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Bud PowellBud Powell Piano (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949. New Copy ... $19.99
Great early work from Bud Powell – and a set that's got one of the coolest covers we've ever seen! Bud's working here in a trio with Max Roach on drums and Ray Brown on bass – and the late 40s material is a quintessential summation of the fresh approach that Powell brought to jazz ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Bud PowellSwingin' With Bud ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few Bud Powell sessions cut for RCA, but a brilliantly swinging date that has the pianist working at the height of his powers! There's an edge here that comes through right from the start – an off kilter vibe in both Bud's tone, and even in the way he's vocalizing joyously in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Andrea Pozza TrioJellyfish From The Bosporus ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99
The title and cover are a bit gimmicky, but the album's a wonderfully solid effort from Italian pianist Andrea Pozza – easily one of the most lyrical players we've heard in years! Pozza's got this way of mixing depth with lightness – a quality that sometimes evokes that special ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Billy Preston16 Year Old Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Derby/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... $11.99
Easily one of the coolest, hippest, and most soulful records that Billy Preston ever cut – very different both from his famous work on A&M, and his early sides for Apple and Vee Jay – and done with a raw groove that makes each cut feel like some rare funky 45! The style here is a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Will Preston#Reacquainted ... CD
West King, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
We're getting reacquainted with the music of Will Preston all over again – thanks to this sweet little set and its really fresh sound! Will's vocals are very much at the level of his previous two sets – but the groove here is even greater, and bristles with lots of nice crackle right ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Nick Pride & The PimptonesRejuiced Phat Shake ... CD
Legere (France), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
We're not sure what we think of the title – which has a bit of a 90s ring to it – but the record's got a smoking soulful sound that definitely lives up to previous work from Nick Pride and his combo! The group's equal parts 60s soul and 70s funk – and often blend the two together ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Rejuiced Phat Shake (with bonus CD) ... LP 16.99

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Prime TimeFlying High (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $7.99
Sweet keyboards and loads of wonderful 80s grooves – a great little set that perfectly balances jazzy riffing, funky rhythms, and warm soulful vocals! The cover's a bit slick, but there's a lot more depth here than some of Prime Time's contemporaries – an ear both for the mainstream ... (Soul) read more CD

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Marcus PrintupDesire ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2013. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A really lyrical set from trumpeter Marcus Printup – done in close collaboration with harpist (and wife) Riza Printup – a player who gives the record a really unique sort of sound! Riza doesn't pluck her instrument as much as other jazz harpists – such as Dorothy Ashby – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Christian PrommerUbermood ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A great little record that's really in the best old school style of Compost Records – especially that late 90s moment when the label was perfect at blending jazzy instrumentation with contemporary dancefloor styles! Christian Prommer's been one of the few to really keep the Compost sound ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Snooky PryorReal Fine Boogie – The JOB Records Masters ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1950s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic work by one of the first and greatest harmonica players on the Chicago scene of the postwar years – the amazing Snooky Pryor, a player who took the humble instrument to territory that rivals that of the tenor or alto saxophone! Most numbers here have acoustic accompaniment on guitar ... (Blues) read more CD

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Arthur PrysockToo Late Baby – The Old Town Singles 1958 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A great run of music from the mighty Arthur Prysock – an incredibly soulful singer who was at the top of the heap in the early 60s, but who's largely forgotten all these many years later! Prysock had a really unique approach – and one that really paved the way for some of the bigger ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersSaffron & Soul/Shuckin & Jivin ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $14.99
A double-header to die for – two of the rarest albums from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to back on a single CD! First up is Saffron & Soul – one of the first albums from the legendary Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – a wonderful little record that ... (Latin) read more CD

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PudditoriumEpisode (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A really sweet combination of sounds – a bit Brazilian, a bit mellow jazzy, and with a warmth that takes us back to some of our favorite mellow records from the 70s! Pudditorium's got a unique hybrid – a mix of Korean roots, Brazilian styles, Portuguese lyrics, and American production ... (Brazil) read more CD

