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Camp LoArmy (clean, inst)/Sun Kiss (clean) ... 12-inch
Camp Lo, 2001. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New CureKiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me ... LP
Elektra, 1987. Very Good+ 2LP ... $29.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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New Generation XKiss Me Deadly ... LP
Chrysalis, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a sticker mark on front.)

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Georgia GibbsKiss Of Fire/Blue Grass ... 7-inch
Bell, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $0.49
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Bell sleeve.)

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Hovhaness/StravinskyMysterious Mountain/Fairy's Kiss (Divertimento) – Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo, shaded dog pressing – LSC 2251. Record is beautiful, but has one very short flaw near the end of one side – which causes some slight clicking for just a bit.)

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New Isley Jasper IsleyKiss And Tell (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
CBS, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Syl JohnsonOne Way Ticket To Nowhere/Kiss By Kiss ... 7-inch
Twinight, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Sweeter stuff than usual by Syl – but still very nice! "Kiss by Kiss" is a beautiful loping soul number, with a bit of funk at the bottom, and plenty of nice raw guitar – but also a bit of strings, in almost a Brunswick soul mode. "One Way Ticket" has those strings, too – and features a nice hook-heavy number that's almost in a Tyrone Davis mode. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen.)

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KissDynasty ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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KissKiss ... LP
Casablanca, 1974. Very Good ... $16.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd US pressing, including "Kissing Time". Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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KissMusic From The Elder (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1981. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
CD
(Includes original plastic slipcase.)

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Canta MayaLong Long Kiss ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light age stains along the edges, and a bit of clear tape on the top and spine.)

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Max RaabeOne Cannot Kiss Alone ... CD
Decca/Universal, 2012. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional sticker on case.)

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New J Frank Wilson & The CavaliersLast Kiss ... CD
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic album from J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers – a 60s Texas group who are best-remembered for their classic "Last Kiss" hit, but who've got plenty more to offer here! There's an echoey brilliance to most of these numbers that really stands out – a stark, spare, simple approach to pop that shows why the hinterlands of the US scene were often some of the hippest places to look for new music back in the day. Wilson's heartfelt vocals really come across with a tremendous sense of sadness here – spun out with very spacious sound in the studio, and backed by a beautifully blue blend of electric guitar, organ, and saxophone. Titles include "Last Kiss", "Sea Of Love", "Over The Mountain", "Ding Go The Chimes", "Kiss & Run", "Young Love", and "Day Before Our Wedding". CD

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New Ace FrehleyKiss – Ace Frehley ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear, light surface wear, and a small cut corner.)

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New KissAlive II ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has creasing & waviness.)

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New Lil LouisFrench Kiss (orig underground mix, talkin all that jazz mix, short by sweet radio voc, songbird sings long, cherry talk conversational) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Was there a bigger dancefloor track than this at the end of the 80s? We'd be hard pressed to think so – as Louis' uniquely grooved slow/then fast/then slow/then slower style really made the track an instant classic – loved by house fans and chart kids alike, and still actually monumentally striking today! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New David MurrayLike A Kiss That Never Ends ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Nikki Sudden & Roland S HowardKiss You Kidnapped Charabanc ... LP
Creation/Numero, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the moodiest music that Nikki Sudden recorded in the 80s – and that's saying a lot, given his other albums! The record's a duet with Roland S Howard – of Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch collaborative fame – and Howard has Nikki really moving into noisier territory – both with the guitar parts used on the tunes, and in the overall presentation of the lyrics and ideas of the tunes! There's no other band on the set, which gives the music a looser, less-structured feel than some of Sudden's other records – really letting the vocal and instrumental concepts ruminate in a space that's all their own – with completely sublime results. Titles include "Feather Beds", "A Quick Thing", "Crossroads", "Don't Explain", "Better Blood", and "Rebel Grave". LP, Vinyl record album

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New SugarfootSugar Kiss ... LP
Warner, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bass-heavy 80s funk from the days when Roger Troutman was practically running the soul department at Warner Brothers! Sugarfoot plays guitar and sings on the set – working with an all star group of Zapp-related players, and grooving in a very Zapp-styled sound. Roger produced, Larry's all over the set, and Sugarfoot himself adds in some nice hipper touches – an excellent variation on an already-great formula that was dominating the sound of funk at the time! Titles include "I'm Your Sugar", "Girl I Need You", "I Choose You", "I Will Be Your Star", and "Call Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Steven Hufsteter & OthersKiss Of The Damned (with download) ... LP
Soraya, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to Kiss Of The Damned – kind of a modern take on the style of sultry European vampire films of the 70s – nicely done by composer Steven Hufsteter and featuring some cool stand-alone songs, too! If you dig seedy 70s cinema and soundtracks as much as we do, you'll recognize from the cover art that the film is an homage to the style of filmmakers Jess Franco, Jean Rollin others – which has gotten some love in recent years, especially for the evocative soundtracks. The film is directed by Xan Cassavetes (daughter of film maverick John Cassavetes) and composer Hufsteter does a terrific job here putting a modern spin on the sexy sounds of 70s – some that would sound right at home on a vintage soundtrack resurrected by Finders Keepers, but others are more clearly contemporary. Also includes cool period songs AND contemporary tunes by the legendary Brigitte Fontaine, Jane Weaver, Acanthus and more! Includes "KOTD Love Theme", "Vapeur", "Bath Of Tears", "Threshold", "Backstage Jazz", "Adieu Vampiers" and more by composer Steven Hufsteter, "Parade Of Blood Red Sorrows" by Jane Weaver, "Le Ciel Est Doux" by Brigitte Fontaine, "Sleeping Beauty (Angiosse Temporelle)" by Acanthus, ""Hexen Leben Langer" by Der Fluch and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – plus an 18 x 24 poster!)

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New KissDressed To Kill ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
10 tracks in all including "Rock Bottom", "She", "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Room Service", "Two Timer", "Anything For My Baby" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original textured cover pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Hackamore BrickOne Kiss Leads To Another (with bonus track) ... LP
Kama Sutra/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary debut of Hackamore Brick – a really unique little group who only gave the world this one little record, then disappeared for decades! Although issued on the mostly-pop Kama Sutra imprint, the album's got this earnest, honest quality that's really refreshing for the time – neither too-jamming rock or psych, but also not really singer-songwriter material either – and instead that kind of personal blend of acoustic elements and electric passion that's been rediscovered recently in the farther reaches of the "private" underground of the 70s. Yet here, the group are emerging already full-formed – with songwriting that's sublime, vocals that are transcendent, and mix of modes that was certainly a head-scratcher to the mainstream market of the time – but which has gone onto make the album a real treasure that's gotten some much-needed rediscovery in recent years. Titles include "Got A Gal Named Wilma", "Reachin", "Radio", "Peace Has Come", "Zip Gun Woman", "Someone You Know", and "Oh Those Sweet Bananas". Features the bonus track "Searchin". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Steven Hufsteter & OthersKiss Of The Damned ... CD
Soraya, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to Kiss Of The Damned – kind of a modern take on the style of sultry European vampire films of the 70s – nicely done by composer Steven Hufsteter and featuring some cool stand-alone songs, too! If you dig seedy 70s cinema and soundtracks as much as we do, you'll recognize from the cover art that the film is an homage to the style of filmmakers Jess Franco, Jean Rollin others – which has gotten some love in recent years, especially for the evocative soundtracks. The film is directed by Xan Cassavetes (daughter of film maverick John Cassavetes) and composer Hufsteter does a terrific job here putting a modern spin on the sexy sounds of 70s – some that would sound right at home on a vintage soundtrack resurrected by Finders Keepers, but others are more clearly contemporary. Also includes cool period songs AND contemporary tunes by the legendary Brigitte Fontaine, Jane Weaver, Acanthus and more! Includes "KOTD Love Theme", "Vapeur", "Bath Of Tears", "Threshold", "Backstage Jazz", "Adieu Vampiers" and more by composer Steven Hufsteter, "Parade Of Blood Red Sorrows" by Jane Weaver, "Le Ciel Est Doux" by Brigitte Fontaine, "Sleeping Beauty (Angiosse Temporelle)" by Acanthus, ""Hexen Leben Langer" by Der Fluch and more. CD
 
