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Three DegreesGiving Up, Giving In (long,short) ... 12-inch
Ariola, 1978. Very Good+ .... $0.99
Produced by Giorgio Morader. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a spot of pen.)

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Three DegreesMaybe ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
Amazing early work from the Three Degrees – tracks cut before their more famous disco years in the 70s – but already showing a whole new approach to girl group soul! At some level, the trio take off strongly from the best late 60s styles of The Supremes – taking the most righteous elements, and working them into a hip new take on female soul – often using slight undercurrents of funk, in ways that are a bit like Honeycone, but even groovier! Arrangements are by Sammy Lowe and Steve Swanson – who bring in a nice east coast bite – and titles include "Sugar On Sunday", "Rosegarden", "You're The One", "The Magic Door", "Collage", "Maybe", and "You're The Fool". CD

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Three DegreesMaybe/So Much Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
A killer package – two full albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Maybe – amazing early work from the Three Degrees – tracks cut before their more famous disco years in the 70s – but already showing a whole new approach to girl group soul! At some level, the trio take off strongly from the best late 60s styles of The Supremes – taking the most righteous elements, and working them into a hip new take on female soul – often using slight undercurrents of funk, in ways that are a bit like Honeycone, but even groovier! Arrangements are by Sammy Lowe and Steve Swanson – who bring in a nice east coast bite – and titles include "Sugar On Sunday", "Rosegarden", "You're The One", "The Magic Door", "Collage", "Maybe", and "You're The Fool". Next is So Much Love – a great illustration of the way the female trio could really take off – even without the disco grooves that would later bring them fame! There's a bouncy sound to most numbers here – a bit of Northern Soul here, some 60s mod there – and the girls' vocals are even more amazing than we remember them in later years – really at the top of the girl group pack for the time. Arrangements are by Hutch Davie, Tony Camillo, and Bert DeCoteaux – and titles include "Maybe", "Trade Winds", "I Do Take You", "Who Is She (And What Is She To You)", and "Magic Mirror". 2CD set features a whopping 23 bonus tracks – including "Handle With Care", "Shades Of Green", "Requiem", "Isn't It A Pity", "Yours (long single version)", "There's So Much Love All Around Me (mono)", "Through Misty Eyes (mono)", and mono takes of many album tracks! CD

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Three DegreesStanding Up For Love ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good .... $0.99
A sweet late 70s set from The Three Degrees – who've moved on over to CBS/Epic after their hot streak at Philly International – with a bit more of an expansive sound than usual! They're still working in a core Philly mode with recording at Sigma Sound and arrangements by Richard Rome – but also with tunes that hit a growing range of more sophisticated, adult-oriented themes. The trio are clearly out to show that they're not just a dancefloor act here – as the album features some sensitive ballads – and those are done beautifully! The Three Degrees are Sheila Ferguson, Valerie Holiday and the returning Helen Scott on this relatively overlooked, though solid record – which includes the slightly funky "Macaroni Man", plus "People With Feeling", "What I Did For Love", "We're All Alone", "Gee Baby", "Standing Up For Love", and "In Love We Grow" and "Just Leave Me Alone". 3 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, a tracklist sticker, and some wear.)

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Three DegreesStanding Up For Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1977. New Copy .... $13.99
A sweet late 70s set from The Three Degrees – who've moved on over to CBS/Epic after their hot streak at Philly International – with a bit more of an expansive sound than usual! They're still working in a core Philly mode with recording at Sigma Sound and arrangements by Richard Rome – but also with tunes that hit a growing range of more sophisticated, adult-oriented themes. The trio are clearly out to show that they're not just a dancefloor act here – as the album features some sensitive ballads – and those are done beautifully! The Three Degrees are Sheila Ferguson, Valerie Holiday and the returning Helen Scott on this relatively overlooked, though solid record – which includes the slightly funky "Macaroni Man", plus "People With Feeling", "What I Did For Love", "We're All Alone", "Gee Baby", "Standing Up For Love", and "In Love We Grow" and "Just Leave Me Alone". 3 bonus tracks on this CD version – "Toast Of Love (single version – non LP)", "Do It (Use Your Mind) (single version)", and "Standing Up For Love (single version)". CD

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Three DegreesThere's So Much Love All Around Me/Yours ... 7-inch
Roulette, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have stickers.)