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PudditoriumReunion (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprisingly ambitious recording for this up-and-coming Korean artist – a set recorded in New York, Boston, LA, and Sao Paulo – with all the transcontinental blend of styles that might imply! Pudditorium has this great style that borrows a bit from Brazilian music, French pop, and ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
A really beautiful little set of tracks – music composed to accompany vintage porn films from the 70s – played to perfection by the great Alex Puddu! The story behind the project is great – a friend was involved in rescuing and issuing rare porn from the underground – most ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Golden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Bernard PurdiePurdie Good/Shaft ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $14.99
2 funky classics from the legendary Pretty Purdie! Purdie Good is Bernard Purdie's first album as a leader for Prestige – cut right after he'd hipped up plenty of other sessions for the label with his famous funky drums! The groove here is very much in the best Prestige jazz funk mode of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Pussy CatBoof – The Complete Pussy Cat 1966 to 1969 ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the grittier female singers in the French pop scene of the 60s – a vocalist with a nice sort of bite, and an overall style that's a not nastier than her sweet-sounding name! A number of the tracks here are French remakes of Anglo rockers – but they're all refitted with some hip, ... (French) read more CD

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Curly PutmanWorld Of Country Music/Lonesome Country ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
A pair of should-be classic albums by Curly Putman – who never really busted out in a big way as a recording artist, but his impact as a songwriter is something else, folks – he wrote some of the greatest songs ever recorded by a who's who of country legends! For perspective, just try ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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PyrolatorTraumland (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ata Tak/Bureau B (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe one of the most fully-formed albums from Pyrolator – and one of the most tuneful as well! The record still has all the playful electric bits we loved in the first three Pyrolator records, but there's also more lyrics, and an overall sense of melody too – guitar and keyboard lines ... (Rock) read more CD

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PyrymydPyrymyd ... CD
Capitol/Think (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked gem from the killer soul years at Capitol Records – the only record we've ever seen from Pyrymyd, a group with grooves as angular as their name! The tunes have a mix of bassy funk and clubby rhythms – that sweet 80s groove style that nobody seemed to do better than ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Pyrymyd ... LP 11.99

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Joe QuartermanSir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
GSF/Shout (Japan), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul ... LP 9.99

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New Quarteto FormaQuarteto Forma (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A very groovy group from Brazil – swinging with a mixed male/female harmony sound that's a lot like the Swingle Singers! Unlike the Swingles, though, Quarteto Forma sing pop hits of their day – both American and Brazilian ones – in a dreamy, jazzy, easy, and floating style that's ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Quarteto NovoQuarteto Novo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album that changed a generation of Brazilian musicians – a sublime instrumental collaboration between Airto, Hermeto Pascoal, and 2 other great musicians of their generation! The sound is quite unique – almost a modern recasting of older rootsy modes – taken into the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Quartetto Di LuccaQuartetto (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A bracingly fresh combination of vibes, piano, bass, and drums – and a real standout set of modern jazz from the Italian postwar years! At first glance, the lineup of the group is relatively conventional – forged with the same instrumentation as the Modern Jazz Quartet or George ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Quartetto (with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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QuasimodeMy Favorite Songs ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
A great new groove from Quasimode – and a set that has the combo really coming across with a sound that's more sensitive than before! The quartet still have their great ear for a strong bottom on their jazz tunes, but most numbers here move in a midtempo speed, instead of their previous ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available My Favorite Songs (CD/DVD) ... CD 38.99

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QuasimodeMy Favorite Songs (CD/DVD) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2014. New Copy CD & DVD ... $38.99
A great new groove from Quasimode – and a set that has the combo really coming across with a sound that's more sensitive than before! The quartet still have their great ear for a strong bottom on their jazz tunes, but most numbers here move in a midtempo speed, instead of their previous ... (New Grooves) read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region. SHMCD pressing.)
Also available My Favorite Songs ... CD 32.99

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New Ike QuebecEasy Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962/1987. New Copy ... $18.99
A killer set of work from this tremendous tenorist – rare sides, but titles that stand with his best classics from the time! Lost material that Ike Quebec recorded for Blue Note in the early 60s, but which wasn't issued until the 80s. A few of the tracks on the album were issued on the rare ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Quiet EleganceQuiet Elegance – The Hi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Solid (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
The complete Hi Records singles of Quiet Elegance – a great 70s soul female trio formed by two former members of The Glories, and one of Martha & The Vandellas – who recorded for Hi with some mighty great production work from Willie Mitchell! The girls have a style that's similar ... (Soul) read more CD