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CrocodilesCrimes Of Passion ... CD
French Kiss, 2013. Used ... $4.99
CD

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CrocodilesEndless Flowers ... CD
French Kiss, 2012. Used ... $2.99
CD

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Local NativesGorilla Manor ... CD
French Kiss, 2010. Used ... $6.99
CD
 
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New Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Roy AyersLet's Do It ... CD
Polydor/Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one minute with a funky groove on the bottom, then sliding into some slinkier laidback styles that are equally great. William Allen handles the arrangements with Roy, and does the strings himself – and also plays some monstrous bass on most numbers, which really brings up the rhythms from the bottom! Titles include the killer groovers "Sweet Tears", "When Is Real Real", "Let's Do It", and "Freaky Deaky" – and the warm mellow cuts "You Came Into My Life", "Kiss", and "Melody Maker". CD

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... CD
Universal, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Great stuff from Eryka Badu – sweet, mellow, soulful, and with a very righteous vibe! The record's got some impeccable production – and the best cuts have a stripped-down groove that mixes keyboards and vocals in a way that's similar to recent work by D'Angelo and Jill Scott. Eryka's all her own woman, though – and she keeps things very real with her own unique vocal style and phrasing on the lyrics. Loads of great tracks – and titles include "Kiss Me On My Neck", "Didn't Cha Know", "My Life", "AD 2000", "Bag Lady", "In Love With You", and "Booty". CD

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New Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. Used ... $19.99
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the vocals of Pattie, which have just the right sort of flow to take off nicely in the setting! Titles include "Love Shook", "Let's Make Love To The Music", "Girl Don't Make Me Wait", and a totally cool "Pop Collage Medley", which features bits of "Popcorn" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". Next is Our Ms Brooks – a record that has Pattie reunited with the Soul Galore production team – working with backdrops that are full, but never too overblown – right in that perfect Casablanca mode! Titles include "Heartbreak In Disguise", "After Dark", "This Is The House Where Love Died", and "The Back-up Singer". CD
(Out of print.)

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CoastersCoasters – 50 Coastin Classics ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
Sure, they were hitmakers – but we love these guys, and find them to be one of the most radical vocal groups of all time! Under the impeccable guidance of Lieber & Stoller, the group recorded some of the fiercest vocal numbers of the 50s – mixing incredibly soulful vocals with an almost cartoonish ability to conjure up little pictures with words. This 50-track, 2CD set is an amazing tribute to the group's genius – and it includes a wonderful range of material that begins with their early days as The Robins, and which runs up to later sides cut as funky 45s for the Date label in the late 60s. Features the great funk numbers "Soul Pad", "DW Washburn", and "Down Home Girl" – plus totall excellent doo wop tunes like "Shoppin For Clothes", "Hitchin A Ride", "Girls Girls Girls", "The Slime", "Hongry", "Hey Sexy", "The Shadow Knows", "Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass", "One Kiss", "What Is The Secret Of Your Success?", "Idol With The Golden Head", "Besame Mucho", "Stewball", "What About Us", and "Along Came Jones". Also includes the big hits – but the set goes way past that stuff too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Davis SistersMemories ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99 45.99
Boy, were we happy to see this one! In the early 50s Skeeter and Betty Jack Davis recorded maybe the greatest female country tunes of the time, and pre-rock boogies that would influence THAT little movement, including the great "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know", and "Rock-A-Bye-Boogie". This 2 CD set collects 60 tracks – many of which, needless to say, are seeing the light of day for the first time in ages! Sadly, Betty died in a car wreck without recording a whole lot more than you'll find here – and Skeeter went on to record plenty of fine material on her own and with others. Includes several alternate versions and readings of the staples like "Foggy Mountain Top", and a thick booklet with childhood photos and detailed biography. Other tracks include "Your Gone", "Tomorrow I'll Cry", "Gotta Git A-Goin", "You Weren't Ashamed To Kiss Me Last Night", "Single Girl", "Show Me", "Takin' Time Out For My Tears", and, oh, about 40 more! CD

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Miles DavisSiesta ... CD
Warner, 1987. Used ... $4.99
One of Miles' last great albums – a soundtrack composed in conjunction with Marcus Miller, and recorded with a mix of atmospheric electronics and trumpet solos, coming off in a way that sounds far better than most of his other attempts at this style fro the time. Miller plays all the other instruments in the set, apart from some occasional guest work by players that include John Scofield, Earl Klugh, Omar Hakim, and Jason Miles. Titles include "Conchita", "Lament", "Los Feliz", "Lost In Madrid", "Siesta", "Kitt's Kiss", and "Wind". CD

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Patty DukePatty ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Sealed ... $4.99
A record that reunites Patty Duke with arranger Arnold Goland – whose pop talents in the studio work the same kind of magic with the singer that you'd find in some of the more impressive Brit female pop records of the time! Titles are a mix of different modes, all brought together nicely in the arrangements – and tunes include "The World Is Watching Us", "One Kiss Away", "Sure Gonna Miss Him", "Nothing But You", "Little Things Mean A Lot", and "Whenever She Holds You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Ellis & Joe PassSeven Come Seven ... CD
Concord (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never overwhelming each other, but driving with energy right from the start, then spacing out their own territory strongly on the solos. Backing is from bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna – but the record leaves lots of room for guitar throughout – with tones and moments from both players that are a real surprise. Titles include "Seven Come Eleven", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Perdido", "Easy Living", and "Concord Blues". CD

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John Ellison (Soul Brother Six)Up From Funk ... CD
Jamie, Late 60s/Early 70s/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 27.98
A deep deep retrospective on soul singer John Ellison – best known for his work in the group Soul Brother Six – but a heck of a great talent on his own! The set's an unusual one – in that it features a fair bit of old recordings from the vaults of Jamie Records, mixed with new recordings and remixes of older classics – including some of John's best with his famous group! Modern instrumental styles dominate most of the record, but Ellison's vocals are definitely old school – and have this crackling quality that shows his continued commitment to soul. The one thing missing from the package is a full set of dates, which might help us understand the recording history a bit more – but in their place are some surprisingly great notes from Ellison, which certainly makes up for that loss. Titles include "Leave Me Alone", "Sex Is Sex", "Magic Touch", "Wild & Free", "She's Hot She's Some Kind Of Wonderful", "A Kiss In The Wind", "Let Your Hair Hang Down", and "Spend The Rest Of My Life Making Love To You" – plus remakes of "I Need You Yes I Do", "I Don't Want To Cry", and "You Better Check Yourself" – and remixes of "See You Later Baby", "Play With Fire", and "Keep On Making Love To Me". CD

