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Geri AllenGrand River Crossings – Motown & Motor City Inspirations ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 14.98
Way way more than you might guess from an album with Motown in the title – and instead, a set that may well be one of the best we've heard from Geri Allen in years! Yes, the tracks are mostly numbers from the classic years of the famous soul label – but the presentation is quite different – mostly solo piano, with Geri stretching out in these fluid, spiritual ways that go far past any familiar melodies, and which really make the songs deeply her own. Plus, the set also features some tremendous guest work from Marcus Belgrave on trumpet on three tracks – stretching out with the kind of righteous, expressive tones that have made us love him from the days of Tribe Records onwards. David McMurray also guests on alto on one track – but the bulk of album is solo piano from Allen, on titles that include "The Smart Set", "Space Odyssey", "Inner City Blues", "Stoned Love", "Itching In My Heart", "Tears Of A Clown", "That Girl", and "Grand River Crossings". CD

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Billy EckstineMotown Years (Prime Of My Life/My Way/For Love Of Ivy/& More!) ... CD
Motown/Universal (UK), 1965/1966/1969. Used 2CDs .... $38.99
A real lost chapter in the career of Mr B – 60s recordings made for Motown, done at a time when the label was cutting some great vocal material! Although Billy got his start in jazzier territory, the tracks on this set have him working with larger arrangements, in a fuller more mature male vocal style – skirting somewhere between jazz standards, older evergreens, and 60s contemporary pop. The 2CD package features the full selection of tunes from 3 albums – The Prime Of My Life, My Way, and For Love Of Ivy – plus 5 non-LP singles, and 7 more tracks that were previously unissued! 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "I Need A Dream", "Woman", "For Love Of Ivy", "I've Been Blessed", "Slender Thread", "My Cup Runneth Over", "Oh How Happy", "Time For Love", "Down To Earth", "Feeling Good", and "I Did It All For You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Funk BrothersStanding In The Shadows Of Motown ... CD
Motown, 2002/2004. Used .... $7.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Funk BrothersStanding In The Shadows Of Motown – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Motown, 2002/2004. Used 2CD .... $19.99
A great presentation of the set that finally gave Motown's legendary studio combo their due – the soundtrack to the documentary Standing In The Shadows Of Motown – expanded tremendously for this set! The core 15 tracks on the set includes some killer Motown instrumentals, plus "tribute" tracks sung by contemporary artists – but much better is the bonus material, which includes some other important Motown tracks, plus a full disc of dialogue and "naked" remixes of the original Motown hits! Bonus disc features dialogue from Jack Ashford, Eddie Willis, Lamont Dozier, and others – plus instrumentals of "I Second That Emotion", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Mercy Mercy Me", "It's A Shame", "Home Cookin", "For Once In My Life", "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", and "Don't Mess With Bill". 43 titles in all on 2 discs – with bonus cuts that include "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey, "Higher & Higher" by Jackie Wilson, and "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker. CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Marvin GayeBest Of Marvin Gaye – Motown Anthology Series ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD .... $10.99
47 tracks on 2CDs!! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Marvin GayeEvery Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- .... $6.99
In our humble opinion, just about every track that Marvin recorded for Motown is "great" – but since this set's focused on the hits, we're happy to accept their track selection, and admit they do a pretty good job of covering most of the big bases – early solo gems, duet classics, and some of the sublime 70s numbers that really made Marvin's music sparkle! Titles include "What's Going On", "Inner City Blues", "Trouble Man", "Let's Get It On", "Distant Lover", "Got To Give It Up", "Heard It Through The Grapevine", "That's The Way Love is", and "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brenda HollowayArtistry Of Brenda Holloway – With Bonus Tracks From The Motown Vaults ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $18.99
A wonderful collection of work from Brenda Holloway – one that really digs deep to find some overlooked gems from her 60s years at Motown – including 8 previously unissued tracks! The core of the collection features The Artistry Of Brenda Holloway album – a late 60s UK-only recorded issued by Tamla, and one that features rare singles from Holloway that weren't on any other albums – kind of a special overseas package dedicated to those early UK soul fans who helped Motown explode so strongly at a global level. Holloway's vocals are wonderful – as careful a mix of class and soul that you'd find from the best Motown artists of the period – served up at a solo lead level that's only matched by Mary Wells on the label at the time, and which really seems to point the way towards a solo direction that Diana Ross would later take on her own. In addition to the 16 track album, the CD also features 8 more gems from the Motown vaults – making for a set that's all-great, no-filler, and filled with properly finished killers that should have made much bigger waves at the time. Titles include "Together Til The End Of Time", "I'll Be Available", "Hurt A Little Every Day", "Where Were You", "I've Got To Find It", "Operator", "I'll Always Love You", "Just Look What You've Done", "Mr Lifeguard", "After All That You've Done", "The Love Line", "Can't We Be Strangers Again", and "Just Another Lonely Night". CD

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Michael JacksonHello World – Motown Solo Collection (Got To Be There/Ben/Music & Me/Forever Michael/Looking Back/Farewell My Summer/bonus) (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early 70s. Used 3CDs .... $22.99
An amazing tribute to the late Michael Jackson – a beautifully done package that brings together all of his early solo albums for Motown – plus some great bonus tracks as well – all wrapped up in a book-styled cover with lots of notes and vintage photos! The music here is tremendous – the first stand-alone utterings of the King Of Pop, done in a style very similar to the Jackson 5 material at Motown, but sometimes a bit more pointed and personal too – a very different version of Michael than you may know from later years. The set features the full albums Got To Be There, Ben, Music & Me, and Forever Michael – plus two more albums of material recorded in the 70s, but released later – Looking Back To Yesterday and Farewell My Summer Love. There's a whopping 71 tracks in all – and bonus tracks include original mixes of "Melodie", "To Make My Father Proud", "Twenty Five Miles", "Here I Am", "Girl You're So Together", "Call On Me", "Farewell My Summer Love", "Touch The One You Love", and "Don't Let It Get You Down". CD

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Shorty LongHere Comes Shorty Long – The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Here Comes The Judge/Prime Of Shorty Long/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy .... $14.99
The 2 fantastic albums Shorty Long cut for Soul/Motown – '68's funky Here Comes The Judge & '69's soulful Prime Of Shorty Long – a perfect pair, put together with 2 bonus tracks and great notes by the rare soul-reverent heroes at Kent UK! The CD kicks off with the Here Come The Judge – a fantastic album of funky soul – actually only one of two albums he cut – and the only one that was issued before his untimely early death – a killer batch of tracks that mix together funk, Detroit soul, and a great sense of humor! The album kicks off with Shorty's hit single "Here Comes The Judge", a funky musical version of the "judge" routine that had been knocking around the Chittlin Circuit comedy scene for years, particularly in the work of Pigmeat Markham. The album also features Shorty's legendary "soul party" cut, "Function At The Junction", plus lots of other tasty numbers like "Night Fo Last" (done in vocal and instrumental versions)", "Here Comes Fat Albert", "Stranded In the Jungle", "Don't Mess With My Weekend", "Ain't No Justice", and "Sing What You Wanna". The Prime Of Shorty Long is a beautiful album from Shorty – issued shortly after his early death from drowning at the age of 29 – and an amazing document of the mighty soul powers he would have had in years to come! There's a depth here that Shorty never had before – a sense of power and righteousness that comes through not just in the vocals, but in the construction of the songs as well – very tight, with a musical vision that shows a sense of pride and power that was never present in Long's earlier singles. Paul Riser handled the arrangements, in a way that really illustrates that cresting Motown intensity at the start of the 70s – and titles include "Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Baby Come Home To Me", "When You Are Available", "The Deacon Work", "Give Me Some Air", "I Had A Dream", and "I Wish You Were Here". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Mobile Lil The Dancing Witch" (previously unissued stereo mix) and "Chantilly Lace" (previously unissued stereo alternative version). CD