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Paul Quinichette, Buck Clayton, Nat Pierce, et alBasie Reunion ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! The album's got the feel of some of Prestige's best work in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Quinteto El DespuesCalles Lejanas ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A wonderful batch of contemporary tango tunes from Quinteto El Despues – a group that features some sublime work on bandoneon by Victor Hugo Villena! Villena's got these dark tones and deft turns in his phrasing – matched with bass, guitar, violin, and piano – used at a level ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Sun RaLive At The Red Garter – NYC 1970 (with bonus slideshow) ... CD
Transparency, 1970. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
A wonderful illustration of the way that each Sun Ra concert could be a completely unique experience – as you'll hear in this amazing performance from 1970! The set was recorded at the Red Garter, and has the group coming together wonderfully on these long tracks that showcase both the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jimmy Radcliffe & FriendsSuper Baby Cakes – Featuring Pat Lundy, Barbara Jean English, Irene Reid, & Others ... CD
Shout (UK), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. New Copy ... $4.99
Rare soul from Jimmy Radcliffe – an emotive and charismatic singer, who we're surprised to have only heard a rare few recordings of before this excellent set from Shout UK – which features a number of Radcliffe singles plus cuts he wrote, produced or arranged for others via his Baby ... (Soul) read more CD

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Lou Ragland/Hot ChocolateI Travel Alone (Hot Chocolate/Conveyor/bonus & unreleased tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
An amazing set of music – two rare albums from Ohio funk legend Lou Ragland, plus bonus tracks, and a whole set of unreleased sessions too – a huge amount of new music, even if you've got some of the previous reissues! First up is the legendary Hot Chocolate album – one of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Rail BandBelle Epoque Vol 3 – Dioba ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A third selection of work from the golden years of Mali's legendary Rail Band – and a set that digs even deeper than the first two volumes! Despite being third in the set, this volume features just as wide a range of work as the other two – mostly material from the 70s, plus a few ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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New Barbara RaimondiSingin Ornette ... CD
Blue Serge (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderful idea for a jazz vocal album – a set based entirely around the compositions of Ornette Coleman, served up at a level that respects all the complexity of the originals! Given Coleman's highly idiosyncratic approach, it's hard to imagine a singer finding his tunes easy to work with ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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David RaksinLaura (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Kritzerland, 1944. New Copy ... $19.99
Without a doubt, one of the most famous scores to come out of Hollywood in the 40s – David Raksin's enduring soundtrack for Laura – and it's as beautiful now as ever! The theme was recorded time and time again over the next few decades – in vocal and instrumental versions, by ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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David RaksinToo Late Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kritzerland, 1961. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the coolest jazzy soundtracks of the early 60s! David Raksin's other great film work has jazz elements, too, but he goes all in on Two Late Blues. It has these incredible small combo cues – with little more than piano, drums, bass and horns – but they still manage to deliver ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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David Raksin/Cyril MockridgePreminger At Fox (Fallen Angel/Where The Sidewalk Ends/Laura/Daisy Kenyon/Whirlpool) ... CD
Kritzerland, Late 40s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A great package of work that features material from some of the famous 40s films directed by Otto Preminger for 20th Century Fox – served up on two CDs' worth of hard-to-find soundtrack recordings! Fallen Angel is from 1945, and features a lovely main theme by David Raksin with a few jazzier ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Sheryl Lee RalphIn The Evening (with bonus tracks) ... CD
New York Music Company/Hot Shot (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
Catchy crossover soul from Sheryl Lee Ralph – a singer who'd graced the same Dreamgirls stage as part of the original trio with Jennifer Holliday – stepping out on her own in this debut solo set! The record features production and arrangements from Trevor Lawrence, who'd worked ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ze RamalhoZe Ramalho Canta Beatles ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2011. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful take on the music of The Beatles – done in a completely different style than the originals! The tunes here are all famous numbers from the glory days of the fab four, plus a few later solo songs too – but Ze Ramalho performs them all in a mellow, stripped-down setting that ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Sid RaminNew Thresholds In Sound/Big Band Sound Of Sid Ramin ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Maestro Sid Ramin cut few albums on his own – and two of the best are presented back to back here on a single CD! New Thresholds In Sound features Sid Ramin at his most dynamic – heard here on this sweet RCA session from the early 60s, in modes that really show the same kind of ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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Jimmy RaneyA ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A simple title, but a great little record – one that offers up Jimmy Raney's guitar in all its best early tone – a sound on the instrument that few other players could match at the time! Raney's guitar was always a bit earthier than some of his 50s contemporaries like Johnny Smith and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Ranking DreadGirls Fiesta ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A girls fiesta that's swimming in dub – presented here by the legendary Ranking Dread – easily one of he most badass performers in reggae at the time! The record features some amazing production from Linval Thompson, who's really at the top of his game here – providing Dread with ... (Reggae) read more CD

