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Contours & Dennis EdwardsJust A Little Misunderstanding – Rare & Unissued Motown 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Just when you think you know everything there is to know about Motown, here comes a set to open your ears and blow your mind all over again! The set unearths a huge amount of rare work by The Contours – the rollicking group who gave Motown a sweet album and handful of singles in the 60s, but who also recorded a lot of other work that was never issued at the time – including a sweet array of tracks that feature a young Dennis Edwards as their lead vocalist! Edwards is best known for his work in the Temptations – but these tracks predate that time, when Dennis was brought in to give fresh focus to the ailing Contours – and lent his strong lead vocals to their massively grooving sound. The package features a whopping 26 tracks – 14 issued here for the first time ever, and a lot more pulled from only collections of rare Motown releases – and titles include "Determination", "I'll Turn To Stone", "I Like Everything About You", "Can't Do Without Your Love", "Come See About Me", "I Grow Deeper In Love Every Day", "Our Last Rendezvous", "Which Way To My Baby", "Need Your Lovin", "What's So Good About Goodbye", "Sunny", and "I'm Here Now That You Need Me". CD

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Four TopsMotown Legends – Bernadette/Reach Out, I'll Be There ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
Includes the tracks "Reach Out, I'll Be There", "Left With A Broken heart", "My Way", "don't Bring Back Memories", "Body And Soul", "Walk Away Renee", and "I Can Feel The Magic". CD
(Out of print.)

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Funk BrothersStanding In The Shadows Of Motown – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Motown, 2002/2004. Used 2CD ... $16.99
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 GayeMotown Legends – I'll Be Doggone/Stubborn Kind Of Fellow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $2.99
9 tracks, plus 3 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Isley BrothersMotown Anthology ... CD
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
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 Michael JacksonMotown Legends ... CD
Motown, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
Early work from Michael Jackson – featuring some tracks that he cut on his own away from his brothers, plus others that feature him in a strong lead with the group. Titles include "Got To Be There", "Girl, Don't Take Your Love From Me", "My Girl", "Don't Let It Get You Down", "You've Got A Friend", "Rockin Robin", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", and "I Like You The Way You Are". 11 cuts in all. CD

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Jackson 5Motown Legends – I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye ... CD
Motown, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
Includes the tracks "I Can't Quit Your Love", "Get It Together", "Standing In The Shadow Of Love", "I Want You Back", "Sixteen Candles" and "My Cherie Amour". CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsMotown Legends – Neither One Of Us/I Don't Want To Do You Wrong ... CD
Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
11 tracks from Gladys & crew – recorded during their glory days at Motown! Includes the tracks "All I Need Is Time", "Your Old Standby", "I Wish It Would Rain", "Signed Gladys", "One Less Bell To Answer", "I Hate Myself For Loving You", and "Every Little Bit Hurts". CD
(Out of print.)

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New MarvelettesMotown Legends – Beechwood 45789/Playboy ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
11 of the Marvelettes great early tracks – the kind of female soul that made Motown huge, right out of the box! Titles include "Playboy", "Beechwood 45789", "Everybody Knows (But You)", "Tonight Was Made For Love", "The Truth's Outside My Door", "Forever", "You're The One", and "When I Need You". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Martha Reeves & The VandellasMotown Legends ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesGreat Songs & Performances That Inspired The Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special ... CD
Motown, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Who would have thought it? Smokey's great career at Motown was just designed to be inspiration for a TV Special! Who cares, though? The set's still got some of his biggest hits for Motown, if you can get past the title – and tracks include "Mickey's Monkey", "Being With You", "I Second That Emotion", "Shop Around", "Tears Of A Clown", and "Tracks Of My Tears". CD
(Out of print.)

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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.)