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Three DegreesThree Degrees Live ... CD
Philadelphia International/Edsel (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $6.99
The Philly trio gets some great live work done in this tasty little set – hitting the stage with backings from Richard Barrett, and singing before a very enthusiastic crowd in the UK! The style's almost a bit more like the Motown live albums from years back than most Philly International sets – still in the soaring clubby mood of the group's studio work, but with a lot more interplay with the audience, and a style that's sometimes looser and more entertainment-oriented – especially in the choice of a few of the tunes. Titles include "Living For The City/For The Love Of Money", "Love Train", "Harlem", "When Will I See You Again", "Year Of Decision", and "Free Ride". CD

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Three DegreesYear Of Decision/When Will I See You Again ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good .... $0.49
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Three DegreesThree Degrees ... CD
Philadelphia International/BBR (UK), 1973. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Smooth female soul from one of Philly's hottest female trios – Gamble & Huff's big answer to First Choice, and an equally important force in 70s female soul! The album's got a nice mixture of Philly groove and smoother pop arrangements from the likes of Norman Harris, Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula, and Richard Rome – and tracks include the hit "When Will I See You Again", plus "Dirty Ol' Man", "Can't You See What You're Doing To Me", "I Didn't Know", "I Like Being A Woman", and "Year Of Decision". This edition includes 3 bonus tracks: "TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" by MFSB featuring The Three Degrees, "Love Is The Message" (single version) and "Dirty Ol' Man" (Tom Moulton mix). CD
 
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Muhal Richard AbramsLevels & Degrees Of Light ... CD
Delmark, 1967. New Copy .... $8.99 12.99
Although recorded early in the career of Muhal Richard Abrams, this brilliant LP shows the pianist/composer turning away from the stock jazz and studio work of earlier years – to develop into one of the richest talents to rise from the Chicago avant underground of the 60s! At the time of the recording, Abrams was the president of the recently-founded AACM – and for the session, he's surrounded himself with some of the best young talents from Chicago, including Thurman Barker, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, and Maurice McIntyre – all of whom help to create a complicated web of colors, shapes, and sounds, that prove that the youthful energy of the underground scene was more than capable of crafting sophisticated modernist documents. The album features three long works – "Levels & Degrees Of Light", "The Bird Song", and "My Thoughts Are My Future". CD