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... (Soul) read more CD
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Get Ready ... LP 3.99
Get Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Rare EarthGet Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... (Soul) read more CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)
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New Rasputin's StashRasputin's Stash ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer debut from Rasputin Stash – a funky group who work with all the long-haired inspiration you'd expect from their name! The groove is a mix of guitars and tight horns – undercut by the kind of heavy basslines that later made the group a good fit for Curtom Records, and lots of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Johnny RayReggaeton Con Salsa ... CD
JZ Productions, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99
Johnny Ray's got a new groove here – one that takes his older salsa mode and changes it up for the younger generation by bringing in a fair bit of reggaeton rhythms! The backings are often a bit more programmed and electric than Johnny's other records, but there's still a bit of live salsa ... (Latin) read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con Clase40 Anos De Canonazos ... CD
JZ Productions, 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
A mighty tribute to Johnny Ray's many years in music – including his early work as Johnny Zamot – and proof that the percussionist is still one hell of a cooker after all these years! The charts are tight, upbeat, and very jazzy – served up with a really classic feel throughout, ... (Latin) read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con ClaseCrossing Over ... CD
JZ Productions, 2004. New Copy ... $6.99
Contemporary work from Johnny Ray – aka Johnny Zamot – a set of salsa-heavy tunes that also aims to cross over nicely – thanks to its choice of popular tunes, and its slight use of electric instrumentation! Johnny's group here salsifies a batch of numbers from the 70s and 80s ... (Latin) read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con ClaseEncendido ... CD
JZ Productions, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99
Salsa with class from congolero Johnny Ray – a set that's got many of the same tight edges used in his 70s work as Johnny Zamot, but which comes across with a sound that's slightly more contemporary overall! The group here features Johnny on congas, plus horns, piano, percussion, and a bit ... (Latin) read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con ClaseYo Soy Boricua ... CD
JZ Productions, 2007. New Copy ... $7.99
Johnny Ray's combo is cooking nicely on this set – steeped in Puerto Rican salsa sounds, but carrying off the music with lightly grooving quality! The instrumentation here includes trumpet, trombone, piano, and percussion – plus a bit of more contemporary keyboards on a few tracks, but ... (Latin) read more CD