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Diana Ross & the SupremesMotown Legends – Come See About Me/Stop In The Name Of Love ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $0.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Way more than just a "best of" – as the record is more like a full Spinners album for Motown – issued as a way of bringing together some of the best singles the group recorded for the label! The work's not really hits – at least not at the level of the group's later fame on Atlantic – and instead the set is a key illustration of the group's Detroit roots, with a soaring Motown groove mixed with their sublime harmonies – a style that's often forgotten, given their big move to Philly styles in the 70s! The whole thing's great – about as killer as you can get for Motown group soul – and titles include their classic "It's A Shame" – plus "Oooh Child", "Truly Yours", "We'll Have It Made", and "I'll Always Love You". CD

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Edwin StarrMotown Legends – War/Twenty-Five Miles ... CD
Motown, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
11 big ones from Edwin Starr – recorded during his classic late 60s years at Motown! Includes the tracks "Soul Master", "Oh How Happy", "Way Over There", "Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Heart", "Ooo Baby Baby", "You Beat Me To The Punch", and "Cloud Nine". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jr Walker & The All StarsMotown Legends – What Does It Take (To Win You Love)?/Shotgun ... CD
Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Includes the tracks "Sexpot", "Rise And Shine", "Proud Mary", "Blow The House Down", "In And Out", and "Urgent". CD

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New Mary WellsMotown Legends – You Beat Me To The Punch/My Guy ... CD
Motown, Mid 60s. Used ... $1.99
Classic Motown work from Mary Wells – with a total of 11 tracks in all! Includes the tunes "Two Lovers", "I Only Have Eye For You", "I'll Still Be Around", "He's The One I Love", "Operator", and "Guess Who". CD
(Small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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VariousHard To Find Motown Classics ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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New VariousMotown Story – The First Twenty Five Years (5LP box set) ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Very Good 5LP ... $9.99
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(Includes original insert. Side 4 has a mark that clicks on track two. Cover has light wear, with a bit of edge flaking.)

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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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VariousMotown 7s Box 2 – Rare & Unreleased (7 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Around September 9, 2014
7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousMotown Christmas ... CD
Motown, New Copy ... Late September, 2014
CD

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New VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection 1959 to 1971 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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(Please Note: This copy doesn't include the box or book, however all four CDs are included inside their jewel case.)

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New Brenda HollowayArtistry Of Brenda Holloway – With Bonus Tracks From The Motown Vaults ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Magic LadyMagic Lady (Motown) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD

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New SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... CD
Motown, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a "best of" – as the record is more like a full Spinners album for Motown – issued as a way of bringing together some of the best singles the group recorded for the label! The work's not really hits – at least not at the level of the group's later fame on Atlantic – and instead the set is a key illustration of the group's Detroit roots, with a soaring Motown groove mixed with their sublime harmonies – a style that's often forgotten, given their big move to Philly styles in the 70s! The whole thing's great – about as killer as you can get for Motown group soul – and titles include their classic "It's A Shame" – plus "Oooh Child", "Truly Yours", "We'll Have It Made", and "I'll Always Love You". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousMotown Disco Party Pac ... LP
Motown, 1979. Used 4 x 12" box ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little package of clubby soul from Motown – 4 12" singles in a box! Though the label wasn't particularly known as a home to disco, they weren't allergic to it either, and fielded their share of nice club friendly tracks throughout the late 70s, and even on through the 80s, though this set features some great highlights from 1978 and 1979. 5 tracks are spread out across 4 12" singles, with a handful of instrumental flip sides, too, and the numbers include both the vocal and instrumental takes of Rick James' "Bustin' Out", vocal and instrumental takes of High Inergy's "Shoulda Gone Dancin'", vocal and instrumental takes of Billy Preston & Syreeta's "Go For It", and "I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby" and "Get Up For Love" by Tata Vega. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split corners and tears in the edges.)

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New VariousMotown's Great Interpretations ... LP
Natural Resources, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch and factory sticker.)

