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

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Lou RawlsClose-Up ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $2.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole and tape on the spine.)

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Lou RawlsDown Here On The Ground (aka You're Good For Me) ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $2.99
A repackaged version of the album You're Good For Me – one of the beautiful records from Lou's late 60's years at Capitol, and one of the ones he made with the great team of H.B. Barnum and David Axelrod. As usual, Barnum turns out some fantastically swinging soul arrangements – and Axelrod's procduction ensures that things are nice and tight, and that the drums beat extra funky and soulful! Titles include "Down Here On the Ground", "Soul Serenade", "You're Good For Me", and "I'm Satisfied" – plus the excellent "Life Time", which has a great breakbeat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, a sticker, and a bit of marker.)

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

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New Lou RawlsNatural Man ... LP
MGM, 1971. Very Good+ .... $2.99
Easily the best of Lou's work for MGM – mostly because the album sounds so much like his best work for Capitol! The best example of this is the hit title cut – "Natural Man" – which begins with one of Lou's great monologues, laid out over a slightly funky two-step beat that almost feels like it was handled by the HB Barnum/David Axelrod team. The other work has a similar strong quality – again in the mode of the Capitol years – and titles include "I'm A King Be", "Everywhere I Go", "You Can't Hold ON", "Got A Lotta Love", and "Till Love Touches Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has a DJ sticker.)

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Lou RawlsNow Is The Time/Close Company ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1982/1984. New Copy .... $11.99
A pair of post Philly International gems from Lou Rawls on Epic – Now Is The Time from '82 and Close Company from '84 – in a single set! Now Is The Time is a solid soul effort from Lou, still working wonders here in the early 80s on a record that stands the test of time surprisingly well! The production doesn't overdo it with period production flourishes, with some sweeping arrangements on some numbers and more of an easygoing vibe on others. Titles include "Kiss Me One More Time", "Let Me Show You How", "Ain't That Love Baby", "This Love" and "Back To You". Close Company features a fair bit of production from Dexter Wansel, in a way that continues the groove from a few years before! The sound's got a smooth, sophisticated feel that works great with Lou's maturing vocals – and the overall feel is right up there with the best classy soul coming out on Epic at the time – work that's really stood the test of the time because it never gave in too much to commercial trends. Titles include "Close Company", "All Time Lover", "In The Middle Of The Night", "Pretty Eyes", "Forever I Do", "Ready Or Not", and "Say It Again". 17 tracks in all on the CD. CD

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New Lou RawlsLou Rawls Live! (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums to ever sum up the genius of Lou Rawls in the 60s – a brilliant live set put together with the talents of David Axelrod! The record perfectly captures the easy-going soul of Rawls in the early years – a natural approach to his music that made him one of the best singers of his genre at the time, and which comes out especially strong in the album's upbeat monologues, which are often delivered by Lou with musical accompaniment, then leap strongly into the lyrics of a tune. Backing is by a small jazzy combo that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and the great rhythm team of Jimmy Bond on bass and Earl Palmer on drums – both of whom bring a nice little groove to most of the album's numbers. Titles include "Street Corner Hustler's Blues/World Of Trouble", "Southside Blues/Tobacco Road", "The Shadow of Your Smile", "In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", and "The Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with some marker on the label. Cover has a split bottom seam, some marker, and a cutout hole.)