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Ray & His CourtSalsa Y Estilo ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A stone funky classic from Ray & His Court – a really weird blend of Latin roots and offbeat 70s elements – all tangled up with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! This album's a bit less straight funk than Ray's "Cookie Crumbs" classic – but that's ... (Soul) read more CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Red AstaireNuggets For The Needy Vol 2 ... CD
House Of Godis, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
It's been awhile since we've heard from Red Astaire (aka Freddie Cruger), but it's definitely been worth the wait – as it's given him time to dig through his vaults, and come up with this second volume of rare recordings! Most of these cuts have never been issued before – and represent ... (New Grooves) read more CD
(Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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Freddie ReddRedd's Blues ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
A real corker from Freddie Redd – and never issued at the time! Despite the fact that Freddie was part of one of the greatest sessions ever on Blue Note – the soundtrack to The Connection, done with Jackie McLean – he rarely got the chance to record more for the label, which is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Otis ReddingOriginal Album Series (Pain In My Heart/Sings Soul Ballads/Otis Blue/Soul Album/Dictionary Of Soul) (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Warner, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A quintet of classic Stax Records albums from Otis Redding – each presented in a tiny LP-style cover that replicates the original record! The work here is all totally wonderful – the kind of mindblowing, groundbreaking vocals that easily made Redding one of the most exciting artists of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eric ReedAdventurous Monk ... CD
High Note/Savant, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Pianist Eric Reed is no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this set seems to have a special crackle that really makes it live up to its "adventurous" title! The tunes are all Monk numbers, but all seem to have some even sharper edges than usual – thanks in part to ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Eric ReedBaddest Monk ... CD
Savant, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Eric Reed's no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this time around he's got a great approach – a fresh take on these modern classics, served up in soulful ways that definitely fit the "baddest" spirit of the title! There's even more of a rhythmic focus here than in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dianne ReevesBeautiful Life ... CD
Concord, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Dianne Reeves has always stood right on the balance between jazz and soul music – and although some of her more recent efforts have tended towards more of a classic torchy mode, this time around she's right back in the soulful territory we love best! The album's got help from a great array ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Dianne ReevesDianne Reeves ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $14.99
An amazing moment for singer Dianne Reeves – the first in a long line of excellent records for the Blue Note label – and a wonderfully tight blend of jazz and soul, put together at a level that instantly pushed Reeves into the territory of previous giants like Phyllis Hyman and Marlena ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Martha Reeves & The VandellasBlack Magic ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – a set that's way past their early overheard hits for Motown, and which shows the group really stretching out with a new sort of power! There's definitely a bit of Black Magic in the mix – as there's a fresh feel ... (Soul) read more CD

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasHeat Wave ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderfully romping grooves from one of Motown's first great groups – a stunning set of tracks that really put The Vandellas on the map! The title cut's one of those stormers that played for years on both sides of the Atlantic – and was a key inspiration to the UK soul scene too – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Elis Regina13th Montreux Jazz Festival (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Bomba (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunning live recording from Elis Regina – one of the last few records she cut during her short time on this planet – and one of the best as well! The album's got a jazzy fire that's missing from some of Regina's other material of the time – and Elis sings with a group that ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Elis ReginaElis (1974) ... CD
Polygram/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the real 70s classics from the legendary Elis Regina – a set of records that are so wonderful, generations of other Brazilian artists have never been able to match them for their sense of power and presence! Regina's really coming into her own with this set – finding a unique ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Elis ReginaElis (1980) (aka Vento Do Maio) (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty sweet album by Elis Regina – and one of the last she ever did! The arrangements have a bit more of an electric jazz sound than usual – but they actually give her voice a nice sound, and create some nice lush soulful tracks that have a very sweet sound. Cesar Mariano is still ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Clarence ReidRunning Water ... CD
Alston (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
An early gem from Clarence Reid – a set recorded early in the big wave of Miami soul from the 70s – with all the best southern soul modes fully intact! Reid's nicely balanced here between deep soul and funk – shifting easily between the styles with care and class that you'd never ... (Soul) read more CD

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Dave Rempis & Tim DaisySecond Spring ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
An amazing showcase for the reed talents of musician Dave Rempis – working here on alto, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside some powerful drum work from Tim Daisy! The duets are great – unbridled, but still with a sense of structure that really shows Rempis' careful execution of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dave Rempis Percussion QuartetPhalanx ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99
Two different slices of this powerful group from reedman Dave Rempis – one live performance from Milwaukee, the other from Antwerp – each taking up a CD each! The group gets their percussive name from the dual drums of Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly – players who bring a real ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Althea ReneIn The Flow ... CD
Trippin' N' Rhythm, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of the most dynamic albums we've ever heard from flutist Althea Rene – a set that's still got all her sweet soulful solo work firmly in place, but one that also adds in a bit more groove at the bottom too! The album's done in close collaboration with Michael Broening – who plays ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Rene & AngelaRene & Angela/Wall To Wall ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $16.99
The first couple Rene & Angela records for Capitol – together for the first time on this great CD from Expansion! First up, is the great self-titled debut from Angela Winbush and Rene Moore as a duo – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture ... (Soul) read more CD

