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New Carl AndersonProtocol (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great set in the short run of classics that Carl Anderson cut for Columbia Records in the 1980s – albums that never cracked the charts that strongly at the time, but which have gone on to be remembered well over the years! On this record, Anderson nicely balances a tight groove with some ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ron BanksTruly Bad ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the original Dramatics, singer Ron Banks strikes out here on his own – a slept on gem from the early 80s! The set's in a similar modern soul mode to LJ Reynolds, who also worked with him in the group, and was having a bit of a solo career of his own at the time. It's got sort of a D-T ... (Soul) read more CD

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Keith BarrowPhysical Attraction (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A great secular set from Keith Barrow – a singer who started in gospel, but who's always been best-remembered for this modern soul gem from the 70s! Keith's got a great range to his vocals – one you can hear right from the start, as he dips and soars effortlessly with a quality that's ... (Soul) read more CD

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Bionic BoogieHot Butterfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A dancefloor classic! The album's the second by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie, and head and shoulders above the rest – a sublime blend of soul and club that's hardly been matched again! Diamond manages to make things groove, but never loses sight of the soulful styles that make the record ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Hot Butterfly (Japanese pressing) ... CD 13.99

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New Blue MagicWelcome Back ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album – one of the group's best! The album was a "comeback" effort – but it's still got stone Philly production from Norman Harris, with a sound that's right up their with their best Atco sides from the mid 70s. In fact, the harmonies are even better than before, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction III/Brass Construction IV ... CD
United Artists/FTG, 1977/1978. New Copy ... Summer 2014
2 classics from Brass Construction – back to back on a single CD! III is the third killer from Brass Construction – served up in that fantastic Randy Muller groove! The group's a bit one, but they've got a tightness that's really incredible – horns, bass, keys, and drums all ... (Soul) read more CD

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BrickSummer Heat/After 5 ... CD
Bang/FTG, 1981/1982. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
A massive double-header from Brick – two Columbia albums back to back on a single CD! First up is smoking Summer Heat from Brick – an 80s outing that furthers the tight tight groove they started back in the 70s! Given that Brick were one of the groups who really set the sound for the ... (Soul) read more CD

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New BrothersDon't Stop Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great stuff – and the kind of group that would be easy to overlook if the tracks weren't so good! The Brothers were clearly some sort of a studio project designed to cash in on the disco craze – and they included Bhen Lanzaroni on keyboards, who'd also recorded a bit on his own as a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Tom BrowneRockin Radio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic killer from trumpeter Tom Browne – a smoking set that still has all the jazz funk touches of his earlier records, yet which also picks up a bit of an electro vibe as well! The move here is a bit like that taken by some of Browne's labelmates on GRP at the time – particularly ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Keni BurkeChanges (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A standout solo moment from the amazing Keni Burke – an artist who's come a long way from his youthful start in the 5 Stairsteps! Keni had recorded other adult work by the time of this early 80s set, but Changes is easily his best-remembered album – a masterpiece of 80s groove, all ... (Soul) read more CD

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Keni BurkeYou're The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A really wonderful album from Keni Burke – recorded around the same time as his classic Changes set, and in some ways even better than that record! The set's got a fantastic mellow soul feel – lots of tracks that are uptempo, but which manage to hang onto a soulful finish that really ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available You're The Best (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Jenny BurtonJenny Burton (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A classic from Jenny Burton – only the singer's second album as a solo act, but already a set that has Jenny hitting on all burners! The mellow numbers are great – never sleepy or too commercial, but pushed into just the right blend of polish and soul – and the groovers have some ... (Soul) read more CD

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New CashflowCashflow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlanta/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mid 80s funky soul from Cashflow – a rare one cut for the Atlanta label, and produced by Larry Blackmon – a group R&B effort that seamlessly combines the club ready soul, funk, 80s rap influences and otherwise tightly thumping grooves Blackmon worked with at the time! Cashflow had ... (Soul) read more CD

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ChampaignHow Bout Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Around September 23, 2014
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's ... (Soul) read more CD

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New ChampaignHow Bout Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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ChansonChanson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ariola/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sweet little set from Chanson – a duo formed by a funky bassist and guitarist – who both bring a really strong focus to the rhythms on this set! The pair also get lots of great studio help from top-shelf talents on the instrumentation – key jazzy session players, as well as a ... (Soul) read more CD

