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Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... LP
Dakar, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don Myrick and Willie Henderson, he gets a sound that's sweet and soaring – taking a rough-spirited soul, and recasting it in a sweeter sound for the 70s. Tyrone's not lapsing into bluesy cliches here, and instead keeps things wonderfully soulful by hitting a loping groove that picks up his beat and gives the songs a nice lilt. You can hear this to best effect on the title track "Can I Change My Mind", but all tracks are great – including "She's Looking Good", "Call On Me", "Open The Door To Your Heart", and "Have You Ever Wondered Why?". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tyrone DavisI Wish It Was Me/You Don't Have To Beg Me To Stay ... 7-inch
Dakar, 1973. Very Good+ ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Tyrone DavisI'll Always Love You ... LP
Ichiban, 1991. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of sticker residue.)

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New Tyrone DavisIn The Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". CD features two bonus tracks – single versions of "In The Mood" and "Ain't Nothing I Can Do". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Tyrone DavisIs It Something You've Got/Undying Love ... 7-inch
Dakar, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic Group sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Tyrone (The Wonder Boy) (aka Tyrone Davis)Please Consider Me/You Make Me Suffer ... 7-inch
Four Brothers, Late 60s. Good ... $9.99
Soulful stuff from Chicago, and from Tyrone Davis in the years before his big hits. Monk Higgins arranged, and Harold Burrage wrote the b-side. The whole thing has a nice hard west side soul groove to it! "Please Consider Me" is especially great – with a choppy hard soul approach that has Tyrone really blowing it away vocally! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... CD
Brunswick, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don Myrick and Willie Henderson, he gets a sound that's sweet and soaring – taking a rough-spirited soul, and recasting it in a sweeter sound for the 70s. Tyrone's not lapsing into bluesy cliches here, and instead keeps things wonderfully soulful by hitting a loping groove that picks up his beat and gives the songs a nice lilt. You can hear this to best effect on the title track "Can I Change My Mind", but all tracks are great – including "She's Looking Good", "Call On Me", "Open The Door To Your Heart", and "Have You Ever Wondered Why?". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Can I Change My Mind ... LP 9.99

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New Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Tyrone Davis' under-recognized years at Columbia Records – a wonderful set of mature modern soul numbers that really let the singer find a whole new groove! The whole thing's nicely free of any sort of commercial overtones – and instead, the album has Davis really spinning out this rich, warm groove – arranged throughout by James Mack, who brings in a perfect Chicago balance of soul and sophistication – elements that many of Tyrone's contemporaries cooked up in the past, but hardly did this well at the time! And Davis' vocals somehow seem better than ever – more expressive in more ways, but never overtone – really illustrating that path that deep soul took to the Windy City, while changing up its sound in the process. Titles include a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Just My Luck", "I Won't Let Go", "You're Heaven Sent", "You Made Me Beautiful", and "Let's Be Closer Together". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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New Tyrone DavisI Just Can't Keep On Going (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tyrone Davis the mellow master – still going strong into the 80s! The album's an overlooked gem from Tyrone's years at Columbia Records – a time when he was changing up his style a bit, and really finding a great new groove – a way of getting past some of the overdone modes of his Brunswick/Dakar recordings, and moving way way past his Chicago roots! The album's got these warm modern soul arrangements that still hold onto a bit of the blues from Tyrone's past – but often glide forward in this stepping sort of style that's offset nicely by that raspy, honest vocal approach that makes Davis such a unique singer. Titles include the excellent mellow stepper "Overdue", plus "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", "I Just Can't Keep On Going", "Wanna Make It Good", and "Comin Back Baby". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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New Tyrone DavisIn The Mood/I Can't Wait ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet mellow stepper – one of our favorite Tyrone Davis cuts ever! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Columbia sleeve with a split seam.)