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Magic LadyMagic Lady (Motown) ... LP
Motown, 1988. Near Mint- .... $4.99
An overlooked set of soul from Magic Lady – formerly the backing group with a host of 70s soul acts, stepping out here on a lesser-known album for Motown from the 80s! The girls still have some of the full sounds of their previous work, but they also lay back a bit and let the rhythms take over a bit – even on the mellower tracks, which have that sort of heavier, beatier bottom that flourished strongly at the time. Michael Stokes produced the album, as he did some of their previous work – and the set's divided into a "magic mood" set of mellow tracks and a "lady groove" set of more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Betcha Can't Lose", "Hit & Run", "Cupid", "Wait A Minute", "Summer Love", "Paradise", "I Will Be His Fool", and "Misty Eyed". LP, Vinyl record album

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MonitorsSay You – The Motown Anthology 1963 to 1968 (Greetings! We're The Monitors plus previously unissued material and B-Sides) ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... $18.99
A real lost gem from Motown – and a whole lot more! Greetings! We're The Monitors is the only full album ever cut by The Monitors – a 3-man, 1-woman vocal group who were in a popular Motown mixed harmonies mode. The quartet had a wonderfully strong vocal presence – blasting away at most tracks with a strength that groups like The Miracles or Gladys Knight & The Pips could never match – and like those groups, they bridge that key period between late doo wop-oriented harmonies, and tighter 60s group soul. The LP brings together singles the Monitors cut for Motown during the previous few years, but it also works extremely well as a unified album – and it's a refreshing change from some of the oft-heard Motown material. Titles include "Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)", "Number One In Your Heart", "Bring Back The Love", "Step By Step (Hand In Hand)", and "Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music". This incredible anthologogy from Kent starts off with that album and includes 12 unissued tracks – a whole album's worth – plus 2 B-Sides. Unissued tracks include "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" , "The Letter", "Poor Side Of Town", "Anything", "Guilty" and more. 26 tracks in all! CD

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New Diana RossRoss (Motown) ... LP
Motown, Mid 70s. Sealed .... $4.99
Diana Ross in the sweet clubby 70s – working here in a set of upbeat groovers that really show off her talents as a disco diva! The tunes are mostly upbeat, and surprisingly fresh – not nearly as disco cliched as you might expect, and handled in just the right way to take advantage of Diana's soaring solo vocals. Nothing's ever too overly-postured, and there's no throwaway hits here, either – which makes the album a nice discovery of overlooked Diana Ross gems from the time. Arrangements are by Art Wright, Greg Wright, Jimmie Haskell, Michael Masser, Gene Page, and Paul Riser – and titles include "Lovin Livin & Givin", "Never Say I Don't Love You", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "You Were The One", "To Love Again", and "Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Ross (Motown) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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Diana RossRoss (Motown) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory (France), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Diana Ross in the sweet clubby 70s – working here in a set of upbeat groovers that really show off her talents as a disco diva! The tunes are mostly upbeat, and surprisingly fresh – not nearly as disco cliched as you might expect, and handled in just the right way to take advantage of Diana's soaring solo vocals. Nothing's ever too overly-postured, and there's no throwaway hits here, either – which makes the album a nice discovery of overlooked Diana Ross gems from the time. Arrangements are by Art Wright, Greg Wright, Jimmie Haskell, Michael Masser, Gene Page, and Paul Riser – and titles include "Lovin Livin & Givin", "Never Say I Don't Love You", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "You Were The One", "To Love Again", and "Together". CD
(Limited edition.)
Also available Ross (Motown) ... LP 4.99

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VariousFinders Keepers – Motown Girls 1961 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $18.99
Female Motown, way past the hits – a wonderful selection of rare cuts from the 60s, including a dozen previously unissued tracks! The collection is a real discovery, even for Motown fans – and the set is filled with gems that go way past the obvious – some real Detroit soul treasures that make the whole thing a delight! Lots of the work is from that key early Motown stretch, when the label was really coming into its own, but still trying out a lot of new ideas too – and as such, were really willing to move past some obvious hit modes of the time. And make no mistake – these cuts aren't leftovers, or half-baked – as all of them have top-shelf production and arrangements – further proof that the Motown approach never dimmed at all. Titles include "Do You Know What I'm Talkin About" by LaBrenda Ben, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" by Brenda Holloway, "Build Him Up" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Like A Nightmare" by The Andantes, "Dance Yeah Dance" by Thelma Brown, "When Somebody Loves You" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "My Black Belt" by Hattie Littles, "It's Too Soon To Know" by Kim Weston, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" by Liz Lands, "If Wishes Came True" by Anita Knorl, and "So Let Them Laugh At Me" by Linda Griner. CD

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VariousHard To Find Motown Classics ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Tracks include "Baby I'm For Real" by the Originals, "Does Your Mama Know About Me" by Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, "Darling Baby" by the Elgins, "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" & "Walk Away From Love" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Helpless" by Kim Weston, "Get Ready" by Rare Earth, "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Brenda Holloway, "Twenty Five Miles" by Edwin Star, "Love's Gone Bad" by Chris Clark, "I'll Always Love You" by the Spinners, and "I've Got A Feeling" by Barbara Randolph. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHard To Find Motown Classics Vol 2 ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Very Good .... $5.99
Titles include "When I'm Gone" by Brenda Holloway, "Jamie" by Eddie Holland, "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by Undisputed Truth, "I Can't Believe You Love Me" by Tammi Terrell, "Indiana Wants Me" by R Dean Taylor, "Function At The Junction" by Shorty Long, "I Guess I'll Always Love You" by The Isley Brothers, "He Was Really Sayin Something" by The Velvelettes, and "I've Never Been To Me" by Charlene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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VariousMotown – A Package Of 16 Original Big Hits ... LP
Motown, 1963. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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(Deep groove pressing. Cover has light ringwear.)

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VariousMotown Collection ... CD
Time Life, 1960s. Used 2CD .... $8.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousMotown Show Tunes ... LP
Natural Resources/Motown, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Despite the "Show Tunes" in the title, this set's really a great batch of tracks from some of Motown's soundtracks from the early 70's. this means that the set includes "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" and "Theme Of Foxy Brown" by Willie Hutch, "Don't It Feel Good To Be Free" by Edwin Starr, and "Trouble Man" by Marvin Gaye. It's a good way to get these tracks on wax, and there's other nice stuff by Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, and Smokey Robinson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousMotown Sound – Collection Of Original 16 Big Hits Vol 6 ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good+ .... $1.99
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(In a plain white sleeve, not the cover pictured.)