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New VariousJohn Morales Presents Motown Divas ... LP
Motown (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The cover may look like some old Motown disco single from the 70s – but the set's a collection of previously unreleased mixes from the great John Morales – each of them a reworking of a Motown club classic! Each track is very long – and gets plenty of space to stretch out – and titles include "I Need Your Lovin (M+M lovin all night long mix)" by Teena Marie, "The Boss (M+M inst mix)" by Diana Ross, "Get It Up For Love (get it up get it up 12" mix)" by Tata Vega, "I Need Your Lovin (M+M inst mix)" by Teena Marie, "Get It Up For Love (M+M inst)" by Tata Vega, and "If You Should Be So Lonely (M+M inst mix)" by Val Young. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousMotown Northern Soul ... CD
Motown (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Northern soul from the source – over two dozen 60s soul stompers from Motown Records – most of them the kind of underground grooves that have always been prized on the Northern scene! The work here moves past obvious Motown hits, and really shows the kind of hard-burning stormers that set fire to the British all night dance scene in the 60s – music that moved the mods, then continued to help redefine our understanding of soul for decades to come! The set's a treasure trove of gems – some of which would cost you a pretty penny as original singles – and titles include "For The Love Of Mike" by Patrice Holloway, "You Can Do It" by Kim Weston, "Crying In The Night" by The Monitors, "Baby Come Home To Me" by Shorty Long, "Sure Is A Lotta Woman" by The Isley Brothers, "You're Gonna Love My Baby" by Barbara McNair, "I've Been Blessed" by Bobby Taylor, "Look What You Done Boy" by The Lollipops, "I Miss You Baby" by Marv Johnson, and "Keep On Loving Me" by Frances Nero. CD

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New 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 ... Out Of Stock
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 VariousMotown Mania ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Columbia House pressing.)
 
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India ArieAcoustic Soul ... LP
Motown, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
An incredible debut – and the birth of a genre! India Arie burst upon the Neo Soul scene with this sweet little set a few years back – and her career's been burning up ever since! The set's got all the best elements of some of the best indie soul of recent years – sweet beats, honest vocals, and warm instrumental touches – but the best aspect is the "acoustic soul" use of guitar to give some tracks a slightly folksy feel – one that sets India apart from some of her contemporaries with a really personal approach! The whole thing's great – overflowing with wonderful tracks that include "Video", "Brown Skin", "Back To The Middle", "Part Of My Life", "Always In My Head", and "Nature". CD also features a bonus Stevie Wonder dedication – "Wonderful"! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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India ArieTestimony Vol 1 – Life & Relationship ... LP
Motown, 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 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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New Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. Used ... $5.99
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses of her criminally underappreciated Worldwide Underground and more of a hip hop based, righteously grooving style – but still bursts with a freshness that's unrivaled to say the least. From free spirited soul, to sparse hip hop funk this record is both blunt and beautiful – with a slow-building emotional resonance that'll reach the most jaded souls. Modern soul music of the first order that gives us goosebumps from the first spin to the last beat! The album kicks off with Erykah riffing on and remixing Ramp's "American Promise" as an intro – and it just gets deeper from there. Producers/collaborators include Madlib, Sa-Ra, Karriem Riggins, James Poyser and ?uestlove. Amazing!!! Titles include "The Healer", "Me", "My People", "Soldier", "The Cell", "Twinkle", "Master Teacher", "The Hump" and "Telephone". The 9th Wonder produced single "Honey" is an unlisted bonus track. CD

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... LP
Motown, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $15.99 17.98
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Erykah BaduWorldwide Underground ... CD
Motown, 2003. Used ... $3.99
A nice one from Badu – one with a depth of feeling and genuine soulful vibes that live up to its title, despite the fact that she records for one of the world's biggest media conglomerates! It's all about the vibe here. Erykah rolls her syllables, scats and emotes feelings more than an actual narrative in the strongest of these cuts. It's not that she's forgone lyrics; but it's all about the ambience, not radio sing-a-longs. She also dives head first into her organic soul and hip hop hybrid sound a little more sparingly, but still better than any of the ladies that followed her lead after Baduizm. She channels Donald Byrd on the great "Think Twice", which is pretty indicative of the vibe as a whole. The groove is sorta mellow, but in a very tripped-out way, with deep organ washes and synth, scratchy soul guitar, and crisp organic beats. There's an appearance by Dead Prez on "Steady On The Grind", and a really sweet old school flavored remake of the great "Love Of My Life" track from the Brown Sugar soundtrack with Queen Latifah and Bahamadia, but for the most part Erykah is sweating soul on her own spiritual plane here. It's gonna take a little while to sink in, but this may be her best album (despite whatever naysaying BS you may read in mainstream reviews.) Tracks include "Bump It", the great single "Danger", "Woo", "Back In The Day" and "I Want You". CD

