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Melba MooreCloser ... CD
Epic/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $11.99
An overlooked set from Melba Moore – an Epic session from the start of the 80s, and one that's served up with a nicely understated groove! There's a bit of disco in the mix, but the sound's never too far over the top – and in a way, Melba's working in the same sophisticated territory as some of the Philly International singers of the same generation – moving past easy club or chart soul, into a well-rounded, fully mature mix of music. Given the great vocals that Moore's always brought to her music, the format is a great way for her to keep on growing – as you'll hear on titles that include "Closer", "Something On Your Mind", "Shame", "Next To You", "Rest Inside My Love", and "Never Gonna Let You Get Away". CD

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Melba MooreLot Of Love ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Very Good ... $0.99
Crisp, warm and nicely grooving mid 80s modern soul from Melba Moore – one her most consistent albums of the period and probably the biggest hit of career! The team of writers and producers on the album include Kashif, Paul Lawrence, Gene McFadden and other heavies – and it's pretty remarkable how perfectly suited to Melma's wonderful voice the whole record is. The first half features the more danceable, synth flavored 80s sounds the the second half has some great ballads – including the great duet "A Little Bit More" with Freddie Jackson – but Melba shines even brighter on her own! Other tracks include "Love The One I'm With (A Lot Of Love) "There I Go Falling In Love Again", "You Trip Me Out", "Falling", "Stay", "Don't Go Away", and "I'm Not Gonna Let You Go" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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New Melba MooreMelba (Epic) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1978. Used ... $9.99
A sweet set from Melba Moore at Epic – a handful years before her biggest hits era, and really nice work that should have hit bigger! It's Melba's first album for Epic, but it's her second with production and songwriting powerhouses McFadden & Whitehead – who seem to have a really tight rapport with Moore. Her slinky, soulful vocals flow perfectly and a solid set of songs. A bunch of dancefloor ready groovers and a couple shorter, radio ready gems that really should of charted better! Titles include "You Stepped Into My Life", "Happy", "Pick Me Up, I'll Dance", "There's No Other Like You", "Together Forever", and "It's Hard Not To Like You". This Big Break UK remastered edition includes 3 bonus tracks. "You Stepped Into My Life (Original Version)", "Pick Me Up, I'll Dance (Original Version)" and "Pick Me Up, I'll Dance (Instrumental)". CD

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New Melba MooreOther Side Of The Rainbow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s classic from Melba Moore – best known for one of her biggest hits, "Love's Comin' At Ya", an enduring number that's got an irresistible groove! Like many of Melba's other albums, this one does a wonderful job of delivering radio-friendly pop soul and still hitting us on a deeper soul level – with some great vocal work from Melba! Her voice soars over the period production details that sound fresh once again. Other titles include "Underlove", "Mind Up Tonight", "How's Love Been Treating You", "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar-Pie Honey Bunch)" and "The Other Side Of The Rainbow". This edition includes 3 bonus tracks: "Underlove (M&M Mix)", "Love's Comin' At Ya (Instrumental)" and "Mind Up Tonight (Instrumental)". CD

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New Melba MooreRead My Lips (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was really coming into her own! Read My Lips has Melba working nicely with some tight Capitol soul backings – often a bit heavy on the beats, but in a way that guides the tunes strongly from the bottom, and lets Melba's vocals really shine over the top! The instrumentation is heavy on the keyboards, and also features some polished guitars – and production is by Beau Huggins and the Hush Productions team – on titles that include "The Love Of A Lifetime", "Read My Lips", "I Can't Believe It", "When You Love Me Like This", "King Of My Heart", "Winner", and "Mind Over Matter". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "I Can't Believe It (ext version)", "Read My Lips (special mix)", "When You Love Me Like This (special club)", "Winner (inst)", "Read My Lips (ext)", and "When You Love Me Like This (monster groove mix)". CD