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Resolution 88Resolution 88 ... CD
Synthethesia (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A really sweet set from the UK – recorded by a contemporary combo, but with a feel that's right up there with our favorite funky fusion from the 70s! The keyboards really dominate here, but they're nicely balanced against some excellent work on tenor sax – which rounds out the sound ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Return To ForeverMusic Magic ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Lots of musical magic here – a further extension of the Return To Forever vibe that helped Chick Corea find some of his best energy of the 70s! The style is still as tightly focused as before, but also opens up with a bit more soul, too – trading some slight moments of jamming for a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)

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New RevelationsCost Of Living ... CD
Decision, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Tight funky soul from The Revelations – one of the few contemporary funk groups who also know how to harmonize with their groove! The Revelations boast a great lead singer in the form of Rell Gaddis, but most of the group members also join in on the chorus bits too – and really help ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Cost Of Living (plus download) ... LP 15.99

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Rita Reys & Pim JacobsOur Favorite Songs ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by Dutch vocalist Rita Reys – done as a set of duets with longtime accompanist and life partner Pim Jacobs on piano! The setting is even more spare than some of Reys' trio dates – just voice and piano, the latter handled by Jacobs with ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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RFRF (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Timeless (Japan), 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
A very groovy little set – one that features jazz guitar versions of a host of familiar tunes – including takes on The Pharcyde's "Runnin" and the Souls Of Mischief classic "93 Til Infinity"! The approach is very nice – mostly jazz guitar in the lead of the ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Sandra RhodesWhere's Your Love Been (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Omnivore, 1973. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A nice little album from Sandra Rhodes – an artist who sung backup vocals on more than a few southern soul sides in her day – emerging here on her own in a style that's part country, part rock, and plenty touched by the Memphis soul scene from which she emerged! The album's produced ... (Rock) read more CD

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Jerome RichardsonGoing To The Movies ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderful stuff – a rare one from the early 60s that has master reedman Jerome Richardson running through hip versions of hip tracks from hip (and not-so-hip) movies! Includes nice long versions of "Delilah" and "No Problem" (from Les Liasons Dangereuses), plus "Never ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nelson RiddleWe Love Nelson Riddle! ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $4.99
Groovy 50s work from Nelson Riddle – instrumental tracks recorded during the same stretch when he was winning great fame as Frank Sinatra's arranger! The style here is much more varied than Riddle's work for Sinatra – a range of instrumental modes that varies from gentle mood music, to ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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New Sharon RidleyFull Moon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the few full albums ever cut by the great Sharon Ridley – a hell of a great singer from the east coast scene, and one with the fullness of the best club divas of the time – but an approach that goes way way deeper overall! There's a sexy slink to the album that echoes Ridley's ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jeannie C RileyHarper Valley PTA – The Plantation Recordings 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Plantation/Charly (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 14.99
A beautiful package loaded with all the tunes from the first handful of Jeannie C Riley albums for Plantation – including the Harper Valley PTA, Yearbooks And Yesterdays, Things Go Better With Love, Country Girl and The Generation Gap LPs – 58 tracks on 2CDs! Jeannie's crossed over ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Minnie RipertonAdventures In Paradise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe our favorite-ever album from Minnie Riperton during the 70s – a sweet, smooth jazzy gem that really makes some of the best use of her vocals! There's a sophistication here that's a great 70s counterpart to Minnie's earlier work with Charles Stepney – served up here in a very ... (Soul) read more CD

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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden ... CD
Cadet/Varese, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eve Risser, Benjamin Duboc, & Edward PerraudEn Corps ... CD
Dark Tree (France), 2012. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Very heady sounds from this hip French trio – one who go further than even the usual avant piano combo, by using a prepared version of the instrument for part of the set! Eve Risser handles the keys – and the piano is both standard, although played with very unusual inflections, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that really gets at the mainstream soul influences that bubble through his jazz work! The set features key vocal appearances ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Lee RitenourRit ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Lee RitenourRit/2 ... CD
Discovery/Warner (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice mix of 80s groove and jazzy fusion – served up by one of the few players who could make such a set come off so well! Lee Ritenour's fusion work of the 70s always had a fair dose of R&B in the mix – but by the time of this set, he had moved even more strongly into a modern ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Rit/2 ... LP 4.99

