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Flakes-11980 ... LP
Magic Disc, 1980. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Nice 80s club grooves, with a bit of a roller skate sound in the best moments. The highlight is the moogy groover "Sugar Frosted Lover", which has a good up-tempo two step sound, and a very nice hook. Other nice ones include a cover of "Hey There Lonely Girl", "Flakes Reprise", and "No One Can Love You Like I Do". Strange cover with a hand holding a spoonful of corn flakes coming up at you from inside the bowl of cereal. I guess that's where the sugar frosted lover. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Georges DelerueLe Cinema De Francois Truffaut ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used .... $6.99
A wonderful overview of soundtrack work from some of Francois Truffaut's greatest films – all scored by Georges Delerue, a composer who Truffaut felt was his greatest collaborator! Delerue's genius with Truffaut is a little hard to sum up in words – because, like the films, the music has a kind of subtle magic that isn't exactly earth-shattering – but which somehow manages to find a space quietly close to the heart, and then work in beautiful and gentle ways. The recordings begin with early Truffaut classics like Tirez Sur Le Pianiste and Jules Et Jim, and work their way through 60s and 70s gems that include La Peau Douce, L'Amour A Vingt Ans, Un Belle Fille Comme Moi, and Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent. The set's capped off by music from some of Truffaut's early 80s standout films – including Le Dernier Metro and Vivement Dimanche – and as usual for this series, there's a great set of notes to accompany the huge amount of music on the disc! CD

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Nazz/Woody's Truck StopNazz From Philadelphia/1966 Demos ... CD
Airmail (Japan), Mid/Late 60s. New Copy 2CD .... $9.99
Demos and alternate versions of early gems by Nazz – including a bonus disc of demos by the pre Nazz group Woody's Truck Stop featuring Todd Rundgren! The crunching pre-power pop of Nazz isn't as legendary with the general public as it should be – but if you're down with the Nazz this CD is a fine companion piece to the early LPs. A number of the tunes from Nazz's first 2 LP sare on board here in primitive, but effective versions – featured on disc one Nazz From Philadelphia – with the tracks "Hello It's Me", "Crowded", "Lemming Song", "Kicks" (long version), "Some People", "Open My Eyes", "Forget All About It", "Only One Winner", "Magic Me", "Gonna Cry Today" and more. Disc 2 features a handful of 1966 demos by Woody's Truck Stop featuring Todd Rundgren – including "That's Right, You're Wrong", "Why Is It Me", "The Times Have Changed", "She Must Be Blind" and "Rock Me Baby". CD

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Igor WakhevitchLes Fous D'Or (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Pathe/Fauni Gena (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $32.99
Really dark sounds from the enigmatic Igor Wakhevitch – even darker than his previous albums, and that's saying a lot, given the nature of those sets! This one was done in collaboration with American dancer Carolyn Carlson – but given the moody, offbeat quality of the sounds on the disc, we're damned if we can figure out how anyone could physically interact with the music! Some passages are very abstract and electronic – while others seem to use atonal acoustic instruments, but with a vibe that's still quite electric – and even the few female vocal passages come across with a sharp, striking quality – a bit like Cathy Berberian with Berio. Titles include "Eve Speaks", "Henry The Fool Of The Doll", "Ritual Of The Master Of The Doll", "Arrival Of The Magic Doll", and "Twilight & Call Of The Ascending Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl – and comes with a great insert too!)

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VariousCalypsoul 70 – Caribbean Soul 1969 to 1979 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & CD .... $23.99 25.99
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the set illustrate a hugely under-tapped scene that's filled with wonderful tunes – tracks awash in jazzy rhythms, skittish percussion, and a range of styles that move past much more familiar Jamaican sounds from down south. Drums here are often quite heavy, and matched by other percussion as well – not to mention jagged guitar lines and bass bits that really send the whole thing home! As with other Strut compilations, the overall package and liner notes are as great as the music on the disc – and the set features a total of 20 tracks that include "Of My Hands" by The Goretti Group, "Calypsoul" by Clarence Curvan & His Mod Sounds, "You Tink It Sorf" by Lancelot Layne, "Magic Fever" by Magic Circle Express, "Independent Bahamas" by Biosis Now, "Move Up Blackman" by Tyrone Taylor, "Guanavaco" by Marius Cultier, "Raycan" by The Hondells, "You Don't Love Me" by Gemini Brass, "Woman" by Sambo, "We See Jah" by Wadadli Experience, "Freedom In Africa" by Duke, "Red Light Lady" by Ophelia, and "It's A Feeling" by St Maartens The Rolling Tones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD too!)

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New Michael JacksonThis Is It (2CDs and book) ... CD
Sony, 1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 2CD/Book .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to This Is It – the celebratory release of the King Of Pop's rehearsal footage from the days before his untimely death – which also serves as sort of a best of Michael's years at Epic/Sony! It does a fine job of touching on the each of the diverse styles Michael handled in his Epic years, the pioneering guitar accented pop soul magic to the more tender numbers, but, the boon for This Is It is the title track. It's a previously unreleased number with backing harmonies by the Jackson's, a fairly gentle and memorable tune, plus some disc 2 demos. Titles include "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Jam", "They Don't Care About Us", "Human Nature", "Smooth Criminal", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Beat It", "Black Or White", "Earth Song", "Billie Jean", "Man In The Mirror" and "This Is It" (main and orchestra version). Disc 2 includes demos for "She's Out Of My Life", "Wanna Be Startin Somethin" and a "poem" version of "Planet Earth". CD
(2CD set comes packaged in a mini hardcover booklet of photographs from those final rehearsals.)

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New Afrika BambaataaDeath Mix 3 ... CD
Paul Winley, Late 70s/Mid 80s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A 5 star masterpiece, just like the cover says! This "third" volume in the unearthed Death Mix titles isn't a redux of the classic old school Bambaataa mix, but the previously unreleased and recently dug up "Death Mix 2" mix from back in the day, pulled from deep in of Paul Winley's vaults! Revisit the block party beat and break mix days in the unstoppably eclectic Bamabaataa style with this 25+ minute jam pasted together on a pair of turntables that'll make you feel like busting out those fat laces and Cazals! Plus, this third volume adds a great batch of bonus Winley material, 8 tracks of hard to find rap, soul and funk that complement the mix nicely! Includes "Sweet Talk" and "It's Magic" by Cymande, "Remember Me & The Good Times" by Ann Winley & the Harlem Underground Band, "Funk Box Party" by the Master Don Committee, "Street Rock" by Rap Dynasty, "I Believe In The Wheel Of Fortune" by Tanya & Paulette Winley,"Oranges" by Osibisa and "Disco Circus" by the Martin Disco Band. CD
(Some of the tracks on this disc were mastered from what sounds like poor quality analog tapes or vinyl sources.)
 
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Biddu & The OrchestraEastern Man ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Magical disco work from the enigmatic Biddu – one of the few guys working from a larger mainstream studio perspective that we can really dig in the genre! Biddu's got a way here of blending older pop modes, Eastern instrumentation, and soaring disco strings – at a level that's almost a slightly tripped-out take on the Barry White sound, but which is also unabashedly pop as well. Original tracks and surprising covers juxtapose on the set – and while some of the work on the album's relatively mellow, there's more than a few tunes that keep the disco groove up! Titles include "Nirvana", "King Kong", "Puerto Rico", "Boogiethon", "Funky Tropical", and "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has three cut corners.)

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Stelvio CiprianiLibidine ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
Libidinous grooves from the great Stelvio Cipriani – a set of tracks that hangs nicely between a late 70s club style and some of the slinkier sounds we've heard on Stelvio's other work! The album's got a vibe that definitely lives up to its image and title – and although the first few numbers are groovers with a definite disco flavor, the real charmers on the set are the mellower numbers – which slide along gently, with vocals from Nora Orlandi and Edda Dell'Orso – breathily singing amidst gentle grooves and some sweet keyboard lines! The style of these tracks is more early 70s Cipriani than anything else – that great dose of amore that always makes his music so great. Titles include "Sweet Sweet Love", "The Magic Touch", "Souvenir D'Un Soir" – and a number of "Libidine" tracks. CD

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New Clifford CoulterBetter Part Of Me ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $6.99
A damn great little record from Clifford Coulter – a set that's much tighter and more soul-based than his earlier funk albums for Impulse Records – but which comes together beautifully, too – thanks to help from Bill Withers in the studio! Bill produced, and the record has this perfect sort of balance – never too slick or uptight, but really focused too – that great warm groove that Withers found with his own music at Columbia – but set up here as a perfect foil for Coulter's truly amazing voice! The singer's got a depth that comes through right away – on both the ballads and the groovers – and the record's one of those under-discovered gems that we've dug for years – proof that some really amazing soul music was coming out on major labels, between the hits. Withers plays lots of keyboards on the record – and titles "Another Day", "You And I Together", "Nothing In The World Is Free", "Don't Wanna See You Cry", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Maybe It's Better To Go", and "The Better Part Of Me". CD
Also available Better Part Of Me ... LP 4.99

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Clifford CoulterBetter Part Of Me ... LP
Columbia, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $4.99
A damn great little record from Clifford Coulter – a set that's much tighter and more soul-based than his earlier funk albums for Impulse Records – but which comes together beautifully, too – thanks to help from Bill Withers in the studio! Bill produced, and the record has this perfect sort of balance – never too slick or uptight, but really focused too – that great warm groove that Withers found with his own music at Columbia – but set up here as a perfect foil for Coulter's truly amazing voice! The singer's got a depth that comes through right away – on both the ballads and the groovers – and the record's one of those under-discovered gems that we've dug for years – proof that some really amazing soul music was coming out on major labels, between the hits. Withers plays lots of keyboards on the record – and titles "Another Day", "You And I Together", "Nothing In The World Is Free", "Don't Wanna See You Cry", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Maybe It's Better To Go", and "The Better Part Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Better Part Of Me ... CD 6.99