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Brides Of FunkensteinNever Buy Texas From A Cowboy ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good .... $14.99
A tremendously soulful session from the late 70s P-Funk empire – sung by a group who were George Clinton's answer to Three Degrees, First Choice, and other female club trios of the time! The sound here is hardly as disco as those other groups, though – and there's plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers Dawn Silva, Sheila Horn, and Jeanette McGruder working equally with the larger group of musicians on the record. Production is by Bootsy Collins and Clinton, with horn arrangements by Fred Wesley – which makes for some great Horny Horns funk touches on most tracks! The title cut – "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" – runs on as a long P-Funk groove for about 15 minutes, but other tracks are shorter, and titles include "I'm Holding You Responsible", "Smoke Signals", "Party Up In Here", and "Didn't Mean To Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BuddDiamonds ... LP
Cinephile/Castle (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $6.99
Heist films always provided some of the best soundtracks of the 70's, and this one (starring Robert Shaw and Richard Roundtree, and issued in the US as Diamond Shaft) is no exception! Roy Budd rises to the groovy occasion and scores some excellent moments that match a light orchestral sound with a throbbing electric bass and percussion underground – in a style that's like Lalo Schifrin's best work from the time. The LP's overflowing with tracks, including a few bonus mixes, and there's even 2 vocal numbers that feature The Three Degrees. Titles include "The Thief", "Beauty & The Bass", "Diamonds", "Party Piece", "Thief On the Prowl", and more! Nice notes, and some nicely funky crime themes, too! Nice gatefold cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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ParletBest Of Parlet ... CD
Polygram/Casablanca, Late 70s. Used .... $9.99
11 tracks from one of George Clinton's loveliest groups! Parlet were clearly George's most disco-oriented group – featuring a trio of female voices in the lead (ala First Choice or Three Degrees), with backing by Parliament and the rest of the P-Funk crew. The tracks tend to be a bit longer and faster than your usual Parliament record, but there's still plenty of funk – and the overall feel of the work is very much in the P-Funk party ensemble mode. Titles include "No Rump To Bump", "Pleasure Principle", "Wolf Tickets", "Love Amnesia", "Play Me Or Trade Me", "Ridin High", and "Cookie Jar". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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SpandettesSpandex Effect ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2014. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99
These guys might have a gimmicky name, but their sound is wonderfully soulful – and backed here by some very tight small group instrumentation – in a mode that's somewhere between old school funk and soul, but with some more contemporary clubby touches too! The trio clearly draw inspiration from great female soul acts of the 70s – like Three Degrees or First Choice – but they also work at a level that's a bit jazzier, and more relaxed overall – harmonizing wonderfully alongside sweet guitar riffs and keyboard lines – hitting this great glide that really makes the vocals work well together. The sound is really organic and natural – nothing too plastic, as you might guess from their name – and titles include "Automatic", "Calendar Girl", "Sweet & Saccharine", "Waking Dreams", "Dig Deeper", and a great cover of the funky classic "Hunk Of Heaven". CD

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Three Ounces Of LoveThree Ounces Of Love ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ .... $5.99
Three Ounces Of Love were a sweet female soul trio – made up of the Alexander sisters, and sounding a lot like some of the bigger Philly combos, like The Jones Girls or The Three Degrees. The group made a good choice not to go disco at a time when that seemed to be the natural route for so many female soul combos – and the sophisticated modern soul approach of this album stands strong over the years, and ranks right up there with the best work of The Jones Girls. Titles include "In The Middle Of The Feeling", "Bet You'll Come Running", "Star Love", "Today Will Soon Be Yesterday", and "Give Me Some Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, and initials in marker.)

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VariousPhiladelphia Classics ... CD
Philadelphia International/CBS, Mid 70s. Used .... $8.99
A classic collection of hits from Philly International – issued at the height of the label's popularity, and featuring some of the biggest tracks from the years 1973 to 1975! 8 tracks in all, including "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders, "Love Train" by The O'Jays, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "TSOP" by MFSB, and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPhiladelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (4CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 4CD .... $28.99
Massive mixes from the mighty Tom Moulton – a huge 4CD package that not only includes some classic lost and rare mixes from the 70s, but also a whopping 17 previously unreleased Moulton mixes, appearing here for the first time ever! If there's anyone who's ever been well-suited to reworking a Philly groove, it's Tom – given his long standing association with the soul scene in the City Of Brotherly Love – and his crucial role in pushing soul tracks into the clubs during the 70s. As with most of Tom's best work, the mixes here are richly faithful to the originals – and never try to overstate themselves at all, just focus on the best elements, and bring them to the forefront of the groove! 4CDs, 31 tracks, and Moulton remixes of "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "Trusting Heart" by The Trammps, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Nights Over Egypt" by The Jones Girls, "I Don't Love You Anymore" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Year Of Decision" by Three Degrees, "Slow Motion" by Johnny Williams, "The Love I Lost" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "She's A Winner" by The Intruders, "Trammps Disco Theme/Zing Went The Strings" by The Trammps, "Let's Groove" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Robert Upchurch, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "Party Time Man" by The Futures, and "See You When I Get There" by Lou Rawls. CD
Also available Philadelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (8 x 12" set) ... LP 109.99