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ChansonTogether We Stand (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ariola/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The cover's a bit unassuming, and almost makes this set look like some throwaway disco album – but Chanson's got a lot more to offer than that, and groove tightly here in a really great modern soul vein! The rhythms are strong and bold – forged by the duo of bassist James Jamerson and ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Chi-LitesSteppin' Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Private I/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet new groove from The Chi-Lites – working here as a trio, and stepping out with a lean groove to match! The album's got the 80s soul vibe you'd expect from the group's image on the cover – lots of keyboards and beats alongside the vocals – which themselves are slightly ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Steppin' Out ... LP 4.99

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Blue Jeans ... LP 3.99

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New Chocolate MilkComin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wicked funk from Chocolate Milk – and a set that perfectly combines their deep New Orleans roots with the tighter sound the Crescent City was brewing up in the mid 70s! The group work closely here with producer Allen Toussaint – and really show that stronger use of studio technology ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Chocolate MilkComin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wicked funk from Chocolate Milk – and a set that perfectly combines their deep New Orleans roots with the tighter sound the Crescent City was brewing up in the mid 70s! The group work closely here with producer Allen Toussaint – and really show that stronger use of studio technology ... (Soul) read more CD

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Angela ClemmonsAngela Clemmons (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Portrait/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Soaring vocals from Angela Clemmons – a set that really has an amazing range, and a depth of sound that goes way past the usual from Epic Records at the time! Angela's got a way of stretching out right from the start – inflecting the lyrics with a rich power that easily matches or ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant mix of soul and jazz from the legendary Norman Connors – a key album in breaking Norman out back in the 70s – and a record that's still pretty darn perfect all these many years later! You can hear Connors' deep roots throughout the set – but they're often used towards ... (Soul) read more CD

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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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New Norman Connors/Aquarian DreamYou Are My Starship/Norman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime sounds from the mighty Norman Connors – two classics on a single CD! You Are My Starship is a masterpiece of mellow soul and jazzy grooves from the groundbreaking Connors – an album that sails to the stars on a sweet blend of mellow moments and more upbeat tracks too! The ... (Soul) read more CD

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New D TrainMiracles Of The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
James D-Train Williams' first album for a major label – and a really great follow-up to the indie success of his initial recordings for Prelude Records! The style here is very similar to the clubby grooves of D-Train's earlier sides – thanks to strong keyboards, production, and ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Miracles Of The Heart (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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First CircleBoys Night Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/FTG, 1987. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked killer from First Circle – the only album ever cut by this obscure Brooklyn group, and a sweet set of 80s groove all the way through! There's a tight bounce to the whole record – thanks in part to production from Randy Muller, who gives the set the same focus and energy ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Full ForceFull Force (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Full Force getting busy in a mid 80s groove – the first set the group cut as a headline attraction – and a nice mix of 80s post electro R&B with plenty of influences from the hip hop producers of the time! The group's biggest crossover success was as the songwriting and production ... (Soul) read more CD

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New GirlsGirl Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked girl group from the 80s – but one who step out here with a sound to rival the hits of artists like Vanity 6 or The Mary Jane Girls! Like both of those acts, The Girls get help here from a bigger soul artist in the studio – Minneapolis giant Andre Cymone, who wrote and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Billy GriffinBe With Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern ... (Soul) read more CD

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Billy GriffinRespect (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
An even leaner groove than usual for Billy Griffin – a set that makes great use of 80s keyboards and basslines, which turn out to be a great fit for Griffin's wonderful voice! Billy's got this sharp, uncluttered style of singing – a mode first forged as the lead for The Miracles, then ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Respect ... CD 9.99

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New Billy GriffinRespect (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
An even leaner groove than usual for Billy Griffin – a set that makes great use of 80s keyboards and basslines, which turn out to be a great fit for Griffin's wonderful voice! Billy's got this sharp, uncluttered style of singing – a mode first forged as the lead for The Miracles, then ... (Soul) read more CD
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Respect (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99
Respect ... CD 9.99