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New Tyrone DavisTurn Back The Hands Of Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from Chicago soul legend Tyrone Davis – and every bit as wonderful as his first! Like that set, this one bounces along on a wave of well cast Chisoul arrangements – penned by Tom Washington and Willie Henderson, with a great mix of the sweet and the rough – bubbling under with a heavier rhythm than you might expect for such a session. The whole set skips along with a sound that's totally tight, but also plenty darn righteous – and Tyrone's voice crackles with honesty and feeling on the album's entire set list. Tracks include the mega-hit "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Undying Love", "If It's Love That You're After", "I Keep Coming Back", and "Let Me Back In". CD features some nice bonus tracks too – "Need Your Lovin", "When I'm Not Around", and "If I Didn't Love You". CD

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New Tyrone DavisWithout You In My Life ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm and tender work from the mighty Tyrone Davis – really singing here at the height of his early powers, in that wonderful blend of the rough and smooth that made him so unique! Davis has a gritty touch in his singing style, but the backings have that perfect Brunswick Chicago soul approach – a blend that's laid out perfectly in the album's arrangements from Monk Higgins, Willie Henderson, and Tom Tom Washington! Tyrone's a singer who's really a cut above – especially on his early work like this – able to charm and convince us with just about any sort of lyric. Titles include "Wrapped Up In Your Warm & Tender Love", "I'm Just Your Man", "There It Is", "I Had It All the Time", and "True Love Is Hard to Find". CD

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New Tyrone DavisBest Of Tyrone Davis ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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New Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don Myrick and Willie Henderson, he gets a sound that's sweet and soaring – taking a rough-spirited soul, and recasting it in a sweeter sound for the 70s. Tyrone's not lapsing into bluesy cliches here, and instead keeps things wonderfully soulful by hitting a loping groove that picks up his beat and gives the songs a nice lilt. You can hear this to best effect on the title track "Can I Change My Mind", but all tracks are great – including "She's Looking Good", "Call On Me", "Open The Door To Your Heart", and "Have You Ever Wondered Why?". CD
Also available Can I Change My Mind ... LP 9.99

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New Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... LP
Dakar, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don Myrick and Willie Henderson, he gets a sound that's sweet and soaring – taking a rough-spirited soul, and recasting it in a sweeter sound for the 70s. Tyrone's not lapsing into bluesy cliches here, and instead keeps things wonderfully soulful by hitting a loping groove that picks up his beat and gives the songs a nice lilt. You can hear this to best effect on the title track "Can I Change My Mind", but all tracks are great – including "She's Looking Good", "Call On Me", "Open The Door To Your Heart", and "Have You Ever Wondered Why?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Back cover has some light splash stains.)
Also available Can I Change My Mind ... LP 9.99

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New Tyrone DavisHome Wrecker ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tyrone Davis never seems to miss – and even on an overlooked Brunswick album like this, he still sounds better than most of his contemporaries! Davis is really able to blend both deep soul roots and more sophisticated phrasing – at a level that helped transform the sound of southern soul in the 70s! Even though Tyrone himself hailed from Chicago, he has a vibe here that clearly informs new modes from singers like George McCrae, Johnny Taylor, and many others who'd move in the same direction that Davis had been handling this well for years. Arrangement and production are by the cream of the Brunswick stable – talents that include Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, Monk Higgins, and Otis Leavill – and titles include the great cut "Homewreckers", written by Sam Dees and Tyrone – plus "Was I Just A Fool", "How Could I Forget You", "It Aint' Me No More", "This Time", and "After All This Time". CD

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New Tyrone DavisI Had It All The Time ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's a great one – as Tyrone Davis has always had it, and has never lost it – but he sounds especially wonderful here during his legendary run for the Dakar/Brunswick label, where he was really able to forge a unique groove! Davis' vocals are wonderful – proud and powerful, but with this little rasp that brings in a great sense of humanity – and the backings are soaring in a Chicago soul style, but have a few bluesy undercurrents that really show off the west side roots of Davis. Arrangements are by Gene Barge, Tom Tom Washington, and Jerry Long – and titles include "I Had It All The Time", "Your Love Keeps Haunting Me", "After All This Time", and "Was I Just a Fool" – all great songs about love lost and love's worries! CD