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Basic BlackBasic Black ... CD
Motown, 1990. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Blaze25 Years Later ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic bit of soul and house that was woefully overlooked at the time of its release – and one of our favorite albums of the past 25 years! The Blaze production team had been hitting the underground club scene hard for a few years with their raw New Jersey house singles – then Motown grabbed them in the studio, and had them cut this classic album of soul tracks that pays homage to a set of greats that runs from Leroy Hutson, to Donnie Hathaway, to Norman Harris, and a host of others – all with a sense of soulfulness and depth that goes way past their standard work for the clubs! The dancefloor tracks are great, but the album's also got some wonderfully mellow moments too – with tracks that include "So Special", "We All Must Live Together", "Missing You", and "Get Up". The CD version has the added bonus of being a bit of a "mini-opera" – with spoken bits that have a narrative quality, linking the tracks together in a way that didn't occur with the LP. CD

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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

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Boyz II MenCooleyhighharmony ... CD
Motown, 1991. Used ... $3.99
A landmark album from Boyz II Men – and a set that shows that the classic harmony style was alive and well into the 90s! Although the production and rhythms here are somewhat contemporary, the vocals have a classic approach all the way through – maturing masculine soul styles that are totally great, and which have aged beautifully over the years – way past the chart-reaching cliches of other groups of the time, and well deserving of attention as a great later Motown moment! Most production is by Dallas Austin – who structured the album beautifully into "adagio" and "allegro" sections – and titles include "Please Don't Go", "Lonely Heart", "Little Things", "Motownphilly", "Under Pressure", "Sympin", "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", and "Uhh Ahh". CD
(Out of print.)

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Toni Braxton & BabyfaceLove Marriage & Divorce ... CD
Motown, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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Severin BrowneNew Improved Severin Browne ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
A lot more folksy than any other work on Motown from the 70s – and proof that the label was getting more and more influenced by their new LA setting – but a nice sampling of mellow tracks, with a definite Free Soul bent. In a way, Brown's style is similar to that of Jose Feliciano in the 70s – with warm electric production backing up mellow pop/rock lyrics and acoustic guitar. Titles include "Love Song", "Do Magnolia Do", "Love Notes From Denver", "Cooking School", and "More Dreams In The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Severin BrowneSeverin Browne ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A great easy groover from early 70s Motown! Severin Browne's the brother of Jackson Browne – and as such, is more of a mellow rock artist than a soul artist – but this album's got a sweet soul vibe in the mix, and is a surprisingly nice release from Motown's early LA years! In a way, you can hear a James Taylor-ish influence in Browne's vocalizing and guitar work, but the backing behind him is more in the smooth LA studio style – a bit like that used on the 70s work of Jose Feliciano or Nick DeCaro. The songs are surprisingly wonderfully crafted – and to discover Browne's work is to tap into the lost career of a under-recognized 70s singer/songwriter. Titles include "Darling Christina", "Snowflakes", "Sister", "Not Quite Time", "Skip Tune", and "Just A Matter Of Time". CD

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New Cap.OneThrough The Eyes Of A Don ... LP
Motown, 2000. Very Good 2LP ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a few creases.)

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Tom ClayWhat The World Needs Now Is Love/Whatever Happened To Love ... 7-inch
Motown, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A bit goofy, but a pretty compelling record issued on Motown's MoWest subsidiary. "What The World Needs Now" is mixed with a version of "Abraham, Martin, & John", and features Clay asking kids what prejudice is, while militaristic sound effects and JFK speeches creep in and out of the mix. "The Victors" features Clay reading the names of young men killed in Vietnam, over spare backing. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Motown Yesteryear pressing. Label has a light stain.)

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CommodoresBest Of The Commodores – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Motown, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
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CommodoresCommodores ... CD
Motown, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Not The Commodores first album – but a really that really broke them out of the box and exposed the group to a huge new audience! The album hits perfectly on both sides of the group's strengths – the tight ensemble funk on which they were raised, and some of the sweeter aspects that were showing up as Lionel Richie emerged as the solo male singing star – not nearly as cheesy here as in later years, and a surprisingly nice element to offset the heavier funk. Titles include the funky classic "Brick House", the mellow hit "Easy", and the cuts "Squeeze The Fruit", "Zoom", "Funky Situation", "Won't You Come Dance With Me", "Funny Feelings", "Heaven Knows", and "Patch It Up". CD