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Gianni Dell'Orso/Gianni OddiMondo Di Notte Oggi ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1975. New Copy .... $14.99
A sexy Euro soundtrack from the 70s – penned for a film that's apparently filled with lots of scantily clad showgirls! The style is totally sweet – often heavy on the keyboards, or on the strings – slightly slinky one minute, then soaring to the skies in a Love Unlimited Orchestra mode the next. Most numbers are relatively short, but manage to groove nicely – and a few numbers break from the porn and disco overtones to hit some slightly more playful melodies from an older Italian comedic period. Edda Dell'Orso sings a bit on the record – and Gianni Dell'Orso plays keyboards and directs the orchestra. CD features 21 tracks in all – including "Night Magic", in a few versions – plus "BR Sex", "Yellow Duck", "Roar", "Police Station", "Soul Meeting", "Pijamas Tops", "Summer Fashion", "Day In Rio", and "Torte In Faccia". CD

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Bill EvansBill Evans Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961 (3 CD box set) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used .... $19.99
Magical trio recordings from the classic trio that featured Bill Evans on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – a massive 3CD set of music, and one that brings together the complete June 1961 Village Vanguard recordings! The revolutionary bass work of LaFaro, and free-thinking rhythms of Motian really helped open up Evans' work on piano at the time – and their influence is heard to best effect on this spontaneous live set, spread out over the course of 22 tunes, recorded throughout the afternoon and evening on June 25, 1961. The package features one newly-discovered take, plus a number of alternates, spoken bits from Bill, and even a few final bars of music. Titles include "Solar", "Milestones", "All Of You", "Gloria's Step", "My Man's Gone Now", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", and "Waltz For Debby". CD
(Includes original book and slipcase.)

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FunkadelicTales Of Kidd Funkadelic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99 18.98
An oft-overlooked gem by Funkadelic – the group's last album for Westbound, and a record that really has them growing into a great new groove! Bootsy and Eddie Hazel have stepped aside for the set, but that gives Bernie Worrell plenty of room to work his magic on keyboards – in a way that really increases the spacier elements of the set, and almost trades a messed-up moogy sort of feel for the heady guitars of earlier years – a slippery kind of Funky Worm groove that we totally love! The set is self-described as "delightfully putrid" on the Pedro Bell cover – and we couldn't agree more! Titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Let's Take It To The People", "How Do Yeaw View You", "Butt-to-Butt Resuscitation" and "Take Your Dead Ass Home!". LP, Vinyl record album

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Major HarrisJealousy ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $15.99
One of the best 70s mellow soul talents at Atlantic Records – sounding completely sublime here in a full set of Philly arrangements! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound – and is a great reminder that even during the disco years, the studio was still a great place to cut a heartbreaking ballad – the sort of number that younger Philly groups would have done for indie labels at the start of the 70s – polished up and given some real maturity here by The Major! There's also a few great groovers on the record too – but with that Philly poise that also still holds onto all the personality of the singer – and the arrangements are great throughout – handled by Norman Harris, Ron Kersey, and Bobby Eli – a perfect Philly team. Titles include "Walkin In The Footsteps", "Jealousy", "I Got Over Love", "Tynisa", "It's Got To Be Magic", and "What's The Use In The Truth". CD

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Chris Hinze CombinationBamboo Magic ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- .... $6.99
One of the few American albums issued by this Dutch funky flautist who cut more than his share of heavy discs on the other side of the Atlantic. Hinze was part of the lowland funk scene that included John Lee & Gerry Brown (both of whom are on this record), and his music shares a similar spacey fusion quality, with very long drawn out grooves. The title cut – "Bamboo Magic" – is a nice funky cut with Hubert Eaves on Fender Rhodes, and other cuts include "Essence", "Le Mistral", "Venga", and "I'm Gonna Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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Hokis PokisMagic Of Hokis Pokis (with download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs .... $15.99 19.98
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these tightly riffing numbers that explode into sweet moogy moments and longer percussion bits on the extended tracks! Vocals are often sung together – kind of harmonized, but mostly in a way that just provides more power – and the keyboards on the best numbers have this kind of cosmic power that really drives the music a lot more than you'd expect – almost a Working Man's Soul version of P&P Records. Titles include "Nowhere", "Can't Wait For Love", "Get Cha Girl", "City Rhythm", "Keep On Rollin", "Find What You're Looking For", "Swing", and "Fire". Also includes notes on the group, and two unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital album download.)

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Keith JarrettConcerts – Bregenz/Munchen (3CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1981. New Copy 3 CDs .... $24.99 29.98
A wonderful presentation of this incredible live material from Keith Jarrett – some of his most important solo piano recordings ever, on a par with the classic Koln Concert album, or his performances in the Sun Bear box set! Jarrett's at his warmest and most lyrical here – spinning out these amazing long lines on piano with an incredible sense of vision – never too self-indulgent, nor too noodling – and always with an ear for tuneful moments that appear quite often along his musical journey! Much of the work is untitled – save for "part 1" or "part 2" – indicating that it was created on the spot, in a really magical moment of improvisation – and even the few tunes with titles feel as if they're just being written then – discovered by Jarrett deep in the musical heart that informs his best moments. 3CD set features the two part Bregenz performance, with encores of "Untitled" and "Heartland" – and the four part "Munchen", with the additon of "Heartland" and "Mon Coeur Est Rouge". CD

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LJ JohnsonLJ's Love Suite ... LP
AVI, 1979. Very Good .... $3.99
Sexy soul magic from LJ Johnson – not to be confused with ex-Dramatic LJ Reynolds, but a great singer in his own right! LJ's got a sweet vocal approach that's almost that you'd hear from earlier years, on east coast vocal group records – but here, he's working in a fuller, richer mode that often dips into disco-based territory with full arrangements, driving percussion, and a set of female voices behind LJ's own. And these upbeat tracks are all pretty nice, thanks to some Danny Leake arrangements – but our favorite numbers are the mellower ones – especially the tunes "Staring in Space" and "Things Will Work Out in the End" – both of which have this great stretched out feel, with a heavenly spacey quality that we just love! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, peeled spot from sticker removal and moderate edge wear.)

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KleeerI Love To Dance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
The first-ever album from Kleeer – and a set that's already got them head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! The set's got just a bit of the keyboards that would later really define the Kleeer sound – and has some surprising disco elements, too – used by the quartet as a way to step away from the overblown mainstream of the time, into a groove that's leaner and cleaner for the next generation! The great Woody Cunningham is at the lead of the group – singing, drumming, arranging, and writing a good portion of the work – and the group members have already had plenty of experience as The Jam Band, Pipeline, and Universal Robot Band – years of background practice that's really helped them forge some very strong grooves. And while the title may reference the danceability of the times, there's also some nice deeper elements going on too – on titles that include "I Love To Dance", "To Groove You", "Kleeer Sailin", "Amour", "It's Magic", "Keep Your Body Workin", and "Tonight's The Night". CD features bonus tracks that include "Keep Your Body Workin (voc)", "Keep Your Body Workin (7" version)", "Tonight's The Night (7" version)", "It's Magic (long)", and "It's Magic (7" version)". CD

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Kool & TogetherKool & Together – Original Recordings 1970 to 1977 ... LP
Heavy Light/Light In The Attic, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $20.99
Blistering funk rock and raw, tightly grooving psych soul from small town Victoria, TX – trailblazing material from Kool & Together. This is an amazing anthology from Heavy Light/Light In The Attic that pulls together material from private press 45s the group put in the early-to-mid 70s and previously unreleased tracks recorded by Texas music legend Huey P Meaux. There's a raw soul, funky drums & percussion core to Kool & Together's style that's really great! Singer Tyrone Sanders doubles as the group's conga player, which is a great touch! There's a demonstrable level of gritty psych soul and rock in the mix, too – wah wah guitar, in particular – but they're much more into a tight, heady groove than the kind of lumbering heft and solo-heavy styles of other Hendrix disciples. It's a family band – the earliest tracks on the set feature Charles Sanders Sr on vocals, with Charles Jr on guitar, Tyrone on conga and Joe Sanders on drums – with the boys trading lead vocals and instrumentation on other later recordings, along with additional players. A great discovery from Heavy Light Records! 19 tracks in all: "Sittin' On A Hot Red Stove", "I Know", "If You Can", "Wino Man", "Magic Words", "Peace Is At Hand", "Better Days", "Fly So High", "Electronic Funk", "Reaching Out", "Hooked On Life", "Blow It Out Your Mind", "Get Your Feet Off The Ground" and more, plus 4 demos: "Escapism Beat", "Hot Pants", "Nassau Beat" and "Wino Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Patti LabelleReleased (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
A real standout in the early solo years of Patti Labelle – and a great set that reunites the singer with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who'd previously worked some magic with Patti and the Labelle trio! Toussaint really grounds Patti's vocals wonderfully – giving them a solid footing that moves past the pop and disco of previous records, but which also doesn't just resort to New Orleans cliches, either. Either Toussaint or Labelle wrote most of the songs on the record – and together, they find a fresh batch of material that really helps establish the singers as one of the greatest female voices in soul. The whole album's a classic – well-balanced between mellow and upbeat numbers – and titles include "Find The Love", "Get Ready", "Give It Up", "Release", "I Don't Go Shopping", "Ain't That Enough", and "Don't Make Your Angel Cry". CD features a bonus track – "Release (The Tension) (12" disco mix)". CD

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New LovesmithLovesmith ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
Great group soul from the early 80s Motown years – a stellar set from Michael Smith and the Lovesmith group – the quartet he sung with before moving on as a solo act with the group's name in place of his own surname! Michael previously worked in The Smith Connection group in the 70s, and although this album's got a more 80s feel overall, it still preserves some of the great harmonies from Smith's previous efforts – especially on the mellower tunes, which have a nicely fragile sensibility, one that points a bit back towards earlier harmony styles. The production's never too heavy to smother the vocals, and the album's free of any too-commercial touches – a fact that probably kept Lovesmith away from the charts, but which makes them even more worth rediscovering all these many years later. Titles include "Baby Come Home With Me", "One Bad Habit", "Shame On You", "Just Like Magic", "I Fooled Ya", "I Hope You Don't Get Enough", and "My Love Is All The Way Live". CD