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New Tyrone DavisIt's All In The Game ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tyrone Davis takes on the legacy of Tommy Edwards with the title of this classic set – a record that seemed to unlock a whole new chapter in Tyrone's career! Davis had always been great from the start – singing in a sharp west side blend of blues and soul, often with all the best soaring Chicago touches – but here, he kicks back a bit more, and shows that he can still groove wonderfully even when getting mellow – at a level that would only blossom more fully in years to come. Richard Parker produced, and wrote a number of original tunes too – and arrangements are by Willie Henderson, James Mack, and Tom Tom Washington – who all keep the Brunswick sound very firmly in place. Titles cuts include a remake of "It's All In The Game", plus "Happiness Is Being With You", "You Don't Have to Beg Me to Stay", "Where Lovers Meet", and "I Can't Make It Without You". CD

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New Tyrone DavisTyrone Davis ... LP
High Rise, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later work by Tyrone, but an excellent album of smooth modern soul tunes that builds off his strong work for Columbia! The album features a sublime stepper called "Are You Serious" – a great track that easily ranks with Tyrone's best work from later years – and the rest of the album's filled with other smoothly soulful tracks that show Tyrone at his best. Titles include "Overdue", "A Little Bit Of Lovin", "Let Me Be The One", "Where Did We Lose", and "You've Got To Save Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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New Tyrone DavisBe With Me/Love You Forever ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Columbia sleeve.)

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New Tyrone DavisHow Sweet It Is – The Columbia Hit Singles 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
How sweet, indeed – Columbia Records soul of Tyrone Davis – laidback, charismatic vocals from Tyrone and material rolls lush melodies and mellow soul, to brass & strings accented, disco ready jams! It's wonderful stuff that's easy to get carried away in the charms off, the right mix of bigger, fuller, Chicago recorded style with just enough of his earlier, rootsier, rawer southern style. Fantastic stuff to have compiled in a well chosen set, from the clubbier jams to the more slow cooking numbers. Includes "Give It Up (Turn It Loose)", "Close To You", "This I Swear", "I Got Carried Away", "Get On Up (Disco)", "Can't Help But Day", "Heart Failure", "Just My Luck", "In The Mood", "Be With Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do" and more. 14 tracks in all. CD

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New Tyrone DavisI'm Confessin/I Wanna Be Good Company ... 7-inch
Hit Sound, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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New Tyrone DavisLove Bones/Let Me Back In ... 7-inch
Dakar, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two nice sides of his bluesy Chicago soul from one of his Dakar LPs. Arrangements by Willie Henderson and Tom Washington, and a nice original sleeve, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Tyrone DavisTurning Point (with bonus track) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). CD features a bonus single mix of "It's So Good". CD
 
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New ZZ HillLet's Make A Deal (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $23.99
An overlooked gem from the great ZZ Hill – a set that has the singer making a brief appearance on Columbia Records, and working with the mighty Bert DeCoteaux in the process! Bert brings this full, rich style to bear alongside ZZ's vocals – an approach that's still quite respectful to Hill's deep soul roots, but which also creates this whole new setting for his voice – a bit like the shift that Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor were making at Columbia at the time – and with similar great results! The choice of material is great – as the record features songs penned by indie soul great Jimmy Lewis, Fredrick Knight, Harvey Scales, and ZZ himself – and titles include "Let's Make A Deal", "Message To The Ladies", "Universal Love", and "Near But Yet So Far". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Syl JohnsonOne Way Ticket To Nowhere/Kiss By Kiss ... 7-inch
Twinight, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Sweeter stuff than usual by Syl – but still very nice! "Kiss by Kiss" is a beautiful loping soul number, with a bit of funk at the bottom, and plenty of nice raw guitar – but also a bit of strings, in almost a Brunswick soul mode. "One Way Ticket" has those strings, too – and features a nice hook-heavy number that's almost in a Tyrone Davis mode. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen.)

