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Philly World/Boogie Times (France), 1981. Used ... $6.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the forefront, and some of those great jazzy licks over the top – the sort that really made Kool sparkle in the early 80s! This jazzy aspect really deepens the record nicely – giving it a more solid, sophisticated groove that's also got a touch of the energy that the best Capitol Records groups had at the time. Titles include the killer opener "Like The Way You Funk With Me", the P-Funk-ish "Peanut Butter & Jam", plus "Do You Love Me Still", "Missing You", "A Song For Carrie", and "Get Up Off Your Assets". CD
(Out of print.)
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SearchSearch I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly World/Big Break (UK), 1982. Used ... $4.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the forefront, and some of those great jazzy licks over the top – the sort that really made Kool sparkle in the early 80s! This jazzy aspect really deepens the record nicely – giving it a more solid, sophisticated groove that's also got a touch of the energy that the best Capitol Records groups had at the time. Titles include the killer opener "Like The Way You Funk With Me", the P-Funk-ish "Peanut Butter & Jam", plus "Do You Love Me Still", "Missing You", "A Song For Carrie", and "Get Up Off Your Assets". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "I Like The Way You Funk With Me (12" mix)" and "Peanut Butter & Jam (single version)". CD
Also available Search I ... CD 6.99
 
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ManhattansManhattans (expanded – with unreleased bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony, 1976. Used ... $12.99
A Philly soul classic from The Manhattans – one of their best 70s albums, and a record that showed that they were firmly out of the indie ghetto, and totally on top of their game! The record features arrangements and production by Bobby Martin and Bert DeCoteaux – bubbling along in that soaring style that you'd recognize best from Philly International albums of the time, but which also has some nice traces of the mellower ballad work that first put the group on the map. Every tune is perfect – the kind of sublime soul that easily explains why a record like this could be found in every single record collection of every single soul listener of the time – and titles include "La La La Wish Upon A Star", "We'll Have Forever To Love", "Take It Or Leave It", "Reasons", "Wonderful World Of Love", "Searching For Love", and the incredible "Kiss & Say Goodbye". Plus, the CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Searching For Love (alt mix)", "Excerpt From An Interview Special With The Manhattans", and "Take It Or Leave It (instrumental)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Smoke CityI Really Want You ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. Used ... $6.99
A damn great bit of 80s soul – the only album ever issued by Smoke City, but a killer set that we've loved for many years – especially given the group's link to the Chicago scene! The set's perfectly put together – head and shoulders above so much other major label soul of the time – with a mature, sophisticated groove that's really wonderful – almost an extension of the styles explored by Philly International at the start of the 80s, taken forward at a time when so many others were amping up their drum machines and going for too-commercial riffs in their grooves. The vocals alternate nicely between lead male singer Daveon Overton and female singer Starr – and the album also alternates between 80s groove, quiet storm numbers, and even a few slyly jazzy numbers that are perfect for the hipper side of the mainstream soul spectrum at the time. Titles include "Dreams", "Life Of the Party", "Time To Jam", "Back Seat Kind Of Girl", "In The World Of Fantasy", and "Cafe Francois". CD

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New Harold MelvinWake Up Everybody (expanded version – with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Teddy Pendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. Includes bonus track "Don't Leave Me This Way (Tom Moulton Mix)". CD
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New Lou RawlsLet Me Be Good To You/Sit Down & Talk To Me ... CD
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of Lou's best Philly albums in one package! Lou's time at Philly was a magic period – one in which he revamped his sound completely from the Capitol years, and went for a smooth style of modern soul – one that worked great with his deep vocal approach! Both albums on the set are very nice – well-produced efforts that have Lou singing with the cream of Philly – and together, they represent 16 tracks, with titles that include "What's The Matter With The World", "Tomorrow", "Bark Bite", "Old Times", "Sit Down & Talk To Me", "One Day Soon You'll Need Me", "You Are", "When You Get Home", "We Keep Getting Closer", and "Lover's Holiday". CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)
 
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New Lou RawlsAll Things In Time/Sit Down & Talk To Me ... CD
Philadelphia International/West Side (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of Lou's best Philly albums on one CD! All Things In Time is the classic album that broke Lou's career through to the next level, and which contained his worldwide hit groover "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", plus other nice ones like the amazing "Groovy People", "You're The One", and "Lets Fall In Love All Over Again". The other album's pretty darn nice, too, and features more of Lou's sophisticated Philly adult soul – like "You Are", "You're My Blessing", "Ain't That Loving You", and "When You Get Home". 17 cuts in all – at a darn nice price! CD
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