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Alan BownStretching Out (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99
A creepy cover, but a surprisingly charming little record – one that has The Alan Bown jamming nicely with lead vocals from Gordon Neville! Mel Collins handles production this time around, and he brings in some of the more lyrical touches that you'd hear on some of his better-known projects ... read more CD

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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater ... CD
Cadet/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the ... read more CD

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Chet AtkinsEclectic Guitar ... CD
RCA/El (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $8.99
Incredible, indelible guitar instrumentals from the early years of Chet Atkins – later to conquer civilization with his 60s Nashville Sound – here with mid 50s guitar exotica that really is eclectic and well ahead of its time! Chet's 60s production work ranges from absolute genius, ... read more CD

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Roy AyersI'm The One (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $8.99
A late 80s effort for Columbia from the legendary Roy Ayers – his third and final album for the label from the early-to-mid 80s – a time that found Roy applying his classic smooth, jazzy soul style to a more profoundly modern vibe – and it works as well on this set as it did on ... read more CD

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Martha BassI'm So Grateful (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Checker/Righteous (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the most soulful gospel albums ever issued by Chess – the debut of singer Martha Bass, and a set that can almost stand up to other 60s label classics by artists like Mitty Collier or Fontella Bass! Gene Barge handles the arrangements, and things are nice and lean – just a bit of ... read more CD

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BHY (Baker Harris Young)BHY (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
That's Ron Baker, Norman Harris, and Earl Young – one of the greatest rhythm sections in Philly soul of the 70s – stepping out here on an amazing album of their own! The record's got a great pedigree right out of the gate – given that Norman Harris had already arranged some of ... read more CD

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Big MaybelleI've Got A Feelin' – Okeh & Savoy Recordings 1952 to 1956 ... CD
Okeh/Rev-Ola (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $8.99
A great overview of the important early years of Big Maybelle – work that's probably still some of her best-remembered, all done in a gutsy, soulful style that's every bit as wonderful as 50s R&B on Atlantic from Ruth Brown and Lavern Baker! The package brings together both Maybelle's ... read more CD

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Charles Blackwell & His OrchestraThose Plucking Strings ... CD
Triumph/RPM (UK), 1960. New Copy ... $8.99
Plucking strings, but still plenty darn groovy – thanks to fab production work by British studio genius Joe Meek! The album's a rare early Meek production, but a key example of his talents – as Joe transforms what should be a sleepy strings session into a record that's far groovier ... read more CD

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Luiz BonfaIntrospection/The New Face Of Luiz Bonfa ... CD
RCA/Five Four, 1970/1971. New Copy ... $8.99
Great guitar from Luiz Bonfa – two albums that have the bossa legend moving way past his roots! Introspection has Bonfa recording in New York – a superb solo guitar session that has him playing the instrument as a "miniature orchestra", shading in a rich array of colors, ... read more CD

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Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... CD
Columbia/T-Bird (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $8.99
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks. Nice jazzy groove ... read more CD
Also available Between Heaven & Hell ... LP 6.99

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Jimmy CampbellHalf Baked (with bonus track) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
A bit of a change from the fragile, folksy tones of the first album from Jimmy Campbell – a set that's got some heavier instrumentation, and a feel that's a bit more rocking overall! Jimmy still shows some of his sensitive side on the set, but only on a few tracks – leaving others to ... read more CD

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Jimmy CampbellJimmy Campbell's Album ... CD
Philips/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautifully sensitive work from Jimmy Campbell – a record with a lot more depth than you might guess from the gimmicky image on the cover! Campbell returns here to spare, fragile territory throughout – working with instrumentation that's mostly just acoustic guitar and a bit of rhythm, ... read more CD

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CandidoDancin' & Prancin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
A key chapter in the rich long legacy of Candido on record – a set that pushes the percussion maestro strongly into the disco generation – with wonderful results that are still massively strong all these many years later! Candido had always been one of the funkiest conga players around ... read more CD

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CashmereCashmere – Let The Music Turn You On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly World/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99
A killer set from Cashmere – and a batch of music that definitely turns us on! The album's got a lean, mean groove that's mighty nice – a tight, keyboard-driven approach to 80s soul – but one that's also held together beautifully by lead vocals from Dwight Dukes, who was ... read more CD