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VariousPhiladelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (8 x 12" set) ... LP
Philadelphia International/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 8LP .... $109.99
Massive mixes from the mighty Tom Moulton – a huge package that not only includes some classic lost and rare mixes from the 70s, but also previously unreleased Moulton mixes, appearing here for the first time ever! If there's anyone who's ever been well-suited to reworking a Philly groove, it's Tom – given his long standing association with the soul scene in the City Of Brotherly Love – and his crucial role in pushing soul tracks into the clubs during the 70s. As with most of Tom's best work, the mixes here are richly faithful to the originals – and never try to overstate themselves at all, just focus on the best elements, and bring them to the forefront of the groove! This totally cool package features 31 mixes in all – pressed up as eight 12" EPs – most with four tracks each, leaving plenty of room for very long mixes! Titles include Moulton mixes of "Jam Jam Jam" by People's Choice, "I Don't Love You Anymore" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Party Time Man" by The Futures, "Intro/My Love Don't Come Easy" by Jean Carn, "Trusting Heart" by The Trammps, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Let's Groove" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "Slow Motion" by Johnny Williams, "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Robert Upchurch, "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "See You When I Get There" by Lou Rawls, and "Love Epidemic" by The Trammps. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Philadelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (4CD set) ... CD 28.99

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VariousSoul Train ... LP
Avco, 1970s. Near Mint- .... $5.99
Kind of an odd collection of tracks from on Avco, but with a few winners nonetheless. 10 tracks in all, including "Betcha By Golly, Wow" and "You Are Everything" by the Stylistics, "I Can't Help Myself" and "Ooo Baby, Baby" by Donnie Elbert, "Hey Ruby" by Ruby & The Party Gang, "Maybe" by the Three Degrees, "Day By Day" by the Continental Four, "What's The Matter Baby" by LJ Reynolds & Chocolate Syrup and "Soul Train" and "Theme From Shaft" by the Kimico Band. LP, Vinyl record album

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Silver ConventionSave Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1975. New Copy .... Around April 21, 2014
One of the leading lights of the Munich club scene – the mighty Silver Convention, who topped the charts with a number of disco classics in the mid 70s! Silver Convention took the Philly female style of disco – popularized by First Choice, Three Degrees, and others – and pumped it up with the Munich sound of throbbing bass and repetitive beats, one of the first steps towards house music in the 80s. This album's the group's first – and features the huge hit "Fly Robin Fly", plus "Save Me", "I Like It", "Chains Of Love", "Tiger Baby" and a few more. CD

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SpandettesSpandex Effect ... LP
2014. New Copy .... Early April, 2014 (delayed)
These guys might have a gimmicky name, but their sound is wonderfully soulful – and backed here by some very tight small group instrumentation – in a mode that's somewhere between old school funk and soul, but with some more contemporary clubby touches too! The trio clearly draw inspiration from great female soul acts of the 70s – like Three Degrees or First Choice – but they also work at a level that's a bit jazzier, and more relaxed overall – harmonizing wonderfully alongside sweet guitar riffs and keyboard lines – hitting this great glide that really makes the vocals work well together. The sound is really organic and natural – nothing too plastic, as you might guess from their name – and titles include "Automatic", "Calendar Girl", "Sweet & Saccharine", "Waking Dreams", "Dig Deeper", and a great cover of the funky classic "Hunk Of Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spandex Effect ... CD 11.99

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New Paul Desmond with Jim HallComplete Recordings Of Paul Desmond With Jim Hall (4CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 4CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ahhh . . . The genius of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall! Desmond was the icy alto tone behind Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet of the late 50s and early 60s – and although we always liked his work with Dave, Paul's even better on his own! Desmond has a lanquid, lyrical tones that's simply beyond compare – and in the right setting, he crafts these snaking, inching, arcing lines that take the alto sax to a whole new level of expression. In these sides with guitarist Jim Hall, he's certainly in the right setting – as modernist Hall, fresh from work with the Jimmy Guiffre 3, really helps set the mode on these recordings, painting colors with a subtle brush, filling in spaces ever so gently as Desmond angles his way around tunes that have an increasingly Latin bent to them. The first album in the set features tracks from Desmond's rare 1959 Warner Brothers album , plus an obscure tune ("Susie") that was only ever issued on a 1959 Playboy compilation. The remaining 5 LPs feature tracks from Desmond's sublime RCA sessions from the early 60s - sparely recorded with only bass and drums behind work by him and Hall. Titles include "All Across The City", "East Of The Sun", "Greensleeves", "Rude Old Man", "Samba Cantina", "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West", "Samba De Orfeu", and loads more. CD
(Out of print. Book and box are in great shape!)