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New Melba MooreWhat A Woman Needs (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – with some bubbling club soul grooves carried over from the 70s, plus spacier and funkier touches – largely produced by McFadden & Whitehead and featuring Kashif on moog bass! Given the production style here and the release date, we get the feeling that Melba & co. were resisting the prominent drum machine sound and otherwise more programmed backdrops that were taking hold in chart soul at the time, and even if she'd succeed with the more pronounced 80s vibe just a little later on, this record still feels plenty modern to our ears. A slept on gem! Includes "Let's Stand Together", "Your Sweet Lovin'", "What A Woman Needs", "Take My Love", "Overnight Sensation", "Each Second", "Piece Of The Rock", "Let's Go Back To Lovin" and more. This CD includes 2 bonus tracks: "Take My Love (Edited 12" Version)" and "Just You, Just Me". CD

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Paul Paray/John Corigliano/Melba MooreNaked Carmen ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A weird and wild concept album – a 70s recasting of Bizet's Carmen, with some cool moogy touches, and vocals from Melba Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Melba MooreLot Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... Around July 22, 2014 (delayed)
Crisp, warm and nicely grooving mid 80s modern soul from Melba Moore – one her most consistent albums of the period and probably the biggest hit of career! The team of writers and producers on the album include Kashif, Paul Lawrence, Gene McFadden and other heavies – and it's pretty remarkable how perfectly suited to Melma's wonderful voice the whole record is. The first half features the more danceable, synth flavored 80s sounds the the second half has some great ballads – including the great duet "A Little Bit More" with Freddie Jackson – but Melba shines even brighter on her own! Other tracks include "Love The One I'm With (A Lot Of Love) "There I Go Falling In Love Again", "You Trip Me Out", "Falling", "Stay", "Don't Go Away", and "I'm Not Gonna Let You Go" and more. This FTG edition has 5 bonus remixes, extended and alternate versions: "Love The One I'm With (A Lot Of Love) (extended version)", "It's Been So Long (extended remix)", "A Little Bit More (radio edit)" and more. CD
Also available Lot Of Love ... LP 0.99

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Melba MooreNever Say Never (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Around July 22, 2014 (delayed)
Melba Moore at the height of her 80s powers – stepping out here with help from Kashif, who sings a bit and plays keyboards – along with Paul Lawrence Jones, whose keys also shine brightly on the set! There's a nicely jazzy undercurrent to some of the best numbers – that flowing 80s groove style that's never too overdone, and which does a good job of reigning in some of Melba's too-commercial tendencies – and the quality of the record is a great example of the way that Moore could hold things together, even when reaching for a larger audience. Titles include "Lean On Me", "Lovin Touch", "Never Say Never", "Love Me Right", "Keepin My Lover Satisfied", and "Got To Have Your Love". CD also features a bonus track – "Love Me Right (ext rmx)". CD

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New Melba MooreThis Is It ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real stormer from Melba Moore – brilliantly-arranged dancefloor soul with beautiful lead vocals by Melba – on one of her best records of the 70s! Melba is straight-up amazing here, bringing genuine soul to feverish dancefloor gems and otherwise soaring numbers. This Is It was produced and arranged by Van McCoy, who was at the peak of his disco-era popularity at the time. We'd call this work here on Melba's record a creative peak for Van – even though if it didn't break Melba out in a big way commercially at the time. It includes the McCoy-penned should-be classic "This Is It", plus "Free", "Stay A While", a sweet cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Make Me Believe In You", "Lean On Me" (one of the greater showpieces for Melba's incredible voice), "Blood Red Roses", "Brand New" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Melba MooreCloser (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked set from Melba Moore – an Epic session from the start of the 80s, and one that's served up with a nicely understated groove! There's a bit of disco in the mix, but the sound's never too far over the top – and in a way, Melba's working in the same sophisticated territory as some of the Philly International singers of the same generation – moving past easy club or chart soul, into a well-rounded, fully mature mix of music. Given the great vocals that Moore's always brought to her music, the format is a great way for her to keep on growing – as you'll hear on titles that include "Closer", "Something On Your Mind", "Shame", "Next To You", "Rest Inside My Love", and "Never Gonna Let You Get Away". CD features four bonus tracks – "You Stepped Into My Life (7" mix)", "Pick Me Up I'll Dance (7" mix)", "Burn (special disco mix)", and "Night People (12" mix)". CD
Also available Closer ... CD 11.99
 