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VariousMotown Story – The First Twenty Five Years (5LP box set) ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 5LP .... $16.99
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(Includes original insert. Box has a bit of light wear.)

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VariousMotown Story Vol 1 – The 1960's ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used .... $9.99
A recreation of the original Motown Story box set – featuring the best tunes of the label's first years, all strung together with narration by Smokey Robinson and some rare interviews! The style is pretty darn cool – almost a radio show or special documentary on the music, and packaged with some really great tracks that include "Baby I'm For Real" by The Originals, "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by The Temptations, "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Brenda Holloway, "Do You Love Me" by The Contours, "Shotgun" by Jr Walker & The All Stars, "The Tracks Of My Tears" by The Miracles, "Stop In The Name Of Love" by The Supremes, "My Girl" by The Temptations, "My Guy" by Mary Wells, "Fingertips (part 2)" by Stevie Wonder, "Jimmy Mack" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Twenty Five Miles" by Edwin Starr, and "Reach Out I'll Be There" by The Four Tops. 42 tracks on 2CDs – and a very nice package! CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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VariousOur Lives Are Shaped By What We Love – Motown's MoWest Story 1971 to 1973 ... CD
Motown/MoWest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99
The first ever compilation of the best music made for MoWest – the eclectic, but still soulful cuts made when Berry Gordy Jr. relocated from Motown to the west coast in the early 70s – releasing cool and sometimes strange music with a soul background, yet toasted by LA sunshine! The MoWest subsidiary lasted just a few years, and gets overlooked in the canonization of Motown at it's most classic and revolutionary – but the legacy is pretty incredible. Funk, sunshine rock and soul fused adventurously by a stunningly diverse roster – late period Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons (who's comp-opening track is a slept on sunshine pop-soul classic), breezy-jazzy-soul from Odyssey, the sister funk of Sisters Love, a stunning solo left turn from Spinners singer GC Cameron and more great stuff from Syreeta, The Commodores, Suzee Ikeda, Thelma Houston and others. We've been dying for a well selected MoWest comp like this for years, and Light In The Attic stepped to the plate and knock it right out of the park. The songs choices are great, the notes are great. . .everything about it is a win. Essential! Includes "You're A Song (That I Can't Sing)" and "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, "Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love" and "Broken Road" by Odyssey, "Don't You Be Worried" by The Commodores, "A Heart Is A House" Nu Page, "I Ain't Going Nowhere" by Thelma Houston, "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You" by Suzee Ikeda, "You've Got To Make The Choice" and "Give Me Your Love" by The Sisters Love and more. CD

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New SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... CD
1973. New Copy .... Around June 18, 2014
Nice Motown compilation of the Spinners' great pre-Atlantic stuff for the label. Includes their classic "It's A Shame", which is hard to find on wax in any form, plus other killer cuts like "Oooh Child", "Truly Yours", "We'll Have It Made", and "I'll Always Love You". Classic Detroit vocal group soul, with a sound that's different than most of the Motown catalog! CD

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New Marvin GayeEvery Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In our humble opinion, just about every track that Marvin recorded for Motown is "great" – but since this set's focused on the hits, we're happy to accept their track selection, and admit they do a pretty good job of covering most of the big bases – early solo gems, duet classics, and some of the sublime 70s numbers that really made Marvin's music sparkle! Titles include "What's Going On", "Inner City Blues", "Trouble Man", "Let's Get It On", "Distant Lover", "Got To Give It Up", "Heard It Through The Grapevine", "That's The Way Love is", and "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You". CD features 17 tracks in all. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Every Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye ... LP 6.99

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New Marvin GayeMotown Remembers Marvin Gaye – Never Before Released Masters ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unreleased gems from Marvin Gaye's Motown years – issued after his death in something of a cash-in effort, but a pretty great little record overall! There's a bit of overdubbing here that tries to "modernize" some of the tracks – which we remember not liking that much at the time, but which from today's perspective actually adds a bit of charm – kind of a mixed 60s/80s mode that still makes for plenty of great Marvin moments all the way through! Loads of great unreleased performances – including the sublime "The World Is Rated X" – plus "Lonely Lover", "No Greater Love", "Dark Side Of The World", "Baby Don't You Leave Me", "I'm In Love With You", "Just Like A Man", and "That's The Way It Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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New Motown SoundsSpace Dance ... LP
Motown, 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sort of a disco effort from Motown, featuring a group led by keyboardist Michael L. Smith, and featuring David T. Walker, Sonny Burke, James Gadson, Lee Ritenour, and Roland Bautista. The tracks are long dancefloor cuts, with a bit of a space disco sound, and titles like "Space Dance", "Groove Time", "You Don't Like To Party (Like I Do)", and "Rich Love, Poor Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker residue. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Edwin StarrMotown Superstar Series Vol 3 ... LP
Motown, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Twenty Five Miles", "Big Papa", "Running Back & Forth", "Time", "I'm Still A Struggling Man", "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On", "War", and "Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Earl Van DykeMotown Sound – The Complete Albums, Singles, & More (That Motown Sound/Earl Of Funk/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Mid 60s. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary studio musician finally gets his due – as keyboardist Earl Van Dyke steps out in a massive collection of 60s work for Motown – one that features two full albums, 21 bonus tracks, and some very detailed notes! First up on CD 1 is the excellent That Motown Sound album – heavy batch of Motown soul instrumentals that features backings that are often very similar to the vocal versions on Motown – but which are topped with sweet organ solo work from Earl – who has this lean, mean style that's mighty nice – kind of a Jimmy McGriff groove that really fits the soul of the recordings! Most of the backings are exactly the same ones used for vocal hits, but the use of Hammond really transforms them nicely – making the whole record a sweet popcorn soul version of Motown – almost a bit grittier, with a nice sort of backroom jukebox flavor. Titles include "Try It Baby", "Can You Jerk Like Me", "Money", "Can I Get A Witness", "Come See About Me", and "All For You". Then, CD 1 continues with a huge amount of added bonus tracks – some compilation tracks, singles, and more rare bits – with titles that include "Soul Stomp (live)", "Opus & Funk", "6 By 6", "There Is No Greater Love", "You Name It (live)", "He Was Really Sayin Somethin", "Hot N Tot", "Mobile Lil The Dancing Witch", and a massive four-part version of "The Flick"! CD 2 starts with Earl Of Funk – a set that's overflowing with great original tracks, plus some sweet funky covers too! The style here is quite different than Earl's previous work – and quite different from most of Motown too – with a hard-edged approach to the grooves that's much more like the work going on in the funky 45 underground on other labels – especially on the drums, which often snap nicely and give the album a great breaking sort of sound! The set was recorded live at the Hi Chapparal club in Detroit, with audience noise dubbed in later – and titles include "The Flick", "Cissy Strut", "Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again", "Fuschia Moods", "The Stingray", "The Whip a Rang", "Someday We'll Be Together", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". CD 2 then moves on to include another 8 bonus tracks – a few core instrumentals with vocals stripped off and Van Dyke's organ added in – and a few singles too! Titles include "Ode To Benny B"," Gonn Give Her All The Love I've Got", "Fever In The Funk House", "Greedy Green", "Behold", "Up On Your Feet", and "Runaway Child Running Way". The set features 45 tracks in all – and full notes to finally unlock the mystery of this music! CD