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Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy .... $16.99
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that always made them great! Cuba Gooding's lead is wonderful – rich and full of feeling, and slinking nicely over arrangements from Rene Hall and Bert DeCoteaux, both of whom bridge the simpler styles of earlier work with some of the deeper ideas going down in soul music at the time. The title track is a killer a wonderful spacey soul track with sweeping arrangements and some weird moogy bits in the background – perfect for the group's sweet style, and a complicated captivating number that pushes past the formula of their earlier hits. The rest of the album follows with equally compelling modes – and titles include "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Thanks For The Laughs", "That Ain't My Style", "Family Man", "I Want To Make You Glad", and "The Good Old Days". Music Maximus is wicked work from The Main Ingredient – a set that's even fuller and funkier than before, yet still a perfect setting for the tremendous harmonies of the trio! The "Roman orgy" cover makes this one look like it might be more of a disco effort – but the overall sound is a sweet mix of modern soul grooves, tight funky charts, and some deeper ideas that are arranged wonderfully by Leon Pendarvis and Lou Courtney. The approach is possibly most like Courtney's own great albums of the time – rooted in a respect for older soul styles, yet really able to open up to new ideas too – and the album features a great funky version of Leon Ware's "Instant Love", plus the tracks "Car Of Love", "Many Women In My Life", "Half A Chance", "I Gotta Know You", "Can't Get Ready For Losing You", and "Who You Really Are". CD

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Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World/Believe ... CD
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
A pair of gems from this great 70s funk ensemble! The group may be named Mass Production, but on Welcome To Our World, their sound is anything but – a really special fusion of key instrumental talents and vocal elements – all brought together in one of the tightest ensemble funk grooves of the time! Mass Production draw a bit from an Earth Wind & Fire tradition – especially some spiritual undercurrents to hold themselves together – but they've also got some of the fuller funk elements of the best dancefloor combos of the time – like Fatback, Cameo, or Con Funk Shun – all of whom would be a great comparison with this smoking debut. The instrumentation is razor-sharp, and never dips into any disco cliches at all – and at times, the guitars alone leave us breathless – as they chug forcefully over the rhythms, and really propel the tunes into the skies. Two of the best groovers include "I Like To Dance" and "Fun In The Sun" – and other titles include "Magic", "Wine-flow Disco", "Our Thought (To The World)", and "Just A Song". Believe is a massive stormer from Mass Production – a set that has the group's full, funky sound hitting right on the money for most of the cuts – then stepping back to let in a few mellower moments too! These guys were definitely at the top of their game at this point – moving in territory that rivals the tightness of other big funk groups, like Brass Construction or T-Connection – but with some occasional deeper soul sides that show up nicely on the slower cuts. Titles include the sweet moogy number "Cosmic Lust", which we really love – plus "Free & Happy", "I Believe In Music", "We Love You", "Superlative" and "People Get Up". CD

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MicheleMagic Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $22.99
A classic set of disco grooves – initially recorded in Paris, then sweetened up strongly at the Sigma Studios in Philly! The core sounds are in the warmer side of the Euro disco spectrum – but it's clear that the Philly touches are what really make things cook – thanks to a new mix of the whole set by the mighty Tom Moulton, and the addition of sweet female chorus vocals by the "Sweethearts Of Sigma" trio! Most tracks are nice and long, and have riffing guitar and moog bits along with the pulsating rhythms – and titles include "Magic Love", "Hold Me Squeeze Me", "Disco Dance", and "Can't You Feel It". CD features bonus tracks – "Disco Dance (Patrick Cowley 12" mega mix)", "Can't You Feel It (single)", "Feel It (orig inst)", and "Can't You Feel It (orig 12" Masters At Work rmx)". CD

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New Charles MingusTijuana Moods ... LP
RCA, 1957/1962. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Oh how we love this album – and we think it may well be the best album ever from Charles Mingus! The set was recorded in that magical Mingus year of 1957, but oddly not released until 1962 – missing some of the initial frenzy of his discovery during the Atlantic and Columbia years. But the album's actually a treasure that predates the better-known latter sides – with a sharpness and intensity that Mingus hardly ever matched again! The group is one of his strongest ever – with Shafi Hadi on alto, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Bill Triglia on piano. There's a slight Latin vibe, as you might expect from the title – but it's very slight overall, and most of the tunes are in that sharply angular, fully expressive style that flowered most strongly for Mingus in the late 50s. There's not a wasted moment of music on the whole album – with tight solos and incredible rhythms that dominate every second of the extended tracks – and titles include "Dizzy Moods", "Flamingo", "Los Mariachis", "Ysabel's Tabel Dance", and "Tijuana Gift Shop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy .... $14.99 15.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a Desco Records, these guys started out making sounds based on the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – perfect funk tracks, from performance to production – without any of the slicker or schlocky modes that their few contemporaries would always step into. Instead, these guys were so sharp that they were able to actually pass off a lot of their early cuts as "vintage" singles – fooling folks into thinking they'd discovered some lost rare funk act, then winning them over even more when they found out that the group was current – and that they had this really unique, magical approach. Drums are super-hard, vocals are nice and raw, and the instrumentation is so sharply funky, you might accidentally cut your fingertips when flipping the record over! This sweet collection brings together 18 singles by the group, plus a previously unissued cut too – all with some great notes as well. Titles include "50 Yards Of Soul", "Funky Train", "South Carolina", "Augusta, GA", "More Mess On My Thing", "Choking On A Piece Of Meat (part 2)", "Ham Gallery", "Summerdays", "Path Of Life", and "Discern/Define". CD
Also available Poets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 (includes download) ... LP 20.99

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Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 (includes download) ... LP
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $20.99 23.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a Desco Records, these guys started out making sounds based on the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – perfect funk tracks, from performance to production – without any of the slicker or schlocky modes that their few contemporaries would always step into. Instead, these guys were so sharp that they were able to actually pass off a lot of their early cuts as "vintage" singles – fooling folks into thinking they'd discovered some lost rare funk act, then winning them over even more when they found out that the group was current – and that they had this really unique, magical approach. Drums are super-hard, vocals are nice and raw, and the instrumentation is so sharply funky, you might accidentally cut your fingertips when flipping the record over! This sweet collection brings together 18 singles by the group, plus a previously unissued cut too – all with some great notes as well. Titles include "50 Yards Of Soul", "Funky Train", "South Carolina", "Augusta, GA", "More Mess On My Thing", "Choking On A Piece Of Meat (part 2)", "Ham Gallery", "Summerdays", "Path Of Life", and "Discern/Define". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet 2LP set – with bonus download too!)
Also available Poets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD 14.99

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Don RayGarden Of Love ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good .... $6.99
One of the coolest club projects of the 70s – a set of tracks based around the keyboards of Don Ray, but handled with lots of electronic disco touches from Cerrone! The pair are great arrangers on their own, but together they really make some magic – kind of a leaner take on the extended Cerrone groove – honed to a "t" in the studio, and sometimes given a nice punch with chorus vocals too. The tracks are shorter than you'd normally get from Cerrone, but still filled with all those freewheeling clubby grooves – warmly soulful undercurrents that make a great platform for the more electronic keyboards – never too cold at all, and a fair bit more personal than the sorts of keys we're used to hearing from the European scene. A really unique record – a partnership we wish worked together more like this, although we're plenty happy to have this treasure too! Titles include "Garden Of Love", "My Desire", "Body & Soul", "Got To Have Loving", and "Standing In The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Martha ReevesWe Meet Again ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Martha's lost the Vandellas by the time of this late 70s set – making a strong move here as a solo act, and really going for a different sound. The format is quite clubby – arrangements by Dale Warren and Robert Manchurian that have a full and soulful feel, very much like the later Fantasy/Philly sessions. Martha's vocals are fully over the top of the set – pushing a lot more than in the Motown years – and cranking things into full disco diva mode on most of the tunes. Titles include "I Feel A Magic", "Free Again", "Special To Me", "Dedicated To Be Your Woman", "Love Don't Come No Stronger", and "One Line From Every Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Salsoul OrchestraStreet Sense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
Brillant work from the Salsoul Orchestra – some of their most sophisticated work ever, and right in line with a soulful orchestral style that runs back through the work of Barry White into the early experiments of the Soulful Strings! The album marks a shift for the group – now led by the mighty Tom Moulton, after the departure of Vince Montana – a new force who really takes the group in some great directions, and stretches out the tunes here even more than before – which makes for a lot more musical complexity as well! Thor Baldursson helps out on some of the arrangements, and the pair really work magic with the tight Philly lineup of the group – soaring out on great versions of two massive Richard Evans groovers – "Zambesi" and "Burning Spear", both killers that were originally performed by the Soulful Strings – plus the original numbers "212 North 12th", "Street Sense", and "Sun After The Rain". CD features bonus tracks – "Somebody To Love (single)", "Street Sense (single)", "Sun After The Rain (12" disco)", and "Sun After The Rain (12" inst)". CD
Also available Street Sense (2LP promo version) ... LP 4.99

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Harvey ScalesLove-Itis – All The Rare & Unissued 45s From The Vaults Of Magic Touch 1967 to 1977 (plus download) ... LP
Magic Touch/Funky Delicacies, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $12.99
A beautifully done look at the music of Harvey Scales – a damn funky cat from the Milwaukee scene, finally getting his due! The package is overflowing with groovers – hard funky 45 cuts that Scales recorded for the Magic Touch label – mostly in the late 60s and start of the 70s – wrapped up here in a lavish booklet that's filled with well-researched notes, and vintage photos – a set that really sets a whole new standard for the Tuff City label! Scales' groove is one that we've always loved on 45 – a dancefloor-directed version of soul that falls somewhere in a space between Archie Bell & The Drells and Dyke & The Blazers – but with a heavier sound overall. Yet having all these cuts together in one place seems to give them even more intensity than before – a powerhouse package of 20 rare tracks that run the gamut from upbeat soul to heavy funk to a few early disco numbers as well. Titles include "Love-It is", "Broadway Freeze", "Get Down", "The Yolk", "The Funky Yolk", "Get Down 1970", "Funky Football", "Trying To Survive", "Bump Your Thang", "Groove On Sexy Lady", "Rock The World", "Welcome Home", "The Sound Of Soul", "Too Good To Be True", and "Love Is A Gas". Beautifully done 2LP gatefold with all the tracks from the CD version. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited editon 2LP gatefold vinyl version. Includes code for full download.)