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Red Garland with Ray BarrettoRojo ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
Red Garland's really cooking on this late 50s set – thanks to some added conga work from Ray Barretto on most of the album's tracks – and that great little groove that Barretto's percussion brought to some other soul jazz cookers like this from the time! Garland still gets plenty of space to spin out in that lyrical style he did better than just about anyone else – and core trio rhythm support is from George Joyner on bass and Charlie Persip on drums, who burn nicely when Barretto sits out – although we're definitely partial to the more complicated grooves featured with Ray. Titles include "Rojo", "Mr. Wonderful", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and the nice groover "Ralph J Gleason Blues". CD

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Herbie Hancock/YardbirdsBlow Up – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MGM/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An amazing little record – not only a fab 60s soundtrack, but a rare non-Blue Note 60s album by Herbie Hancock! The set was recorded for the film Blow Up – an incredibly dark thriller by Michaelangelo Antonioni, set in swinging London of the 60s, which provided a very groovy backdrop for Herbie's score! The tunes get plenty groovy on this set – dancing out with a combination of fast rhythms, nice piano and organ, and some of the jazzy flourishes you'd expect from a Quincy Jones soundtrack of similar vintage. The Yardbirds also make an appearance on the cut "Stroll On" – which features in one of the best scenes in the film – and other Herbie Hancock tracks include "The Thief", "Verushka", "The Naked Camera", "Bring Down The Birds", "The Kiss", and "The Bed". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HodgesCreamy ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $39.99
Swing session with small group backing by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, Sonny Greer, and Clark Terry – and which features Johnny's warm tones soloing nicely on comfortable standards. All of side one is a "ballad medley", with a very Creamy sound, and titles that include "But Not For Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Whispering", and "Tenderly". The flipside's got a bit more kick, and titles that include "Honey Bunny", "Passion", and "No Use Kicking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wide strips of duct tape on the seams, discoloration due to age, some wear, and pen on the back.)

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New Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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Millie JacksonMoment's Pleasure ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1979. Used ... $6.99
A bit of a disco effort from Millie, given the time, but also a record that still has plenty of nice soul touches – thanks to Brad Shapiro, Millie's longtime partner at the production helm! The album features a great 2 parter with a nice monologue, entitled "What Went Wrong Last Night (parts 1 & 2)", plus the strangely-titled "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night" – as well as the tracks "A Moment's Pleasure", "Kiss You All Over", "We Got To Hit It Off", and "Once You've Had It". CD

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Syl JohnsonIs It Because I'm Black (limited edition) ... CD
Twinight, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
An incredible new version of Syl Johnson's classic album Is It Because I'm Black – packaged here with a huge number of bonus cuts in a collection designed by Syl himself! The core album is one of the best ever soul albums to come out of Chicago – and it may well be one of the best soul albums to ever come out of the 60s! Syl Johnson mixes west side bluesy soul with some great Chicago soul arrangements by Jimmy Jones & The Pieces Of Peace – and the result is one of the heaviest soul albums you'll ever hear – hard-hitting and funky one minute, sweeter and more groovy the next – a wonderful portrait of the depth of Chicago soul at the time. Added to the original album are some tracks from later years – including a 2006 remake of "Is It Because I'm Black", some more conventional southern soul numbers from the early 70s, and Johnson's seminal 80s groover "Ms Fine Brown Frame". 20 tracks in all – with titles that include "Right On Sister", "Is It Because I'm Black", "Kiss By Kiss", "One Way Ticket", "Get Ready", "Black Balloons", "Walk A Mile In My Shoes", "Concrete Reservation", "Talk Bout Freedom", "New Day", "Your Love Is Good For Me", "That Is Why", "Together Forever", and "Tell The Truth". CD

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Pete JollySweet September ... LP
AVA, 1963. Very Good ... $16.99
Great work from one of the grooviest pianists of the 60s – a player who could always keep things lively and swinging, even in a small combo session! The album's one of Pete Jolly's gems for the Ava label – a follow-up to his semi-hit Little Bird, and like that one, a record done with some slight additional help from Howard Roberts on a few tracks. But this time around, Roberts' work is only on a few of the titles – leaving Pete's core trio to take over most of the grooves themselves, building strongly from warmly rolling rhythms by Chuck Berghofer on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, topped by Jolly's surprisingly soulful lines on piano – all in a blend that reminds us of the great balance between lyricism and groove we always find in the best work of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include "Sweet September", "Can't We Be Friends", "Any Number Can Win", "Soft Winds", "Oleo", "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "Kiss Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Arrangements by Torrie Zito, and titles include "All Blues", "Easy Living", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Bluesette", and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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Gene KrupaGene Krupa & His Orchestra (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 rpm
Columbia, Mid 40s. Very Good- 4 x 78 rpm album ... $11.99
Includes the tracks "Tuxedo Junction", "Drum Boogie", "Drummin Man", "That's What You Think", "Knock Me A Kiss", "Let Me Off Uptown?", "Leave Us Leap", and "Boogie Blues". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album cover has a split spine with edge wear.)

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraVoices & Choices ... CD
Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Majestic grooves from the mighty Shawn Lee – all put together with a brilliance to rival the best soundtrack and sound library work of the 70s! The set may well be the best so far in Lee's series of projects for Ubiquity – and it's got an even wider-ranging set of grooves than before – rhythms that run from conventionally funky to chromatically complex – all blossoming with sweet little touches, twists, and turns that keep things interesting throughout! Subtle strings mix with bouncing bass, electric keys, abstracted vocals, and lots of other weird sounds – creating a sense of sonic delight that never lets up, and which should go a long way towards redefining the sound of funk in the 21st century! Lee's never sounded better than in this setting – and titles include "Song For David", "Francoise Hardy", "Glass Act", "Kiss The Sky", "Fiendish Fifth", "Mondo Mondo", "Tired", and "Jawbreaker". CD

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Zdenek LiskaMala Morska Vila (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1976. Used ... $8.99
A strangely beautiful set of music composed by Zdenek Liska – described as orchestral/electronic, and it's soaring, haunting stuff – music with a great deal of subtley and abstract beauty on one level, and tense, fractured and spooky atmospherics on another! This is complex, accomplished material – classic soundtrack styled strings and other grander orchestrations blend with soundscape errata that's hard to define and describe – be it creaky, crackling beats, eerie bits of echo, or fuzzy effects. Titles include "Mala Morska Vila", "Witches Firewall", "The Sixth Sister", "The Black Sea", "The Kiss", "Games/Echoes", "Behind The Rock", "The Pendant" and more. CD

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Julie LondonLondon By Night ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good ... $29.99
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Libery Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-tinged sort of sound that glows and shimmers nicely behind Julie's vocals – very much in the moody feel you might expect from the trashy image of London in an alley on the cover! The set's never sleepy, and has a nicely dark undercurrent – on titles that include "Nobody's Heart", "The Exciting Life", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Well Sir", "In The Middle Of A Kiss", "Pousse Cafe", "Mad About The Boy", and "My Man's Gone Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal on front.)
Also available London By Night ... LP 4.99

