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Carl AndersonProtocol (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
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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AttitudePump The Nation ... CD
RFC/FTG, 1983. Used .... $9.99
A wicked bit of 80s groove from this cool little combo – a trio that features lead vocals from Cindy Mizelle and Stephen Miller, plus supporting vocals and keyboards from Khris Kellow! The groove here is nice and lean – lots of bass and keys riffing out in a snapping, funky 80s groove ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Pump The Nation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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AttitudePump The Nation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RFC/FTG, 1983. New Copy .... $13.99
A wicked bit of 80s groove from this cool little combo – a trio that features lead vocals from Cindy Mizelle and Stephen Miller, plus supporting vocals and keyboards from Khris Kellow! The groove here is nice and lean – lots of bass and keys riffing out in a snapping, funky 80s groove ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Pump The Nation ... CD 9.99

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Philip BaileyContinuation ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy .... $13.99
An 80s soul classic from Philip Bailey – stepping out here from Earth Wind & Fire in a set that has him sparkling strongly as a solo act! The vocals still have that trademark Bailey sound – a wonderful range that's never overdone, and which seems to shine especially well on the ... (Soul) read more CD
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Continuation ... LP 0.49
Continuation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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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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New 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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Regina BelleAll By Myself (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1987. New Copy .... $8.99 18.99
A sweet debut from soul singer Regina Belle – a nice dose of class and sophistication in the world of mid 80s R&B! Regina's got a well-developed style right from the start – the kind of poise that you might hear from someone like Phyllis Hyman, especially on the mellower cuts ... (Soul) read more CD

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BloodstoneParty ... CD
T Neck/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Bloodstone's great groovers from later years – work that has a very different feel than the group's fragile harmony soul of the 70s, and which has them taking off into a much more confident sound! Production is by McKinley Jackson, and the album's a mix of a few funky 80s groove ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Blue MagicMagic # ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1983. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost later set from Blue Magic – recorded after their modern soul album for Capitol, and done in a sweetly gliding mellow groove! The sound here's quite different than their earlier records for Atco, but the vocals are all pretty darn wonderful – maturing harmonies that are cast in ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Blue MagicMessage From The Magic ... CD
1978. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
A great one from Blue Magic! Although the group could have easily kept heading towards the disco/club sound they were hitting on previous albums, this one's actually a return to a more mellow harmony sound – which is ok with us! The production's by Skip Scarborough, and it's got a smooth ... (Soul) read more CD

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New BMPLoc It Up ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used .... $8.99
BMP – the trio of Butch McNeil, Marlon Holland, and Pete DaCosta – certainly not the biggest names in 80s soul, but a great little group that really gets things grooving! The sound here is a wonderful balance between harmony soul and some of the smoother group modes of the time – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1989. New Copy .... $13.99
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP 29.99

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New Taka BoomMiddle Of The Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1983. Used .... $7.99
Taka Boom really sounds great in this set of 80s grooves – tunes recorded in the middle part of the decade, but with some of the leaner styles of a few years before – that near-perfect blend of beats and keyboards that sums up early 80s soul at its best! Taka's vocals have a strong ... (Soul) read more CD

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New BrickWaiting On You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
An overlooked killer from Brick – the group's fourth album, but every bit as tight and funkier as earlier sets! Brick's Atlanta-bred groove is very much in place here – that lean, mean approach to funk that made them a standout right from the get-go – almost setting the scene for ... (Soul) read more CD

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BroomfieldBroomfield (plus bonus track) ... CD
FTG, 1987. Used .... $8.99
Rare 80s soul from Al Broomfield – a nice little modern soul set with lots of groovy keys and soulful vocals from Broomfield! Broomfield is a sweetly grooving set with the bubbling synthy touches of the era in full force, with a warmth and genuine soul that keeps it fresh years later. The ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Peter BrownBack To The Front (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982. Used .... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly nice work from Peter Brown – a groover who still managed to hit on all burners after his early years at TK Records! Brown's definitely got a crossover feel here – clubby rhythms, but topped with vocals that belie his look on the front – and which, along with the ... (Soul) read more CD
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New Peter BrownSnap (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1984. Used .... $9.99
Sweet 80s disco from Peter Brown – proof that man still wants to get funky, even after most of his contemporaries had long left the dancefloor! The style here is as compellingly crossover as before – lots of lively rhythms that percolate with pop-inflected hooks – soul at the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom BrowneRockin Radio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. New Copy .... $13.99
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 .... $15.99 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
Also available Changes ... CD 14.99

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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