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Harvey Scales/William RayFollow The Disco Crowd (orig, radio mix)/You Are What You Are ... 12-inch
Magic Touch, 1977. Very Good+ .... $24.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain white sleeve. Label has some pen.)

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SilvettiConcert From The Stars ... LP
Sire, 1978. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Brilliant work from one of the most unsung talents of the disco age – arranger Bebu Silvetti, the man with the magical strings! Silvetti's few albums of the time really shine in a style that should otherwise flop – blending together just the right mix of Barry White-inspired strings, keyboards, funky rhythms, and chorus vocals – into a swirling blend that was at the top of the Euro disco sound all the way! Titles on this gem include "Sky Lab", "Love Secrets", "Velvet Hands", "Sun After The Rain", and "One Note Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Donna SummerLove Trilogy ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good .... $0.99
A mid 70s classic from Donna Summer – and a follow up to her huge, chart-toppiong Love To Love You Baby – and once again produced by Giorgio Moroder! The record didn’t hit the commercial heights of the preceding one, though they did utilize the same sort of Euro-disco approach – and it sounds just as great to us! The first half is a longer suite of 4 tracks – "Try Me", "I Know", "We Can Make It" and "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It", and side 2 features 4 more numbers "Prelude To Love", "Could It Be Magic", "Wasted" and "Come With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on the front.)

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Three DegreesMaybe ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
Amazing early work from the Three Degrees – tracks cut before their more famous disco years in the 70s – but already showing a whole new approach to girl group soul! At some level, the trio take off strongly from the best late 60s styles of The Supremes – taking the most righteous elements, and working them into a hip new take on female soul – often using slight undercurrents of funk, in ways that are a bit like Honeycone, but even groovier! Arrangements are by Sammy Lowe and Steve Swanson – who bring in a nice east coast bite – and titles include "Sugar On Sunday", "Rosegarden", "You're The One", "The Magic Door", "Collage", "Maybe", and "You're The Fool". CD

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Three DegreesMaybe/So Much Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
A killer package – two full albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Maybe – amazing early work from the Three Degrees – tracks cut before their more famous disco years in the 70s – but already showing a whole new approach to girl group soul! At some level, the trio take off strongly from the best late 60s styles of The Supremes – taking the most righteous elements, and working them into a hip new take on female soul – often using slight undercurrents of funk, in ways that are a bit like Honeycone, but even groovier! Arrangements are by Sammy Lowe and Steve Swanson – who bring in a nice east coast bite – and titles include "Sugar On Sunday", "Rosegarden", "You're The One", "The Magic Door", "Collage", "Maybe", and "You're The Fool". Next is So Much Love – a great illustration of the way the female trio could really take off – even without the disco grooves that would later bring them fame! There's a bouncy sound to most numbers here – a bit of Northern Soul here, some 60s mod there – and the girls' vocals are even more amazing than we remember them in later years – really at the top of the girl group pack for the time. Arrangements are by Hutch Davie, Tony Camillo, and Bert DeCoteaux – and titles include "Maybe", "Trade Winds", "I Do Take You", "Who Is She (And What Is She To You)", and "Magic Mirror". 2CD set features a whopping 23 bonus tracks – including "Handle With Care", "Shades Of Green", "Requiem", "Isn't It A Pity", "Yours (long single version)", "There's So Much Love All Around Me (mono)", "Through Misty Eyes (mono)", and mono takes of many album tracks! CD

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VariousAlright! – Black American Dance Music From The Disco Era ... CD
BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
A tight collection of uptempo funk and disco-driven soul tunes – with a selection that goes way past the usual dancefloor favorites! We're not sure how to read the title (which seems to have some sort of "inside take" on black culture in America) so we'll write that off to the overzealous imagination of the British compilers of the set – but we will say that the package includes some great numbers that we wouldn't have thought of otherwise, including a few previously unissued tunes by artists on the Westbound label! The groove is upbeat on most tracks, with plenty of jazzy flourishes and a soulful approach to disco. Titles include "Disco Booty" by Melvin Sparks, "Love Don't Come Easy" by New Jersey Connection, "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight" by Sylvester, "Free Man" by South Shore Commission, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by The Clark Sisters, "Latin Disco" by The Counts, "Alvin Stone (The Birth & Death Of A Gangster)" by Fantastic Four, "Moon Trek" by Mike Theodore, "Sadie" by Joe Bataan, "Sure Can't Go To The Moon" by CJ & Co, and "The Magic Man" by King Errison. CD
Also available Alright! – Black American Dance Music From The Disco Era ... LP 19.99

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VariousAlright! – Black American Dance Music From The Disco Era ... LP
BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $19.99
A tight collection of uptempo funk and disco-driven soul tunes – with a selection that goes way past the usual dancefloor favorites! We're not sure how to read the title (which seems to have some sort of "inside take" on black culture in America) so we'll write that off to the overzealous imagination of the British compilers of the set – but we will say that the package includes some great numbers that we wouldn't have thought of otherwise, including a few previously unissued tunes by artists on the Westbound label! The groove is upbeat on most tracks, with plenty of jazzy flourishes and a soulful approach to disco. Titles include "Disco Booty" by Melvin Sparks, "Love Don't Come Easy" by New Jersey Connection, "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight" by Sylvester, "Free Man" by South Shore Commission, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by The Clark Sisters, "Latin Disco" by The Counts, "Alvin Stone (The Birth & Death Of A Gangster)" by Fantastic Four, "Moon Trek" by Mike Theodore, "Sadie" by Joe Bataan, "Sure Can't Go To The Moon" by CJ & Co, and "The Magic Man" by King Errison. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alright! – Black American Dance Music From The Disco Era ... CD 14.99

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VariousCosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avant Garde 1970 to 1980 ... CD
Because (France), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold .... $19.99
Incredible electronics from the French scene of the 70s – spacey, funky, trippy, and even a bit clubby too – a perfect cross-section of all the cool analogue elements that were ebbing forth from Paris at the time! A few of the bigger French artists broke big on these shores – often paving the way for soppier work of the next generation – but this set features a much deeper range of talents than we ever would have expected – plenty of cats who easily match the most experimental styles of the German prog electronics world, or the dark corners of Italian soundtrack composers, or even some of the fiercer grooves to come in the pre-house years in the clubs! Reading the set list, you might be surprised to hear some of these artists in the same company as each other – but hearing the set, you'll be wonderfully pleased at the way the whole thing comes together – a great range of cuts that includes "Motel Show" by Pierre Bachelet, "Shanti Dance (parts 1 & 2)" by Droids, "Magic Fly" by Space, "Temps X" by Didier Marouani, "Le Reve" by Patrick Juvet, "Le Bracelet" by Alain Gouraguer, "Rocket Man (inst)" by Rockets, "Disco Energy" by Universal Energy, "Love Machine" by Space Art, "Survol" by Francois De Roubaix, "Le Physique Et Le Figure" by Serge Gainsbourg, and "Spirit" by Frederic Mercier. CD
Also available Cosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avant Garde 1970 to 1980 (with bonus CD) ... LP 28.99

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New VariousCosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avant Garde 1970 to 1980 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $28.99
Incredible electronics from the French scene of the 70s – spacey, funky, trippy, and even a bit clubby too – a perfect cross-section of all the cool analogue elements that were ebbing forth from Paris at the time! A few of the bigger French artists broke big on these shores – often paving the way for soppier work of the next generation – but this set features a much deeper range of talents than we ever would have expected – plenty of cats who easily match the most experimental styles of the German prog electronics world, or the dark corners of Italian soundtrack composers, or even some of the fiercer grooves to come in the pre-house years in the clubs! Reading the set list, you might be surprised to hear some of these artists in the same company as each other – but hearing the set, you'll be wonderfully pleased at the way the whole thing comes together – a great range of cuts that includes "Motel Show" by Pierre Bachelet, "Shanti Dance (parts 1 & 2)" by Droids, "Magic Fly" by Space, "Temps X" by Didier Marouani, "Le Reve" by Patrick Juvet, "Le Bracelet" by Alain Gouraguer, "Rocket Man (inst)" by Rockets, "Disco Energy"b y Universal Energy, "Love Machine" by Space Art, "Survol" by Francois De Roubaix, "Le Physique Et Le Figure" by Serge Gainsbourg, and "Spirit" by Frederic Mercier. LP, Vinyl record album
(Standard gatefold edition with CD.)
Also available Cosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avant Garde 1970 to 1980 ... CD 19.99

