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New Arista All StarsBlue Montreux ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet session of 70s electric jazz – recorded as a unique live all-star outing by a group of Arista's best jazz players at the time! The group's an octet, but plays together in differing formations throughout the record – with Warren Bernhardt on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxes, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... (Soul) read more CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)
Also available Don Blackman ... LP 9.99

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New Brecker BrothersBack To Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Chuck CisselJust For You/If I Had A Chance ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Around October 28, 2014 (delayed)
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New Norman ConnorsTake It To The Limit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from the mighty Norman Connors – a set that's heavy on grooves, but which has all the jazzy depth of his early work too! The set features arrangements by some killer modern soul talents – Al Johnson, McKinley Jackson, and Paul Riser – who beautifully blend their own ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsThis Is Your Life (plus bonus track) ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated ... (Soul) read more CD

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DriftersEvery Nite's A Saturday Night (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/7T's (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $4.99
The Drifters' one and only album for Arista Records – and, like their previous Bell albums, a UK-only set that continued their revival years overseas! The production's a bit smoother than before – mostly in keeping with the shifting styles of soul at the time, with a few more uptempo ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Eleventh House with Larry CoryellAspects ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Aretha FranklinThrough The Storm ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1989. New Copy ... Around January 15, 2015
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Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston Live – Her Greatest Performances (CD/DVD) ... CD
Arista, New Copy ... Early November, 2014
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New KashifLove Changes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of record that shows why Kashif was one of the leading mainstream talents of the 80s – a set that not only has the artist really maturing as a singer, songwriter, and producer – but one that also has him reaching out to bring in a host of other talents from the time as ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Love Changes ... CD 3.99

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New Oliver LakeNTU – Point From Which Creation Begins ... CD
Passin' Thru/Universal Sound (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Packaged in a nice hardcover case.)

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New LocksmithUnlock The Funk ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only album ever from Locksmith – a group you might also know for their classic backing work on a few Grover Washington albums of the 70s! This set's got the lineup grooving strongly on their own – in an upbeat blend of jazz, funk, and soul that often has the group's deft ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jeff Lorber FusionGalaxian ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The Jeff Lorber group makes a move into R&B with a few tracks on this set – adding in vocals to their core sweet fusion approach, but in a style that totally makes sense! Lorber's always had a great way with a soulful tune – working with both electric and acoustic keys in a style ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Jeff Lorber FusionWater Sign ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark set of fusion from Jeff Lorber – the major label debut of his group, and the virtual blueprint for a sound that many would try to copy over the years, but never quite match! The style's almost a summation of the CTI/Kudu approaches of the mid 70s – with Lorber setting down a ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Water Sign ... LP 3.99

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Jeff Lorber FusionWizard Island ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A real classic from Jeff Lorber – the kind of record that crossed-over immediately, and had a huge influence on so many different scenes! The style is smooth sweet fusion – of a sort that Lorber virtually helped invent, and so many others helped to ruin in later years – but here, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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MadagascarSpirit Of The Street ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An overlooked gem from that great early stretch when Arista was leading the pack when it came to jazzy, sophisticated funk – really hitting hard with groups like Breakwater and Locksmith, and also giving us this sweet little set from Madagascar! The group may not be that well-known by name, ... (Soul) read more CD

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New MandrillWe Are One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Robinsongs (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully tight work from Mandrill – a real standout from the years at Arista – and a set that seems to take all the key instrumental energy of the Polydor years, and focus it on a soulful groove that's even more soaring than before! The energy is wonderful – very much like the ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Harvey MasonFunk In A Mason Jar (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smooth soulful jazz from Harvey Mason – one of his strong 70s winners for the Arista album, and a record that really brings a new level of class to his sound! There's less of the grit in the grooves than you might expect from the down-home reference of the title – and in a way, the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Harvey MasonMVP – Most Valuable Player (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Martha ReevesRest Of My Life ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... Around January 15, 2015
Martha's lost the Vandellas for this one, but that's fine with us – as she's stepping out as a hip soul diva, laying down a mixture of mellow and upbeat tunes, in a style that's somewhere between Marlena Shaw and Gladys Knight. Production (and we assume arrangements) are by Tony Silvester, ... (Soul) read more CD

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SkySky 2 (CD/DVD) ... CD
Arista/Esoteric (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Around October 27, 2014 (delayed)
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Lisa StansfieldAffection (2CD/DVD set) ... CD
Arista/Edsel (UK), 1990. New Copy ... Around November 10, 2014
Big bouncing soul from Lisa Stansfield – a record that almost rivaled the first effort from Soul II Soul for UK impact on the American mainstream! Despite a pasty-white cover, the record's got a hell of a lot of color – some rich rhythms that reintroduced a syncopated funky sound to ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Lisa StansfieldFace Up (2CD/DVD set) ... CD
Arista/Edsel (UK), New Copy ... Around November 10, 2014
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New Lisa StansfieldLisa Stansfield (2CD/DVD set) ... CD
Arista/Edsel (UK), 1997. New Copy ... Around November 10, 2014
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Lisa StansfieldReal Love (2CD/DVD set) ... CD
Arista/Edsel (UK), 1991. New Copy ... Around November 10, 2014
Lisa Stansfield's second solo album – slightly less sublime than the first, but still a heck of a soul album that's really held up over the years! Tracks have that warm and smooth approach that made her early work so great – a real return to solid soul after the tinnyness of the 80s, a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Lisa StansfieldSo Natural (2CD/DVD set) ... CD
Arista/Edsel (UK), New Copy ... Around November 10, 2014
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Gino VannelliNightwalker ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $21.99
Gino Vannelli still going strong well into the 80s – hitting this sweet blend of soul, rock, and crossover vibes – all in a style he virtually invented for himself in the 70s! The long perm look may have kept Gino out of crates in later years, but there's a top-quality feel to the ... (Soul) read more CD
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Dionne WarwickFinder Of Lost Loves ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Around November 17, 2014
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Dionne WarwickHow Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Around November 17, 2014
Dionne Warwick steps out strongly with some great production help from Luther Vandross – who gives the lady a groove that's possibly even tighter than on her other Arista albums, really shaking off some of her more familiar modes, and going for a powerful 80s sound. There's still some good ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye ... LP 0.99

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Dionne WarwickNo Night So Long (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... Around November 17, 2014
A key album in Dionne Warwick's career revival at Arista Records – a set that's filled with the kind of fuller sounds and maturing modes that worked quite well for her shifts in styles over the years! Warwick's a bit less fragile than in the Scepter years, but also not trying as hard to be ... (Soul) read more CD

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WatersWatercolors (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A nicely grooving set to start the 80s by The Waters – an underappreciated 2-man, 2-woman LA vocal group who did a considerable amount of backup vocals in the studio scene of the late 70s – and this is easily their best record! It's got some of the best arrangements the group ever ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Linda WilliamsCity Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of modern soul – one of the standout classics from the best years of Arista! Richard Evans produced and arranged this excellent set of smooth soul grooves for Linda Williams. Linda plays keyboards and sings, and the album was recorded in 2 different sessions – one in LA, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Bobby WomackRoads Of Life (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $23.99
A great album from Bobby – different than his earlier albums for United Artists, but in a good way – one that revives his whole career, and takes his sound into a whole new direction! The album's got a smooth soul finish with some touches of synth funk – produced by Bobby and ... (Soul) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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New Bernard WrightNard/Funky Beat ... CD
Arista/GRP/Robinsongs (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early 80s greatness from Bernard Wright – the benchmark Nard from '81 and his Funky Beat from '83 – in a single set! Nard is a masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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