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Little MiltonFriend Of Mine ... CD
Glades/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Tight and soulful blues from Little Milton – just the sort of record that helped him cross over to bigger audiences back in the day, and a set that still sounds plenty great all these many years later! The set was done in Chicago – arranged by James Mack, with backing vocals from Kitty & The Haywoods – and the sound is a sweet west side mix of rootsy and soulful elements – a blend that shows the same growing sophistication of the Malaco scene at the time, at a level that moves nicely away from college circuit blues cliches of the 70s. Milton's vocals are wonderful – raspy and appealing with a Tyrone Davis-like charm – and titles include "Friend Of Mine", "Don't Turn Away", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "It's All Bad News", "Sundown", "Bring It On Back", and "Baby It Ain't No Way". CD

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Little MiltonIf Walls Could Talk ... CD
Checker (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin Carter, and arrangements by Gene Barge, who manages to slide effortlessly between blues and soul on the set – almost pushing Milton into Tyrone Davis territory, but keeping things a bit more rougher and down home on some of the other numbers. The sound is wonderful – very deep and rich, and with a sound that's head and shoulders above most other albums of this type in the late 60s. Titles include "Baby I Love You", "If Walls Could Talk", "Things That I Used to Do", "Let's Get Together", "I Play Dirty", "Blues Get Off My Shoulder", "I Don't Know", and "Poor Man". CD

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Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You ... LP
Dakar, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Saunders & OthersFree Angela ... CD
Sound Of Soul/Secret Stash, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
An incredibly righteous bit of soul – one of the few albums ever cut by 70s mellow soul genius Larry Saunders, and an amazing tribute to Angela Davis! Larry's got a fantastic voice – one that we'd rank right up there with Donny Hathaway or Marvin Gaye, and which is recorded here with sublimely spare arrangements that have a slight southern soul touch, but which are more in the east coast indie mode in which he often worked. There's other artists in the mix, too – a few others brought together by August Moon/Mr Wiggles for the project – singing and playing some amazing work that makes the whole thing a lost righteous soul treasure. The whole album's amazing – almost like finding a part 2 to What's Going On, or listening into what Otis Redding might have sounded like, had he made it to the 70s. Titles include Saunders singing "Free Angela", "This World", and "Where Did Peace Go" – and other cuts include "Nobody Knows" by Dickie Wonder, "I Can Be" by Brother Love, "Old Uncle Tom Is Dead" by Nitroglycerine, "Baby Can't You See" by Tyrone Thomas, and "Geraldine Jones" by Soul Encyclopedia. Great new version – with a hefty booklet of notes! CD

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Johnny SaylesMan On The Inside ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $21.99
A wicked lost album on Brunswick Records – the only full record we've ever seen from bluesy soulman Johnny Sayles, working here with some incredible backings from Willie Henderson! At some level, Johnny's got the raspy warmth and charm of labelmate Tyrone Davis – but Henderson also gives him a bit more of a bounce on the bottom of the backings – kicking things into a groove that's nice and funky on the best cuts! Titles include the incredible "Voice From The Inside" – a tripped out funky number with a famous sample on the intro – plus "I Understand", "Snake In The Grass", "Trouble's A Comin", "My Love", and "Feeling Is Believing". CD
Also available Man On The Inside ... LP 9.99

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Johnny SaylesMan On The Inside ... LP
Dakar, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wicked lost album on Brunswick Records – the only full record we've ever seen from bluesy soulman Johnny Sayles, working here with some incredible backings from Willie Henderson! At some level, Johnny's got the raspy warmth and charm of labelmate Tyrone Davis – but Henderson also gives him a bit more of a bounce on the bottom of the backings – kicking things into a groove that's nice and funky on the best cuts! Titles include the incredible "Voice From The Inside" – a tripped out funky number with a famous sample on the intro – plus "I Understand", "Snake In The Grass", "Trouble's A Comin", "My Love", and "Feeling Is Believing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Man On The Inside ... CD 21.99

