have To Go (edit)" by The Chi-Lites. CD

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VariousBest Of Perception & Today Records – Compiled By DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem ... CD
Perception/BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $15.99 16.99
Amazing grooves from a legendary pair of labels – the ultra-funky Perception and Today Records, home of some killer sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 70s! The labels had a great ear for up-and-coming soul – especially with some of the younger groups rising up at the time – and they also used their magic to refresh the sounds of some older artists, particularly jazz musicians, who took on an ultra-funky approach at Perception – one that's made their work for the label some of the most in-demand over the years! Drums are heavy, bass is nice and fuzzy, and many of the cuts have a righteous sound that really takes off from the most progressive soul, funk, and jazz of the late 60s – pushing hard with an even heavier 70s vibe. Titles include "Brother" by Adam Wade & Johnny Pate, "Too Sad To Tell" by Debbie Taylor, "Chitlins & Chuchifritos" by Joe Thomas, "Naturally Good" by Bartel, "You & I" by Black Ivory, "I Can't Get No Higher" by The Eight Minutes, "You Owe It To Yourself" by JJ Barnes, "Get Some Of This" by Madhouse, "Honey Buns" by Bobby Rydell, "Gingele" by Astrud Gilberto, "One Life" by The Albert, "Surrender" by Black Ivory, "Wishful Thinking" by JJ Barnes, "You've Just Been Bitten" by Bartel, "Every Brother Ain't A Brother" by Joe Thomas, "Submission" by Tyrone Washington, "Boogie" by Bartel, "Alligator" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Rock Steady" by Julius Brockington, "Find The One Who Loves You" by The Eight Minutes, "A Possibility" by Wanda Robinson, and "Heritage Hum" by James Moody. CD
Also available Best Of Perception & Today Records – Compiled By DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem – Part A ... LP 20.99

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VariousBest Of Perception & Today Records – Compiled By DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem – Part A ... LP
Perception/BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $20.99 22.99
Amazing grooves from a legendary pair of labels – the ultra-funky Perception and Today Records, home of some killer sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 70s! The labels had a great ear for up-and-coming soul – especially with some of the younger groups rising up at the time – and they also used their magic to refresh the sounds of some older artists, particularly jazz musicians, who took on an ultra-funky approach at Perception – one that's made their work for the label some of the most in-demand over the years! Drums are heavy, bass is nice and fuzzy, and many of the cuts have a righteous sound that really takes off from the most progressive soul, funk, and jazz of the late 60s – pushing hard with an even heavier 70s vibe. Titles on this first part of the vinyl edition include "Brother" by Adam Wade & Johnny Pate, "Too Sad To Tell" by Debbie Taylor, "Chitlins & Chuchifritos" by Joe Thomas, "Naturally Good" by Bartel, "You & I" by Black Ivory, "I Can't Get No Higher" by The Eight Minutes, "You Owe It To Yourself" by JJ Barnes, "Get Some Of This" by Madhouse, "Honey Buns" by Bobby Rydell, "Gingele" by Astrud Gilberto, and "One Life" by The Albert. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousDusty Heard Them Here First ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... $14.99
The roots of Dusty Springfield – all the great American soul songs that inspired her own UK grooves over the years – served up here in the original recordings that often pack a lot more punch than Dusty's later versions! Most of the set stands strongly as a collection of great 60s soul singles from the US – with just a few later numbers mixed in towards the end – and together, the cuts really illuminate the roots that Dusty Springfield drew from the American scene, and show the singer as one with a much deeper commitment to soul music than some of her contemporaries. And while we'll be the first to admit that we're huge Dusty Springfield fans, and really love her own records – we're also pleased as punch to have a set like this to enjoy! Titles include "Nothing In the World" by Marie Knight, "Packin Up" by Margie Hendrix, "Needle In A Haystack" by The Velvelettes, "Girls It Ain't Easy" by The Honey Cone, "No Stranger Am I" by Norma Tanega, "That Old Sweet Roll" by The City, "Every Ounce Of Strength" by Carla Thomas, "You Can Do It" by Evie Sands, "Crumbs Off The Table" by The Glass House, "Am I The Same Girl" by Barbara Acklin, and "Doodlin" by Baby Washington. CD