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New Jones GirlsAt Peace With Woman ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Jones Girls for Philly! The record's a landmark album in the shift from Philly disco to sophisticated modern – and the smooth tight vocals of The Jones Girls are to the latter half of Philly what the runaway singing of Three Degrees were to the early half. Includes their excellent remake of the Stylistics' "Children of the Night" – which has a cool sample riff on the intro – plus the cuts "I Just Love The Man", "When I'm Gone", "At Peace With Woman", and "Back In the Day". One of the best female records on Philly International, and with excellent work by Dexter Wansel and Kenny Gamble! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a mark from sticker removal and light wear.)

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New MFSBLove Is The Message (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a sweet instrumental groove that matches the strength of Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, and which was definitely a key inspiration for the sound of the Salsoul Orchestra! There's definitely a bit of early disco in the mix, but the style's more uptempo east coast overall – that pre-disco groove that was going down in the clubs – with larger strings added to a core group of funky rhythm players. Gamble & Huff production make the whole thing sparkle, and arrangements are by Vince Montana, Bobby Martin, and Jack Faith – on titles that include "Love Is The Message", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "TSOP", "Zack's Fanfare", "Touch Me In The Morning", and "My One & Only Love". CD features bonus tracks – "Love Is The Message (single version – with Three Degrees)", "TSOP (with Three Degrees)", and "Love Is The Message (Tom Moulton mix)". CD
Also available Love Is The Message ... LP 1.99

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New VariousPhiladelphia Roots Vol 2 – The Sound Of Philadelphia: Funk, Soul, & The Roots Of Disco 1965 to 73 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best collections of Philly soul we've ever heard – and a collection of work that goes way past the hits and cliches to get at the deeper roots of the scene! The folks at Soul Jazz are always ones to trust with the farther reaches of popular music – and for this set, they've brought together a batch of tracks from both indie and major labels – fleshing out a darker, funkier side of the Philly scene in the years before the city's bigger radio and dancefloor crossover hits. The sound is incredibly full – much more righteous than the gentler Philly pop soul hits of the 60s, and not nearly as slick as the disco of later years – just stepping forth in a proud, strong, positive approach to soul music, one that grabbed us from the very first note! As usual with Soul Jazz, the set's got a great batch of notes to match the music – and boasts a stellar track list that includes "Glad I Knew Better" by Howard Tate, "100 South Of Broadway" by Philadelphia Society, "I Can't Believe You Love Me" by The Ambassadors, "Yellow Sunshine" by Yellow Sunshine, "Love (Your Pain Goes Deep)" by Frank Beverly & The Butlers, "You Are My Sun Sign" by Nat Turner, "Come Out Smokin" by The Panic Buttons, "Hey Ruby (Shut Your Mouth)" by Ruby & The Party Gang, "Ready Or Not" by The Delfonics, "I Want My Baby Back" by The Ethics, "Hot Pants" by Norma & the Heartaches, "Reflections Of Yesterday" by Three Degrees, "Ain't It Baby" by Kenny Gamble & the Romeos, "Cheyenne" by The Promised Land, and "Nation Time" by Family. CD
(Out of print. In the original slipcover.)

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New Silver ConventionSave Me ... LP
Midland, 1975. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of the leading lights of the Munich club scene – the mighty Silver Convention, who topped the charts with a number of disco classics in the mid 70s! Silver Convention took the Philly female style of disco – popularized by First Choice, Three Degrees, and others – and pumped it up with the Munich sound of throbbing bass and repetitive beats, one of the first steps towards house music in the 80s. This album's the group's first – and features the huge hit "Fly Robin Fly", plus "Save Me", "I Like It", "Chains Of Love", "Tiger Baby" and a few more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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