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Jenny BurtonJenny Burton (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1985. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
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ChansonChanson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1978. New Copy .... Around May 19, 2014
Classic bit of jazzy club tracks, and an album that virtually defines the Ariola modern soul style. Nice warm harmonies mix with smooth jazz-tinged arrangements for a good 70s modern dancefloor sound. Titles include "Don't Hold Back", "Why", "I Love You More", and ... (Soul) read more CD

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ChansonTogether We Stand (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1979. New Copy .... Around May 19, 2014
Classic bit of jazzy club tracks, and an album that virtually defines the Ariola modern soul style. Nice warm harmonies mix with smooth jazz-tinged arrangements for a good 70s modern dancefloor sound. Titles include "Rock Don't Stop", "Sing All Night", "Jack Be ... (Soul) read more CD

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Chi-LitesSteppin' Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Private I/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
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

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
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 4.99

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Chocolate MilkComin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
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 MilkWe're All In This Together/Milky Way ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1977/1979. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A heavy 2-fer – featuring a pair of 70s gems from Chocolate Milk! First up is We're All In This Together – an overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time ... (Soul) read more CD

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Stanley ClarkeTime Exposure (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... $13.99
A nice funky electric groover from Stanley Clarke's mid 80s R&B years! Time Exposure has a lot of period electro funk in the mix, particularly Clarke's impeccable bass lines, which are heavy throughout! A brilliant mix of 80s fusiony future funk with jazz precision – definitely a funky ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Angela ClemmonsAngela Clemmons (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Portrait/FTG, 1982. New Copy .... $13.99
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 ConnorsDance Of Magic/Dark Of Light ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1973. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Righteous early jazz work from Norman Connors – a pair of albums back to back on a single CD! Dance Of Magic is a landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsInvitation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Norman Connors at the top of his game – working here with backing from his own Starship Orchestra, in a groove that's completely funky, deeply soulful, and touched with a fair bit of jazz as well! The album's a great summation of all the sounds that Connors had crafted on previous records ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Norman ConnorsLove From The Sun/Slewfoot ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1974. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pair of early gems from Norman Connors – back to back on a single CD! Love From The Sun is a spiritual jazz masterpiece from drummer Norman Connors – one of those unique albums he cut before moving into soul music – done at a level that rivals the early 70s genius on labels ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsRomantic Journey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
A warmly romantic journey from the stellar Norman Connors – but a set that's also got a fair bit of spiritual jazz undercurrents too! Norman's at that perfect Starship point in his career – giving equal space to the vocals and instrumental passages on the record – at a level that ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Romantic Journey ... LP 0.99

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Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Norman ConnorsTake It To The Limit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
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 Mose DavisComing Of Moses (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pure Silk/FTG, 1978. Used .... $8.99
A great solo effort from Mose Davis – best known for his earlier work in The Counts, but still sounding pretty darn hip here with a new combo of his own! The feel here is kind of an extension of the later Counts work on Aware Records – funky at the core, but with some smoother touches ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New EnchantmentEnchanted Lady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1982. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the best moments ever from Enchantment – a set that has the group still sticking with the great harmonies that got them started in the 70s, yet stretching out with a tight 80s groove that's just perfect for their energy! There's a decidedly old school feel going on here – a real ... (Soul) read more CD

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Aretha FranklinWho's Zoomin Who (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
1985. New Copy 2CD .... Around September 24, 2013 (delayed)
A huge hit for Aretha Franklin – and a record that brought her famous vocals to a whole new generation of listeners! The sound is definitely different than before – a change from both the deep soul of Atlantic years, and the initial classy approach of her time at Arista – and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Full ForceFull Force (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
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 FuturesCastles in the Sky (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Soaring soul from The Futures – a Philly group who'd already worked for years in the underground before cracking the racks with this debut LP in 1975 – schooled strongly in their best vocal modes from previous singles, and ready to unleash the best side of their sound on the world! The ... (Soul) read more CD

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GirlsGirl Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... $13.99
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 .... $13.99
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
Also available Be With Me ... LP 4.99

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Billy GriffinRespect (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1983. New Copy .... $13.99
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 11.99

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New Major HarrisHow Do You Take Your Love ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1978. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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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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 HendersonSlingshot ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1981. Used .... $26.99
Much as we like Michael Henderson, we almost want to hate him for the cover of this one – which features him in a skin-tight Speedo – but the record is just too damn good! The music is fantastic – and is sort of an update of the earlier east coast smooth soul sound, with lots of ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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New Michael HendersonSolid (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. New Copy .... 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