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VariousLarry Levan Live At The Paradise Garage 1979 ... CD
Strut/West End (UK), 2000. Used 2CD .... $24.99
Like finding a time machine – one that takes you back to the glory days of the New York club scene at the end of the 70s! Much has been written about Larry Levan – the genius DJ behind the Paradise Garage, and a leading force in club music who pulled the genre from the ashes of disco cliches and cold pre-programmed throwaway tracks. Levan not only had an ear for picking the most soulful tunes of the underground, buy he also had an extremely good talent for putting tracks together – a talent that got him plenty of work as a remixer in the early 80s, but which is also heard here exactly as you'd have heard it at the Paradise Garage back in 1979! The set is a magical document – a live mix performed by Levan at the Paradise, recorded with excellent sound, and spread over 2 CDs with a thick color booklet filled with notes about and photos of the Paradise Garage! The music's the best thing, though – as Levan comes up with killer groovers we've never heard, and other monsters that we'd forgotten about, and which sound even better in this stunning mix of music. Titles include "It's Music" by Damon Harris, "Put Your Body In It" by Stephanie Mills, "By The Way You Dance" by Bunny Sigler, "Right In The Socket" by Shalamar, "Here We Go Again" by Peoples Choice, "Bad Mouthin" by Motown Sounds, "Let Yourself Go" by The Supremes, "Angel In My Pocket" by Change, "Smack Dab In The Middle" by Janice McClain, "Sun Sun Sun" by Jacki, and "Erucu" by Jermain Jackson". 20 tracks in all – and all expertly mixed! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNew York Sound 2 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy .... $14.99
New York grooves from the start of the 80s – a great batch of tracks that sits nicely in the space between late 70s disco and old school hip hop! Many of these tracks are quite long – extended 12" groovers that mix electro keyboards, slapping basslines, and snapping beats with vocals that are sung, rapped, and chanted – always in a catchy groove that slinks along nicely at a midtempo pace. There's no too-fast numbers here, and the vibe is nice and laidback – one that takes full use of the space of a bigger single to let the tunes open up slowly and find the time to do their thing! Titles include "I'm The One" by Rainbow Brown, "I Had To Say It" by Millie Jackson, "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" by Fatback, "No One Can Do It" by Carol Williams, "Heobah" by Fonda Rae, "Burn Me Up" by Frisky, "Mysterious" by Twilight 22, "Magic's Message" by Mr Magic, "We Come To Jam" by Blaze, and "I Wanna Get With You" by Ritz. CD

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VariousNuggets – Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP .... $49.99
The immortal collection of psychedelic era garage rock and proto-punk gems – originally released on Elektra in 1972, when it influenced many of the great 70s underground pioneers, long before being reborn as an expanded box set in the late 90s. One of the first great rock anthologies! Lenny Kaye and Elekra Records big wig Jac Holzman put Nuggets together in 1972, mixing a bunch of great buzzsaw rock singles, indiscriminately melding hits and underground cuts alike –27 great tracks by the likes of the Amboy Dukes, Standells, Castaways, Magicians, the Seeds, the Electric Prunes, Sagittarius, the Magic Mushrooms and many more! Tracks include "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)" by Electric Prunes, "Dirty Water" by the Standells, "Respect" by Vagrants, "No Time Like The Right Time" by Blues Project, "Invitation To Cry" by Magicians, "You're Gonna Miss Me" by Thirteenth Floor Elevators, "Psychotic Reaction" by Count Five, "Baby Please Don't Go" by Amboy Dukes, "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius, "Open My Eyes" by Nazz and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear and a few pen marks inside the gatefold.)

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VariousWithout Limits Presented By The Modern Soul Collective ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $16.99
Massive modern soul – hand-picked by the UK's Modern Soul Collective with a sweet selection of classics and some especially nice overlooked gems! The groove here is smooth, but never sleepy – upbeat, but not really disco – and instead that great blend of modes that really characterized the modern soul sound of the late 70s and early 80s! The package is designed as a follow-up to the previous No Boundaries collection, but we honestly dig it even more than that one – and the CD features a few more recent cuts mixed in with the older classics too. Titles include "You're Messing Up A Good Thing" by Heywood Cash, "Looks Like Rain" by Main Ingredient, "We Need Love" by Directions Band, "The Magic That You Do" by The Realistics, "Too Many People (Blacksmith dancehall mix)" by Pauline Henry, "Can You Feel My Love" by Khemistry, "I'll Be True" by Cookie Woodson, "Under Construction" by Al Supersonic & The Teenagers, "In The City" by Jesse Gomez & SWB, "Rough Out Here" by The Modulations, "Strip Me Naked" by Love Peace & Happiness, and "Make It Last" by DJ Jazzy Jeff with Ayah. CD

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Blue MagicMessage From The Magic ... CD
1978. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
A great one from Blue Magic! Although the group could have easily kept heading towards the disco/club sound they were hitting on previous albums, this one's actually a return to a more mellow harmony sound – which is ok with us! The production's by Skip Scarborough, and it's got a smooth modern sound that still stays true to the group's Philly roots, but which also gives them a bit more sophistication. Titles include "Can't Get You Off My Mind", "If You Want Me To", "Still In Love With You", "Message", and "I Waited". CD

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KebekelektrikKebekelektrik ... CD
1978. New Copy .... Around May 21, 2014
Kebekelektric disco work from this spacey Canadian project – Quebec's answer to the electronics of the German scene! The group have a great sound that mixes Kraftwerk-like keys and synth with the livelier disco grooves of the Prelude scene – going for a mix of uptempo styles that's all instrumental, and which really lets the keyboards do some wonderful work! The set features the group's stunning classic "Magic Fly", plus "Mirage", "War Dance", and a great version of "Bolero". CD

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VariousDisco Madness ... CD
Late 70s. New Copy .... Around April 23, 2014
6 of the biggest late 70s singles for the Salsoul label – stretched out to form one hard-grooving LP! Nearly every cut's a super-disco winner, and titles include "My Love Is Free" and "Ten Percent" by Double Exposure, "It's Good For The Soul" and "Magic Bird Of Fire" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Let No Man Put Asunder" by First Choice, and "Catch Me On The Rebound" by Loleatta Holloway. CD

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New Hokis PokisMagic Of Hokis Pokis ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these tightly riffing numbers that explode into sweet moogy moments and longer percussion bits on the extended tracks! Vocals are often sung together – kind of harmonized, but mostly in a way that just provides more power – and the keyboards on the best numbers have this kind of cosmic power that really drives the music a lot more than you'd expect – almost a Working Man's Soul version of P&P Records. Titles include "Nowhere", "Can't Wait For Love", "Get Cha Girl", "City Rhythm", "Keep On Rollin", "Find What You're Looking For", "Swing", and "Fire". Also includes notes on the group, and two unissued tracks! CD
Also available Magic Of Hokis Pokis (with download) ... LP 15.99

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New David BowieAladdin Sane – 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition ... CD
EMI, 1973. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible version of one of our favorite David Bowie albums ever! Aladdin Sane was a real turning point for Bowie – recorded on the heels of the tremendously popular Ziggy Stardust album, but really pushing the boundaries past the more straight-ahead rock and glam of that record. Instead of just sitting on his laurels, Bowie tripped out into a wilder, weirder world with this one – mixing together elements of some of the baroque arrangements of early records, with the meaner leaner sound of the 70s – populating the songs with freaks, weirdos, and odd characters that gave the whole thing a really creepy edge. The whole thing's an oft-overlooked gem that, to us, is truly one of Bowie's most magical moments – and it's finally given its due here, in a beautiful 2CD package that features a whole disc worth of bonus material, plus a hard book-like cover, and a big booklet of goodies! Original titles include "Drive In Saturday", "Panic In Detroit", "Aladdin Sane", "Watch That Man", "The Jean Genie", "The Prettiest Star", "Time", and "Lady Grinning Soul" – and bonus tracks include "John I'm Only Dancing (sax version)", "Time (single edit)", "All The Young Dudes", and live recordings of "Drive In Saturday", "Life On Mars", "John I'm Only Dancing", and "Jean Genie". CD
(Out of print.)

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New David BowieSpace Oddity (40th Anniversary 2CD edition) ... CD
EMI, 1969. Used 2CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing departure for David Bowie – hardly the kind of record you would expect from his oboe-filled tunes of a few years before – and really the start of the groundbreaking, earthshaking, reinventionist era of his genius! There's a spacious, soaring quality to Space Oddity that's every bit the kind of magical music you might hope for in a set recorded at the close of the 60s – a shift into new modes, new sounds that seem to suck up all the best influences in rock from the previous few years, but fuse it into a new cosmic vision for the next decade. And while others might stumble on cliche with the weight of such a task, Bowie pulls it off brilliantly – mixing his fuzzier feelings with some of his more personal leanings – and showcasing a newly deep sense of songwriting here that's really amazing. Some tunes have the sensitivity of work on Hunky Dory, while others burn with the fire of Man Who Sold The World – all in a balance that never sounds schizophrenic at all. Titles include"Space Oddity", "Memory Of A Free Festival", "God Knows I'm Good", "Cygnet Committee", and "Unwashed & Somewhat Slightly Dazed". This 40th Anniversary edition (and wow, 40 freakin' years!!!) includes a bonus disc with 15 tracks, made up of (mostly) previously unreleased demos, BBC sessions, a- and b-side singles and more! Includes demo versiuons of "Space Oddity" and "An Occasional Dream", "Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola" (full length stereo version), "Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed" (BBC Radio session DLT Show", "The Prettiest Star" (stereo version) and more. CD

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New Four TopsReach Out ... LP
Motown, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic 60s album by the Four Tops – really one of their better efforts of the period – a record that finds the group working some soulful magic on a couple of their best known tunes, as well as adding a dose of deeper emotion to some hit songs of the time! Like other Motown success stories from that time, this set features some pop tunes and standard chart material, done by the group in their inimitable harmony style – with a few hits like "Reach Out, I'll Be There" and "7 Rooms Of Gloom" – plus wonderful interpretations of songs like "Walk Away Renee", "Last Train To Clarksville", and "I'm A Believer". Also includes "What Else Is There To Do", "Bernadette", and "Standing In The Shadows Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some discoloration along the opening and a sticker on the back.)
Also available
Reach Out ... CD 13.99
Reach Out ... CD 9.99

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New Major HarrisJealousy ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best 70s mellow soul talents at Atlantic Records – sounding completely sublime here in a full set of Philly arrangements! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound – and is a great reminder that even during the disco years, the studio was still a great place to cut a heartbreaking ballad – the sort of number that younger Philly groups would have done for indie labels at the start of the 70s – polished up and given some real maturity here by The Major! There's also a few great groovers on the record too – but with that Philly poise that also still holds onto all the personality of the singer – and the arrangements are great throughout – handled by Norman Harris, Ron Kersey, and Bobby Eli – a perfect Philly team. Titles include "Walkin In The Footsteps", "Jealousy", "I Got Over Love", "Tynisa", "It's Got To Be Magic", and "What's The Use In The Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Jealousy ... CD 15.99

