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Geri AllenGrand River Crossings – Motown & Motor City Inspirations ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... $6.99
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
(Penmark through barcode.)

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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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New Four TopsGreat Songs & Performances That Inspired The Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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Funk BrothersStanding In The Shadows Of Motown – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Motown, 2002/2004. Used 2CD ... $13.99
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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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 JacksonMotown Legends ... CD
Motown, Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
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 ... $0.99
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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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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VariousMotown 7s Box 2 – Rare & Unreleased Vinyl (7 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... $109.99
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 the set even includes a download for all the singles! Titles include "Angel Doll" by The Temptations, "He Who Picks A Rose" by Jimmy Ruffin, "We're Gonna Be More Than Friends" by The Spinners, "You Can Do It" by Kim Weston, "I Want My Baby Back" by Stevie Wonder, "Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy" by The Contours, "My Love For You" by Marvin Gaye, "I'm Grateful" by The Four Tops, "Don't Stop Now" by The Originals, "That's A Funny Way" by The Velvelettes, "I Know Better" by Barbara McNair, "Sure Is A Lotta Woman" by The Isley Brothers, "We'll Keep On Rolling" by Brenda Holloway, and "If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered, limited edition. Includes download!)

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VariousMotown Northern Soul ... CD
Motown (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
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 VariousMotown Sound – Collection Of Original 16 Big Hits Vol 9 ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousStateside Motown 7s Box Set (7 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Around December 8, 2014
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousUltimate Free Soul Motown (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), New Copy ... Early December, 2014
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SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Best Of The Spinners (Motown) ... LP

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New SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Best Of The Spinners (Motown) ... CD

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VariousMotown Christmas Carol ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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New DVDMotown At 25 – Yesterday, Today, Forever (3DVD set) ... DVD
Star Vista, 1983. New Copy 3DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic US television special celebration of Motown Records – which originally aired on NBC on May 16, 1983 – hosted by Richard Pryor! Motown At 25 was landmark event for a number of reasons -including reunions of The Supremes, The Miracles and The Jackson 5, and spotlight features on many of the most legendary Motown headliners – including The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie and The Commodores and many more. The show is hosted by Richard Pryor, and it's famous for being the first-ever TV performance in which Michael Jackson does his Moonwalk. This 3DVD set also includes over 5 hours of bonus material – with rare rehearsal footage including Marvin Gaye doing "What's Going On", roundtable discussions with prime Motown talent and much more! DVD

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New Marvin GayeBest Of Marvin Gaye – Motown Anthology Series ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
47 tracks on 2CDs!! CD
(Out of print, edgewear to slipcover.)

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New Isley BrothersMotown Anthology ... CD
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily 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 VariousChristmas Gift 'Rap – Merry Christmas From Motown ... LP
Motown, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of Christmas work from some of Motown's biggest artists of the late 60s – an all-star lineup that includes "Christmas Everyday" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Silver Bells" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" and "Silent Night" by The Temptations, "One Little Christmas Tree" and "What Christmas Means To Me" by Stevie Wonder, and "Christmas Lullaby" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some tape along the top and bottom seams and partially split spine.)

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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 some wear and a split corner.)

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New VariousMotown Christmas ... CD
Motown, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and although the cover art is a bit underwhelming, our hats are off to Motown for re-igniting the label's commitment to quality Christmas tunes! Titles include "Go Tell It On The Mountain/Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Gregory Porter & Anita Wilson, "The Christmas Song" by Ne Yo & Tasha Cobbs, "It's Christmas Time" by Smokey Robinson & Kevin Ross, "This Christmas" by Brian Courtney Wilson & Gene Moore, "Angels We Have Heard On Hihg" by Kierra Sheard & Chrisette Michele, "Mary Did You Know" by India Arie & Gene Moore, "O Holy Night" by Smokie Norful, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Tasha Cobbs, and "Bethlehem" by Kem & Janice Gaines. CD