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New Mary WellsSomething New – Motown Lost & Found – Original Recordings 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early 60s. Used 2CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of wonderful work from Mary Wells – a set that includes overlooked early singles, a huge amount of unreleased tracks, plus many others that weren't issued at the time – and which haven't been in print for years! This set not only brings together rare Motown singles from Mary, and bits from the Vintage Stock album – but also includes some that appeared on the early 90s Looking Back collection – and a lot more of which show up here for the first time ever! The music here not only shows Mary in formation, but Motown as well – trying out a whole host of different styles for Wells' great vocals – and really finding strong focus as the set rolls on. Mary's one of the first great solo singers for Motown – and the package features loads of solo numbers with her in the lead – plus a handful of numbers with the Supremes or Four Tops, one with The Temptations & Supremes, and one with Smokey Robinson – as well as seven more duets with Marvin Gaye! There's also a batch of "standards" – as Wells takes on the mode that Motown also tried with Marvin – and the package features a whopping 47 tracks in all, with very detailed notes. Titles include "Cinderella", "Is It Me Or Is It You", "Money", "Why Do You Want To Let Me Go", "When Your Lover Comes Back", "My Heart Is Like A Clock", "My World Of Dreams", "Your Loss My Gain", "Prove It", "Drop In The Bucket", "Everybody Needs Love", "Back In My Arms", "Oh Lover", "In Case You Need Love", "Again", "Always", "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", and "This Is Something New". CD

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New Various20th Century Masters Millennium Collection – Best Of Motown 1960s Vol 1 ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Various20th Century Masters Millennium Collection – Best Of Motown 1970s Vol 2 ... CD
Motown, 1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New VariousClassic Songs Of The Motown Era Vol 1 (4CD set) ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 4CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Promotional release.)

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New VariousGreatest 64 Motown Original Hits (4 LP Box) ... LP
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 4LP Box .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Box has light wear.)

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New VariousMotown 7s Box – Rare & Unreleased (7 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 7x7" .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real Motown treasure – a very limited box set that features seven 7" singles – each of which features rare or unreleased tracks! Some tunes have never appeared before at all, and others are making a debut on vinyl – great Motown gems that might have been lifted from the vaults for a CD compilation, but never issued as a 45 back in the day. The whole thing's got a nice numbered box around seven sweet slabs of 45 rpm wax – all done up with UK-style Tamla/Motown labels – and titles include "Do I Love You" by Frank Wilson, "This Love Starved Heart Of Mine" by Marvin Gaye, "What More Could A Boy Ask For" by The Spinners, "Clip My Wings" by The Four Tops, "All I Do Is Think About You" by Tammi Terrell, "Something's Wrong" by Chris Clark, "Stormy" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Just Enough To Ease The Pain" by Stevie Wonder, "Suspicion" by The Originals, "I Can't Be Hurt Anymore" by David Ruffin, "Forever In My Heart" by The Temptations, and "My Love Is Your Love" by The Isley Brothers. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Peter BenjaminsonMary Wells – The Tumultuous Life Of Motown's First Superstar (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A stunning look at the great Mary Wells – one of Motown's first female acts of the 60s, and one of the decade's most important early soul figures as well! Mary's work on record is very well-known, but the story behind the music is completely different, and surprisingly dark at times – a tale of a talented artist often caught between larger corporate forces, and personal antagonists as well – not to mention her own personal demons. Peter Benjaminson does a great job of getting at all these details without being overly sensational – and he works in lots of wonderful personal recollections from friends and colleagues who really help illuminate the more private moments. The book is over 300 pages, hardcover, with some black and white photos. Book

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsAnthology (Motown Master Series) ... CD
Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD .... Out Of Stock
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice set that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. Includes their original version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", plus "The Nitty Gritty", "Tracks Of My Tears", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "Everybody Needs Love", "Neither One Of Us", and "Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To". 40 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing. Cardboard slip case has some light wear.)

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New VariousTamla Motown – Big Hits & Hard To Find Classics Vol 4 ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s. Used .... Out Of Stock
20 great tracks pulled from the Motown catalog – specially selected to include some harder to find numbers that were hits issued as singles, but which haven't been properly reissued, and other tracks that have had huge interest in the soul underground scene, especially in the UK! The package is a great look at the lesser-known side of Motown – and tracks include "Jamie" by Eddie Holland, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by Terry Johnson, "I Got A Feeling" by Barbara Randolph, "Cos You Know Me" by Rick Robin & Him, "A Little Bit For Sandy" by Paul Peterson, "Crying In The Night" by The Monitors, "It's Growing" by Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, "Steal Away Tonight" by Barbara McNair, "Never Say No To Your Baby" by The Hit Pack, "Day by Day Or Never" by Chris Clark, "It's Been A Long Long Time" by The Elgins, "Can't Stop Looking For My Baby" by The Fantastic Four, "Suzie" by Terry Johnson, and "You Need Me" by The Lewis Sisters. CD

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New Isley BrothersMotown Anthology ... CD
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD .... Out Of Stock
A massive amount of Isley Brothers material recorded for Motown – almost more than we ever knew the trio recorded for the label! The 2CD set is filled with hard-hitting gems from these seminal years for the Isleys – a key time when they were turning their rough-edged groove towards some tighter soul ends – really setting the stage for their 70s breakout on T-Neck Records! There's a few familiar classics here, mixed with a motherlode of lesser-known gems – a whopping 52 tracks in all, including some rare mono and stereo mixes too. Titles include "Good Things", "Little Miss Sweetness", "Ain't That Real Satisfaction", "It Moves Me To Tears", "Take Some Time Out For Love", "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love", "Seek & You Shall Find", "Whispers", "One Too Many Heartaches", "It's Out Of The Question", "Save Me From This Misery", "Put Yourself In My Place", "Nowhere To Run", "I Hear A Symphony", "Take Me In Your Arms", "My Love Is Your Love", "How Sweet It Is", "Leaving Here", "Greetings", and lots lots more! CD