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New Lou RawlsMan Of Value ... LP
MGM, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked 70s gem from Lou Rawls – and a record that provides a great bridge between the style of his 60s Capitol albums, and his more sophisticated work at Philly International! The mode here is full and rich – with arrangements by Reg Powell that mix Lou's soul leanings with some larger orchestrations – often in a mode that's still quite groovy, but which also helps add a bit of maturity to some of the themes of the tunes. There's still a bit of homespun influence in Lou's style here, but there's also a grander style too – one that seems a bit influenced by Grady Tate's work at Skye Records, but which is delivered here by Rawls with a bit more punch! Really great stuff – and one of Lou's most unified and focused albums. Titles include "Goodbye's A Long Long Time", "Song For You", "The Politician", "Where The Wind Blows Free", "Walk On In", "Learning Cup", "Too Much Living To Do", and "Evil". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lou RawlsToo Much! ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great ones – produced by David Axelrod, with HB Barnum arrangements, and sublime vocals by Lou, who's really at his best in this sort of setting! The album features 2 hip monologues – "Righteous Woman" and "Dead End Street" – plus the famous sung version of the latter, and the tracks "You're Takin My Bag", "I'll Take Time", "Why", and "Yes, It Hurts (Doesn't It?)". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lou RawlsWay It Was The Way It Is ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the nice moments from the days when David Axelrod was producing Lou Rawls! The record's a great mix of soul and tight LA production, and features the breakbeat cut "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)". Other nice ones include "Season Of The Witch", "It's You", "I Love You, Yes I Do", and "Trying Just As Hard As I Can". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks three and four. Cover has small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Lou RawlsAll Things In Time/Unmistakably Lou ... CD
Philadelphia International/Demon (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Lou Rawls at Philly International – a great idea that helped really revive his career in the 70s, as you'll hear on these 2 excellent albums! All Things In Time is a killer, and one of our favorite Philly International albums ever – the album that broke Lou Rawls back into the mainstream for the smooth 70s – retuning his incredible voice with waves of soul and strings in the Gamble & Huff tradition – and giving him a whole new voice than on his Capitol recordings! The album will forever be remembered for the seminal single "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" – but it's filled with other great bits, including"Groovy People", a wonderful jazzy groover, and "You're The One", and "Lets Fall In Love All Over Again". Unmistakably Lou is great too – even if only for one cut! That's the amazing "See You When I Get There", which starts with a Fender Rhodes riff over a hard thumping beat – while Lou does this little monologue about calling his woman at home. Then strings sweep in, the groove gets harder, and Lou sings a great song about the pride of being a middle class guy with a great home to come home to! Many other tracks are a bit more mellow – and titles include "It's Our Anniversary Today", "Some Folks Never Learn", and the wonderful two-stepper "Some Day You'll Be Old". CD

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New Lou RawlsGee Baby Ain't I Good To You ... LP
Pickwick, Late 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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New Lou RawlsLou Rawls Live (Philadelphia International) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1978. Used .... Out Of Stock
Just in case you were fearing that Lou's late 70s talents were only part of the studio magic of Gamble & Huff, this set proves that Mr Rawls could really sparkle in a spontaneous live setting – working here with a totally top-shelf set of arrangements that display a really wide range of his talents. Lou's a consummate entertainer throughout, and slips into some great patter that recalls some of the best bits on his Capitol albums – working the audience with charm and wit, then slipping into a tune without missing a beat. Titles include "This One's For You", "Groovy People", "Lady Love", "Charge Card Blues Medley", "Stay Awhile With Me", "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", and "When You Say Budwiser, You've Said It All" – Lou's version of the famous 70s commercial, dedicated to his sponsor! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Lou RawlsLove Songs (Right Stuff) ... CD
Right Stuff/Capitol, 1970s/1980s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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New Lou RawlsSoulin' ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums that Lou cut with the HB Barnum/David Axelrod team! The record's not as funky, so much as it's a wonderfully conceived batch of tunes that has Lou singing in that super-hip pop soul mode that blasted him onto the charts back in the old days. Side two features a killer batch of songs and monologues that run together – including "Old Man's Memories", about a guy sitting on a bench in Washington Park on the south side of Chicago, which then rolls into an amazing version of "It Was A Very Good Year". Other tunes have a great mix of soul and jazz – and titles include "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", "A Whole Lotta Woman", "Don't Explain", "Old Folks", and "Breaking My Back (Instead Of Using My Mind)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a few spots of tape, a name in marker on the front, and a bit of marker and some light stains on the back.)

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New Lou RawlsWhen The Night Comes ... LP
Epic, 1983. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn.)
 
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BJ Digby (aka Homskillit)Breakthrough (orignal, clean, inst)/Torch (original clean, inst)/Alive (original clean, inst) ... 12-inch
BUKA (Germany), 2001. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $0.99
"Breakthrough" produced by J Rawls. Guest rhymes by J Sands. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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El Da SenseiRelax Relate ... CD
7 Heads, 2002. Used .... $8.99
We've been fans of El Da Sensai from the Artifacts days, and he doesn't disappoint with his latest effort, where he reminisces about the glory days of the early 90s, which we definitely agree was in many ways a golden age of hip hop. He recaptures that vibe here with beats by J Rawls, P Original, Koolade and Kan Kick and avoids falling into the trap of too many skits and guest spots, though there are nice appearances by Sadat X, J Live and Asheru. 14 tracks, plus intro and outro and 2 interludes, including "Relax", "Speakin", "So Easily", "On & On", "Focus", "In The Lab" and "What You Wanna Do?". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark.)