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Julie LondonLondon By Night ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Near Mint- (reissue)... $4.99
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Libery Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-tinged sort of sound that glows and shimmers nicely behind Julie's vocals – very much in the moody feel you might expect from the trashy image of London in an alley on the cover! The set's never sleepy, and has a nicely dark undercurrent – on titles that include "Nobody's Heart", "The Exciting Life", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Well Sir", "In The Middle Of A Kiss", "Pousse Cafe", "Mad About The Boy", and "My Man's Gone Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wax Train reissue from 2009. Cover has a very small stain at the bottom.)
Also available London By Night ... LP 29.99

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Humphrey LytteltonHumph Plays Standards ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Humphrey Lyttleton's a British bandleader, but he makes a rare appearance here on Bethelehem Records in the US – on a session that was one of the early ones recorded in Landsdowne Studios! The group's a small one, and features some especially great work from Tony Coe on alto and clarinet – still in a relatively swing-based mode, but already with those sharp edges that we love so much – and the rest of the record has a similar blend of older jazz with modern inflections, played by a group that also includes Johnny Picard on trombone, Ian Armit on piano, and Jimmy Skidmore on tenor – plus Humph himself on trumpet. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Undecided", "Willow Weep For Me", "Blue Lou", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Bewitched". CD

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Gianni MarchettiWild Eye – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $11.99
A groovy little Italian soundtrack – straight in some parts, but very nice in others! There's some sweet tunes that features wordless female vocals – in the mode of work by Armando Trovajoli or Ennio Morricone from the time – and there's other tunes that have a dancing groovy style that are right in the Easy Tempo mode. The tracks are very short, but groove around nicely – and really fit the feel you might expect from a title like The Wild Eye! Titles include "Bali Street", "The Sultan", "Don't Go Away", "The Kiss", "Two Lovers", "Love Comes Back", "Goodbye", and "Golden Age". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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MoonglowsLook! It's The Moonglows ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard to get better than this for 50s vocal group material – and despite all the other groups on the east coast scene at the time, The Moonglows are still tops with us! The group have this really great way of never sounding too hokey or showy – but really manage to make magic with their vocals as they glide and cascade together with an approach that's especially strong on the ballads and mellower material. The group sports the talents of a young Bobby Lester and Harvey Fuqua – the latter of whom went onto do so much great work as a producer in soul – and titles include "Ten Commandments of Love", "When I'm With You", "Sweeter Than Words", "Blue Velvet", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Kiss Me Baby", "I'll Stop Wanting You", and "Penny Arcade". CD
Also available Look! It's The Moonglows ... LP 14.99

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MoonglowsLook! It's The Moonglows ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Hard to get better than this for 50s vocal group material – and despite all the other groups on the east coast scene at the time, The Moonglows are still tops with us! The group have this really great way of never sounding too hokey or showy – but really manage to make magic with their vocals as they glide and cascade together with an approach that's especially strong on the ballads and mellower material. The group sports the talents of a young Bobby Lester and Harvey Fuqua – the latter of whom went onto do so much great work as a producer in soul – and titles include "Ten Commandments of Love", "When I'm With You", "Sweeter Than Words", "Blue Velvet", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Kiss Me Baby", "I'll Stop Wanting You", and "Penny Arcade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)
Also available Look! It's The Moonglows ... CD 13.99

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New Rahsaan PattersonAfter Hours (UK pressing) ... CD
Dome (UK), 2004. Used ... $8.99
Incredible, simply incredible – and the best album to date from Rahsaan Patterson! Rahsaan first clocked in at the end of the 90s – as one of the first singers in a new spirit of soul that's now been firmly taken up by the Neo Soul underground. But instead of resting on his laurels and holding onto a surefire sound, Rahsaan's grown tremendously in the years since his last full LP – really pushing his style, deepening his approach, and coming up with a sound that's more powerful than we would have even expected! The album's got a completely solid feel that makes it a near-classic all the way through – spare and intimate, yet done with a fullness and confidence that easily puts Rahsaan in line with some of our favorite male soul singers of all time. Titles include "I Always Find Myself", "The One For Me", "The Best", "Loving You", "Don't Run So Fast", "So Hot", "April's Kiss", and "You Make Life Good". CD

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Bernard Peiffer TrioJazz In Paris – Plays Standards ... CD
Universal (France), 1954. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful work from one of the most sensitive song stylists in postwar Paris – pianist Bernard Peiffer, a player who really sparkles here in a set of familiar standards! There's a laidback, easygoing feel to the whole record – kind of a moody, late nite sort of vibe – one that lets Peiffer really play around with these familiar tunes! The album's a great French example of the criss-crossing of piano lines that was also happening in the US during the 50s – some of the fresher, modern ideas at play, while at the same time, a strong dose of sentiment that could also be pulled from the piano. Most numbers only feature the bass of Jean-Marie Ingrand behind Bernard's piano – and a few also feature drums from Pierre Delin. Titles include "Just You Just Me", "If I Had You", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "You Are My Sweetheart", "Memory Of A Dream", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD also features three bonus tracks from an EP – "I Surrender Dear", "Sweetie Pie", and "Ain't Misbehavin". CD

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space ShiftersLulllaby & The Ceaseless Roar (2 X 180 gram vinyl – with CD) ... LP
Nonesuch, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $35.99 39.98
The late-career high points get loftier and loftier for the great Robert Plant! Plant is working here with his Sensational Shapeshifters, a band name that just as aptly applies to Plant himself, having shifted over to a progressive folk and roots mode, decades after conquering hard rock in Led Zeppelin! Recorded in England, after moving back home, with a more global-centric vibe than the Americana style of his previous couple records, it's really great stuff – and we genuinely appreciate him pushing creative boundaries at this stage, rather than coasting on his legend status. Includes "Little Maggie", "Rainbow", "Pocketful Of Golden", "Turn It Up", "A Stolen Kiss", "Somebody There", "Poor Howard", "House Of Love", "Up on The Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)" and "Abraden (Maggie's Babby)". LP, Vinyl record album

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PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
Prince in near-peak form in the mid 80 – creatively, anyway! Parade is a brilliant stand-alone album, tough it doubles as a soundtrack to a film that flopped – standing today as one of our favorite Prince albums from the 80s! Includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown – and the whole album's got some great orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer. Titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". CD
Also available Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 2.99

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PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. Used ... $2.99
Sure, it was the soundtrack to a film that flopped – but we remember this as one of our favorite Prince albums from the 80s! Includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown – and the whole album's got some great orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer. Titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". CD
Also available Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 3.99

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New RobinsBest Of The Robins Vol 3 ... LP
Spark, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Lots of rare early Robins/Coasters work – and tracks include "Wrap It Up", "If Teardrops Were Kisses", "Framed", "Loop De Loop Mambo", "I Love Paris", "One Kiss", "I Must Be Dreaming", "That's What The Good Book Says", and "The Hatchet Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels improvised, but which is never too free – always pulsating with a killer groove from the drums of Elvin Jones and bass of Jimmy Garrison – and featuring the trumpet of Freddie Hubbard in the frontline with Rollins' tenor – blowing with quite an edge throughout! Side two features "Blessing In Disguise" – which is equally adventurous – plus a surprisingly moody take on "We Kiss in a Shadow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 180 gram reissue pressing.)