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New VariousComplete Motown Singles 12B – 1972 (limited edition 5CD set – with bonus 45) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1972. New Copy 5 CDs & 7 Inch .... Out Of Stock
The second half of 1972 at Motown Records – a year so large, so productive for the label – the complete singles collection had to be cut in two! The sounds here really mark a special time for Motown – an increasing influence of the California sound on the soul of Detroit – moving forward in a push to even more sophisticated modes that really helps shake free of any overdone cliches of the 60s! The expanse of sounds here is really wonderful – still all very soulful at the core, but with new ideas, fresh arrangements, and a growing range of expression that really keeps things interesting. As with other excellent volumes in this series, the production level is amazing – a heavy 130 page book that's got a bonus 45 in the front cover, hardbound front and back, and loads of notes on the music and the label at the time. Features 100 tracks in all – including work by Jermaine Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Eddie Kendricks, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and The Temptations – plus lesser-known gems from Sisters Love, GC Cameron & Willie Hutch, Puzzle, Odyssey, Martin & Finley, Lesley Gore, Wolfe, Bob Babbitt, and others. 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 Marvin GayeEvery Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used .... Out Of Stock
In our humble opinion, just about every track that Marvin recorded for Motown is "great" – but since this set's focused on the hits, we're happy to accept their track selection, and admit they do a pretty good job of covering most of the big bases – early solo gems, duet classics, and some of the sublime 70s numbers that really made Marvin's music sparkle! Titles include "What's Going On", "Inner City Blues", "Trouble Man", "Let's Get It On", "Distant Lover", "Got To Give It Up", "Heard It Through The Grapevine", "That's The Way Love is", and "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You". CD features 15 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Every Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye ... LP 6.99

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New Mary WellsSomething New – Motown Lost & Found – Original Recordings 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
A wealth of wonderful work from Mary Wells – a set that includes overlooked early singles, a huge amount of unreleased tracks, plus many others that weren't issued at the time – and which haven't been in print for years! This set not only brings together rare Motown singles from Mary, and bits from the Vintage Stock album – but also includes some that appeared on the early 90s Looking Back collection – and a lot more of which show up here for the first time ever! The music here not only shows Mary in formation, but Motown as well – trying out a whole host of different styles for Wells' great vocals – and really finding strong focus as the set rolls on. Mary's one of the first great solo singers for Motown – and the package features loads of solo numbers with her in the lead – plus a handful of numbers with the Supremes or Four Tops, one with The Temptations & Supremes, and one with Smokey Robinson – as well as seven more duets with Marvin Gaye! There's also a batch of "standards" – as Wells takes on the mode that Motown also tried with Marvin – and the package features a whopping 47 tracks in all, with very detailed notes. Titles include "Cinderella", "Is It Me Or Is It You", "Money", "Why Do You Want To Let Me Go", "When Your Lover Comes Back", "My Heart Is Like A Clock", "My World Of Dreams", "Your Loss My Gain", "Prove It", "Drop In The Bucket", "Everybody Needs Love", "Back In My Arms", "Oh Lover", "In Case You Need Love", "Again", "Always", "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", and "This Is Something New". CD
(Limited edition.)

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New VariousComplete Motown Singles 12A – 1972 (limited edition 5CD set – with bonus 45) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1972. New Copy 5 CDs & 45 .... Out Of Stock
The sprawling soul sounds of Motown, circa '72 – with all the amazing singles from January to July of that huge and historic year – collected here in the first of a 2 box set grand finale for the Complete Motown Singles series! Creatively, the first half of '72 was an incredible period. Veterans like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and The Four Tops sound freshly inspired, Marvin Gaye is hitting his peak, Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 are in full stride, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and The Supremes are still cutting gorgeous singles. In other words, there's still a whole lot of distinctively Motown magic happening! But '72 also finds the label branching out into funk, funk rock and both sunnier and grittier material by a variety artists – from Undisputed Truth and Sisters Love, to Frankie Valli and Rare Earth. The label would soon make the move to the west coast, so it's truly the end of an era – therefore as apt of a point as possible for Hip-O Select to begin closing up their beautiful series. Vol 12A has 113 tracks on 5CDs – encased in a hardcover, 130-page full color book with essays and notes on each track – including songs by all the above, plus Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, David Ruffin, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, The Commodores, Syreeta, Edwin Starr, Thelma Houston, The Devastating Affair, Bobby Darin, Blinky, Posse, The Marvelettes, Blue Scepter, GC Cameron, The Originals, Eddie Kendricks, Gladys Knght & The Pips and more! Also includes a bonus 45 by The Blackberries – "Somebody Up There" backed by "But I Love You More" – with the Mowest logo on the inner label! Love this! Can't wait for Vol 12B! CD
(Limited edition.)
 
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AC BlackAC Black ... LP
Motown, 1989. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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India ArieSongversation (deluxe version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Motown, 2013. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99 29.98
Feels like forever since we've last heard from India Arie – and damn if we didn't miss her! And this time around, she sounds better than ever before – stepping out with this proud, righteous groove right from the start – the kind of music that, from the very first notes, show why India Arie's way more than most of the pretenders who've tried to cop her act in recent years – but can never touch the genius of the lady at her finest! Most tracks here were done in collaboration with Shannon Sanders, who electrifies the music without making it too commercial or beat-heavy at all – and, if anything, the whole record has this amazing quality in which the vocals seem to embody the rhythms on their own – working with a flow that's really tremendous, and still retaining some of the acoustic soul of the early years. Titles include "Flowers", "Nothing That I Love More", "Cocoa Butter", "Just Do You", "Break The Shell", "This Love", "Thy Will Be Done", and "Brother's Keeper" – plus some cool "Soulbird" interludes. Features four bonus tracks too – "Soulbird Reprise Ney", "Thank You", "6th Avenue", and "Strange Fruit". LP, Vinyl record album

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India ArieTestimony Vol 1 – Life & Relationship ... LP
Motown, 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $24.99 29.98
India Arie continues her sensuous journey in sound – working here in the same earthy blend of acoustic and electric elements that made other records so great, and showing that she's still one of the strongest voices in contemporary soul! The record's got a personal, intimate quality that's head and shoulders above most of the harder-hitting divas on the charts these days – and although other indie singers have attempted India's sound on their own recent records, Arie shows that she's still one of the few who can get a sound like this right. Gentle guitar and warm vocals float together in perfect tandem throughout the record – and the whole thing has a very cohesive approach that never seems to ruin the groove, even on the few obvious attempts at a hit! Titles include "India Song", "I Am Not My Hair", "Summer", "Good Mourning", "Private Party", "There's Hope", "These Eyes", and "Wings Of Forgiveness". LP, Vinyl record album

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India ArieVoyage To India ... LP
Motown, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $24.99 29.98
A great second album from India Arie – sweet, smooth, soulful, and one we like even better than the first! The style is wonderful – a mix of warm vocals, spare production, and acoustic guitar – which gives the set a folksy quality that really offsets the smooth backings nicely. Songs are very well written, and linked together with a sensuous musical approach that makes the whole album drift nicely along – beating with the heart of underground soul set, but handled with a high level of class! Titles include "Beautiful Surprise", "Little Things", "Talk To Her", "Right Direction", "Good Man", "Complicated Melody", and "The One". LP, Vinyl record album

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AZ9 Lives ... LP
Motown, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP .... $2.99
Tracks include "Problems", "Everything's Everything", "At Night", "How Many Wanna" and "Quiet Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy in a black stickered sleeve.)