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Major HarrisHow Do You Take Your Love ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few 70s albums from the wonderful Major Harris as a solo act – and a lesser-known set that's a great follow up to the Major's previous records for Atlantic! The vibe here is a bit less Philly, but still in that mellow grooving style that works so well for Harris' vocals – a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Major HarrisHow Do You Take Your Love ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few 70s albums from the wonderful Major Harris as a solo act – and a lesser-known set that's a great follow up to the Major's previous records for Atlantic! The vibe here is a bit less Philly, but still in that mellow grooving style that works so well for Harris' vocals – a ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available How Do You Take Your Love ... CD 13.99

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Michael HendersonDo It All (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Michael Henderson definitely does it all here – mixing jazz and soul and funk with his own strong sense of personality – all at a level that's head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries! Henderson's that rare breed in soul music – part of an elite 70s lineup who were ... (Soul) read more CD

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Michael HendersonFickle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
A mix of 80s groove and mellower material from Michael Henderson – a sweet extension of the jazzy soul he first laid out in the 70s! The style here is a bit more electric and contemporary than before – less of the deeper, warmer tones – and a bit more synth drums and keyboards. ... (Soul) read more CD

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Michael HendersonGoin' Places (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive work from Michael Henderson – exactly the kind of record we point to when people ask us what all the fuss is about! Michael perfectly blends funky jazz, mellow fusion, and his own warm style of vocals here – in a sophisticated mix that puts him right at the top of the 70s ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Michael HendersonSolid (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The very first album from Michael Henderson – but a set that already finds him very much at the top of his game – thanks to previous work with Miles Davis and Norman Connors! Both artists gave Henderson a chance to do different things with his music, and by the time of this record, ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Solid ... LP 3.99

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Michael HendersonWide Receiver (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A soaring standout from Michael Henderson – proof that his move from jazz bassist to lead soul star was a great one! The album's got a tight groove that's right on the money – a style that's rooted in funky jazz, yet delivered with some straight soulful lyrics too – balancing ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Nona HendryxHeat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nona's last album for RCA – and it's an edgy mid 80s dancefloor soul stormer that really helps solidify just how fearlessly creative Nona was in her solo years – as if we needed to be reminded! Nona's powerful, not-to-be-messed with vocals have the greatest presence of any element ... (Soul) read more CD

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Bobbi HumphreyGood Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... Fall 2014
Excellent later work from Bobbie – a lot smoother and more R&B sounding than her work for Blue Note, but still pretty darn wonderful! Ralph MacDonald and William Eaton produced – and Bobbi's got plenty of room to get in some funky flute, plus a bit of soulful vocals that really ... (Soul) read more CD

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Bobbi HumphreyTailor Made ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1977. New Copy ... Fall 2014
Sure, it's after the Blue Note/Larry Mizell years – but Bobbi Humphrey's still kicking ass! Instead of Larry Mizell, Bobbi's working with Skip Scarborough – and she's hitting a groove that's a bit smoother and more modern than before, but every bit as sweetly funky and seriously ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Glenn JonesEverybody Loves A Winner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Excellent work by Glenn Jones – even if the record is only a 5 track EP! The set is one of those strange little records issued in the early 80s, when the music industry was trying to figure out a way to make money between the ever-escalating cost of the LP and the less-popular 12" ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Glenn JonesEverybody Loves A Winner (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Excellent work by Glenn Jones – even if the original record was only a 5 track EP! The set is one of those strange little records issued in the early 80s, when the music industry was trying to figure out a way to make money between the ever-escalating cost of the LP and the less-popular ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Glenn JonesTake It From Me (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s soul from the mighty Glenn Jones – one of the best mainstream singers of his generation, as you'll hear on this set of mellow grooving tunes! Instrumentation's pretty electric at most moments – lots of synth, keyboards, and beats – but Glenn's well-trained vocals bring ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Margie JosephKnockout (with bonus tracks) ... CD
HCRC/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The rare early 80s club soul set from Margie Joseph – kind of an bubbling, synth and programming era departure of the stunning female southern soul singer! The groove is definitely a left turn for Margie, but it's endearing modern club soul – with the dancefloor gem "Knockout" ... (Soul) read more CD

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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