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New Blood Sweat & TearsChild Is Father To The Man ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wild debut from Blood Sweat & Tears – one of those records that forever changed the face of popular music! The set's noteworthy not just for early vocals from Al Kooper – who was a key part of the group at their start – but also for key production work from a young John Simon – who helped arrange a bit, threw in a few musical touches, and really gave the group some focus on record – of the sort that would continue over the course of man albums. The set's got some added strings at points, and there's even some backup vocals from the duo of Valerie Simpson and Melba Moore. Titles include "Overture", "I Can't Quit Her", "Just One Smile", "Without Her", "My Days Are Numbered", "Morning Glory", and "So Much Love/Underture". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Hubert LawsLaw's Cause ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $3.99
A wicked mix of Latin influences, mod sounds, and 60s soul jazz – all set up beautifully to showcase the flute of a young Hubert Laws! The album's got a nice little bounce right from the start – with some traces of Atlantic soul elements – but it soon moves into some of the more sophisticated territory that you'd hear on Laws albums in the 70s – that wonderful tone, and great sense of space. Chick Corea handled the arrangements, and comes up with some really groovy sounds – and the album includes the tune "No More", with vocals by Melba Moore – plus "Windows", "Shades of Light", "If You Knew", and "Please Let Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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New VariousElegant Funk – Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s/2011. Used ... $24.99
A fantastic mix of classic funky soul – from 70s dancefloor jazz funk on Blue Note, to group and solo soul efforts for other labels under the Capitol & EMI empire – mixed masterfully the DJ Muro on this excellent set from EMI Japan! It's a great batch of sophisticated, well produced jams geared for the dancefloor – be it Mizell-produced jazz funk, bouncy group soul, or early 80s grooves – numbers by Donald Byrd, Dayton, Rene & Angela, Melba Moore, Brass Construction, Pyrymyd, Perry & Sanlin, Tavares and more! It's a great continuous mix by Muro, who creates a pretty seamless flow of 25 tracks for 75 minutes of music: with "Wild Life" by Donald Byrd, "Keep On" by Tavares, "Say You Will" by Eddie Henderson, "Cutie Pie" by Dayton, "Breakdown" by Brass Construction, "We've Got Love Together" by Pyrymyd, "Keep Dancing" by Perry & Sanlin, "Rise" by Rene & Angela, "Feelin' Lucky Lately" by High Fashion and much more. CD
(Includes obi.)

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New Galt MacDermotCotton Comes To Harlem ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky classic from Galt MacDermot! The record is Galt's score for the blacksploitation film that starred Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St Jacques – and it's a mix of vocal and instrumental tunes that takes off from the sound of his late 60s work. Melba Moore sings on a few cuts – and others have lyrics sung by George Tipton, Sakinah, Leta Galloway, and Denise Dillpena, mostly in a early 70s pop soul sort of mode. The instrumentals are actually the best bits, though – with those odd little rhythms that Galt could hit when he really wanted to! Titles include "Man In Distress", "Harlem Medley", "Black Enough", "Stockyard", "Deke", "Ed & Digger", "Coffin Ed & Gravedigger", and "Harlem By Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousChoice – A Collection Of Classics – Louie Vega ... CD
Azuli (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If there's anyone we'd trust making our choices for us, it's Louie Vega – because given the quality of his production work, musicianship, and general ear for music, he never seems to go wrong! This wonderful set's the latest feather in Louie's cap – a stellar collection of club grooves that focuses on tracks from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s, but which also features some nice bits from farther off, and some wonderful New York-styled surprises! 2CD version was mixed live by Louie himself, and features some exclusive Masters At Work touches and mixes – on a total of 31 tracks that include "It's You" by ESP, "I'll Play The Fool" by Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, "Standing Right Here" by Melba Moore, "You X Me" by Keytronics Ensemble, "Without You" by Touch, "Stand On The Word" by Joubert Singers, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "Bostich" by Yello, "Take A Chance" by Pleasure, "Rich In Paradise" by FPI Project, "Bra (Danny Krivit edit)" by Cymande, "Umi Says (ritual session)" by Mos Def, and "Hot To Trot" by Afredo De La Fe. CD
(Out of print, missing slipcover.)