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VariousEl Paso Rock Vol 6 – Black Out ... LP
Norton, Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
Raw rock from the El Paso scene of the early 60s – most of it material produced by local music hound Calvin Boles – a force as important to that scene as Lee Hazlewood was to Phoenix! Boles has a great ear for a sharp guitar line – and really manages to bring the best out of all the players here, giving the tunes an echoey feel that's mighty nice – and which really serves to fan the sparks of genius into a much longer-burning flame! Norton's done a great job with this volume – and have managed to unearth some rare Bobby Fuller tracks, along with gems from contemporaries on the Yucca and Exeter labels. Titles include "Black Out" and "Tickler" by The Sherwoods, "Hot Rod Ford" by DY & The Motivaters, "Lonely" by David Hayes & The Pawns, "Pawn" by The Pawns, "You Hold My Letters" by Bill Taylor & The Sherwoods, "Judy" by The Chancellers, "Dance To The Palisades" by Frank Gonzales & The Palisades, and "You're In Love" and "Say Honey" by Bobby Fuller. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLadies At Joe Gibbs ... CD
17 North Parade, 1970s/1980s. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
This one's for the ladies – The Ladies At Joe Gibbs, that is – featuring and sweet batch of classic-level numbers recorded at the legendary studios by Marcia Aitken, Althea, Christine, Dhaima and more. It's got a handful of treasures by "First Lady of Joe Gibbs" Marcia Aitken, plus some relatively obscure numbers and a few nice extended edits. A great little compilation from 17th North Parade! Includes "Ina Jah Children" by Dhaima, "My Man" by Marcia Aitken feat Trinity, "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" by Christine Oliver, "Holiday Style" by Jem & Dean, "Let Me Go Boy" by Marcia Aitken feat Ranking Joe, "Someone Loves You Honey", extended versions of "Emotion" by Marica Aitken feat Ruddy Thomas, "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Hortense Ellis and more. 15 tracks in all. CD

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VariousLegendary Wild Rockers 2 – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The 50s & Early 60s – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $21.99 22.99
Wild sounds from the early years of rock and roll – a heady brew of guitar-heavy instrumentals, soulful stompers, and more – all pulled from the hinterland of the rare 45 underground! The tunes here go way past familiar oldies – and even past the sorts of sounds that usually show up on surf compilations – because, as he does with funk records, Keb Darge has a great ear for the unusual – the sorts of odd platters that have always show up in his best record digging and DJ gigs – laid out perfectly here in a really overstuffed collection! Keb turns in nice notes on each track – and titles include "Honey Bun" by Larry Donn, "Ghost Train" by The Swanks, "I Don't Wanna Leave" by Deacon & The Rock & Rollers, "Gorilla" by The Shandells, "She's The One That Got It" by Allen Page, "Madness" by Rhythm Rockers, "Woodpecker Rock" by The Braves, "Let's Dance" by The Excels, "Bad Bad Boy" by Bobby Lollar, and "Lobo Jones" by Jackie Gotroe. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLove Love Love Love Love – Just A Soul ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1970s. New Copy .... $13.99
A really cool little collection of 70s soul music – one that brings together only tunes that have a love-based them, but which still have this joyous, soaring quality overall! These aren't ballads, or weepy heartbreak numbers – but upbeat tunes that groove together wonderfully in a rich array of grooves hand-picked from the catalogs of Brunswick, HDH, and Hi Records! Detroit, Chicago, and Memphis modes come together wonderfully, in a surprisingly unified groove – and titles include "Rock Me In The Cradle" by Freda Payne, "Something You Got" by Quiet Elegance, "Let Me Back In" by Tyrone Davis, "I Still Love You" by Jackie Wilson, "Mama's Little Baby" by Brotherly Love, "Gotta Find Me A Lover" by Erma Franklin, "99 Lbs" by Ann Peebles, "Don't Count Your Chickens" by Honey Cone, "What Have You Done With My Heart" by Imported Moods, and "Home Is Where The Heart Is" by Otis Clay. CD
 
 
 



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