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BloodstoneDon't Stop! ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
A great later album from Bloodstone – recorded after their initial classics for London, but in a sweet and mellow soul mode that's totally outta site! Part of the strength of the set is the mighty Al Johnson – who provides arrangements here that push the group firmly into a more modern take on harmony soul, and which have a gentle groove that makes for plenty of sweet steppers and mellow midtempo groovers. The vocals are every bit as great as on the earlier albums – just given a brighter setting in which to shine. Titles include "Just Wanna Get The Feel Of It", "She Wants To Hear The Words", "It's Been A Long Time", "Throw A Little Loving My Way", "It's All Been Said Before", and "Don't Stop". CD
Also available
Don't Stop! ... CD 18.99
Don't Stop! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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BloodstoneDon't Stop! ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1978. Used .... $18.99
A great later album from Bloodstone – recorded after their initial classics for London, but in a sweet and mellow soul mode that's totally outta site! Part of the strength of the set is the mighty Al Johnson – who provides arrangements here that push the group firmly into a more modern take on harmony soul, and which have a gentle groove that makes for plenty of sweet steppers and mellow midtempo groovers. The vocals are every bit as great as on the earlier albums – just given a brighter setting in which to shine. Titles include "Just Wanna Get The Feel Of It", "She Wants To Hear The Words", "It's Been A Long Time", "Throw A Little Loving My Way", "It's All Been Said Before", and "Don't Stop". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
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BloodstoneDon't Stop! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $24.99
A great later album from Bloodstone – recorded after their initial classics for London, but in a sweet and mellow soul mode that's totally outta site! Part of the strength of the set is the mighty Al Johnson – who provides arrangements here that push the group firmly into a more modern take on harmony soul, and which have a gentle groove that makes for plenty of sweet steppers and mellow midtempo groovers. The vocals are every bit as great as on the earlier albums – just given a brighter setting in which to shine. Titles include "Just Wanna Get The Feel Of It", "She Wants To Hear The Words", "It's Been A Long Time", "Throw A Little Loving My Way", "It's All Been Said Before", and "Don't Stop". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available
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Don't Stop! ... CD 13.99

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BoysBoys ... LP
Motown, 1990. Sealed .... $1.99
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Jerry ButlerIt All Comes Out In My Song ... LP
Motown, 1977. Sealed .... $2.99
Proof that Jerry Butler could always be great, no matter what the setting – and that even an overlooked album like this can still be pretty darn great! The album's got less of a focus than Jerry's earlier Mercury work or later sides for Philly – but it's also got a subtle and sometimes spare approach that really lets Jerry's voice come to the forefront of the set – dominating the whole thing in a great batch of mellow tunes that really show the shift from younger Iceman to confident adult soul that Jerry worked in the 70s. Butler produced, and arrangements are by Paul David Wilson and James Mack. Titles include "Just You & Me Forever", "Everything's Cool", "Living My Life Just For You", "I'm Music I'm Your Friend", "How It Used To Feel", "It All Comes Out In My Song", and "I've Got To Make It On My Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn, with some tears. Cover has a cutout notch and a crease.)

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CharleneI've Never Been To Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1982. New Copy .... $24.99
One of the most easy-going Motown albums of the early 80s – a set that steps past some of the heavier funk the label's other acts were using, and which goes for kind of a crossover mix of ballads and heartfelt numbers! The title track is something of a post-70s feminist statement, although one that's gotten a bit cheesy over time – and Charlene sings here in this slightly emotive style that's partly soul, but which also makes a big nod to the growing adult contemporary side of the spectrum too. Titles include "I've Never Been To Me", "Hey Mama", "Can't We Try", "It Ain't Easy Comin Down", "I Won't Remember Ever Loving You", and "If I Could See Myself". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New CharleneUsed To Be ... LP
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- .... $2.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and a small peeled spot on back.)

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CommodoresMidnight Magic ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Lots of Midnight Magic from The Commdores – still nice and funky at the start of the evening, but also chilling out in the wee hours too – really finding a great way to follow the trajectory of the night with the tracks in this set! The album sparkles with strong arrangements and production from James Carmichael – who furthers the vibe perfected on Natural High, yet continues to avoid most of the cliches that would slow down the group in later years. Lionel Richie's given room to step forth on the ballads "Still" and "Sail On" – but the group feel is still nicely maintained on the rest of the record – which also features the tracks "Getting It", "You're Special", "Wonderland", "Sexy Lady", and "Might Magic". CD

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CommodoresMovin' On ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy .... $18.99
A killer early set from The Commodores – and exactly the kind of record that shows why the group was so great at the start! Long before they were the giants of adult pop, the group were a tight funk act who were able to really balance mellow moments with more full-on grooves – a quality that meant they could slide into a warm harmony soul number at one point, then boom the bass right out of the box the next – all with a quality that at this point was light years ahead of most of their contemporaries! There's lots of modes here that other groups would cop more strongly in years to come – but the album's still better than any others that tried to imitate its strengths – thanks to classic cuts like "Hold On", "Free", "(Can I) Get A Witness", "Sweet Love", "Mary Mary", and "Gimme My Mule" – as well as the great spacey instrumental "Cebu", which has an excellent moogy Dexter Wansel-ish vibe! That cut alone is a major discovery for anyone who doesn't know the group at this point – and will show you that they can be totally hip when they want. CD

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CommodoresNatural High ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
A pivotal album for The Commodores – still very funky here, with a sound that stays true to their roots – yet also able to reach out into some of the mature mellow ballads that would make them a huge crossover act in years to come! James Carmichael arranges and produces here – really helping the group to find that key focus, and make some important use of the vocals of Lionel Richie. Mr R steps out strongly on the crossover hit "Three Times A Lady" – but the whole group more than holds their own on the funky killers "X Rated Movie", "Fire Girl", and "I Like What You Do" – as well as the great mellow groover "Say Yeah". CD
Also available Natural High ... LP 0.99

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New CommodoresNatural High ... LP
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- .... $0.99
A pivotal album for The Commodores – still very funky here, with a sound that stays true to their roots – yet also able to reach out into some of the mature mellow ballads that would make them a huge crossover act in years to come! James Carmichael arranges and produces here – really helping the group to find that key focus, and make some important use of the vocals of Lionel Richie. Mr R steps out strongly on the crossover hit "Three Times A Lady" – but the whole group more than holds their own on the funky killers "X Rated Movie", "Fire Girl", and "I Like What You Do" – as well as the great mellow groover "Say Yeah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Natural High ... CD 13.99

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CommodoresNightshift ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
By this point in their career, The Commodores have lost Lionel Richie and any sort of funk credibility they had from their early years – but they also somehow manage to reemerge with a great new talent for a sweet mellow groove! The title tune "Nightshift" was one of those tracks that crossed over massively at the time – but to our ears, it also kind of redeemed the group too – as it's got a surprisingly soulful quality that really got the group past the soppiness of their ballads and love songs – gliding along with an almost-righteous quality that makes it a nice later cap to an earlier Motown 70s groove. Other tunes on the album don't always fare as well, but there's still some nice moments here – tunes that benefit from some Dennis Lambert production and hit just the right kind of mellow groove to follow up on the spirit of the single. Tracks include "Nightshift", "Slip Of The Tongue", "Lay Back", "Lightin Up The Night", and "The Woman In My Life". CD
Also available Nightshift (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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CommodoresNightshift (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy .... $24.99
By this point in their career, The Commodores have lost Lionel Richie and any sort of funk credibility they had from their early years – but they also somehow manage to reemerge with a great new talent for a sweet mellow groove! The title tune "Nightshift" was one of those tracks that crossed over massively at the time – but to our ears, it also kind of redeemed the group too – as it's got a surprisingly soulful quality that really got the group past the soppiness of their ballads and love songs – gliding along with an almost-righteous quality that makes it a nice later cap to an earlier Motown 70s groove. Other tunes on the album don't always fare as well, but there's still some nice moments here – tunes that benefit from some Dennis Lambert production and hit just the right kind of mellow groove to follow up on the spirit of the single. Tracks include "Nightshift", "Slip Of The Tongue", "Lay Back", "Lightin Up The Night", and "The Woman In My Life". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Nightshift ... CD 13.99