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Essential peak solo material from Diana – her aptly self-titled set from 1976, showing Ms. Ross stretching out stylistically with incredible style and with beautiful vocals! Diana '76 is among her best work of the 70s – and that's saying something! It opens with the gorgeous "Theme From Mahogany" – and given that this album's release was timed well with the movie, you could be forgiven to think it could be a quickie product to ride the film's commercial coattails. Not at all! In fact, this album is a major creative triumph – songs ranging from elegant balladry, to jazzy soul, to sultry disco. It's one of those rare few cases in which a great artists covers miles of stylistic territory and reins it all into a consistent whole. We always loved this album, but re-approaching after all these years, we think it's a real masterpiece! Titles include "Theme From Mahogany", "You're Good My Child", "Love Hangover", "Kiss Me Now", "After You", "Smile", "One Love In My Lifetime", and "I Thought It Took A Little Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pee Wee RussellAsk Me Now! ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or some of the earlier sides by Steve Lacy. There's still a swing-based approach to the tunes, but they're handled in a spare style that features equal interplay between Russell, trombonist Marshall Brown, bassist Russell George, and drummer Ronnie Bedford – a great player who really makes the album sparkle! The tracks include a couple of Thelonious Monk titles – "Ask Me Now!" and "Hackensack" as well as a couple of Marshall Brown originals – "Licorice Stick" and "Calypso Walk". Other titles are Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround", Coltrane's "Some Other Blues" and Ellington's "Prelude To A Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Skillet & Leroy2 Or 3 Times A Day – The Johnny Otis Show Live! ... LP
Laff, Early 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
Bawdy soul comedy from the Skillet & Leroy, plus Lawanda – caught in the act as part of The Johnny Otis Show live in Hollywood! It's wild, raucous and side-splittingly funny– and actually not as all out dirty as some of bluer routines of the their peers, such Redd Foxx on his not-safe-for-TV live gigs, though the innuendo gets it across just fine! Speaking of Redd, Lawanda Page nearly steals the show here, just like she did on Sanford & Son – bickering with and battering Leroy throughout. Includes "Kiss Me", "Out Of My House", "Watch The Lips", "The Sucker And Politics", Monkey And The Go-Go", "Soapy Pants", "Whiskey Tale", "Smokin' Weed", "Texas Sheep", "John Did It", "The Mistake" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Slim SmithKeep The Light Shining (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic vocal work from Slim Smith – easily one of the most soulful singers in the Jamaican scene at the end of the 60s – heard here with some lead tracks on his own, and singing with his group The Uniques – which also featured work from Ken Boothe and Derrick Morgan! All tracks here were produced by Bunny Lee, at a variety of Kingston studios – in modes that lie equally between rocksteady and early reggae rhythms – with instrumentation from likely suspects who include Sly & Robbie on drum and bass, and either Winston Wright or Ansel Collins on organ. Titles include "Take Me Back", "Sunny Side Of The Sea", "Keep That Light", "Kiss Me Each Morning", "Time Has Come", "Blessed Are The Meek", and "Give Me Some More Loving". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joanie SommersLet's Talk About Love ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A very powerful little session from Joanie Sommers – and like most of her work from the time, one that's done in a great blend of jazz and mainstream pop! Orchestrations are by Tommy Oliver, and there's plenty of dynamic horn passages to keep things interesting – even on the mellower numbers, which are often some of the best in the set – and feature Joanie's sweeter vocals amidst a darker bank of trombones that dip and turn gently. The more upbeat numbers often feature some nice percussion touches to get the groove going – and titles include "Till There Was You", "Make The Man Love You", "Spring Is Here", "Let's Talk About Love", "After The Lights Go Down Low", "Namely You", "Kiss & Run", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". CD

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Nikki SuddenTexas/Dead Men Tell No Tales (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Creation/Secretly Canadian, 1986/1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 16.98
Nikki Sudden's first couple records for the Creation label – the hugely influential, if somewhate modest selling Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales – in 2CD set, with a lot of excellent bonus tracks! Sudden was always one to balance experimental creative tendencies with more immediately engaging classic rock influences, going back to his days in Swell Map, and those strengths are in full force here in the mid-to-late 80s. Jangly guitars and emotionally resonant lyricism abound, and you can truly sense the impact he had on some of best indie rock songwriters of the late 80s onward. Essential stuff! Texas includes "Jangle Town", "Death Is Hanging Over Me", "Broken Tooth", "Dumb Angel/Stuka", "Wedding Dress", "Deppers Bridge" and more, plus the bonus tracks "Back To The Coast", "Breaking Lines", "The Last Bandit" and more. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" includes "When I Cross The Line", "Dog Latin", "Cupful Of Change", "(Girl With The) Wooden Leg" and "Kiss At Dawn" and more, plus bonus tracks "Flowerbed Romance", "When She Smiles", "The Ragged School" and more. The 2CDs include the 2 complete original albums, plus 11 bonus tracks in all! CD

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SupremesWhere Did Our Love Go (Natural Resources) ... LP
Motown, 1964. Very Good+ (reissue)... $3.99
About as classic as you can get for the early Supremes – a set that has the group really hitting hard on all levels, thanks to production from the team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, plus a bit of help from Smokey Robinson – all of whom really help push the Supremes out of simple girl group soul – into the realm of Motown genius they would nearly rule for years to come! Tunes are by HDH, Norman Whitfield, and Smokey – top-shelf songwriting that further enforces the strength of the set – with that mix of poise and class, yet soul and feeling that always graced the group at their best. Titles include the sublime "When The Love Light Starts Shining Through His Eyes", plus the classics "Where Did Our Love Go" and "Baby Love", and the tracks "Come See About Me", "I'm Giving You Your Freedom", "Your Kiss Of Fire", "Ask Any Girl", and "A Breath Taking Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing.)

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Betty SwannComplete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
A tremendous collection of work from the great Betty Swann – a hell of a soul singer who'd recorded previously for the Money and Capitol Records, but who really hit her height on this string of 70s singles for Atlantic Records! Betty never cut a full album for the label, so this period is a bit overlooked – but this smashing set really makes up for that loss, and finally brings together all these wonderful tunes – including a fair bit of rare b-sides, duets with singer Sam Dees, and five previously unreleased tracks! The work was produced at a range of different sites that really help definite the sound – a host from the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, produced by Rick Hall; more from Philly with arrangements by Thom and Tony Bell; and a host of mature southern soul numbers done by the great Brad Shapiro. Together, the tracks show Betty really evolving as a singer – moving with strength that she never had in her early years, and this sensitivity of expression that only gets better as the collection moves on. 23 tracks in all – including "Cold Day In Hell", "Victim Of A Foolish Heart", "I Feel The Feeling", "All The Way In Or All The Way Out", "Kiss My Love Goodbye", "Time To Say Goodbye", "Yours Until Tomorrow", "Be Strong Enough To Hold On", "Heading In The Wrong Direction", and "Just As Sure". CD

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Ten CityNo House Big Enough ... CD
East West, 1992. Used ... $3.99
A great bit of smooth house and modern R&B tracks from Ten City. Titles include "Thick & Thin", "All Loved Out", "My Peace Of Heaven", "Only Time Will Tell", "Come This Way Again", and "Deep Kiss". CD
(Out of print.)

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Piero Umiliani/Basso ValdambriniI Piaceri Proibiti (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
CAM/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A beautifully jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – one that features solo work by some of the key members of the Basso Valdambrini sextet! The style here is very much in the mode of the best jazz soundtracks used during the French new wave years – simple themes that burst out boldly, and allow plenty of space for jazz improvisation – often along highly rhythmic lines! The music would be very much at home in a Roger Vadim film – and includes plenty of trumpet and tenor lines throughout, plus some additional more playful bits. Nora Orlandi sings "Baby Don't Kiss Me" – and other tunes include "Notte In Algeria", "Night Twist", "Storie Proibite", "Paparazzo's Jump", "Alienazione", and "Carlo E Sofia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition!)