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New VariousMotown Christmas ... LP
Motown, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and although the cover art is a bit underwhelming, our hats are off to Motown for re-igniting the label's commitment to quality Christmas tunes! Titles include "Go Tell It On The Mountain/Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Gregory Porter & Anita Wilson, "The Christmas Song" by Ne Yo & Tasha Cobbs, "It's Christmas Time" by Smokey Robinson & Kevin Ross, "This Christmas" by Brian Courtney Wilson & Gene Moore, "Angels We Have Heard On Hihg" by Kierra Sheard & Chrisette Michele, "Mary Did You Know" by India Arie & Gene Moore, "O Holy Night" by Smokie Norful, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Tasha Cobbs, and "Bethlehem" by Kem & Janice Gaines. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSatisfaction Guaranteed – Motown Guys 1961 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think you've heard everything on Motown? Think again – because this sweet little set is filled with unissued 60s recordings by some of the best male singers on the label! The collection is a soul fan's dream come true – as the music here represents some real lost corners of Motown, with sounds that span almost the full stretch of the 60s – and really show the label's greatness at work – because if most of these tracks were recorded by other labels, they would have been pushed as potential hits! There's great work from artists who were just starting out, surprising moments from big names at the time, and a few entries we wouldn't have guessed without looking at the notes – and titles include "Headin North" by Shorty Long, "Only On The Weekend" by The Headliners, "Satisfaction Is Guaranteed" by Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, "Safety Zone" by Marv Johnson, "Hold On To Me" by The Spinners, "Show Me You Can Dance" by The Hit Pack, "Tell Me How To Forget A True Love" by Johnny Bristol, "Mojo Hannah (studio)" by Marvin Gaye, "I Wanted To Cry" by Bruce Channel, "I'm Gonna Make It To The Top" by Freddie Gorman, "This Ole Heart" by The Quails, "The Night We Called It A Day" by The Four Tops, and "Just Your Love" by Ivy Jo. CD

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New VariousMotown Christmas ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An expanded version of this classic set of Motown Christmas tunes – one that features some of the best cuts from the individual artists' Holiday albums cut for the label, plus some harder to find tracks from singles! The set's got 24 tracks in all, with titles that include "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town" and "Give Love On Christmas Day" by The Jackson 5, "What Christmas Means To Me" and "One Little Christmas Tree" by Stevie Wonder, "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" and "The Little Drummer Boy" by The Temptations, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Jingle Bells" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "Children's Christmas Song" and "White Christmas" by Diana Ross & The Supremes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original die-cut pressing!)

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New VariousMotown Christmas Vol 2 ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tasty set of tracks from the Motown Holiday catalog – featuring a number of previously unissued tunes and alternate takes! The set's got work by a few of the bigger acts, mixed with some lesser-known gems – and makes for enough to please both fans of the label's older work and newcomers who are just looking for some great Holiday soul. Titles include "Won't Be Long Before Christmas (stereo)" by The Supremes, "Xmas Twist (complete)" by Twistin Kings, "Oh Holy Night" by The Supremes, "Wish You A Merry Christmas (stereo)" by Kim Weston, "White Christmas" by The Miracles, "The Little Drummer Boy (1980 version)" by The Temptations, "Up On The House Top" by The Jackson 5, "Winter Wonderland (alternate mix)" by The Funk Brothers, "Purple Snowflakes (stereo)" by Marvin Gaye, "Love Comes With Christmas" by The Temptations, "Christmas Song (live)" by Marvin Gaye, and "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" by Jackson 5. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New VariousMotown Collection Vol 3 ... CD
Time Life, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New 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 ... Out Of Stock
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 Four TopsMotown Legends – Bernadette/Reach Out, I'll Be There ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Marvin GayeMotown Legends – I'll Be Doggone/Stubborn Kind Of Fellow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
9 tracks, plus 3 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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New MarvelettesMotown Legends – Beechwood 45789/Playboy ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 Edwin StarrMotown Legends – War/Twenty-Five Miles ... CD
Motown, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. Used ... $4.99
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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New Erykah BaduWorldwide Underground ... LP
Motown, 2003. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
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 most who that followed her lead post-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 tones, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Worldwide Underground ... LP 9.99

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Erykah BaduWorldwide Underground ... LP
Motown, 2003. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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 tones, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Worldwide Underground ... LP 9.99

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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 MenBest Of Boyz II Men – 20 Century Masters The Christmas Collecion ... CD
Motown, 1993. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Boyz II MenChristmas Interpretations ... CD
Motown, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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Boyz II MenCooleyhighharmony ... CD
Motown, 1991. Used ... $1.99
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
(CRC pressing.)