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New VariousLust – Art & Soul – A Personal Collection By Louie Vega ... CD
Susu (UK), 2007. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't be put off by the "lust" in the title or the slightly erotic cover of this one – because the set is all-solid, all the way through – thanks to a mighty selection of tunes by the great Louie Vega! The collection is way better than any sort of sex/chill sets on the market – and instead, is a batch of soulful tracks both current and classic – brought together by Louie with a quality that's often erotic, but never too cheesy. Disc 1 features recent club cuts and soulful house, and disc 2 features classics from the disco era, some in edits by Danny Krivit. 27 tracks in all – with titles that include "Stay Together (funky piano mix)" by Barbara Tucker, "Hear The Sound (Roots mix)" by Victor Davies, "Can't Do Without" by Peven Everett, "Seedy Films" by Soft Cell, "Lust" by Seven Deadly Sins, "My Sexy Way" by Anane, "Dirty Talk (USA Connection mix)" by Klein & MBO, "Nice & Nasty" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It Makes A Difference (DK edit)" by Kim English, "Mister Love" by Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, "Behind The Groove" by Teena Marie, "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore, "Give Me Your Love" by Curtis Mayfield, "Evolution (DK edit)" by Giorgio Moroder, "Dancing In My Sleep" by Little Louis, "Souffles H (King St club mix)" by Mondo Grosso, and "Aquilas Coisas Todas (Roots mix)" by Luisito Quintero. CD

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New VariousMasterpiece Volume 10 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you dig 80s soul, there's plenty to love here – a glittering assortment of lesser-known gems from the third decade of soul – including a fair bit of work that's never been reissued before! The vibe is very much in the best boogie and 80s groove modes of the underground, but a number of the artists here are bigger names too – just represented in some gems that are finally getting their due, all these many years later! Titles include "When" by CC & Co, "I Ain't Mad At You" by Tony Adderley, "You Turn Me On" by Bruni Pagan, "Heartbreaker" by Leroy Burgess, "Thug Rock" by Sandy Kerr, "Loc It Up" by BMP, "Keepin My Lover Satisfied" by Melba Moore, "Working 9 To 5" by The Deele "Keep On Getting Up (re-edit)" by Sound Advice, "Everything You Do" by Tony Worrell's Box Office, and "2 Win U Back" by The Jones Girls. And if the core track list of 13 tunes isn't enough – the 2CD set also comes with a full bonus CD – featuring over 70 minutes worth of rare 80s groove tracks, served up in two special mixes! CD

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New VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 18 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seductive dancefloor soul from the heart of the 80s – and the 18th volume in the unstoppable Nighttime Lovers series! This one has as great of a lineup of artists as we've seen so far in the series – and a welcome wildcard or two – with tracks by Cherrelle, Melba Moore, Tom Browne, Brick, Omni, Patrice Rushen, Fonzi Thornton and others. There's a pretty nice balance of styles here, too – with some tighter funky soul numbers from earlier in the decade and synthy boogie from the middle point. 13 tracks in all: "Will You Satisfy?" by Cherrelle, "Love Me Right" by Melba Moore", "Spaced Out" by Pure Energy", "Watch Out" by Patrice Rushen, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Tom Browne, "Our Lives" by Robert Brookins, "Just To Be With You" by Oliver Cheatam, "Wide Open" by Brick, "All For The One" by Omni and more. CD
 
 
 



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