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Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy ... CD
EmArcy/Polygram, 1954/1957. Used ... $4.99
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". CD

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Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandTogether (cartoon cover) ... LP
Warner, 1968. Very Good- ... $19.99
Mad mad funk, and the fantastic second LP by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – the group that proved to everyone that LA could be just as funky as any other city in the 60s! The record draws strongly from the group's indie roots in the funky 45 scene – and the album's filled with short tracks that bump along in jagged rhythms, offbeat arrangements, and some slight touches of sweeter soul. Charles Wright is leading the group on vocals, and taking a stronger presence on these soul-based cuts – but as before, it's the strength of the overall group that really makes the album great – especially the bass work of Melvin Dunlap and the funky drums of James Gadson! Titles include some killer original tracks by the band – like "Do Your Thing", "Giggin' Down 103rd", "Phuncky Bill", "65 Bars & A Taste Of Soul", and "A Dance, A Kiss, & A Song" – plus great covers of "Something You Got", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Knock On Wood". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a split top seam with a small rip, some splitting and packing tape on the other seams, a promo sticker, a spot of tape residue, an ink stamp on the front, and a bit of pen and a couple of small stains on the back.)

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Ben WebsterMusic For Loving – Ben Webster With Strings ... LP
Verve, 1950s. Very Good ... $44.99
Wonderful stuff! Ben Webster blows soulful late night ballads over strings – a perfect combination! Backings are by Ralph Burns and Billy Strayhorn – both of whom can be trusted to keep things hip, using the strings to create mood, emotion, and tension, instead of a pillow to smother the sound of Webster's incredible tenor work. Titles include "All Too Soon", "Love Is Here To Stay", "It Happens To Be Me", "You're Mine You", "Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Sophisticated Lady" and "Love's Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Norgan pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, soime light stains, and light mark from sticker removal.)

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New Nancy WilsonBut Beautiful ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the greatest Nancy Wilson albums of the 60s – a small combo jazz date, done with a style that's different than some of Wilson's larger sessions of the time! The group has a relaxed, easygoing feel – and Wilson slides in with a style that's a lot more laidback and subtle than on other Capitol dates – almost the mellow feel of a late 50s Dakota Staton date, but still song with all the careful class that Nancy brings to her vocals! The group's a quartet, led by pianist Hank Jones – and featuring Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – on titles that include "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Do it Again", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Supper Time", and "I Thought About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)
Also available But Beautiful (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Nancy WilsonBut Beautiful (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1969. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest Nancy Wilson albums of the 60s – a small combo jazz date, done with a style that's different than some of Wilson's larger sessions of the time! The group has a relaxed, easygoing feel – and Wilson slides in with a style that's a lot more laidback and subtle than on other Capitol dates – almost the mellow feel of a late 50s Dakota Staton date, but still song with all the careful class that Nancy brings to her vocals! The group's a quartet, led by pianist Hank Jones – and featuring Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – on titles that include "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Do it Again", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Supper Time", and "I Thought About You". CD
Also available But Beautiful ... LP 2.99

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VariousDirty Jazz From Down South ... LP
Cook, 1958. Very Good ... $48.99
Nothing too dirty about this jazz – especially considering that the "south" in the title is actually the Caribbean – an overlooked hotbed of creative improvisational activity! The album's similar to some of the other Caribbean jazz recorded by Cook Records at the time – highly rhythmic, with a somewhat exotic feel – but the music here is also a bit more conventionally jazz-based at times, with echoes of older swing and trad modes mixed in with rougher percussion on the bottom. There's some great sax parts at times – nice and snakey – and titles include "Serenade", "Kiss Me In the Country", and "Mme Kilio" by Cyril Diaz; "Vicki" and "Cook's Cooking" by Johnny Gomez, "My Salty Sin" and "Choro" by John Buddy Williams, "All Of Me" by Conrad Jones, and "Jungle Blues" by Lorna Pierre. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, in a black sleeve with Cook logo and title sticker.)

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VariousFree Soul 2010s – Urban Sweet ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the coolest collections of contemporary soul we've ever heard – a wonderful batch of work in a laidback, cosmic sort of vibe! The music here resonates strongly with the 70s vintage you'll find in most of the other Free Soul compilations – but it's all relatively recent, and represents a great new wave of music from the (mostly) American underground – by artists who may well be tomorrow's version of Stevie Wonder or Marvin Gaye! As usual with the Free Soul sets, the track list is superb – so much so, that there's loads of tracks here we would have missed otherwise – and titles include "Never Be The Same" by Bilal, "Look Up" by Daley, "Kissing Game" by Dwele, "What's Going On" by Brian Owens, "Kiss Of Life" by Chris Turner, "Wonderlove" by Kris Bowers with Chris Turner, "Shangri La" by James Tillman, "All We Do For Love" by Benny Sings, "Superwoman" by Anita Wardell, "Sweet Dreams" by Laura Holding, and "The Man I Love" by Gregoire Maret with Cassandra Wilson. CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 16 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Funky club from the 80s – a sweet set of post-disco grooves that have a mighty lean, mighty clean feel overall! The work here is heavy on beats, basslines, and keyboards – wrapped up in a highly rhythmic mode to support the singers with a vibe that's great both for the dancefloor, and for more laidback listening! There's plenty of jazzy touches – in the best 80s groove mode – and titles include "I've Got My Eyes On You" by The Pretty Boys, "Action For Love" by Black White & Co, "100%" by Caprice, "One More Time" by McFadden & Whitehead, "Come On Give Me Love" by Woods Empire, "I Can't Face The Rain" by Charisse, and "Just One More Kiss" by Distance. CD

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VariousWow – Belgium Popcorn – More Soul & R&B With Eastern Promise ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not Belgian music – despite what you might think from the title – but an assortment of great American soul and pop from the early 60s – all of which have a very sweet-stepping groove! The style here is the mode that's always been a favorite of Belgian soul fans – who dig a more midtempo groove than the British Northern Soul dancers – and the tracks do a great job of stepping across scenes and genres, to bring in a surprisingly wide range of music – all of which really sounds great together! The set (and the whole series) is a really nice change from the usual Brit soul collections – and is filled with wonderful tunes we never would have discovered otherwise – a great lineup that includes "I Say That's Allright" by Roosevelt Jones, "High In The Misty Sky" by Jackie Lynton, "Let Me Be The Fool" by Lucky Clark, "Thinking Of You" by Freddy Jaye, "Familiar" by Richard Hayes, "Kiss Away" by Otis Blackwell, "Magic Carpet" by Al Reed, "Someday & Someway" by Michael Stevens, and "Big Hand Little Hand" by Ronnie Savoy. CD

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Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. New Copy ... Around November 17, 2014
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the vocals of Pattie, which have just the right sort of flow to take off nicely in the setting! Titles include "Love Shook", "Let's Make Love To The Music", "Girl Don't Make Me Wait", and a totally cool "Pop Collage Medley", which features bits of "Popcorn" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". Next is Our Ms Brooks – a record that has Pattie reunited with the Soul Galore production team – working with backdrops that are full, but never too overblown – right in that perfect Casablanca mode! Titles include "Heartbreak In Disguise", "After Dark", "This Is The House Where Love Died", and "The Back-up Singer". CD
Also available Love Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD 19.99