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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
Also available Severin Browne ... LP 4.99

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Severin BrowneSeverin Browne ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Severin Browne ... CD 13.99

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Jerry ButlerSuite For The Single Girl ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A great little concept album – and one that really shows the continuing sophistication and growth of Jerry Butler's music in the 70s! The record is dedicated to the "single girl" of the 70s (portrayed with the sad little photo of a brown bag lunch and a Gucci purse on the cover) – the new professional woman in the workplace – a surprisingly popular theme for many other singers of the period, but handled here by Butler with way more poise and class than any of his contemporaries! Arrangements are by James Mack and Paul Wilson, who often bring a great mellow mode to the best cuts – almost a Leon Ware style of laidback sensuality. A few other tunes are groovers, but still fit in just right – and titles include "Suite For The Single Girl", "I Wanna Do It To You", "Music In Her Dreams", "Only Pretty Girls", "Let's Go Get Out Of Town", "Chalk It Up", and "Ms Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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GC CameronLove Songs & Other Tragedies ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendous solo act from GC Cameron – a singer who first rose to fame in The Spinners, but who really sounds wonderful on his own! GC's moved away from The Spinners here – into a wide range of styles that show him ready to take on most of the rest of the competition! He's working here with the best of the best of Motown – production from Stevie Wonder and Willie Hutch – and arrangements by both, plus Paul Riser, Gene Page, James Carmichael, and Frank Wilson – all of whom really give their best to the record, and show that Motown was putting plenty of effort into making GC one of the next big stars of the 70s. We're not sure why things never took off as strongly for Cameron, but whatever the case, the album's a great step for the solo artist – on cuts that include "If You Don't Love Me", "Tippin", "All In Love Is Fair", "If You're Ever Gonna Love Me", "Come Get This Thang", "I'm Gonna Give You Respect", and "Let Me Down Easy". CD

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Cap.OneThrough The Eyes Of A Don ... LP
Motown, 2000. Very Good 2LP ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a few creases.)

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New Caston & MajorsCaston & Majors (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99
Majestic Motown from the 70s – an almost-overlooked record, but a surprisingly sophisticated gem that's well worth discovering again! The album's definitely soul at the core, but embraces so many other rich styles too – and at points, almost feels like some of the most ambitious material of the Cadet/Concept scene in Chicago – especially given the full orchestrations on the tracks, handled by Jimmy Haskell and Jerry Long! Leonard Caston's the real genius behind the record, though – and works here to provide great support for co-vocalist Carolyn Majors – who trades leads back and forth with him, and is sometimes showcased on tracks that really let her heavenly vocals take off! The whole thing's great – and titles include an early version of the cut "I'll Keep A Light In My Window", which was later recorded by other groups – plus "Child Of Love", "There's Fear", "Satisfied Mind", "Let There Be Love", "No One Will Know", and "Say You Love Me True". CD features loads of bonus tracks too – 9 more numbers that act as a great second chapter to the album – titles that include "Mother's Son", "What About The Price", "If I Can", "We're Together", "I've Got To Fly", "Don't Let", and "I'm Flying Your Sky". CD

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Tasha CobbsGrace ... CD
Motown, 2013. Used ... $5.99
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CommodoresBest Of The Commodores – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Motown, 1970s. Used ... $1.99
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New CommodoresCaught In The Act ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Wicked early funk from The Commodores – a group that spent so much time on pop ballads in later years, it's hard to believe they could be this sharp and hard-edged! There's plenty of that bass-heavy style that would later dominate many Motown combos at the end of the 70s – but the group's really in control of the groove on this one, without any of the cliches that such bassery could lead them into – and production is nicely restrained, so that the whole thing has the loose, live feel of some of the best ensemble funk of the time – even some of the gems from the underground. Lionel Ritchie contributed one nice smooth soul number, "This Is Your Life", and the rest of the album includes "Let's Do It Right", "Wide Open", "The Bump", "Look What You've Done To Me", and the funk classic "Slippery When Wet". 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
Also available Heroes ... LP 2.99