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CommodoresHeroes ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
The Commodores tenth album – as you might guess from the big X on the cover – and a set that features some of the last great moments of Lionel Richie with the group! The album's a bit overlooked, but has a really great groove – kind of a middle ground between The Commodores' heavier funk and mellower ballads – served up here with the tight instrumentation that always made the group a self-contained standout – and arranged and produced to perfection by the great James Anthony Carmichael. Richie's lead is strong, but understated too – and titles include "Old Fashion Love", "Heroes", "Sorry To Say", "All The Way Down", "Wake Up Children", "Mighty Spirit", and "Celebrate". CD

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CommodoresMachine Gun/There's A Song In My Heart ... 7-inch
Motown, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Label has a sticker.)

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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

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New CommodoresNightshift ... CD
Motown, 1985. Used ... $5.99
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 moment 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
(Out of print.)

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Dazz BandHot Spot/I've Been Waiting ... 7-inch
Motown, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(In a Motown sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love ... LP
Motown, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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
(NOTE – This is a promo copy in a Motown promo sleeve.)
Also available Invitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
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 3.99

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Dazz BandKeep It Live ... LP
Motown, 1982. Sealed ... $6.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover is a bit shopworn.)

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Dazz BandLet It All Blow (long version, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1984. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Motown sleeve. Label has BPM in marker.)

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DeBargeAll This Love ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
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

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Dickey And The PoseidonsWhere Were You When The Ship Went Down (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Dynamic SuperiorsPure Pleasure ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
A sweet set of vocal group tunes from the Dynamic Superiors – arranged with a bit more of a high stepping groove than some of the other Motown work of the time. Backings are handled by a range of talents that includes Paul Riser, William Eaton, Al Gorgoni, and Horace Ott – but the real charm is the way the group's innocent harmony style puts over the lyrics, all of which are very strong tunes written by the team of Ashford & Simpson. Titles include "Face The Music", "Hit & Run Lovers", "Deception", "Pleasure", "Nobody's Gonna Change Me", "Feeling Mellow", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", and "Don't Give Up On Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner.)

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Eddie F & The UntouchablesLet's Get It On ... LP
Motown, 1994. Near Mint- 2LP ... $2.99
Not actually a group, but a compilation of acts, mostly contemporary soul with some hip hop, produced by Eddie F, who played a role in those days that Puffy Combs would in a few years time. Lots of forgettable radio fodder here, but there is the early Mykill Myers track "Hardcore 4 Eva", Pete Rock & CL Smooth's "In The House" off the Main Ingredient and a posse cut, "Let's Get It On", with Heavy D, Grand Puba, Spunk Bigga plus Biggie & 2Pac when they were still getting along. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered gatefold sleeve.)

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Four TopsBernadette/Got A Feeling ... 7-inch
Motown, 1967. Very Good+ ... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear, stickers, and a drillhole.)

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Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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 ... LP 3.99

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Four TopsReach Out ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good- ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and aging, with staining along the bottom.)
Also available Reach Out ... CD 13.99

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New Marvin GayeFunky Space Reincarnation (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The closest that Marvin ever came to a disco single – a 12" version of this long funky track from the Here My Dear album, expanded to 8 minutes for the single, and featuring an instrumental version too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Motown sleeve.)

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New Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... CD
Motown, 1978. Used ... $3.99
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
Motown, 1976. Used ... $3.99
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
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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On ... CD
Motown, 1973. Used ... $4.99
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
(Out of print. Motown Master Series pressing. BMG Direct pressing.)
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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1973. Used 2CD ... $13.99
Incredible stuff – really really wonderful, and jam-packed with rare material that's never been released before! First off, you get the original Let's Get It On LP – 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. That set features 8 tracks on the CD – 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". After that, the set features 9 "session" tracks that show how Marvin built the album – plus some amazing funky numbers that never got issued properly. After that, there's 10 demos and alternate mixes – including versions of some of the tracks that will really surprise you. Then, after all that, there's another to tracks called "working the groove", which show Marvin working with Hal Davis, Willie Hutch, and others – to craft slow funky tunes that will blow your mind! All told, there's an additional 29 tracks added to the original album – with many many gems that are as great as that one. Titles include "The World Is Rated X", "Where Are We Going?", "You're The Man", "Symphony", "Cakes", "My Love Is Growing", "Song #3", "I Love You Secretly", "Running From Love", "Mandota", "You Are That Special One", and "We Can Make It Baby". CD
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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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New Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1973. Used ... $3.99
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". 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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New Marvin GayeLive At The London Palladium ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
This is the second of two live albums that Marvin Gaye cut during the 70s – and in many ways, it's the better one! The record features three sides of work recorded live at the London Palladium – mostly in these swirling medleys that are introduced by Marvin in a very soulful mode, then swing into well-arranged combinations of classic tunes with some excellent instrumentation. The album features a few straight cuts like "Since I Had You", "Let's Get It On", "Trouble Man", and "Come Get To This" – but the medleys are great, too, especially the one on side 2, which features kind of a mini version of the album What's Going On! But then, even after all that, side 4 opens up in a slamming studio track – the extended funky groover "Got To Give It Up", which has some great keyboards by Marvin and cool rhythm work by Jack Ashford. All very funky, and Marvin's big bid at a club cut – one that worked pretty darn well! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some light stains inside the gatefold.)