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Toshiyuki HondaBurnin' Waves ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Around December 10, 2014
Sweet Japanese fusion from saxophonist Toshiyuki Honda – grooving with a tight, smooth, and soulful feel that matches the best of the genre from the time! The album's got large R&B-inspired funky jazz arrangements from Chikara Ueda, and features some nice keyboard work by Larry Williams – plus a soulful vocal from Pauline Wilson on the album's take on "Havana Candy". Other tracks are instrumental, and titles include "747 Wind Flight", "Sao Paulo", "Burning Waves", "All Night Rendezvous", "Thunder Kiss", and "Just A Dream Away". CD

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Mama CassBubble Gum, Lemonade & Something For Mama ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Around November 19, 2014
Always-great solo work from Mama Cass – an unbridled batch of pop tunes with a sweet and dreamy finish! The album's got a really wild approach – a sound that's even more baroque at times than that of The Mamas & The Papas, arranged and conducted by the great Jimmie Haskell. Titles include "Blow Me A Kiss", "Sour Grapes", "He's A Runner", "Lady Love", "Who's To Blame", "I Can Dream, Can't I", and "Welcome To The World". Great cover, too! CD

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New Wayne McGhieWayne McGhie & The Sounds of Joy (2014 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Birchmount/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... Around November 28, 2014
Lost funky soul from Toronto – receiving a proper release for the first time! Vocalist, guitarist and bass player Wayne McGhie recorded rock steady sessions with Studio One vets like Jackie Mittoo before pushing forward as a leader on this rare funk and soul album. It features six McGhie originals and a number of loose, hard soul/funk workouts of hits from the time. The standout track here is McGhie's centerpiece masterpiece "Dirty Funk" – a straight up instrumental funk monster – with these loose, funky guitar chordings, deeply grooving organ and tight, hard hitting drum breaks! Other tracks run the gamut from funk numbers, to loose, heavy soul covers. 12 musicians are credited, with back up horn section, piano and harpsichord and the ever present organ (Ike Bennet and L. Delpratt) and walloping drums (J. Joseph and Everett Paul). The large group never gets in the way of the loose, steady groove – a style surely learned during McGhie's days playing calypso and rock steady. Nice stuff – finally unearthed! Tracks include "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", "When I Think Of Home", "Take A Letter Maria", "Woman Be Good", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Cool It" and more. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) CD

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New Wayne McGhieWayne McGhie & The Sounds of Joy (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Birchmount/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 28, 2014
Lost funky soul from Toronto – receiving a proper release for the first time! Vocalist, guitarist and bass player Wayne McGhie recorded rock steady sessions with Studio One vets like Jackie Mittoo before pushing forward as a leader on this rare funk and soul album. It features six McGhie originals and a number of loose, hard soul/funk workouts of hits from the time. The standout track here is McGhie's centerpiece masterpiece "Dirty Funk" – a straight up instrumental funk monster – with these loose, funky guitar chordings, deeply grooving organ and tight, hard hitting drum breaks! Other tracks run the gamut from funk numbers, to loose, heavy soul covers. 12 musicians are credited, with back up horn section, piano and harpsichord and the ever present organ (Ike Bennet and L. Delpratt) and walloping drums (J. Joseph and Everett Paul). The large group never gets in the way of the loose, steady groove – a style surely learned during McGhie's days playing calypso and rock steady. Nice stuff – finally unearthed! Tracks include "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", "When I Think Of Home", "Take A Letter Maria", "Woman Be Good", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Cool It" and more. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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New Blue Oyster CultBlue Oyster Cult ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep", "Stairway To The Stars", "Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll", "Redeemed", "Before The Kiss A Redcap", and "Screams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New ManhattansGreatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more than polished their harmonies – coming up with an incredible style that was sweet and smooth, yet still undeniably soulful and human, especially on the ballads that were their specialty. Titles on this set include "Kiss & Say Goodbye", "Hurt", "There's No Me Without You", "It Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad", "We Never Danced To A Love Song", and "Do You Really Mean Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lola AlbrightDreamsville ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique session of vocal jazz – and one of the few ever directed by Henry Mancini! Lola was best known for her work on TV in the show Peter Gunn, but despite her cheesecake looks, she's actually a pretty nice singer – with a dusky, late nite sort of sound that's perfect for the Mancini backings on the set. The album features a fair number of original Mancini tunes – all in the moody mellow mode as the more famous "Dreamsville" title track – and Lola burns in a nice smokey tone, on tracks that include "Sorta Blue", "It's Always You", "Soft Sounds", "Slow & Easy", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Two Sleepy People", and "Brief & Breezy". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye promo pressing with deep groove. Cover has heavy edge wear, splitting on the spine, and a sticker on one corner.)

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New Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one minute with a funky groove on the bottom, then sliding into some slinkier laidback styles that are equally great. William Allen handles the arrangements with Roy, and does the strings himself – and also plays some monstrous bass on most numbers, which really brings up the rhythms from the bottom! Titles include the killer groovers "Sweet Tears", "When Is Real Real", "Let's Do It", and "Freaky Deaky" – and the warm mellow cuts "You Came Into My Life", "Kiss", and "Melody Maker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Let's Do It ... CD 16.99

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New Pattie BrooksLove Shook ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic disco from Pattie Brooks – a soaring 70s set that was right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the vocals of Pattie, which have just the right sort of flow to take off nicely in the setting! Titles include "Love Shook", "Let's Make Love To The Music", "Girl Don't Make Me Wait", and a totally cool "Pop Collage Medley", which features bits of "Popcorn" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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New James BrownBodyheat ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". CD

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New Ernie K DoeErnie K Doe ... LP
Janus, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the hippest work ever from Ernie K Doe – a bit of a comeback album recorded at the start of the 70s – put together with some rock-solid help from Allen Toussaint! The album's not as all-out funky as some of Toussaint's other New Orleans work of the time, but it's still got an undeniable great feel – one that has Ernie moving into some deep soul territory at times, all with a lot more feeling and a lot less cliche than we might have expected from his earlier hits. Of course, the album does sport one funky classic – the great "Here Come The Girls" – nestled in nicely amidst other cuts that include "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye", "Fly Away With Me", "Whoever Is Thrilling You", "Back Street Lover", "Lawdy Mama", and "A Place Where We Can Be Free". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Hotcha Mama", "Mother In Law (alt)", and "She Gave It All To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape! Cover has some very light wear.)

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New Dizzy GillespieReal Thing ... LP
Perception, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning funk from the great Dizzy Gillespie – light years away from his early bop recordings! The album's a slammin batch of 70s instrumentals – Dizzy's trumpet firmly in the lead over electric backings that have more than a bit of funk in them. The bass is the main driving factor of the tunes – played either by Phil Upchurch or Chuck Rainey – and the tracks bounce along with a fierce and righteous groove that also includes hard riffing on guitar and some sweet piano lines. Players include Mike Longo, James Moody, and Bernard Purdie – and tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator". Great stuff, and a crucial album in Dizzy's lost career! Damn funky, too. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime ... LP
Arista, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but one that still shows a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that Hyman did with Norman Connors, and not nearly as much in a disco mode as it might be, given the time of the release. And although many of the tracks are somewhat upbeat, they've got a bit more complication in the rhythms than conventional club – thanks to the presence of jazz players who include Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Azar Lawrence, and others. The best production on the record is by T Life, and the team of Skip Scarborough and Larry Alexander – and titles include "Kiss You All Over", "Living Inside Your Love", "Soon Come Again", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a bit of sticker residue.)