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New Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, the approach is somewhat similar to that used by Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor for some of their own albums at Columbia in the late 70s. Joe's longtime producer Buddy Killen is on deck, to ensure that the spirit is just right – and some of the best tracks are more midtempo funky than out and out club numbers. The set's gotten a lot of new attention in recent years, after the great track "I Almost Got To Heaven Once" was sampled to great effect by Ice Cube – and titles also include the funky "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", which was Joe's big disco hit – plus "Be Cool", "We Held On", "Hungry For Your Love", and "Leaving You Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby WomackHome Is Where The Heart Is (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/CBS (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
An exceptional album from Bobby Womack's years at Columbia Records – and a record that brings together smooth and roosty styles wonderfully! When Womack moved to Columbia, he was doing it at a time when a number of other older deep soul artists (Johnny Taylor, Betty Wright, Tyrone Davis) were making the shift – pulling their sound out of the indie ghetto, and going for a more sophisticated approach that expanded their style without dampening their spirit! In the case of Bobby, the shift was perhaps near perfect – as the raspy Womack vocals are still wonderfully in place, but the increasingly great choice of songs, warmer style of arrangements, and completely professional presentation of the material really helps push Bobby to the next level. Material was recorded in both Muscle Shoals and LA – and the set includes some great Womack originals, plus a few more great numbers by Prince Phillip Mitchell! Titles include "Home Is Where The Heart Is", "Something For My Head", "A Little Bit Salty", "How Long", "Standing In the Safety Zone", and "One More Chance On Love". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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VariousBest Of Brunswick – Love Songs & Ballads ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Beautiful work from Brunswick Records – one of our favorite sources for mellow soul in the early 70s – and a label who could handle the genre like nobody else! Brunswick had a way of recording tracks in a style that's full, yet still very up close and personal too – and which often has a slight undercurrent of funk, even when the tunes are moving slowly – a strong precursor to the heavier bottom that you'd get in R&B ballads in decades to come, but which Brunswick and its Chicago team seemed to virtually invent themselves! This approach makes the whole set way more groovy than you'd guess from anything with "love songs" or "ballads" in the title – no sleepy late nite tracks, but instead those Chicago slow steppers that always still have a nice bite! Tracks include "She's Heaven" by The Artistics, "Have You Seen Him" by Dana Valery, "You Hurt Me For The Last Time" by Otis Clay, "I Had It All The Time" by Tyrone Davis, "Until You Return" by Ginji James, "The Girl Don't Care" by Gene Chandler, "Stop I Don't Need No Sympathy" by Odyssey 5, "I Want To Be Your Special Man" by The Directions, and "Someone Else's Arms" by Barbara Acklin. CD

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VariousLove Love Love Love Love – Just A Soul ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
A really cool little collection of 70s soul music – one that brings together only tunes that have a love-based them, but which still have this joyous, soaring quality overall! These aren't ballads, or weepy heartbreak numbers – but upbeat tunes that groove together wonderfully in a rich array of grooves hand-picked from the catalogs of Brunswick, HDH, and Hi Records! Detroit, Chicago, and Memphis modes come together wonderfully, in a surprisingly unified groove – and titles include "Rock Me In The Cradle" by Freda Payne, "Something You Got" by Quiet Elegance, "Let Me Back In" by Tyrone Davis, "I Still Love You" by Jackie Wilson, "Mama's Little Baby" by Brotherly Love, "Gotta Find Me A Lover" by Erma Franklin, "99 Lbs" by Ann Peebles, "Don't Count Your Chickens" by Honey Cone, "What Have You Done With My Heart" by Imported Moods, and "Home Is Where The Heart Is" by Otis Clay. CD

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VariousSweet Soul Music 1970 – 24 Scorching Classics ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99 28.98
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 60s – but also done with a full color booklet that's over 60 pages long – filled with track-by-track notes on the tunes, and filled with great photos, images, and historical data! The whole thing's a perfect soul music time capsule – with the depth of production that we've always loved in Bear Family releases for other genres. Titles include "Stealin In The Name Of The Lord" by Paul Kelly, "Band Of Gold" by Freda Payne, "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" by Tyrone Davis, "You're The One (part 1)" by Little Sister, "Love Uprising" by Otis Leavill, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Part Time Love" by Ann Peebles, "Groove Me" by King Floyd, "Cryin In The Streets (part 1)" by George Perkins & The Silver Stars, "Rainy Night In Georgia" by Brook Benton, "Gotta Hold On To This Feeling" by Jr Walker, and "Express Yourself" by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. CD