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Evelyn Champagne KingCall On Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A wonderful gem from Evelyn Champagne King – her third effort with the great producer T Life, who always helped bring out the most soulful elements in King's music! Life's got a way of grooving, but never going for modes that are too easily commercial – still lots of disco and club in ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Evelyn Champagne KingFace To Face (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Evelyn Champagne King will always be most popularly remembered for her massive disco pop crossover hits of the late 70s, but she progressed really nicely throughout the 80s, keeping up with the evolving dancefloor soul sounds of the times – and Face To Face is a lean, clubby electro soul and ... (Soul) read more CD
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New Evelyn Champagne KingSo Romantic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Evelyn King's still gliding high here – working with that upbeat, catchy style that really helped her hit big during the early 80s – a perfect fit for the hook-heavy sound of her vocals! The mode's a bit like Denise Williams at the time, although maybe a bit less commercial – and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Evelyn KingLong Time Coming (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Evelyn King is in solid 80s groove territory here – working with a fair bit of beats and keyboards – and getting help in the studio from T Life and Rene & Angela! The former sweetness of King's poppier hits is nicely suppressed here amidst the fuzzy guitars and flashy electronics ... (Soul) read more CD

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New KleeerI Love To Dance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever album from Kleeer – and a set that's already got them head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! The set's got just a bit of the keyboards that would later really define the Kleeer sound – and has some surprising disco elements, too – used by the ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsI Feel A Song (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rock-solid Buddah work from Gladys Knight & The Pips – still pretty righteous on the vocal tip, but often a bit fuller and more polished than before! Knight shows a great talent for a mature ballad here – no big hits, but that's part of the charm of the set – as there's a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsIn The Beginning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/FTG, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really great pre-Motown music from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a collection of early singles that were issued by Vee Jay and the Fire/Fury labels, but which already show the group head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! Many of these cuts are from the start of the 60s, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsOne & Only (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The last Buddah Records album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a set that's a great summation of all the new territory the group hit with the label! The album's a mix of the mellower ballads that made Gladys one of the biggest female soul singers of the 70s, and some of the upbeat ... (Soul) read more CD

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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Fall 2014
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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KrystolGettin' Ready (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1984. Used ... $5.99
An 80s girl group classic from Krystol – the debut album from this tight quartet who really seem to rise to the challenge of the album's polish! Production is quite tight – handled by Leon Sylvers III, and a few others, in that west coast Sylvers mode of the time – but the girls ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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KrystolPassion From A Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Poppy passion from Krystol – a sweet 80s trio with a definite way with a hook! The set's got a well-balanced mainstream sound – one that helps the vocals find a fullness right away, either on the leads or harmonies – both woven together over the top of the tight, beat-heavy ... (Soul) read more CD

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New KrystolTalk Of The Town (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bumping, bouncing soul from Krystol – one of the strongest female groups of the 80s, and one of the few who really helped push the sound further at the time! The groove here is equal parts funk and soul – and has a brashness that a girl act wouldn't have had a decade before – ... (Soul) read more CD

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New La LaLa La (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Catchy 80s soul from La La – an artist with a groove that's right up there with some of the bigger Columbia acts of the time, even if she never hit their heights! The production work here really helps set the scene nicely – as La La gets support from Full Force, Jon Morales, Lenny ... (Soul) read more CD

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Stacy LattisawTake Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Stacy Lattisaw's first album for Motown – the nicely grooving Take Me All The Way from 1986 – featuring production from some of the biggest and brightest modern soul producers in the game at the time, and most importantly, lovely vocals from Stacy! There's a cohesive modern vibe all ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Take Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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New Stacy LattisawTake Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1986. Used ... $8.99
Stacy Lattisaw's first album for Motown – the nicely grooving Take Me All The Way from 1986 – featuring production from some of the biggest and brightest modern soul producers in the game at the time, and most importantly, lovely vocals from Stacy! There's a cohesive modern vibe all ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Take Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Paul LaurenceHaven't You Heard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A nice mid 80s groover from Paul Laurence for Capitol – whose biggest successes, arguably, were in his services as a songwriter and producer for other artists – making a pretty great case for his own work as a headline act on Haven't You Heard! May may not have heard it, actually, but ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eloise LawsEloise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/FTG, 1977. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The warm, sweetly grooving Eloise album from Eloise Laws – a nice bit of smoothly produced LA soul, with arrangements by Gene Page, and production by Linda Creed and Jerry Goldstein. Eloise's vocals are really wonderful here, exuding warmth something of relaxed approach to her singing that ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Sun Goddess ... LP 9.99
Sun Goddess ... CD 4.99