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CommodoresHeroes ... LP
Motown, 1980. Sealed Gatefold ... $2.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Heroes ... CD 18.99

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CommodoresHot On The Tracks ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Early funk from the Commodores – back in the days when Lionel Richie could still get up and groove! We'll be the first to admit that we're sometimes put off by the group, given their later hits, but it's records like this that actually remind us how great they could be – a mixture of funk and sweet soul, done with an incredibly well-crafted approach, and enough of a blend of the two styles to keep things interesting! The album's got a wonderfully tight quality – never slick or too smooth, but just nicely put together – commercial, but not so much so that it loses its soul. Titles include "Quick Draw", "Just To Be Close To You", "High On Sunshine", "Let's Get Started", "Can't Let You Tease Me", "Come Inside", and "Thumpin Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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New CommodoresMachine Gun ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through – with a strong southern groove, touched with a bit of a Sly Stone party funk mode. Includes the killer break classic "The Assembly Line", which feels like it was lifted right off one of Sly's late 60s albums for Epic – plus "The Bump", "Machine Gun", "The Zoo", and "Gonna Blow Your Mind". Arrangements are by James Carmichael and Gloria Jones, who also did the production – and the album's a long way from "Three Times A Lady", trust us! CD
Also available Machine Gun ... LP 13.99

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CommodoresMachine Gun ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good- ... $13.99
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through – with a strong southern groove, touched with a bit of a Sly Stone party funk mode. Includes the killer break classic "The Assembly Line", which feels like it was lifted right off one of Sly's late 60s albums for Epic – plus "The Bump", "Machine Gun", "The Zoo", and "Gonna Blow Your Mind". Arrangements are by James Carmichael and Gloria Jones, who also did the production – and the album's a long way from "Three Times A Lady", trust us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Machine Gun ... CD 13.99

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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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CommodoresNightshift ... CD
Motown, 1985. Used ... $3.99
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 BandBest Of Dazz Band – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Motown, Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
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Dazz BandJukebox ... LP
Motown, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The Dazz Band must have been on plenty of jukeboxes by this point in their career – hitting hard with that catchy, synth-heavy groove that marked most of their Motown years! The album's got all the catchy pop elements you might guess from the time – not as classically funky as the group in their roots, with lots of emphasis on the keyboards and guitar – that crossover Motown soul mode of the mid 80s. Titles include "So Much Love", "Dream Girl", "She's The One", "Heartbeat", "Let It All Blow", "Undercover Lover", and "Main Attraction". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dazz BandKeep It Live ... LP
Motown, 1982. Sealed ... $2.99
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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Chico DebargeGame ... CD
Motown, 1999. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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DeBargeGreatest Hits ... CD
Motown, 1980s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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New DeBargeRhythm Of The Night ... LP
Motown, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A polished 80s effort from Debarge, with a number of pretty big hits for the group. Not too long ago we might have ignored this record, but with a little more age on them, these 80s pop soul efforts are going down a lot more easily for us. Not earth shattering stuff by any means, but a nice piece of modern soul history. Includes "Who's Holding Donna Now" and "Rhythm Of The Night", plus "Single Heart" off the DC Cab soundtrack, and "You Wear It Well", 'The Walls Come Tumbling Down" and "Share My World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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DeBargeUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown, 1980s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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DeBargesDeBarges ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
The wonderful first album from DeBarges – a surprisingly great batch of harmony soul that really updates the "family" sound of 70s groups like The Sylvers and Five Stairsteps – and helps it find a whole new place in the 80s! The arrangements are wonderfully old school – often mellow in a way that gives the harmonies plenty of space to shine – without any too-poppy elements that you might expect! And honestly, the whole thing has a relaxed, easygoing vibe that maybe makes it one of the best Motown moments from the time – and certainly one of the greatest Motown debuts of the decade. Titles include "Hesitated", "What's Your Name", "Queen Of My Heart", "You're So Gentle So Kind", and "Strange Romance". CD

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Dickey And The PoseidonsWhere Were You When The Ship Went Down (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... $0.49
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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.)

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Four TopsBaby I Need Your Loving/Call On Me ... 7-inch
Motown, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Motown sleeve, with seam splitting.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Good ... $4.99
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
(Canadian pressing.)