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Michael HendersonWide Receiver (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Nona HendryxHeat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Thelma HoustonBreakwater Cat/Never Gonna Be Another One ... CD
1980/1981. New Copy .... Mid-July, 2013 (delayed)
Two early 80s groovers from Thelma Houston – back to back on a single CD! Breakwater Cat is an excellent set – one that has Thelma really reinventing herself after the disco years – stepping back into deeper soul vocals, while still working with full arrangements that push things ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Jermaine JacksonDynamite (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Maybe not dynamite, but an album that definitely has an explosive feel right from the start – thanks to some 80s grooves that really help re-ignite the solo career of Jermaine Jackson! Jermaine's soaring vocals are right at home in these beat-heavy arrangements – sparkling with a sense ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Millie JacksonImitation Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1986. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s groove from Millie Jackson – a set that's got a very different vibe than her famous southern soul work of the 70s – but one that still has the singer very much at the top of her game! The backgrounds are a bit more electric than before – especially the rhythms – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Imitation Of Love ... LP 0.99

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Genobia JeterGenobia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1986. New Copy .... $9.99 19.99
One of the few secular soul albums ever cut by Genobia Jeter – a gospel singer who broke into R&B with this smooth mid 80s effort – a mix of tracks handled by different producers, taking Genobia from mellow quiet storm numbers into more club-oriented groovers. Hubert Eaves handles ... (Soul) read more CD

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Glenn JonesEverybody Loves A Winner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 19.99
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
1983. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
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 CD
Also available Everybody Loves A Winner (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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Glenn JonesTake It From Me (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
1986. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
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
Also available Take It From Me (plus bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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Margie JosephKnockout (with bonus tracks) ... CD
HCRC/FTG, 1982. New Copy .... $13.99
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 Margie JosephKnockout (with bonus tracks) ... CD
HCRC/FTG, 1982. Used .... Temporarily 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
Also available Knockout (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New JunieBread Alone/5 ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of funky soul sets from the early 80s by Junie – Bread Alone and 5 back-to-back in one set! Bread Alone is a nice batch of slicked up funk – not as crazy has his stoned-out albums on Westbound, but just as great overall! There's plenty of 80s bass pedal whomping in the mix, but ... (Soul) read more CD

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KashifLove Changes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1987. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
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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New KashifSend Me Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A standout classic from Kashif – one of those key 80s albums that brought him to light as a tremendous powerhouse in mainstream soul! Thanks to the wonders of recording science, Kashif was able to write, produce, arrange, and perform everything on the album himself – a great trick that ... (Soul) read more CD

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Johnny KempJohnny Kemp (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1986. New Copy .... $9.99 18.99
Classic 80s soul from Johnny Kemp – a sweet-voiced singer who steps out beautifully on this Columbia debut! Johnny's got a sound that's somewhat informed by some of the crossover soul of a few years back – but although his music is commercial, it's still got plenty going on at the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingCall On Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Evelyn Champagne KingSo Romantic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... $13.99
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
Also available Long Time Coming ... LP 2.99

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KleeerI Love To Dance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
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 KnightGladys Knight (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful solo set by Gladys Knight – a record that has her stepping out strongly on her own, during a brief break from The Pips! The set's arranged by Gene Page – who mixes together strings and soul at a level that supports the classy style that Knight had forged at Buddah ... (Soul) read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The Pips2nd Anniversary (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
The second anniversary of Gladys Knight & The Pips on Buddah Records – and an album that really shows the new level of depth the group were able to hit at the label! A key factor on the album is work by Eugene McDaniels – who produced the record, and wrote a good number of tracks ... (Soul) read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsI Feel A Song (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Gladys Knight & The PipsIn The Beginning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/FTG, Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
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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New Gladys Knight & The PipsOne & Only (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1978. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Gladys Knight & The PipsVisions (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy 2 CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s groove from Gladys Knight & The Pips – just the kind of record that shows why the group kept going strong for so many years! The classic approach is still very firmly intact – Gladys' wonderful lead, soaring out over the Pips' warm harmonies – a vocal power that so ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Visions ... CD 8.99

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KrystolPassion From A Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. New Copy .... $13.99
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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KrystolTalk Of The Town (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
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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La LaLa La (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1987. New Copy .... $13.99
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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New Stacy LattisawTake Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
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New Paul LaurenceHaven't You Heard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Cheryl LynnIn Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Cheryl Lynn follows things up nicely from her famous debut – mostly sticking in the same upbeat territory as her earliest club hits – a groove that's perfect for her bold, soaring vocals! The album sports a few mellower cuts, but it's the groovers that really keep things together ... (Soul) read more CD