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MadagascarSpirit Of The Street ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
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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MCBMCB ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Around September 23, 2014
Super-tight funk from MCB – a group with a former Cameo pedigree, bumping out here into the lean, mean, sound of early 80s soul! The trio features Aaron Mills (the M), TC Campbell (the C), and Jeryl Bright (the B) – all working in that great stripped-down mode you'll find on some of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Janice McClainJanice McClain (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA/FTG, 1986. Used ... $5.99
The nearly-lost debut album from Janice McClain – a singer who probably burned brightest in the mainstream with her late 70s single "Smack Dab In The Middle", but who really stands out here as a much more mature artist overall! There's definitely a few groovers on the record, but ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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ModulationsIt's Rough Out Here (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. Used ... $24.99
A righteous group soul classic from the 70s – the one and only album from The Modulations, and a lasting classic that almost beats the multiple album runs of some of their contemporaries! The group's a southern harmony quartet at their core, but they also get some really great backings on ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Melba MooreCloser (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked set from Melba Moore – an Epic session from the start of the 80s, and one that's served up with a nicely understated groove! There's a bit of disco in the mix, but the sound's never too far over the top – and in a way, Melba's working in the same sophisticated territory ... (Soul) read more CD

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Melba MooreDancin With Melba (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1979. Used ... $9.99
A album of club tracks, as you might guess from the title, but every bit as strong as Melba More's other work from the late 70s! The album's got some top-shelf club help throughout – including production from Van McCoy and McFadden & Whitehead, the latter of whom also contributed a few ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Melba MooreLot Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... Summer 2014
Crisp, warm and nicely grooving mid 80s modern soul from Melba Moore – one her most consistent albums of the period and probably the biggest hit of career! The team of writers and producers on the album include Kashif, Paul Lawrence, Gene McFadden and other heavies – and it's pretty ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Lot Of Love ... LP 0.49

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Melba MooreNever Say Never (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Summer 2014
Melba Moore at the height of her 80s powers – stepping out here with help from Kashif, who sings a bit and plays keyboards – along with Paul Lawrence Jones, whose keys also shine brightly on the set! There's a nicely jazzy undercurrent to some of the best numbers – that flowing ... (Soul) read more CD

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Melba MooreOther Side Of The Rainbow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s classic from Melba Moore – best known for one of her biggest hits, "Love's Comin' At Ya", an enduring number that's got an irresistible groove! Like many of Melba's other albums, this one does a wonderful job of delivering radio-friendly pop soul and still hitting us ... (Soul) read more CD

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Melba MooreRead My Lips (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was really coming into her own! Read My Lips has Melba working nicely with some tight Capitol soul backings – often a bit heavy on the beats, but in a way that guides the tunes strongly from the bottom, and lets Melba's ... (Soul) read more CD

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Melba MooreWhat A Woman Needs (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – with some bubbling club soul grooves carried over from the 70s, plus spacier and funkier touches – largely produced by McFadden & Whitehead and featuring Kashif on moog bass! Given the production style here and the release date, we get the ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available What A Woman Needs ... LP 3.99

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New HorizonsSomething New/Gonna Have Big Fun ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983/1984. New Copy ... Around September 23, 2014
2 classics from New Horizons – back to back on a single CD! Something New is something great from New Horizons – the group's second album, and even tighter than the first! Roger Troutman had a very big hand in the record, lending the group some very Zapp-ish touches in their grooves ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Ohio PlayersEverybody Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Ohio Players may have skimped a bit on the budget for a sexy model this time around, but the album's still very much in the best mode as the rest of their 70s classics for Mercury Records – a sweet mix of ensemble funk with some upbeat styles that were perfect for the clubs! The group's ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Gene PageHot City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/FTG, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album of Barry White-styled instrumentals – put together by Barry's right hand man Gene Page, and produced by Barry himself! The record's one of the best that Gene Page ever cut – apart from his seminal blacksploitation soundtracks – and it's very much in the mode of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Perry & SanlinFor Those Who Love/We're The Winners ... CD
Capitol/FTG, Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sublime double-header – both rare albums from Perry & Sanlin, together on one CD! First up is For Those Who Love – the first Capitol effort from Phil Perry & Kevin Sanlin – two excellent harmony soul singers who were part of the legendary Montclairs who recorded for ... (Soul) read more CD