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Randy BrownMidnight Desire ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks, who also produced the album – and Randy's got this way of hitting a groove that's confident, but never arrogant – a perfect late 70s masculine mode, of the sort only a handful of singers could handle this well! Titles include "Without You (I Can't Make It Through The Night)", "We Ought To Be Doin It", and "Do You Love Me?" – all of which have great hooks – plus "Do You Love Me", "Love Be With You", and "Love Formula". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Little MiltonFriend Of Mine ... LP
Glades, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight and soulful blues from Little Milton – just the sort of record that helped him cross over to bigger audiences back in the day, and a set that still sounds plenty great all these many years later! The set was done in Chicago – arranged by James Mack, with backing vocals from Kitty & The Haywoods – and the sound is a sweet west side mix of rootsy and soulful elements – a blend that shows the same growing sophistication of the Malaco scene at the time, at a level that moves nicely away from college circuit blues cliches of the 70s. Milton's vocals are wonderful – raspy and appealing with a Tyrone Davis-like charm – and titles include "Friend Of Mine", "Don't Turn Away", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "It's All Bad News", "Sundown", "Bring It On Back", and "Baby It Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Friend Of Mine ... CD 13.99

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New Percy MayfieldWalking On A Tightrope ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from R&B legend Percy Mayfield – one of the singer's most obscure sessions, and really more of a soul record overall! The album was done for Brunswick at the end of the 60s – and has lots of work from Chicago soul arrangers like Johnny Cameron and Willie Henderson – both of whom give the set a nice sort of west side kick, with a groove that's somewhere in between Syl Johnson and Tyrone Davis! Mayfield's vocals definitely still hang onto an older school of singing – but the arrangements can't help but update his groove – and a number of the tracks have this great funky crackle at the bottom that's a mighty nice surprise. Titles include "I Made It Just The Same", "Alma Lee", "My Baby's Gone", "To Me Your Name Is Love", "PM Blues", and "Danger Zone". CD

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New Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". CD
Also available I Enjoy Loving You ... LP 9.99

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New Randy BrownWelcome To My Room/Midnight Desire ... CD
Casablanca/Shout (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two killers from Randy Brown – sublime 70s soul, back to back on a single CD! Welcome To My Room is a mellow soul masterpiece from Randy Brown – a crucially-overlooked talent from the late 70s, working here with a totally put-together vibe! The album's got the mature, mellow feel of some of the best work by better-known 70s contemporaries – like Leroy Hutson or Lamont Dozier – polished, but never slick – and flowing out with a sensual groove that's especially nice on the more laidback or midtempo cuts. Randy's vocals have some great deep soul echoes – much more so than other singers of this type – and mixed with the warm production from Homer Banks and Carl Hampton, they give the album a rich quality that totally grabs us – a bit like some of Teddy Pendergrass' best mellow work with The Blue Notes. Titles include "I Love You Baby", "Love Is All We Need", "Do It Baby", "Too Little In Common", and "I'd Rather Hurt Myself". Midnight Desire is a sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks, who also produced the album – and Randy's got this way of hitting a groove that's confident, but never arrogant – a perfect late 70s masculine mode, of the sort only a handful of singers could handle this well! Titles include "Without You (I Can't Make It Through The Night)", "We Ought To Be Doin It", and "Do You Love Me?" – all of which have great hooks – plus "Do You Love Me", "Love Be With You", and "Love Formula". CD