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New M-Zee BandDoctor Rhythm ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
M-Zee is Michael Zager – or at least his initials – and the M-Zee Band is easily one of his best projects from back in the day! The set's got a funky groove that's much heavier than some of his other late 70s work – especially some of the more commercial disco efforts – and ... (Soul) read more CD
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New Mai TaiMai Tai (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Critique/FTG, 1985/1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare 80s grooves from female soul trio Mai Tai – carrying an effervescent post disco soul groove well into the mid 80s on this self-titled album from 1985 – plus a handful of bonus tracks! Mai Tai never really got over in the States, but made a pretty pronounced impact in the Dutch ... (Soul) read more CD

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Mass ProductionTurn Up The Music ... CD
Cotillion/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
It's easy to turn the music up with grooves this great, as Mass Production are totally on top of their game here – arranging and producing their 9 piece ensemble with the tightness of a much smaller group – and always going for that bass-heavy funk sound they helped invent at the end of ... (Soul) read more CD
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Mass ProductionTurn Up The Music ... CD
Cotillion/FTG, 1981. Used .... $8.99
It's easy to turn the music up with grooves this great, as Mass Production are totally on top of their game here – arranging and producing their 9 piece ensemble with the tightness of a much smaller group – and always going for that bass-heavy funk sound they helped invent at the end of ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Turn Up The Music ... CD 13.99

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Melba MooreCloser (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
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 MooreMelba (Buddah) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. Used .... $9.99
Soaring soul from Melba Moore – a singer who really came into her own with this sweet 70s album! Melba always had a great voice, right from the start – but here, she's working with arrangements and production by Van McCoy – updating her sound with a bit of a clubby groove, in a ... (Soul) read more CD
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Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam CoDo I Make You Feel Better (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
Definitely the sort of album to make you feel better – given the tight, soulful sounds of Ndugu Chancler and this Chocolate Jam Company! The album's got roots in jazz – Ndugu's a drummer with work on countless other albums – but also steps out with plenty of soul, too – ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam CoDo I Make You Feel Better (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1980. Used .... Out Of Stock
Definitely the sort of album to make you feel better – given the tight, soulful sounds of Ndugu Chancler and this Chocolate Jam Company! The album's got roots in jazz – Ndugu's a drummer with work on countless other albums – but also steps out with plenty of soul, too – ... (Soul) read more CD
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Also available Do I Make You Feel Better (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New New HorizonsSomething New/Gonna Have Big Fun ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983/1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Ohio PlayersEverybody Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
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 PageClose Encounters/Love Starts After Dark ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1977/1980. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pair of great albums from one of the coolest soul arrangers of the 70s – back to back on a single CD! Close Encounters is a cool collection of space-themed club tracks from Gene Page – and possibly one of his greatest albums of the 70s – dispite a gimmicky approach! There's a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Gene PageHot City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1974. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
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 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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New Ray Parker JrOther Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1982. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Ray Parker steps out here with the other woman – with a groove that's somewhat different than his earlier sound with Raydio! There's a slightly sharper edge than before – almost a rockish influence in some of the instrumentation, which is a key factor in helping Parker's crossover in ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Ray Parker Jr & RaydioWoman Needs Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
The start of Ray Parker's big hit run of the 80s – a set that has the Raydio group stripped down to just a duo behind Ray, and Parker very firmly out in the lead on vocals! The title hit's a smooth standard that's kept on going for many years – just the kind of cut that crossed Ray ... (Soul) read more CD

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Peaches & HerbRemember ... CD
FTG (UK), 1983. New Copy .... $13.99
A sweet, upbeat set from Peaches & Herb – definitely picking up where their other early 80s efforts left off on the contemporary dancefloor-ready soul tip – but still focused squarely on the great Peaches & Herb duo vocal chemistry! The sound balances timelessly catchy hooks ... (Soul) read more CD

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Process & The Doo RagsToo Sharp (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Alfie SilasAlfie/Be Yourself (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982/1983. New Copy .... $13.99
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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New SkyyFrom The Left Side (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1986. Used .... $14.99
Skyy is still shining brightly in the mid 80s – delivering nicely thumping, dancefloor ready soul on From The Left Side! After a number of sweet sets for Salsoul, the group moved on up to Capitol Records for this one set – embracing the era's synth soul production sheen more than ever, ... (Soul) read more CD
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Also available From The Left Side ... LP 1.99

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New Smoke CityI Really Want You ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New SoireeSoiree ... CD
Roadshow/FTG, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 70s dancefloor soul from Soiree – a rare disco set featuring clubby revisions of huge hits of the day and earlier, with massive talent in the group! The sound is bright and grooving, and heck of a lot more endearing than so many of the disco era remake projects, and most impressively, ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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