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Poor Righteous TeachersHoly Intellect (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Profile/FTG, 1990. New Copy ... Fall 2014
The classic debut of Poor Righteous Teachers – a creative benchmark for the Five Percenter style – and and one best records to come outta the scene! Tight group rap of the highest dawn of the 90s caliber – with a distinct singular voice, courtesy of leader and lyricist Wise ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Process & The Doo RagsToo Sharp (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used ... $8.99
A nearly-lost relic of 80s groove – and a sharp little side project from Rick James! Process and group are clearly going for a sound to rival the Time on this set – working as a well-costumed group ensemble with a bass-heavy funky groove at the bottom of every track – and their ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Evan RogersLove Games (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty sweet 80s synth/pop/funk/R&B set by Evan Rogers – a few years after his time in the funky soul group Dayton (which is what we know Evan best for around here) – a mid 80s album that's heavy with the synthy sounds of the era and highlighted by some catchy songs and Evan's ... (Soul) read more CD

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Diana RossEaten Alive (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
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Diana RossRed Hot Rhythm & Blues (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
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Diana RossRoss (RCA) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
Titles include "Pieces Of Ice", "You Do It", "Love Will Make It Right", "That's How You Start Over", and "Girls". (Soul) CD

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Diana RossSilk Electric (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
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Diana RossSwept Away (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
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Diana RossWhy Do Fools Fall In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
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Also available Why Do Fools Fall In Love ... LP 0.99

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New Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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New Alfie SilasAlfie/Be Yourself (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982/1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of Alfie Silas albums for RCA – back to back on a single CD! First up is Alfie – filled with sweet crossover grooves from Alfie Silas – a singer with the same hook-heavy approach used by other 80s female singers like Denice Williams or Cheryl Lynn – set up here with ... (Soul) read more CD

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Skool BoyzSkool Boyz/This Is The Real Thing ... CD
Destiny/FTG, 1984/1985. New Copy ... Around September 23, 2014
A pair of lost 80s sets from Skool Boyz – brought together on a single CD! The self-titled Skool Boyz is a lot better than you might guess from the dated 80s spelling of the group – a surprisingly tight little trio, bouncing along with lots of riffing rhythms and sweet keyboard lines, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Smoke CityI Really Want You ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. Used ... $2.99
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 ... (Soul) read more CD

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Smoke CityI Really Want You ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
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 ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available I Really Want You ... CD 2.99

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New SyreetaSet My Love In Motion (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tamla/FTG, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure later album by Syreeta – but still a great one! The lady's moving into an 80s groove on most of these cuts – but she's still got that sweet heavenly vocal approach, very similar to Minnie Riperton, whose late style she's taking up on a number of the album's smooth, well ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New TeaseTease (RCA) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mix of bassy funk and mainstream electro grooving from Tease – the RCA album from the group, and a record that seems to share a lot with the Minneapolis groove of Prince and The Time! In fact, there's a partyful snapping quality to most of the tracks here that's very much in the Morris Day ... (Soul) read more CD

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Fonzi ThorntonLeader (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Fall 2014
Slammin' 80s groove material from Fonzi Thornton – a bit dated, perhaps, but sparkling with the best of its generation! Fonzi's vocals are less the strong part of the album than are the tight arrangements that mix together bass riffing, keyboards, and a smooth approach to the groove that ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Gene Van BurenWhat's Your Pleasure (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked Motown nugget from the early 80s – the smoking debut of Gene Van Buren! Gene's a fully-formed artist right from the get-go – writing and producing the set with a rich, mature groove that's totally great – some of the upbeat funky soul tracks that were Motown's ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Wanda WaldenSearchin' For Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A great little soul set from Wanda Walden – and probably one of the best things to come from the Narada Michael Walden camp in the early 80s! Narada produced and arranged, but the record's got a deeper feel than any of his own work of the time – a more soulful quality that's smooth, ... (Soul) read more CD

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WaldoLove Don't Grow On Trees ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... Around September 23, 2014
A strange cover, but a mighty soulful set from Waldo – a really cool Columbia Records soul group with Tyrone Lester and James Brown on vocals, plus some sweet keyboards from Calvin Brunson too! The sound is tight, with the keyboards and basslines really setting the groove – with some ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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