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New Don BryantDon Bryant – The Hi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Solid (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An excellent compilation of raw Memphis soul – from one of the rarest singers on the famous Hi Records label! In the years before Hi Records had big hits with singers like Al Green and Ann Peebles, and when they were still mostly messing around with pop instrumental tunes, the label was fortunate enough to have the talents of the great singer Don Bryant – a rich-voiced southern singer with a mix of styles who could easily slip into the styles of singers like Tyrone Davis, Otis Redding, Johnny Taylor, and Wilson Pickett. Bryant cut a number of singles for Hi, plus one album entitled Precious Soul – and most of his released work is contained here, as well as a number of rare demos, and titles cut as duets with singer Marion Brittnam. Titles include "My Baby", "Been So Long", "Love's Gonna Live Here Again", "It's So Hard To Put You Down", "Shop Around", "I'll Go Crazy", "There's Something On Your Mind (parts 1 & 2)", "You Cause Me To Wonder", "That Ain't Right Woman", "Star Of Love", "Everytime I Think About You I Get The Blues", and "Walkie Talkie Love". CD

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New Willie MabonI'm The Fixer – The Best Of The USA Sessions ... CD
USA/Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really great work from singer Willie Mabon – best known as a Chicago bluesman from the 50s, but an artist who's in even more soulful territory on these sublime sides from the 60s! Willie's got a quality here that really links together Chicago's blues and soul traditions – in a vibe that prefaces later work by singers like Tyrone Davis or Syl Johnson, but shares their similar sense of deep roots and modern swing. Mabon's a hell of a charismatic force on all these cuts – a singer really ripe for rediscovery, especially on this overlooked stretch of his career. The work was all done for the excellent USA label, and shares the genre-stepping quality of much of that imprint's best music – and titles include "Some More", "Something For Nothing", "Got To Have Some", "Just Got Some", "I'm The Fixer", "Too Hot To Handle", "Somebody Gotta Pay", and "Ruby's Monkey". CD

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New VariousBest Of Brunswick – For Brothers – The Sound Of Chicago Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Male soul galore – and a great serving of artists from the legendary Brunswick Records label – including a few we never knew recorded for the company! The big names are here, to be sure, but there's also some great lesser-knowns too – Brunswick artists who only ever cut rare singles, and who really make the set a treasure as they nestle nicely next to some of the hits. All tracks have that great Brunswick approach – that soaring, upbeat groove the label did so well – and titles include "Stephy (part 1)" by Herman, "Where Has Our Love Gone" by Ronnie LaShannon, "Love Uprising" by Otis Leaville, "My Love Ain't No Love Without Your Love" by Johnny Sayles, "Talk A Little Louder" by Wales Wallace, "Eleanor Rigby" by Gene Chandler, "Chain Gang" by Jackie Wilson & Count Basie, "Yes I'm Ready" by Mighty Doug Haynes, "Walking On A Tight Rope" by Percy Mayfield, "The Man & The Woman" by Chuck Jackson, and "Turning Point" by Tyrone Davis. CD
 
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VariousEccentric Soul – The Bandit Label ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
An incredible peek into a near-lost chapter of Chicago soul – the tiny Bandit label, home to The Majestic Arrows, one of the greatest indie harmony groups of the midwest in the 70s – plus a few other excellent soul artists! As with the other Eccentric Soul volume from Numero, this one offers far more than just an assortment of rare singles – and instead really digs deep to tell the true story of this tiny indie soul label. The music alone is totally great – as the set features a wealth of harmony soul tracks by The Majestic Arrows, plus other funk and soul tracks by Johnny Davis, Altyrone Deno Brown, and Linda Balintine – but the package is equally noteworthy – filled with the storied details of the unusual and exotic practices and lifestyles of the Bandit Records posse. The set features 17 full tracks – including "One More Time Around", "Another Day", "Doing It For Us", "Love Is All I Need", "Going To Make A Time Machine", "We Love Together", "The Magic Of Your Love", and "I'll Never Cry For Another Boy" by The Majestic Arrows; "We Have Love" and "Bring Back The One I Love" by The Arrows; "If You Love Me" and "Sweet Pea" by Altyrone Deno Brown; "You're A Habit Hard To Break" and "Glad About That" by Linda Balintine; and "You've Got To Crawl To Me" and "Boogedy Boogedy" by Johnny Davis. Plus, the set also features 3 rehearsal takes of tunes by the Majestic Arrows! CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
 
 
 



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