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New Keith JarrettConcerts – Bregenz/Munchen (3CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1981. Used 3CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful presentation of this incredible live material from Keith Jarrett – some of his most important solo piano recordings ever, on a par with the classic Koln Concert album, or his performances in the Sun Bear box set! Jarrett's at his warmest and most lyrical here – spinning out these amazing long lines on piano with an incredible sense of vision – never too self-indulgent, nor too noodling – and always with an ear for tuneful moments that appear quite often along his musical journey! Much of the work is untitled – save for "part 1" or "part 2" – indicating that it was created on the spot, in a really magical moment of improvisation – and even the few tunes with titles feel as if they're just being written then – discovered by Jarrett deep in the musical heart that informs his best moments. 3CD set features the two part Bregenz performance, with encores of "Untitled" and "Heartland" – and the four part "Munchen", with the additon of "Heartland" and "Mon Coeur Est Rouge". CD
(Includes original book and slipcase. Barcode has a pen mark.)
Also available Concerts – Bregenz/Munchen (3CD set) ... CD 24.99

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

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New KleeerI Love To Dance ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever album from Kleeer – and a set that's already got them head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! The set's got just a bit of the keyboards that would later really define the Kleeer sound – and has some surprising disco elements, too – used by the quartet as a way to step away from the overblown mainstream of the time, into a groove that's leaner and cleaner for the next generation! The great Woody Cunningham is at the lead of the group – singing, drumming, arranging, and writing a good portion of the work – and the group members have already had plenty of experience as The Jam Band, Pipeline, and Universal Robot Band – years of background practice that's really helped them forge some very strong grooves. And while the title may reference the danceability of the times, there's also some nice deeper elements going on too – on titles that include "I Love To Dance", "To Groove You", "Kleeer Sailin", "Amour", "It's Magic", "Keep Your Body Workin", and "Tonight's The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a gold promo stamp and a tracklist sticker.)

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New Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected – one that opens up their sound even further! The best example of this is the great cut "Little Children", a very righteous jazzy soul number that's been sampled to great use, and one that introduced a great mellow sound for the group. Other cuts include the dancefloor classic "Open Sesame", "Whisper Softly", "L-O-V-E", and "Sunshine". This remastered edition from Big Break UK includes 3 bonus tracks: "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) – Part 2 (Single Version)", "Super Bad (Single Version)" and "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) (Promotional 12" – Special Disco Version)". CD

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New Patti LabelleReleased ... LP
Epic, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in the early solo years of Patti Labelle – and a great set that reunites the singer with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who'd previously worked some magic with Patti and the Labelle trio! Toussaint really grounds Patti's vocals wonderfully – giving them a solid footing that moves past the pop and disco of previous records, but which also doesn't just resort to New Orleans cliches, either. Either Toussaint or Labelle wrote most of the songs on the record – and together, they find a fresh batch of material that really helps establish the singers as one of the greatest female voices in soul. The whole album's a classic – well-balanced between mellow and upbeat numbers – and titles include "Find The Love", "Get Ready", "Give It Up", "Release", "I Don't Go Shopping", "Ain't That Enough", and "Don't Make Your Angel Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New LovesmithLovesmith ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great group soul from the early 80s Motown years – a stellar set from Michael Smith and the Lovesmith group – the quartet he sung with before moving on as a solo act with the group's name in place of his own surname! Michael previously worked in The Smith Connection group in the 70s, and although this album's got a more 80s feel overall, it still preserves some of the great harmonies from Smith's previous efforts – especially on the mellower tunes, which have a nicely fragile sensibility, one that points a bit back towards earlier harmony styles. The production's never too heavy to smother the vocals, and the album's free of any too-commercial touches – a fact that probably kept Lovesmith away from the charts, but which makes them even more worth rediscovering all these many years later. Titles include "Baby Come Home With Me", "One Bad Habit", "Shame On You", "Just Like Magic", "I Fooled Ya", "I Hope You Don't Get Enough", and "My Love Is All The Way Live". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Lovesmith ... CD 13.99

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New MicheleMagic Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of disco grooves – initially recorded in Paris, then sweetened up strongly at the Sigma Studios in Philly! The core sounds are in the warmer side of the Euro disco spectrum – but it's clear that the Philly touches are what really make things cook – thanks to a new mix of the whole set by the mighty Tom Moulton, and the addition of sweet female chorus vocals by the "Sweethearts Of Sigma" trio! Most tracks are nice and long, and have riffing guitar and moog bits along with the pulsating rhythms – and titles include "Magic Love", "Hold Me Squeeze Me", "Disco Dance", and "Can't You Feel It". CD features bonus tracks – "Disco Dance (Patrick Cowley 12" mega mix)", "Can't You Feel It (single)", "Feel It (orig inst)", and "Can't You Feel It (orig 12" Masters At Work rmx)". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Magic Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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New Charles MingusTijuana Moods (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1957/1962. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oh how we love this album – and we think it may well be the best album ever from Charles Mingus! The set was recorded in that magical Mingus year of 1957, but oddly not released until 1962 – missing some of the initial frenzy of his discovery during the Atlantic and Columbia years. But the album's actually a treasure that predates the better-known latter sides – with a sharpness and intensity that Mingus hardly ever matched again! The group is one of his strongest ever – with Shafi Hadi on alto, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Bill Triglia on piano. There's a slight Latin vibe, as you might expect from the title – but it's very slight overall, and most of the tunes are in that sharply angular, fully expressive style that flowered most strongly for Mingus in the late 50s. There's not a wasted moment of music on the whole album – with tight solos and incredible rhythms that dominate every second of the extended tracks – and titles include "Dizzy Moods", "Flamingo", "Los Mariachis", "Ysabel's Tabel Dance", and "Tijuana Gift Shop". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tijuana Moods ... LP 9.99

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New Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite different than Idris' funky drumming on early 70s jazz records – but not a bad little album on its own terms. As you'd guess by the title, the album's more of a disco/club effort than before, but thanks to some good arrangements by Dave Matthews – who'd worked some good magic with other Kudu artists, as well as James Brown – the funk component's still pretty high. Most tracks have vocals, and the record's got long drawn-out funk tracks with a lot of electric keyboards and wah-wah guitar work. Titles include "One With A Star", "Boogie To The Top", "Bread", and "Stick It In Your Face". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a Desco Records, these guys started out making sounds based on the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – perfect funk tracks, from performance to production – without any of the slicker or schlocky modes that their few contemporaries would always step into. Instead, these guys were so sharp that they were able to actually pass off a lot of their early cuts as "vintage" singles – fooling folks into thinking they'd discovered some lost rare funk act, then winning them over even more when they found out that the group was current – and that they had this really unique, magical approach. Drums are super-hard, vocals are nice and raw, and the instrumentation is so sharply funky, you might accidentally cut your fingertips when flipping the record over! This sweet collection brings together 18 singles by the group, plus a previously unissued cut too – all with some great notes as well. Titles include "50 Yards Of Soul", "Funky Train", "South Carolina", "Augusta, GA", "More Mess On My Thing", "Choking On A Piece Of Meat (part 2)", "Ham Gallery", "Summerdays", "Path Of Life", and "Discern/Define". CD
Also available
Poets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD 14.99
Poets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 (includes download) ... LP 20.99

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New Gregory PorterWater (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Motema, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gregory Porter's a hip little singer – just the sort we love to discover in jazz, and the type that only comes around once in a blue moon! Like Jon Hendricks, Mark Murphy, or Kurt Elling – all perfect references for Porter's style – Greg has a wonderful way of coming up with his own lyrics for a tune – making him way more than just a singer of standards, and instead a richly expressive voice that has every bit to offer as you might get from a jazz instrumentalist! The arrangements are great, too – handled by Porter with help from pianist Chip Crawford and producer Kamau Kenyatta – bold, soulful, and soaring on the best tracks – all in beautiful declaration of Gregory's rich power and presence. Titles include a great version of Wayne Shorter's "Black Nile", and the original tracks "1960 What", "Lonely One", "Water", "Pretty", "Illusion", and "Magic Cup". Also features the bonus track "1960 What (Opolopo rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
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New T-ConnectionMagic ... LP
Dash/TK, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty of Magic here from T-Connection – a clubby set of tracks, yet one that's still put together more like a funk combo record from the mid 70s! The instrumentation is mindblowing – impeccable guitar and basslines, set to snapping rhythms that really capture the best Miami funk mode before smoother disco took over – especially impressive on the longer tracks on the set! The whole thing's great – more like a pile of fast funky 45s than the usual disco record – and titles include the long "Do What You Wanna Do", plus "Disco Magic", "Got To See My Lady", "Peace Line", "Monday Morning", and "Mothers Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New VariousBrunswick Bubblers – Presented By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Brunswick/Octave (Japan), New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary Gilles Peterson turns his magical ears to the catalog of Brunswick Records – and comes up with some of the label's hippest tunes of the 60s and 70s! Brunswick is best known for its famous soul hits of the late 60s and early 70s, but Peterson goes much deeper to come up with overlooked gems that are then laid out in a way that really makes them resonate strongly together – at a level that really illustrates the unified groove of the label! Brunswick often worked with a tight array of producers, arrangers, and session players – and Peterson finds key links between these tunes, often in surprising places – which makes the collection a real delight once you start stepping through it. Titles include "Keep On Dancing" by Bohannon, "Inner City Blues" by The Chi-Lites, "Harlem" by Willie Henderson, "This Is The Lost Generation" by The Lost Generation, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Gregory James Edition, "Light My Fire" by Jackie Wilson, "Disco Boogie" by Total Eclipse, "Will I Find Love" by Gene Chandler, "This Love Is Real" by Dana Valery, and "Go With Love" by Barbara Acklin. CD