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love ... LP
Motown, 1980. Very Good .... $1.99
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the funkier vibes – with a vamping guitar, thumping bass groove, punchy horns, and top notch vocals from the group – while tunes like the title track and "Beyond The Horizon" have a more soaring arrangement of horns and some strings,still with an impeccable core groove. It's not as smoothed out in the production booth as some of their later grooves of the 80s – a total gem! Other titles include " Skate Lovers", "Carry On", "Do It Again", "Do It Again", "Sooner Or Later" and "Beyond The Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & a small crease near the bottom left corner.)
Also available Invitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy .... $18.99
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the funkier vibes – with a vamping guitar, thumping bass groove, punchy horns, and top notch vocals from the group – while tunes like the title track and "Beyond The Horizon" have a more soaring arrangement of horns and some strings,still with an impeccable core groove. It's not as smoothed out in the production booth as some of their later grooves of the 80s – a total gem! Other titles include " Skate Lovers", "Carry On", "Do It Again", "Do It Again", "Sooner Or Later" and "Beyond The Horizon". CD includes the bonus track single version of "Invitation Of Love". CD
Also available Invitation To Love ... LP 1.99

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New Dazz BandKeep It Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1982. Used .... $22.99
Dazz Band keep it plenty live on this early 80s gem – a killer set from the group's hit run for Motown! The set's got a bouncy groove that's very much in the best Motown funk style at the time – lots of bass at the bottom, and plenty tight on production – but never as smooth or commercial as work from a few years later. The group balance things out well with a few mellower cuts – numbers that still have some sort of a groove, but one that's a bit more laidback, and which shows they're not just a funk-driven outfit. Titles include the massive hit "Let It Whip" – plus "Gamble With My Love", "Just Can't Wait 'Till The Night", "Shake What You Got", "Keep It Live", and "Let Me Love You Until". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Dazz BandLet The Music Play ... LP
Motown, 1981. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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New DeBargeAll This Love ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1982. New Copy .... $13.99
A stone pop soul winner from DeBarge – the kind of record that made the group a heck of a lot of money back in the 80s, and which sounds surprisingly great to our ears today! The record features lots of electro arrangements – fuzzy keyboards and bass pedals grooving around in a way that's got traces of "street" electro, mixed with some super-smooth LA production, and used brilliantly by the group in a family-based pop harmony way that stretches back to some of the great 70s groups of the same style – like The Sylvers or the Stairsteps. A heck of a lot nicer than we remember, and pretty great all the way through – with tracks that include "I Like It", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "All This Love", "I'm In Love With You", "Can't Stop", "It's Getting Stronger", and "Life Begins With You". CD
Also available All This Love ... LP 3.99

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DeBargeAll This Love ... LP
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- .... $3.99
A stone pop soul winner from DeBarge – the kind of record that made the group a heck of a lot of money back in the 80s, and which sounds surprisingly great to our ears today! The record features lots of electro arrangements – fuzzy keyboards and bass pedals grooving around in a way that's got traces of "street" electro, mixed with some super-smooth LA production, and used brilliantly by the group in a family-based pop harmony way that stretches back to some of the great 70s groups of the same style – like The Sylvers or the Stairsteps. A heck of a lot nicer than we remember, and pretty great all the way through – with tracks that include "I Like It", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "All This Love", "I'm In Love With You", "Can't Stop", "It's Getting Stronger", and "Life Begins With You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All This Love ... CD 13.99

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New Dickey And The PoseidonsWhere Were You When The Ship Went Down (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ .... $6.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Dynamic SuperiorsNowhere To Run (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ .... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with an ink stamp.)

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Four TopsAnthology ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD .... $8.99
A pretty darn big collection of work from the 4 Tops – collecting the best of their early years at Motown on up through the 70s. There's a total of 41 tracks on the set!! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Four TopsBack Where I Belong ... LP
Motown, 1983. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has a promo stamp & WGN letters.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ .... $8.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Four TopsFour Tops ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $13.99
The first full album from The Four Tops – and a tremendous showcase for their wonderful harmony vocals! The group has an organic quality that's wonderful enough on its own – one of the tightest, most fully-formed of all the Motown groups – but they get pushed strongly over the top here with some sublime Holland/Dozier production – stepping rhythms, swirling strings, and just the right sort of instrumentation to set fire to the legendary lead vocals of Levi Stubbs! There's a few hits on the record, and some great lesser-known gems too – and titles include the classic "Baby I Need Your Loving", plus "Without The One You Love", "Call On Me", "Sad Souvenirs", "Where Did You Go", "Tea House In China Town", "Left With A Broken Heart", "Your Love Is Amazing", and "Ask The Lonely". CD

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Four TopsFour Tops Live ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good- .... $4.99
These guys were so great vocally that they could always shine – even without the perfect studio placement that they and their contemporaries received from Motown, as you'll hear in this live setting. Like other live soul sets of the time, this one shows the group working through a wider range of material than you might hear on their studio sets – singing before a crowd at the Roostertail Lounge in Detroit, on tracks that include hits like "It's The Same Old Song", "Reach Out I'll Be There", and "Baby I Need Your Loving" – as well as covers like "The Girl From Ipanema" and "It's Not Unusual". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and light wear, with some wrinkling and peeling along parts of the edges of the back paste-on.)

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New Four TopsFour Tops Second Album ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
The Four Tops' second album – and quite possibly the most hitbound of all their early Motown work! The album's overflowing with classic numbers – and features the perennial favorites "I Can't Help Myself" and "It's The Same Old Song" – as well as a totally winning batch of other tunes, all produced to perfection by the Holland/Dozier team! The sound is classic Motown all the way through – still some nice rough edges on the group's vocals – and killer lead work from Levi Stubbs. Other tracks include "Helpless", "Love Feels Like Fire", "Something About You", "I'm Grateful", and "Stay In My Lonely Arms". CD

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New Four TopsReach Out ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
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". CD
Also available Reach Out ... CD 9.99

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Four TopsReach Out ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1967. Used .... $9.99
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". CD
Also available Reach Out ... CD 13.99

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Four TopsSoul Spin ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Beautiful baroque soul from the Four Tops – and proof that the group could take any material and make it sound great! This Frank Wilson-produced set features a few Motown numbers by the group, but the real gems are actually the more familiar 60s pop hits – remade by the Tops in a style that works surprisingly well, thanks to some sparkling arrangements and the great vocals of Levi Stubbs! Arrangers include Wade Marcus, Gene Page, and Paul Riser – and the set features great versions of "Got To Get You Into My Life", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Light My Fire", and "California Dreamin" – plus the tracks "Look Out Your Window", "Nothing", and "Stop The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner and small seam splits.)