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Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Near Mint- .... $0.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mtume, Lucas, & OthersBest Of Mtume & Lucas ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $16.99
Smooth and jazzy soul from the team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas – two of the finest producers and arrangers in their field! The set brings together tracks recorded by the pair with a host of different artists across a host of different labels – offering for the first time a true picture of the genius of Mtume, and featuring a load of excellent cuts that are appearing on CD for the first time ever! Mtume himself cut a few famous albums on Columbia, some with Lucas, and together the pair worked across a variety of labels in the late 70s and early 80s – taking modern soul to the next level with a really top-shelf sound! The package is a 15-track monster, filled with loads of great tracks we're happy to have together – and titles include "Love Lock", "Closer I Get To You", and "Juicy Fruit" by Mtume; "Under Your Spell" and "You Know How To Love Me" by Phyllis Hyman, "Never Too Late For Your Lovin" and "Step In The Light" by Sunfire, "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin" by Stephanie Mills, "Got To Be Love" by The Spinners, "If I Had A Chance" by Rena Scott, "Back To You" and "Now Is The Time For Love" by Lou Rawls, "Keep Going On" by Gary Bartz, and "Two Hearts" by Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass. CD

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New OC SmithFor Once In My Life ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Near Mint- .... $4.99
Pretty darn great work from OC Smith – on of his biggest albums for Columbia! OC's working in a country soul mode that draws on a tradition shared by Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Ray Charles, and others – turning the genre towards a more pop-driven version of country, the kind that was creeping into the crossover charts at the end of the 60s. The style's one that might have you suspicious, but it comes off surprisingly well – thanks to arrangements by the always-great HB Barnum, the man who brought a syncopated groove to some of Lou Rawls' best work in the late 60s – his Capitol sides with David Axelrod! The feel here is a bit rootsier, but still has that nice Barnum bounce underneath – and titles include "Wichita Lineman", "I Ain't The Worryin' Kind", "The Best Man", "Stormy", "Cycles", "Keep On Keepin On", "Isn't It Lonely Together", and "Promises". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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VariousPhiladelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (8 x 12" set) ... LP
Philadelphia International/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 8LP .... $109.99
Massive mixes from the mighty Tom Moulton – a huge package that not only includes some classic lost and rare mixes from the 70s, but also previously unreleased Moulton mixes, appearing here for the first time ever! If there's anyone who's ever been well-suited to reworking a Philly groove, it's Tom – given his long standing association with the soul scene in the City Of Brotherly Love – and his crucial role in pushing soul tracks into the clubs during the 70s. As with most of Tom's best work, the mixes here are richly faithful to the originals – and never try to overstate themselves at all, just focus on the best elements, and bring them to the forefront of the groove! This totally cool package features 31 mixes in all – pressed up as eight 12" EPs – most with four tracks each, leaving plenty of room for very long mixes! Titles include Moulton mixes of "Jam Jam Jam" by People's Choice, "I Don't Love You Anymore" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Party Time Man" by The Futures, "Intro/My Love Don't Come Easy" by Jean Carn, "Trusting Heart" by The Trammps, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Let's Groove" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "Slow Motion" by Johnny Williams, "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Robert Upchurch, "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "See You When I Get There" by Lou Rawls, and "Love Epidemic" by The Trammps. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Shots Vol 5 – Ballads – La-La-Means I Love You ... LP
Rhino, 1960s. Very Good+ .... $5.99
A nice selection of classic 60s soul numbers, mostly ballads, and while we had recalled this collection as being fairly tied to mainstream tastes, there's a few nice little nuggets on here that they dug a little deeper for. 14 tracks in all: Aaron Neville "Tell It Like It Is", Billy Stewart "Sitting In The Park" and "I Do Love You", Eddie Holman "Hey There Lonely Girl", the Delfonics "La La Means I Love You", Thee Midniters "That's All", Barbara Mason "Yes, I'm Ready", the Dells "Oh What A Night", James & Bobby Purify "I'm Your Puppet", Joe Hinton "Funny", Lou Rawls "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", Garnett Mims & The Enchanters "Cry Baby", James Carr "The Dark End Of The Street", and The Impressions "People Get Ready". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Soul-Dees! Vol 2 ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $6.99
An excellent collection of hip soul from late 60s Capitol – some of it from the legendary David Axelrod camp at the label! There's some great cuts on here that we rarely see on vinyl – and titles include "Hip Huggin Mini" by Tender Joe Richardson, "Glory Glory Halleluja" by The Art Reynolds Singers, "Dead End Street" by Lou Rawls, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by Cannonball Adderley, "Walk In The Sunlight" by The Checkmates Ltd, "Tell Him" by Patti Drew, "In My Roome" by Verdell Smith, "For Sentimental Reasons/You Send Me" by Willie Hightower, "Peace Of Mind" by The Magnificent Men, and a 10 minute jammer called "Get That Feeling" by Curtis Knight with guitar by Jimi Hendrix! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a FREE punchout, tape on the spine, and WGN marker on back.)