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Four TopsIt's The Way Nature Planned It/I'll Never Change ... 7-inch
Motown, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Four TopsNature Planned It ... LP
Motown, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years. The soul component is super-high, with tight group instrumentation that reminds us of the best Philly backing combos of the same time. Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Ragin are on guitars, Jack Ashford handles percussion, and Leonard Caston adds some nice funky keyboards. The real talent, though, is the group – and Levi Stubbs is in fine fine form on cuts like "She's An Understanding Woman", "I Am Your Man", "If You Let Me", "Nature Planned It", "Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling", and "Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)". Even includes a great version of Todd Rundgren's wonderful track "We Gotta Get You A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks on track six. Cover has some wear and a few stains.)

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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 4.99

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Four TopsReach Out ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
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. Cover has some light stains on back.)
Also available Reach Out ... CD 13.99

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Four TopsSomething About You/Darling, I Hum Our Song ... 7-inch
Motown, 1965. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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New Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Collection Vol 4 – Balladeer ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print. Disc four of a 4CD set.)

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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 ... CD 4.99

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Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available Trouble Man ... CD 4.99

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GeorgioGeorgio ... LP
Motown, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Johnny GillJohnny Gill (1990) ... CD
Motown, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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Johnny GillJohnny Gill (1990) ... LP
Motown, 1990. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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Cuba Gooding1st Cuba Gooding Album/Love Dancer ... CD
Motown/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of late 70s Motown gems from Cuba Gooding – back to back on a single CD! The well-titled 1st Cuba Gooding Album is his first project on his own, done after a classic stretch in the Main Ingredient! Gooding's working here with help from Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – the hit 70s soul team who really help him find a great new groove on his own – a sound that's rooted in the sweeter vocal modes of The Main Ingredient, but which has a sparklingly sophisticated quality of its own! The music is mature and upbeat – a bit like some of David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks' solo work of the 70s – and nearly all tunes here are originals by Potter and Lambert. Titles include "Fool Of The Year", "Mind Pleaser", "Hold On To What You Got", "All I Can Give You Is Love", and "As Long As There's You". Love Dancer is 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". CD

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Al GreenAl Green Sings The Gospel ... LP
Hi Records/Motown, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A nice collection – less of the later all-gospel work by Al Green, and instead tracks recorded during his 70s secular years – but with a spiritual bent! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Eddie HollandBaby Shake/Brenda ... 7-inch
Motown, 1963. Good ... $3.99
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Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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Thelman Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry ... CD
Motown, 1977. Used ... $12.99
A nice record pairing the vocal stylings of Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler. Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include the Bee-Gee's "Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing", and "I Love You Through Windows". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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Michael JacksonBen ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Michael Jackson strikes out on his own, and does a pretty darn nice job! The overall sound is prime Motown pop soul – with some very very tight arrangements by Gene Page, The Corporation, and James Carmichael – but there's also a bit more depth here too, an attempt to give Michael even more feeling than in the group with his brother – quite a surprise for such a young solo act! Tracks have a pretty good groove to them – apart from the ballad title cut, "Ben" – and other titles include "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", "My Girl", "In Our Small Way", "You Can Cry On My Shoulder", and a version of "People Make The World Go Round". CD