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New VariousCreme De La Creme Vol 2 – More Philly Soul Classics & Rarities ... CD
WEA (UK), 1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from 70s Philly – not just the hits, but a great range of lesser-known gems as well! The set follows strongly on the first volume of the series, but goes even deeper – and presents a range of rare singles here for the first time on CD, and a few more previously unissued numbers – alongside a well-chosen batch of overlooked album tracks from the 70s catalogs of Warner, Atlantic, and related labels who all worked often on the prime Philly scene. There's a wide Sigma Sound groove that runs deeply through the set – a magnificent blend of tight rhythms and smooth instrumentation, mostly cut in the pre-disco years and applied to vocals from a range of excellent male and female singers! Titles include "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" by Terry Collins, "Happy Man (part 1)" by Impact, "When The Game Is Played On You" by Bettye Swann, "Each Morning I Wake Up" by Major Harris, "No Danger Ahead" by Ben E King, "What A Man" by Jackie Moore, "Mama Never Told Me (Tom Moulton rmx)" by Sister Sledge, "Spinnin Top" by Movin Violation, "Loving You Is Mellow" by Aristocrats, "Are You Ready For Love" by Spinners, "That's The Way Love Should Feel" by Dee Dee Bridgewater, "You & Me" by Margie Joseph & Blue Magic, "Never Love Again" by Holly Maxwell, "Tired Of Being Alone" by Vivian Reed, and "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by The Persuaders. Includes 4 previously unreleased tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousMagnum Opus 2 ... CD
Universal (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cheesy looking package and name, but a nice selection of dancefloor tunes from the 70s and early 80s! More than a few of these are familiar ones – but also oddly hard to find on reissue, especially in the extended versions included on this package. The orientation is towards tunes that have a smoother groove – a bit of disco, a bit of club, and a bit of modern soul, with slight touches of funk from time to time. Titles include "Let's Have Some Fun (12" mix)" by The Bar-Kays, "Wanted Dead or Alive (extended)" by Voices Of East Harlem, "Let's Get Serious" by Jermain Jackson, "IOU (12" version)" by Freeze, "You Can't Hide Your Love From Me (Larry Levan rmx)" by David Joseph, "Seventh Heaven (Larry Levan mix)" by Gwen Guthrie, "Hip Hop Be Bop Don't Stop" by Man Parris, "Trapped (12" mix)" by Colonel Abrams, "Magic Touch (12" original)" by Loose Ends, "Last Dance (12" extended)" by Donna Summer, "Spread Love" by Al Hudson & The Soul Partners, "Spacer (12" extended)" by Sheila B & Devotion, "Behind The Groove (12" mix)" by Teena Marie, and "Get It Up For Love (12" version)" by Tata Vega. CD has 20 tracks on 2 CDs! CD

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New VariousSuper Breaks – Return To The Old School – Classic Breaks & Beats From The Birth Of Hip Hop ... LP
BGP (UK), New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the totally obscure numbers here than you might find on other Super Breaks volumes, but things aren't totally mainstream either – and the compilers have not only done a great job of pulling together tracks that were really important for hip hop, but have also managed to put a really fresh spin on the music altogether – reminding us once again that even in the age of digital music, nothing beats a well-done compilation! Titles include "Shifting Gears" by Johnny Hammond, "Mary Mary" by The Monkees, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor, "Africano" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Got To Get A Knutt" by New Birth, "Get Up & Dance" by Freedom, "Super Sporm" by Captain Sky, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Funky President" by James Brown, "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Johnny The Fox" by Thin Lizzy, "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man" by Dyke & The Blazers, "The Clapping Song" by Shirley Ellis, and "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSuper Disco Brakes Vol 1 ... LP
Paul Winley, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Original pressing of this classic breakbeat LP! Buy it now, and put it in the crates to make everyone think you were spinning with Bam in the late 70s! Titles include Bob James "Mardi Gras", Pat Lundy "Work Song", New Birth "I Can Understand It", J.B.'s "Blow Your Head", Dennis Coffey "Scorpio", New Birth "Gotta Get A Knutt", Creative Source "Corazon", Magic Disco Machine "Scratchin". Back on wax for a limited time, and pressed right this time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small rip at the opening, and a small split on the bottom seam, with some staining and light rippling on the back. Labels have some pen.)

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New Derek MartinTake Me Like I Am – The Roulette Recordings ... CD
Roulette/EMI (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
A massive discovery in soul from the 60s – rare work from singer Derek Martin – an ultra-sophisticated cat who recorded a number of singles for the Roulette label, but who never issued a full length set! This package is the first-ever to look at Martin's mighty talents – and it's a wonderful tribute to this singer, whose sound is almost beyond description. At one level, Derek seems to have the poise and class of Chicago icemen – like Jerry Butler or Walter Jackson – but at another, he's also got a deeper soul approach too – especially as he soars out on the more uptempo numbers on the set. The package features 21 Roulette singles by Martin, plus tracks originally intended for his unissued LP – and as an added bonus, the set also features 4 bonus tracks for the Buttercup label from the early 70s. 25 tracks in all – with titles that include "Breakaway", "Bumper To Bumper", "I Won't Cry Anymore", "You Better Go", "You Know", "I Can't Take It No More", "Flashback", "Hold On", "On A Magic Carpet Ride", "Grow Grow Grow", "Where There's Smoke There's Fire", "You Blew It Baby", "I Got To Chase That Dream",a nd "come On In". CD

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New Patrice RushenPatrice/Pizzazz/Posh (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Edsel (UK), 1978/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD .... Out Of Stock
Three wonderful albums – all wrapped up in a sweet single packag! First up is the self-titled Patrice album – a sweeeeeet groover by Patrice Rushen – her first album for Elektra, and a stunning blend of funky jazz and soul! The record really has Patrice stepping out from her earlier years at Prestige – working in some surprisingly great vocals next to tight lines on Fender Rhodes, synth, and clavinet, handled with a smooth and soulful quality that's wonderful all the way through – a blend of soul and jazz that few other players could do this well – no matter how many others tried to copy her style over the years! Rhythms are as hard and heavy as on the Prestige years, and the keyboards have a great sort of focus too – just the right mix of jazz to offset the vocals – which themselves are a wonderful discovery. The whole album's a gem – and tracks include the great funky classic "Hang It Up", plus "Changes (In Your Life)", "When I Found You", "Play", "Didn't You Know?", and "Music Of The Earth". Features bonus tracks "Hang It Up (12" version)" and "Play (12" version)". Next is Pizzazz – one of the records that not only broke Patrice out of the jazz funk ghetto, but which also had a pretty profound influence on the progression of soul in the early 80s – really pushing the use of jazzy elements that would help take R&B to a new level with bigger artists. Patrice plays keyboards and sings, and the sound's a sweet mix of funk and soul, smoothed down to get everything in the door at the same time. Titles include "Givin It Up Is Givin Up", "Call On me", "Haven't You Heard", and "Let The Music Take Me". On Posh, Patrice is at the height of her powers – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in a sublime blend of 70s jazz funk and Minnie Riperton-esque soul! The whole album's a winner – real magic that never gets old, and the kind of LP that makes you understand why you'll find Patrice's records in just about any soul collection from the time! Tracks include "I Need Your Love", "Time Will Tell", "The Dream", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Don't Blame Me". Features bonus tracks "Look Up (long version)" and "Never Gonna Give You Up". CD

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New Salsoul OrchestraMagic Journey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Ahhhh . . . The Salsoul Orchestra at its finest, with Vince Montana at the helm, crafting some superb arrangements that have all of the positivity of the best funky club groove that made the group great – without any of the disco schlock of their contemporaries! The group's format is still head and shoulders above most of its imitators here – a perfect balance of larger orchestrations and tighter rhythms for the club – handled with all the best Philly elements that Montana brings to play. Titles include the superb soul track "Run Away", which features excellent lead vocals by Loleatta Holloway – one of her best tracks ever – and other instrumental titles include the funky "Getaway", plus "Magic Bird Of Fire", "It's A New Day", and "Alpha Centuri". CD features two bonus tracks – "Run Away (Danny Krivit re-edit)" and "Magic Bird Of Fire (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)". CD

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New Harvey ScalesLove-Itis – All The Rare & Unissued 45s From The Vaults Of Magic Touch 1967 to 1977 ... CD
Magic Touch/Funky Delicacies, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A beautifully done look at the music of Harvey Scales – a damn funky cat from the Milwaukee scene, finally getting his due! The package is overflowing with groovers – hard funky 45 cuts that Scales recorded for the Magic Touch label – mostly in the late 60s and start of the 70s – wrapped up here in a lavish booklet that's filled with well-researched notes, and vintage photos – a set that really sets a whole new standard for the Tuff City label! Scales' groove is one that we've always loved on 45 – a dancefloor-directed version of soul that falls somewhere in a space between Archie Bell & The Drells and Dyke & The Blazers – but with a heavier sound overall. Yet having all these cuts together in one place seems to give them even more intensity than before – a powerhouse package of 20 rare tracks that run the gamut from upbeat soul to heavy funk to a few early disco numbers as well. Titles include "Love-It is", "Broadway Freeze", "Get Down", "The Yolk", "The Funky Yolk", "Get Down 1970", "Funky Football", "Trying To Survive", "Bump Your Thang", "Groove On Sexy Lady", "Rock The World", "Welcome Home", "The Sound Of Soul", "Too Good To Be True", and "Love Is A Gas". Beautifully done package – with an almost Numero-like feel inside the booklet! CD
Also available Love-Itis – All The Rare & Unissued 45s From The Vaults Of Magic Touch 1967 to 1977 (plus download) ... LP 12.99