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Four TopsStill Water (love, peace) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ .... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Four TopsUntil You Love Someone – More Of The Best 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Motown/Rhino, Late 60s. Used .... $5.99
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Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... CD
Motown, 1978. New Copy .... $4.99 9.98
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". CD

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Marvin GayeI Want You ... CD
Motown, 1976. New Copy .... $4.99 9.98
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! CD
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Marvin GayeI Want You ... CD
Tamla/Motown, 1976. Used .... $4.99
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! CD
(Out of print. Motown Master Series pressing.)
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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On ... CD
Motown, 1973. Used .... $1.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
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New Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1973. New Copy .... $8.99 9.98
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". This expanded edition contains the extra tracks "Let's Get It On (single edit)" and "You Sure Love To Ball (single mix)". CD
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Let's Get It On ... CD 1.99
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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye On Stage – Recorded Live ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the best of the 60s live sets from Motown – a sublime showcase for the talents of a young Marvin Gaye! There's a feel here that's a bit looser, and almost a bit rougher than some of Marvin's other records from the time – and there's almost a bit more force in his vocals than on the hits – a hard-wailing quality that takes over at times, and which is totally great. A backing chorus supports Marvin over the small combo backings, but the whole thing's recorded so that Gaye's very firmly in the lead – on cuts that include "Mojo Hanna", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "One Of These Days", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "Pride & Joy", "Hitch Hike", and "Get My Hands On Some Lovin". CD

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Marvin GayeThat Stubborn Kinda Of Fellow ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $13.99
Early genius from Marvin Gaye – a set that's one of his first biggest hit-making albums for Motown, and for good reason too! Gaye's really come a long way here in just a few short years – hitting hard on the album's title hit, with that trademark rasp that would only get stronger and more charming by the end of the 60s. The backings pack a punch too – pure Motown 60s soul all the way through, with backing vocals from Martha & The Vandellas – although Marvin's own lead is more than strong enough on its own! Titles include the big title hit "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" – plus "Hitch Hike", "Get My Hands On Some Lovin", "It Hurt Me Too", "Pride & Joy", and "Wherever I Lay My Hat" – all written by a young Marvin! CD
Also available That Stubborn Kinda Of Fellow ... LP

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Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. New Copy .... $4.99 5.98
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! CD
Also available Trouble Man ... LP

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used .... $3.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". CD
(CRC pressing.)
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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. New Copy .... $4.99 5.98
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". This expanded edition includes the B-side tracks "God Is Love" and "Sad Tomorrow". CD
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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used .... $3.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". This expanded edition includes the B-side tracks "God Is Love" and "Sad Tomorrow". CD
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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (UK pressing) ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used .... $6.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". CD
(Out of print.)
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Marvin GayeWorld Is Rated X (clubmix, single version)/Dark Side Of The World/Lonely Lover/I'm Goin Home ... 12-inch
Motown, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $5.99
At the time this was issued, these tracks had not yet been released, though they've subsequently shown up on a number of the expanded CD reissues that have been put out since this release. Sadly, the totally burning funk of "The World Is Rated X" gets buried a bit in the bad 80s production (as opposed to good 80s production, or better yet, leaving it mostly alone as they did on the Let's Get It On double disc reissue) and the other numbers of similar vintage sound as if they got a bit slicked up to appeal to 80s radio programmers a bit too. Nonetheless, this is the only way to get a hold of these on vinyl. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Cuba GoodingLove Dancer ... LP
Motown, 1979. Sealed .... $5.99
A tremendous solo outing from Cuba Gooding – a record that not only shows his strength as a lead singer away from The Main Ingredient – but one that also shows that he really knows how to groove as well! The album's produced by Michael Smith, and has a vibe that's a bit different than Gooding's previous Motown record – with some tunes that have a wonderfully rich clubby sort of sparkle – and some even nicer mellow moments that really unlock that mature potential Gooding always had in his vocals – that smooth-stepping sound he'd really bring to the forefront when returning to The Main Ingredient in the 80s. Titles include the great mellow groover "I'm Yours Now" – plus "Hey The Party's In Here", "Disco Royale", "Trust Me", "Tell Me How Long It's Been", and "Running Man". LP, Vinyl record album
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Finis HendersonFinis ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1983. New Copy .... $13.99
A sweet 80s classic from Finis Henderson – and the kind of record that should have launched him on a much bigger run as a lead singer! Despite the plastic look of the cover, the album's really solidly put together – produced by Al McKay with a vibe that definitely echoes his work with Earth Wind & Fire, and a style that also shows some of Henderson's roots in the Chicago group Weapons Of Peace – which means lots of jazzy inflections with the grooves, in a style that works perfectly for Finis' style of singing. And given that Henderson has a range that sometimes hits Philip Bailey territory, the match is a great one – and gives the album a sense of class that other Motown soul from the time didn't always have. Titles include "Lovers", "Making Love", "Skip To My Lou", "Vina Del Mar", "Crush On You", "I'd Rather Be Gone", and "You Owe It All To Love". CD

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High InergyShoulda Gone Dancin (vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1979. Near Mint- .... $0.99
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(In a Motown Disco sleeve. Label has a small sticker.)

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Eddie HollandEddie Holland ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the earliest albums on Motown – and the only one ever cut by Eddie Holland! Eddie's best known as a producer, arranger, and songwriter – part of the holy Holland-Dozier-Holland trinity – but back in his early days, he was a soulful tenor, with a sound and style that was a bit like Jackie Wilson or Sam Cooke – high in range, but full of depth in feeling too – with a quality that makes this rare album a real treasure! The set's got a great early Motown feel all the way through – that perfect bridge between R&B and sou, but nice and tight, too – really moving forward through the strength of Holland's musical vision. Eddie produced along with William Stevenson – and titles include "Take A Chance On Me", "If Cleopatra Took A Chance", "Last Night I Had A Vision", "What About Me", and "Jamie", which was a relatively big single. CD

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Thelma HoustonDevil In Me ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Thelma's one of those singers who must have been waiting years for disco to come around and help her find a reason to sing! Her career was slightly ill-timed in the beginning, coming along with a baroque soul beginning that was great, yet somewhat out of place in the early 70s. But enter a record like this – which takes Thelma's beautiful voice and fills it up with strings and disco rhythms – and you've got a well-done set that suddenly makes her whole sound make sense! Arrangements are surprisingly great, and relatively cliché-free on the best numbers – handled by Kim Richmond, James Carmichael, Greg Wright, and Michel Rubini. Titles include "I'm Here Again", "Triflin", "I've Got The Devil In Me", "Give Me Something To Believe In", "Memories", "Your Eyes", and "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, tape on the spine, and some creases.)
 
 
 



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