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New Michael JacksonBest Of Michael Jackson ... CD
Motown, Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
Michael's on lead vocals here – in a set of tracks that's all from the early 70s, when he was starting to break away from The Jackson Five, but was still mostly recording with them. 10 tracks in all: "Ben", "Got To Be There", "One Day In Your Life", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Rockin Robin", "We're Almost There", "With A Child's Heart", "Happy (Love theme from Lady Sings The Blues)", "Morning Glow" and "Music & Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Michael JacksonGot To Be There ... LP
Motown, 1971. Good ... $7.99
Early Michael Jackson at his best – a brilliant solo album that sparkles with honest warmth and sweet soul energy! There's a gentleness to the tunes that's quite striking, but never childish – a simple and effective approach to the material that's sung in a manner that's years beyond Michael's young age – produced to perfection by The Corporation, with lots of great 70s soul touches. Titles include nice versions of "Ain't No Sunshine", "Got To Be There", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are" – plus the nice Willie Hutch tune "Girl, Don't Take Your Love From Me", and the unfortunate novelty cut "Rockin Robin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Michael JacksonLooking Back To Yesterday ... LP
Motown, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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New Michael Jackson & OthersMichael Jackson – The Remix Suite ... LP
Motown, 2009. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A breezy MJ remix project – featuring material from the 70s Motown years remixed by club, hip hop, pop and soul producers bringing eclectic atmosphere to some classic tunes – and most importantly, leaving Michael and the J5 vocals, and those huge, unforgettable hooks to lead the way! The remixers include The Neptunes, Dallas Austin,, David Morales, Salaam Remi, Frankie Knuckles and others – and more often than not the sound brings in a contemporary spacey dancefloor vibe, without getting in the way of the original groove. Titles include "Skywriter" (Stargate rmx), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Neptunes remx), "Where You Are" (Dallas Austin rmx), "Dancing Machine" (Polow rmx), "Forever Came Today (Frankie Knuckles Late Night Antics rmx), "Dancing Machine" (Steve Aoki rmx), "Ben" (Akon rmx) and more. 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jackson 5Anthology ... LP
Motown, Early 70s. Very Good 3LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A stunning 3LP set – featuring just about all the best stuff you'd ever want by the young Jacksons! Titles include "I Found That Girl", "Got To Be There", "Goin Back To Indiana", "I Want You Back", "ABC", "Dancing Machine", "I Am Love", "Body Language", "Forever Came Today", "Just A Little Bit Of You", "Whatever You Got, I Want", "The Boogie Man", "Get It Together", "Lookin Through Windows", "Ben", "Maybe Tomorrow", "The Love You Save", and "Mama's Pearl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Jackson 5Dancing Machine ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good- ... $6.99
Magnificent material from the Jackson 5 – a set that really has them moving into a whole new mature style in their music – taking on bigger themes and wider grooves, and really finding a fresh new voice in the process! There's a bit of funk in the mix, a bit of early club, and some cool baroque production modes that really move past straight Motown hit styles – heard to greatest effect on the album's wonderful opener – "I Am Love". The set also features the classic pre-disco "Dancing Machine", a perennial favorite – and the cuts "The Mirrors Of My Mind", "Whatever You Got I Want", "She's A Rhythm Child", "If I Don't Love You This Way", and "What You Don't Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Jackson 5Looking Through The Windows (plus bonus track) ... CD
Motown, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 9.99
Pure genius – like just about every other early Motown album by the Jackson 5! The vocals are sublime – almost even more perfect than on the first few records – and the group have some great help in the studio from arrangers like The Corporation, Willie Hutch, Johnny Bristol, and and James Carmichael – all of whom really help the quintet find their groove! Titles include "I Can Only Give You Love", "E Ne Me Ne Mi Ne Moe", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "Lookin Through The Windows", and "To Know". CD also features the bonus track "Love Song". CD

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Jackson 5Moving Violation ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The cover's a bit gimmicky, but the album's a stone classic – a wicked later Motown moment from the Jackson 5 – and one that has them working with the super-grooving team of Holland-Dozier-Holland! Brian Holland handles production work for the team, and although his touches only appear on about half the record, he really helps the Jacksons hit that wickedly righteous groove that was the trademark HDH sound over that the Invictus label – a bassy, bottom-heavy Detroit sound with just a bit of psychedelic funk as well! Additional production is by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino – and titles include "Forever Came Today", "Moving Violation", "You Were Made Especially For Me", "Honey Love", "Body Language", "All I Do Is Think Of You", and "Breezy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain on one corner.)

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Jackson 5Third Album ... CD
Motown, 1970. Used ... $13.99
The Jacksons' third album for Motown – and definitely one that has the quintet moving full steam ahead! There's a sense of perfection here right from the get-go – that really put-together quality the boys hit with their second album, thanks to great studio help from The Corporation and Hal Davis! Michael's vocals are beautiful, but so are the rest of the bros' – and titles include their sweet, sweet rendition of "I'll Be There", plus the groovy "Goin Back To Indiana", and other nice ones like "Mama's Pearl", "Darling Dear", "Can I See You In the Morning", and a tight version of "Ready Or Not (Here I Come)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackson 5Ultimate Collection ... CD
Motown, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
 
 
 



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