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New Isley Jasper IsleyBroadway's Closer Than Sunset/Caravan Of Love/Different Drummer ... CD
Superbird/CBS (UK), 1984/1985/1987. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An Isley Jasper Isley 3-fer – the '84, '85 & '87's Broadway's Closer To Sunset Boulevard, Caravan Of Love and Different Drummer – in a single set! Broadway was the first breakaway effort from the trio of Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper, and Marvin Isley – a set that's got an even leaner groove than some of the Isley Brothers material from years before! The group really hit their stride right away – stepping out in a sweet array of funky rhythms that have some definite 80s touches on the beats, yet which still share all the best Isleys elements overall! Guitar parts are especially sharp – that carved in soul sound that showed up in most Isleys projects from the early 70s onwards – and the vocals have a great sense of warmth and soul, especially on the mellower tunes in the set, which turn down some of the more hook-heavy rhythms heard on other tracks. Titles include "Serve You Right", "Sex Drive", "Love Is Gonna Last Forever", "Kiss & Tell", "I Can't Get Over Losin You", "Look The Other Way", "Break This Chain", and "Broadway's Closer Than Sunset Blvd". Ernie and Marvin Isley team up with Chris Jasper and for Caravan, and more fully reinventing their for the 80s! The record features the wonderful "Caravan Of Love", a soulful spiritual tune that's kind of to 80s soul what The Impressions "People Get Ready" was to 60s soul! Different Drummer was the last album by this configuration of the group, taking on different modes, with some soul gems in the mix. Titles include "Dancing Around The World", "High Heel Syndrome", "Liberation" and more. Includes "Different Drummer", "Do It Right", "Blue Rose", "8th Wonder Of The World" and more. CD

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New Ullanda McCulloughUllanda McCullough/Watching You Watching Me ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1981/1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet double-header from Ullanda McCullough – a singer who's been previously overlooked in the world of CDs! First up is the Ullanda McCullough album from 1981 – a standout set from the great Ullanda – a singer who'd worked on countless sessions in the 70s, but who really came into her own with this self-titled set! The record has Ullanda working with the team of Ashford & Simpson – who she'd helped on her own records – and the music has this joyous, upbeat groove that's right in the best A&S mode – a style that's mostly uptempo, but still deeply soulful – and with a much wider range than the usual disco set. Titles include "Bad Company", "I'll Just Die", "Warm & Gentle Explosion", "It's You", and "Rumors". Watching You Watching Me follows up with an even deeper groove – a sweet jazzy take on 80s soul, done at a level that's almost more in the mode of some of the modern soul sets over at Capitol at the time – and with a vibe that shows that Ullanda's got a much richer vibe than you'd expect, if you only knew the singer from some of her session work! There's some great keyboards and jazzy inflections that really percolate the tunes nicely – and titles include "Getting Ready For Love", "Men Kiss & Tell", "What's It All About", "Don't Wanna Let You Go", and "Try Love for A Change". CD also features a bonus cut – "Bad Company (single edit)". CD

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New Buddy MilesAll The Faces Of Buddy Miles (UK pressing with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unlikely meeting of talents, but a great one – as Buddy Miles' rougher groove comes into contact with the sublime 70s production talents of Johnny Bristol – who makes the whole album groove beautifully! Buddy's sound is a lot warmer than before, but that's A-OK with us, as by the mid 70s, his funky rock groove was beginning to wear a bit thin – so we really applaud his making the move into some super stone mellow soul with Bristol! And if that's not enough, HB Barnum is also handling the arrangements here – setting Buddy up with some slightly funky backings that share some traces of Barnum's blacksploitation soundtrack work of the period – and which make for a record that's far more super-dope than you might expect! A real treasure throughout – the kind of musical surprise that helps us get up out of bed in the morning! Titles include "Pull Yourself Together", "We Got Love", "All The Faces", "I'm Just A Kiss Away", "Got To Find Ms Right", "Wants & Needs", and "Pain". Includes the bonus track "Pull Yourself Together". CD

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New New York DollsNew York Dolls ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the bonafide masterpiece. It's a classic purely on a primal rock 'n' roll level, but it's also one of rock's greatest examples of style equaling substance! The Dolls brought glammer to the gutter and vice versa, and this is no doubt their greatest moment! Includes "Personality Crisis", "Looking For A Kiss", "Trash", "Frankenstein", "Pills", "Bad Girl", "Private World" and "Jet Boy". Produced by Todd Rundgren and engineered by Jack Douglas – the former a legend in his own right, the latter whose name appears on so many great records that range from other proto-punk and punk-era classics (Patti Smith Group, The Runaways) to the trashier side of the mainstream (prime early Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper). LP, Vinyl record album

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New PrinceParade ... LP
Paisley Park, 1986. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prince in a grand groove – actually a better record overall than Around The World In A Day, and one of our favorite Prince albums! Sure, it was the soundtrack to a film that flopped – and that might be the reason this one can get slighted in discussion of his better albums. This one deserved better – and it includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown – but the whole album's got some great sweeping, pop psyche orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer. Titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available
Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 2.99
Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 3.99

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New RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt 2 (purple colored vinyl) ... LP
IHR, 2009. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long awaited Cuban Linx Pt 2 from Raekwon – and one of those late model Wu Tang efforts that reminds us of how vital the Wu Tang were in their prime, as well as how sharp the still are when the moons align and the pieces fall into place! OBFCL Pt 2 is indeed one of those rare newer Wu sets that stands up proudly with the first wave. Sure, it's might not be an eternal classic, but the best stuff here is incredible. Rugged & raw, with intricate crack game noir from a master. 22 tracks in all: the bone chilling J Dilla beat backed gem "House Of Flying Daggers" feat Inspectah Deck, Ghostface and Meth, "Sonny's Missing" (produced by Pete Rock), "Cold Outside" feat Ghostface, "Black Mozart" feat RZA & Inspectah Deck, "Catalina" feat Lyfe Jennings and "About Me" (both produced by Dr Dre), "We Will Rob You" feat Slick Rick, Masta Killa & GZA, "Kiss The Ring" feat Inspectah Deck & Masta Killa, "10 Bricks" feat Cappadonna & Ghostface and many more. LP features two bonus tracks; "Walk With Me" & "Badlands". LP, Vinyl record album

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New SadeLove Deluxe ... CD
Epic, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sade's last LP from the early 90s before she went into her brief recording and performing hiatus. Like the preceding records, the approach is heavy on the jazz side of things, with a crisp, spare touch on the production and a wonderfully soulful feel to the songwriting. At this point she no longer had to work to break into the charts, but that didn't stop her and her band from coming up with a great batch of material that managed to be easily accessible without losing any of the sublime grace that set her apart. Includes "No Ordinary Love", "Cherish The Day", "Feel No Pain", "I Couldn't Love You More", "Like A Tattoo", "Kiss Of Life", "Pearls", "Bullet Proof Soul" and "Mermaid". CD
 
 
 



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