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Live! ... CD
Motown, 1974. Used ... $3.99
A wonderful 70s live album from Marvin Gaye – a set that was as expansive, ambitious, and sophisticated as his studio work from the time! The album's put together almost like a 3-sided portrait of Marvin – in that it begins with a long section of current work, moves into a "fossil medley" of older hits, then returns to "now" to showcase two of his biggest his of the time. The orchestrations are sublime – wonderfully carried off in a live setting amidst some very frantic screams from the females in the audience – and Marvin's vocals are incredible too – floating out magically amidst the crowd, and easily some of his best on record from the decade. Titles include the album's hit reading of "Distant Lover" – plus "Let's Get It On", "What's Going On", "Trouble Man", "Inner City Blues", "Distant Lover", "Keep Getting It On", and "Jan". CD

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye On Stage – Recorded Live ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
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 GayeNumber 1's ... CD
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
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(Eco-friendly packaging.)

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New Marvin GayeSoulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (UK pressing) ... CD
Tamla/Motown/Hallmark (UK), 1961. Used ... $3.99
Amazing early work from Marvin Gaye – a set that's more jazz than soul, with a really unique sort of sound! Marvin's vocals are sublime, but in a completely different way than on his later hits – almost a bit broken at times, next to some very broken-down piano lines used in the album's spare instrumentation – an off-tune keyboard that makes for a very heartfelt feel to the record, one that's more indie charm than Motown polish! Gaye's got a hint of Nat Cole at times, Sam Cooke at others – although without the poise of either – and although we'd love the record on its own, it's even more amazing as a key starting point for one of the most soulful evolutions of the 60s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Love For Sale", "Always", "Easy Living", "Witchcraft", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "Never Let You Go". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. Used ... $6.99
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
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Trouble Man (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP 8.99
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New Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. Used ... $2.99
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
(Out of print.)
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New Marvin GayeTrouble Man (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1972. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light creases.)
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Marvin GayeVulnerable ... CD
Motown, 1978/1979. Used ... $9.99
A posthumous masterpiece from Marvin Gaye – a beautiful album of mellow ballads that's unlike anything else he ever recorded in the 70s! The project was originally begun in 1967, when Gaye worked with arranger Bobby Scott on charts for a series of adult ballads – arrangements that were more mature and sophisticated than some of the previous standards and ballads that Gaye cut for Motown – with a track selection to match. The notes here are a bit vague on dates, but it seems that this final release of the project is compiled from original sessions from the time, and later vocal performances from the 70s – a really compelling blend of sounds, and one that has the aging Marvin sounding really amazing – all of the sex and sophistication of the What's Going On/I Want You generation, but presented with a bit more subtlety. A true treasure all the way through – with titles that include "Why Did I Choose You", "She Needs Me", "This Will Make You Laugh", "Funny Not Much", "I Wish I Didn't Love You So", "I Won't Cry Any More", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $1.99
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
(This is the older Motown Compact Classic edition from the 80s, with a slightly different cover image than the one shown here.)
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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $1.99
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
(BMG music club pressing.)
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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (UK pressing) ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $1.99
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 GayeWhat's Going On/God Is Love ... 7-inch
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing political soul tune – 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. Classic. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Motown sleeve.)