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Mavis RiversMavis ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe the grooviest album cut by singer Mavis Rivers – thanks to some wonderful backings from west coast jazzman Marty Paich! Paich brings a cool compressed swing to the set – a groove that's very similar to his sublime late 50s work with Mel Torme, which is a great choice for Mavis ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Mavis RiversSwing Along With Mavis ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $14.99
An overlooked early 60s gem from singer Mavis Rivers – recorded for the young Reprise label, and with a nice little bounce that really works well with her vocals! Mavis definitely sings jazz, but often has an undercurrent of R&B – particularly in her range, which is often pushing ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Mavis Rivers & Shorty RogersMavis Meets Shorty ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Mavis Rivers meets Shorty Rogers – and the result is a hell of a swinging session that may well be the greatest record ever from this overlooked vocalist! Shorty brings a groove into play right from the start – one that pushes Rivers past her sometimes-trilling style, and into a mode ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Sam RiversCelebration ... CD
Posi tone, 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A freewheeling trio set from reedman Sam Rivers – the kind of hard-burning, open-ended record he does so well! Rivers' energy here is amazing – a fire that hasn't dimmed since the start of the 70s, when he first started letting loose like this – and throughout the course of the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sam RiversContrasts ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A beautifully avant session from ECM – and a great late 70s showcase for the reed talents of the great Sam Rivers! The album's got a mixture of focus and freedom that makes it one of Sam's best from this period – a group outing that features Rivers on tenor, soprano, and flute – ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Contrasts (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Sam RiversNew Conception ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A mindblowing moment from the young Sam Rivers – and definitely a set that warrants the "new conception" of the title! Unlike some of Rivers' other material of the time, which often featured original inventive compositions, this set's based around classic standards – but all ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)
Also available New Conception ... LP 43.99

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New Archie RoachCreation (Charcoal Lane/Jamu Dreaming/Looking For Butter Boy/Sensual Being( (4CD set) ... CD
Mushroom/Warner (Australia), 1990/1993/1997/2002. New Copy 4 CDs ... $42.99
A great run of work from Archie Roach – one of the most important talents to come from the Australian rock scene in the 90s – heard here on four albums recorded for Mushroom Records, plus a host of bonus tracks as well! Archie's got a rootsy style that's not only timeless, but also has ... (Rock) read more CD

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Max RoachDrums Unlimited ... CD
Atlantic, 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Max RoachScott Free ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Bold work from Max Roach – great material from the piano-less quartet that features Odean Pope on tenor and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet! The style here follows strongly from Roach's Horo and Japanese recordings of the late 70s – as the album features one long track, with plenty of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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RoarRoar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $21.99
An obscure funky soul combo from the 80s – but one that includes key work from some older funky talents as well! ROAR gets lead vocal support from Alex Ligertwood, but really takes its strength from the instrumentation – which includes lots of keyboards from Chester Thompson, who you ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eric RobersonAppetizer ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2005. New Copy ... $9.99
If this is an appetizer, we can't wait until the full meal! Eric Roberson initially put this set together to whet people's appetite for his next album – which is still a long way off – but in doing so, he realized that he had way more tracks than he thought for the original EP, and he ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Gabriele RobertoViaggio Sola (A Five Star Life) ... CD
Emergency (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
A string-heavy soundtrack, but one that's got a great deal of lightness too – a surprising swing in points, and a lean use of the instrumentation that's extremely beautiful, and very fresh! There's a slight jazz sensibility to the work – almost like some of the older Keith Jarrett ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Jackie RobinsonI'm Different (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Ariola, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 16.98
The rare disco soul LP from German chanteuse Gitta MacKay, aka Jackie Robinson – featuring the great single "Moving Like A Superstar" and the sample classic "Pussyfooter" – and a great set overall that should have made her a worldwide star! The album was released in ... (Soul) read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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James RobinsonGuilty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few records ever cut by James Robinson – a smoothed-voiced singer who should have been one of the bigger ballad stars of his time! Robinson's got a deep range to his style – and works here in some gently-stepping numbers that really stand head and shoulders above most of the ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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