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New David AxelrodDavid Axelrod 1968 to 1970 – An Anthology ... LP
EMI (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s/1999. Used 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff! David Axelrod was a legendary soul and jazz producer who worked for Capitol during the late 60s, where he put together some of the label's most amazing records – a number of which are the sort of stuff hip hoppers die for these days! Most of Axelrod's work was quite obscure, and sells for a fortune now on vinyl – but this long-overdue LP is the first step in documenting his amazing talents as an arranger. The set includes large number of tracks from Axelrod's own albums for Capitol – including "Warning Talk", "Urizen", "London", "The Smile", "The Fly", and "The Sign" – plus others that he arranged and/or produced for Cannonball Adderley ("Why Am I Treated So Bad"), Letta Mbulu ("West Wind"), Electric Prunes ("Holy Are You"), and Lou Rawls (the breakbeat-heavy "For What It's Worth"). A fantastic introduction to one of the 20th century's true recording geniuses – and a treasure for any fan of funky music! Plus, this limited vinyl version also includes 1 track not on the CD – Lou Rawls' cool version of "Season Of The Witch"! Expensive, we know – but worth it! LP, Vinyl record album

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New David AxelrodSongs Of Experience ... LP
Capitol, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their already-successful sounds into super-hit material by adding some nice funky touches, and excellent baroque production. This album lets Axelrod fully explore his talents for larger studio arrangements, and complex yet soulful instrumentation. The record is subtitled "an anthology of awareness after birth, based on the 18th century poems of William Blake" – and it features incredible arrangements conducted by Don Randi, played by a host of excellent LA jazz and studio players. The overall sound is spacey and dark, with nice touches of funk, and plenty of cool instrumental passages that have been sampled over the years by hip hoppers and other producers. Titles include "London", "The Fly", "The Human Abstract", "A Divine Image", and "The Sick Rose". Reissued with the original gatefold cover, and everything! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jerry ButlerNothing Says I Love You Like I Love You/Best Love ... CD
Philadelphia International/Edsel (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 great later Jerry Butler albums – back to back on one CD! After working with Gamble & Huff on his big hits for Mercury in the late 60s, Jerry returned to work with the pair in the late 70s on their own Philly International label – stepping out with the same sweet groove that the Philly sound had brought to Lou Rawls, in a way that helped Butler really revive his sound at the time! The full rich approach really works magic with Butler's great vocals – in a way that showed that Jerry had never faltered during the 70s, but had just lost some of his steam through a bit of mis-handling by Motown on earlier albums. There's a proud, warm, all-adult sound to the album that we really love – heard to best effect on the anthemic "(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out" and the great mellow groover "Let's Make Love" – but still pretty darn great on other tracks too! Titles include "Mighty Good People", "I'm Glad To Be Back", "Dream World", and "Are You Lonely Tonight". The Best Love follows up the sound of the Jerry's first for Philly International – a smooth mellow sound that grooves in an all-adult mode that's a perfect setting for the aging Iceman's vocals! The Butler voice is always a wonderful treat, but cast amidst the warm and sophisticated arrangements of John Usry, Dennis Williams, and Wade Marcus, Jerry really finds a space to call his own – a way of reclaiming a style of soul he'd virtually invented in his early Vee Jay years, but which had gotten away from him during the growth of the genre during the 70s. Titles include "Don't Be An Island", "The Best Love I Ever Had", "We've Got This Feeling Again", "Reach Out For Me", "Tell Me Girl", and "Would You Mind". CD

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New Donna LorenThese Are The Good Times – The Complete Capitol Recordings (Beach Blanket Bingo/singles) ... CD
Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge amount of material from the lovely Donna Loren – star of both the big and the small screen in the 60s – and a surprisingly great singer, too! The package features singles, unreleased tracks, and Loren's classic Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo – which has great work from the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod! The Barnum/Axlerod combo is perhaps a bit more pop-oriented here than on some of the pair's other Capitol work from the 60s – such as their work with Lou Rawls – but there's often a nice sense of space, groove, and timing to these tracks – a mode that mixes the sweeter pop of Donna's voice with a bit more bounce on the bottom – all in a jaunty groove that's pretty great! Titles include "Cycle Set", "Fly Boy", "I Am My Ideal", "New Love", "It Only Hurts When I Cry", "I Think You Think", and "Beach Blanket Bingo". But in addition to the 10 tracks on the album, this collection adds in 19 more bonus cuts – including "Drop The Drip", "Ninety Day Guarantee", "Woman In Love", "Just A Little Girl", "So Do The Zonk", "Call Me", "My Way", "Hold Your Head High", "Good Things", "Smokey Joe's", and "Leave Him To Me". CD