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Johnny GillProvacative ... CD
Motown, 1993. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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 InergyHe's A Pretender/Don't Let Up On The Groove ... 7-inch
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Eddie HollandBaby Shake/Brenda ... 7-inch
Motown, 1963. Good ... $7.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brenda HollowayGreatest Hits & Rare Classics ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
18 tracks from one of Motown's loveliest ladies of the 60s – featuring some of Brenda's not often reissued hits, and some even harder to find rarities from her golden years! Titles include "Operator", "When I'm Gone", "Who's Lovin You", "Where Were You", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "You Can Cry On My Shoulder", "I've Got To Find It", "Together Till The End Of Time", "I've Been Good To You", "I'll Be Available", "Starting The Hurt All Over Again", and "Hurt A Little Every Day". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelma HoustonSunshower (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Motown/Celeste (Japan), 1969. Used ... $18.99
A pretty darn amazing album from Thelma Houston – recorded during the zenith of Jimmy Webb's career, when Jimmy was not only one of the hippest songwriters in pop, but also kind of a mini-Burt Bacharach, writing, arranging, and conducting albums for a variety of stars. This little gem features Thelma fronting a set of 11 original tunes by Jimmy – arranged with a hip pop sophistication that few other talents of his time could match – soul and strings coming together in a wonderful swirl that makes for one of Thelma's most compelling records. Titles include "Mixed Up Girl", "This Is Where I Came In", "Pocketful Of Keys", "Cheap Lovin", "This Is Your Life", "If This Was The Last Song", and "Sunshower". CD

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Willie HutchMack ... CD
Motown, 1973. Used ... $5.99
CD reissue of Willie Hutch's classic score about pimpin' & mackin'! The album (and film) is virtually a handbook for junior grade hoods, and we can remember back around 1990, when the first wave of candy-ass hardcore hip hoppers were coming up, this was sort of a holy grail. And it still holds up nicely, despite the legions of Compton wanna-bes who've overplayed it to death – with classic cuts like "Brothers Gonna Work It Out", "Vampin", "Theme Of The Mack", "Mack's Stroll/The Getaway", and "Slick". 80's pressing with a different cover. CD

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New Willie HutchMack (2nd pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good ... $8.99
Willie Hutch's classic score for this film about pimpin' and mackin'! The album (and film) is virtually a handbook for junior grade hoods, and we can remember back around 1990, when the first wave of candy-ass hardcore hip hoppers were coming up, this was sort of a holy grail. And it still holds up nicely, despite the legions of Compton wanna-bes who've overplayed it to death – with classic cuts like "Brothers Gonna Work It Out", "Vampin", "Theme Of The Mack", "Mack's Stroll/The Getaway", and "Slick". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has some ring & edge wear, and a cutout notch.)

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Willie HutchMark Of The Beast ... CD
Motown/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the nicer Willie Hutch albums on Motown – a killer batch of heavy and funky tracks that evoke some of his soundtrack work from the same time – as well as a more hard grooving album-oriented approach! Willie arranged and produced, and there's lots of nice moogy and guitary bits – plus sweet backup chorus vocals and a few more soaring elements – making this one a cool mix of grittier grooves, stranger textures and a few softer touches. Titles include "Get Ready For The Get Down", "Don't You Let Nobody Tell You How To Do Your Thing", "I'm Gonna Stay", "Mark Of The Beast", "Woman You Touched Me" and "Life's No Fun Living In the Ghetto". CD

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New Jermaine JacksonDaddy's Home/Take Me In Your Arms ... 7-inch
Motown, 1972. Very Good ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some stains and a sticker.)

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Jermaine JacksonLet's Get Serious ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet solo grooves from Jermaine Jackson – and a record that shows he was one of the brothers who really had something to offer on the solo tip! The album's got a bouncy, ebullient groove right from the start – upbeat and positive, and really coming off the best Jackson's tip of the late 70s years – yet focused more strongly into Jermaine's solid lead. As a result, the album's got some stellar midtempo numbers that glow with an unexpected degree of warmth – partly due to some help on production from Stevie Wonder. Titles include "Let's Get Serious", "Where Are You Now", "You Got To Hurry Girl", "Your Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me" and "Feelin' Free". CD
 
 
 



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