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New Glenn UndergroundIn With The New (GU's Playground Mix)/Out With The Old (GU's Nostalgia Mix) ... 12-inch
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2014. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A nice little dancefloor gem from GU's Playground! "In With The Newhas a vibe that really changes up nicely at it grooves along. The beats and keys hold true throught, but rit olls from a bit of disco-inspired house sound at beginning before stepping into more of jazz funk vibe. "Out With The Old" works similar soulful magic on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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New VariousPhilly Regrooved (180 gram 8LP set) ... LP
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 8 LPs .... Out Of Stock
A limited edition box set – featuring the first vinyl appearance of mixes from the excellent Philly Regrooved CD series! The work is a Philly soul dream come true – classic 70s material from the legendary Philly Groove label and other local imprints, all remixed by the legendary Tom Moulton! Tom's already known for work on countless club and disco gems from back in the day – including a fair bit of classics for the Salsoul label – but here, he turns his talents to the Philly Groove label – one of the first companies to really come up with the Philadelphia groove of the 70s – that sweet blend of quick rhythms, soaring instrumentation, and soulful vocals that made the City Of Brotherly Love one of the hippest scenes at the time. And although we love these cuts in their originals, they sound even better here in the hands of Moulton – really extended remixes of 40 tracks that include "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, "Be Thankful For What You've Got" by William DeVaughn, "I Can't Fight Your Love" by The Modulations, "Standing Right Here" by Melba Moore, "When The Game Is Played On You" by Betty Swann, "One Of A Kind Love Affair" by The Spinners, "Got To Get You Back" by Sons Of Robin Stone, "I Told You So" by The Delfonics, "Second Best" by Finishing Touch, "Gonna Keep On Lovin Him" by First Choice, "Beware She's Pulling My Strings" by The Quickest Way Out, "I'm Hopelessly In Love With You" by Moment Of Truth, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" by Terry Collins, "Straight From The Heart" by Loose Change, "Big Stone Wall" by Tapestry, "Put Yourself In My Place" by TJM, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Heaven N Hell, "I'm Doin Fine Now" by New York City, "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, and "We're On The Right Track" by Ultra High Frequency. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Biddu OrchestraFuturistic Journey/Eastern Man ... CD
Epic/Vocalion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
2 enigmatic groovers from Biddu – the 70s dancefloor maestro who brought plenty of Eastern flavors to his music! Futuristic Journey is every bit the album you might expect – a set that's got some nice keyboard touches and electrified grooves – but also some warmer organic touches that are part of Biddu's Eastern vibe! Arrangements are by Biddu and Gerry Shury – the latter of whom plays the keyboards on the record, in a lineup that also features Frank Ricotti on vibes and Manesh Chandra on sitar, plus a fair bit of string and brass players adding a fuller disco sound. Titles include "Futuristic Journey", "James Bond Disco Theme", "Eastern Journey", "Journey To The Moon", "Journey To The Sun", and "Unfinished Journey". Eastern Man is magical disco work from the enigmatic Biddu – one of the few guys working from a larger mainstream studio perspective that we can really dig in the genre! Biddu's got a way here of blending older pop modes, Eastern instrumentation, and soaring disco strings – at a level that's almost a slightly tripped-out take on the Barry White sound, but which is also unabashedly pop as well. Original tracks and surprising covers juxtapose on the set – and while some of the work on the album's relatively mellow, there's more than a few tunes that keep the disco groove up! Titles include "Nirvana", "King Kong", "Puerto Rico", "Boogiethon", "Funky Tropical", and "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon". CD

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New Benis CletinJungle Magic (Sofrito edit)/Money Make Man Mad (Sofrito disco dub) ... 12-inch
Sofrito (UK), 1979. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Sofrito edits of Nigerian boogie from Benis Cletin! "Jungle Magic" starts with tripped out, rubbery echoey synth sounds and the title words repeated and repeated before it kicks into full swing with some Afro disco guitar and heavy, heavy bass grooves. The madly percussive "Money Make Man Mad" is on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1978. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the approach here, while still heavy on funk and soul, also has some deeper touches too – core ideas from Johnson that are expanded strongly by arranger Jerry Peters, whose direction of the project stands as one of his best studio moments of the time! The team of Peters and Johnson really come up with a set that pushes past the usual grooves of the time – with some elements that recall the jazzier spiritual elements from folks like Eddie Russ or Lonnie Liston Smith, mixed with more of the focus on the groove that Johnson's bass brought to Brainstorm. There's lots of great guests on the record, too – including Norma Jean Bell on saxes, Renae Williams on vocals, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, and Randall Jacobs on the mighty cool Roland Space Echoplex guitar. Titles include "Sister Fine", "Hey Girl", "Music Of The Sun", "This Must Be Heaven", and "Yours Truly Discreetly". CD features a book-style cover, new notes, and bonus tracks that include "Sister Fine (12" mix)" and "Hey Girl (7" edit)". CD

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New Lord Newborn & The Magic SkullsLord Newborn & The Magic Skulls ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Massively messed-up grooves – and a rare one-off collaboration between Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero – all artists we've come to love for their own funky music over the years! The sound here is as wild as you'd expect from the cover – a really trippy approach to funk – spun out with the same heavy grooves you'd get on some of Lee's funk sets for Ubiquity, mixed with the offbeat production modes that Money Mark brought to his early Mo Wax recordings! There's a definite dose of psych on most tracks – showing the increasing influence from this end of the spectrum on 21st Century beatheads – and the fuzzier edges make for a nice change amidst Lee's usually cleaner grooves. Some vocals appear on the album, but often buried down deeply in the instrumental mix – leaving most of the album's charm to come from fuzzy guitar, trippy keyboards, and heavy beats! Titles include "Dime Bag Conspiracy", "Rainy Day Dog", "Astro Blue", "Disco Loco", "Ringa Ding Ding Ding", "LIVE", "Revenge Of The Fillet O Fish", and "Crazy Apartment". CD

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New VariousBeatles 67 Vol 2 ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Some of the weirdest, wildest versions of late 60s Beatles tunes you'll ever hope to hear – a set that has the music of the fab four completely reinterpreted by a host of cool contemporary musicians from Brazil! The songs are definitely covers, but they're really changed up a lot in the course of the set – as unusual production, instrumentation, and lyrical phrasing transforms the tunes at each new step – making for music that's way fresher than we might have expected from a tribute project like this! The album's not only a great tribute to the Sgt Peppers-era Beatles, but also offers up an excellent cross-section of contemporary Brazilian groups too. Titles include "Magical Mystery Tour" by Autoramas, "All Together Now" by Doidivinas, "Flying" by Pochete Set, "Penny Lane" by Flavio Venturini, "Blue Jay Way" by Novanguarda, "Baby You're A Rich Man" by Andre Katz, "All You Need Is Love" by Detrax, and "It's All Too Much" by Reino Fungi. CD

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New VariousMotown Disco – 16 Essential Disco Cuts ... CD
Motown (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Not just disco, but a whole host of other Motown grooves as well – a great little package that looks at the way the label was funking things up in the late 70s – picking up some hints from the sounds of the club, but also going their own direction as well! There's a really rich feeling to the music here – a nicely overstuffed collection that has Motown both echoing the sounds of New York and Philly, then also setting out a new approach to funky soul for the 80s generation as well. The CD's got a whopping 16 tracks in all – and titles include "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson, "I Could Never Make A Better Man Than You" by Magic Disco Machine, "I Am Love (parts 1 & 2)" by Jackson 5, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston, "You're My Driving Wheel (promo version)" by The Supremes, "Upside Down" by Diana Ross, "Goin Up In Smoke" and "Keep On Truckin" by Eddie Kendricks, "Let It Whip" by Dazz Band, "Give It To Me Baby" by Rick James, "Behind The Groove" by Teena Marie, "In & Out" by Willie Hutch, and "Get It Up For Love" by Tata Vega. CD

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New VariousNuggets – Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965 to 1968 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rhino, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... Out Of Stock
The immortal collection of psychedelic era garage rock and proto-punk gems – originally released on Elektra in 1972, where it influenced many of the great 70s underground pioneers, long before being reborn as an expanded box set in the late 90s! Lenny Kaye and Elekra Records big wig Jac Holzman put Nuggets together in '72, mixing a bunch of great buzzsaw rock singles, indiscriminately melding hits and underground cuts alike – 27 great tracks by the likes of the Amboy Dukes, Standells, Castaways, Magicians, the Seeds, the Electric Prunes, Sagittarius, the Magic Mushrooms and many more! Tracks include "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)" by Electric Prunes, "Dirty Water" by the Standells, "Respect" by Vagrants, "No Time Like The Right Time" by Blues Project, "Invitation To Cry" by Magicians, "You're Gonna Miss Me" by Thirteenth Floor Elevators, "Psychotic Reaction" by Count Five, "Baby Please Don't Go" by Amboy Dukes, "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius, "Open My Eyes" by Nazz and more! One of the first great rock anthologies! LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary 180 gram vinyl analog remastered edition – with a new introduction by Jac Holzman and notes by Lenny Kaye.)
Also available Nuggets – Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era ... LP 49.99

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New Evelyn ThomasI Want To Make It On My Own/Have A Little Faith In Me – Disco Recharge (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Harmless (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Two disco albums from Evelyn Thomas – back to back on a single CD, with tracks from an unreleased third album as well First up is I Want To Make It On My Own – a Casablanca stormer from Evelyn Thomas – a set that makes mighty full use of her strong vocals for the clubs, but which also features some quick-stepping production from Ian Levine! There's a nice polish to the record, but in an older sort of style – so that the lead singer is respected when the lyrics are flowing free, yet the tracks are also more than long enough to step out with plenty of longer disco modes too. A few tracks have some nice hooks that would more than make them stand on their own as soul singles – and titles include "I Want To Make It On My Own", "Back To Reality", "Thanks For Being There", and "It's The Magic Of Your Touch". Have A Little Faith In Me is filled with tight long tracks that work perfectly with the bold vocals of singer Evelyn Thomas – grooves that build up long before the lyrics come into the mix – in the best style of club classics on the AVI label! Ian Levine's at the helm once again – guiding Thomas in the studio – but the arrangements have an even tighter punch than before – a nice touch of Chicago groove from arrangers Danny Leake and Fiachra Trench. All titles are nice and long – and tracks include "My Head's In The Stars", "Love Isn't Just An Illusion", "Have A Little Faith In Me", and "No Time To Turn Around". CD features three unreleased bonus tracks that are all mighty nice – recorded after the second album, but never released – including the slinky groover "Sleaze", plus "Summer On The Beach" and "Love In The First Degree". CD
 
 
 



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