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New Philadelphia International All-StarsLet's Clean Up The Ghetto ... LP
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little record that's easily one of the most righteous albums ever from Philadelphia International – a set designed to "give back" to the communities who supported the label strongly in the 70s, as a unique fund-raising effort, done before such records were commonplace! The Philly International roster of stars teamed up to put out this stunning set of tracks aimed at cleaning up the "ghettoes", both physical and mental, that continue to haunt the African-American communities in the US – and the set features key new numbers, plus a few more older tracks pulled from other Philly records that really work well to support the righteous message of the set. The centerpiece is the long title cut – "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" – which has Lou Rawls doing a monologue about the garbage strike in New York, then launches into performances by Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays, Billy Paul, and Archie Bell. Other highlights include "The Big Gangster" by The O'Jays, "Old People" by Archie Bell, "Everybody's Talkin" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and "Now Is The Time To Do It" by Teddy Pendergrass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New VariousPhiladelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (4CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 4CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive mixes from the mighty Tom Moulton – a huge 4CD package that not only includes some classic lost and rare mixes from the 70s, but also a whopping 17 previously unreleased Moulton mixes, appearing here for the first time ever! If there's anyone who's ever been well-suited to reworking a Philly groove, it's Tom – given his long standing association with the soul scene in the City Of Brotherly Love – and his crucial role in pushing soul tracks into the clubs during the 70s. As with most of Tom's best work, the mixes here are richly faithful to the originals – and never try to overstate themselves at all, just focus on the best elements, and bring them to the forefront of the groove! 4CDs, 31 tracks, and Moulton remixes of "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "Trusting Heart" by The Trammps, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Nights Over Egypt" by The Jones Girls, "I Don't Love You Anymore" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Year Of Decision" by Three Degrees, "Slow Motion" by Johnny Williams, "The Love I Lost" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "She's A Winner" by The Intruders, "Trammps Disco Theme/Zing Went The Strings" by The Trammps, "Let's Groove" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Robert Upchurch, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "Party Time Man" by The Futures, and "See You When I Get There" by Lou Rawls. CD
Also available Philadelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (8 x 12" set) ... LP 109.99

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New VariousFeelin The Spirit – Groovy Rhythm & Soul Gems Collected By Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note (France), Late 60s/1970s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Funky jazz and heavy soul – a killer compilation from the folks at Blue Note France, one that's stuffed with rare gems in the Capitol/EMI catalog! The focus here is on tracks that get a bit more down and dirty than the regular Blue Note line – and the scope is widened to include some great rare soul tracks that rank with some of the best that EMI has offered the collector's scene for years. Highlights include "Knock Out Drop" by Joe Frazier, "Back Stabbers" by Ronnie Foster, "Expressway To Your Heart" by Margo Thunder, "Hard To Handle" by Patti Drew, "Am I Groovin You" by ZZ Hill, "I'm Just Not Ready For Love" by The Ikettes, "Hold On I'm Comin" by Reuben Wilson, "For What It's Worth" by Lou Rawls, "Peace Of Mind" by Rance Allen, "Feel That You're Feelin" by Maze, and "As" by Gene Harris. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Spanky WilsonSpankin' Brand New (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mothers Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Heavy soul from the great Spanky Wilson – an album that explodes with energy right from the start – in a groove that definitely lives up to the title! Spanky's got a great mix of funk and class on this set – a punch in the rhythms at points, yet also a poise in the way she delivers the lyrics – a blend that's a bit like Marlena Shaw in her earlier years – and set to some killer arrangements from the great HB Barnum! Barnum gives the record all the cool punch of his great 60s work with Lou Rawls – and nearly all the material was written by the obscure Howlett Smith – an excellent lost writer who had a real talent for coming up with cool little soul songs that rise above the usual bag of his generation. This material works great for Spanky, and together, the pair, along with Barnum, cook up a unique lost soul treat! Titles include "Apartment 101", "On The Morning After", "The Other Girl", "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Love Has Me By The Hand", and "Mighty Great Feeling". CD
 
 
 



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