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CerroneCerrone IV – The Golden Touch ... CD
Malligator/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
Cerrone's definitely got the Golden Touch here – grooving long and strong, with that mix of cosmic club and warmer disco that made his 70s music so great! The album's a masterpiece all the way through – driven by great percussion from the maestro, and swirled up into a heavenly mix at ... read more CD

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Jackie De ShannonFor You (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Imperial/RPM (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $8.99
Jackie DeShannon serves up some wonderful renditions of popular tunes from the 50s and 60s – stepping aside from her usual role as songwriter, and singing sweetly to some great arrangements from George Tipton! The style is somewhere between 60s pop and more sophisticated vocals – often ... read more CD

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DesignDesign/Tomorrow Is So Far Away ... CD
Epic/RPM (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy ... $8.99
Early 70s sunshine pop from Design – their self-titled set from 1970 and the just as groovy Tomorrow Is So Far Away – together in a single set! Design has a way with male and female harmonies that really sets them apart, even though that style was huge in the late 60s and early 70s. ... read more CD

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DriftersThere Goes My First Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/7T's (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
The third in The Drifters' early 70s revival run in the UK for Bell Records – and possibly the strongest album of the bunch! The lineup of the group has changed a bit, but the sound here is still the same – a nice 70s update of the group's earlier sound – in a way that still ... read more CD

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Doris DukeWoman ... CD
Contempo/Shout (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
Quite possibly the best album ever from deep soul diva Doris Duke – a set that's produced with a slight undercurrent of sophisticated funk – and put together in ways that take Duke way past the rougher soul of earlier years! The album's a rare UK production – with backing from ... read more CD

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Dynamic SuperiorsYou Name It (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
Great work by a Motown group who never really got their due – a quintet with some really wonderful vocal interplay, and a massive way of putting over a groove! The vocal range is really amazing – really living up to the "dynamic" in the group's name – especially on the ... read more CD

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Christoph Erb/Keefe Jackson/Fred Lonberg-HolmDuope ... CD
Veto (Switzerland), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
A completely cool blend of bass clarinet and cello – served up in a range of sounds that go way beyond the usual stuff from both instruments! Yet given the lineup of talent, the sounds are no surprise – as the record features both Keefe Jackson and Christoph Erb on bass clarinets, and ... read more CD

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FatesFuria ... CD
Finders Keepers/Bird (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic work from The Fates – an all-female group from the UK post-punk scene of the early 80s – with members who previously worked in The Fall and Nico's Blue Orchids! The record's got this very cool acid folk sort of feel – one that's somewhere between The Wicker Man and some ... read more CD
Also available Furia ... LP 22.99

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First ChoiceHold Your Horses (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
Rochelle and the girls are in full force on this late 70s Salsoul groover – with production by Norman Harris and Tom Moulton! The opening trio of cuts have the continuously flowing vibe of an extended suite – and it's a really exhilarating 16 minutes of dancefloor soul – with ... read more CD

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FoxyFoxy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dash/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
The first album from Foxy – and maybe the best from the group, too – given that the whole thing's put together with some wonderfully funky and jazzy touches! The enigmatic Ish Ledesma is at the helm of the group, but he gets some great help from Ray Martinez on the production and ... read more CD

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New Aretha FranklinThis Christmas Aretha ... CD
Rhino, 2009. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
Aretha's first Christmas album after all these decades as the Queen Of Soul! Aretha skews a bit on favor of the more spiritual soul sounds of the Christmas canon – steering clear of the the sounds of sleighbells and crackling firewood, and straight up soaringly soulful sounds – with ... read more CD

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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness (UK pressing) ... CD
Verve/Rev-Ola (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were ... read more CD

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David GrantDavid Grant (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chrysalis/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99
Sweetly grooving early 80s UK soul from David Grant – his first solo album after the breakup of Linx – and it's a nice one! There's a leaner pop soul sound at play here, one that would have sounded right at home on the US charts of the time – but it's never too poppy – and ... read more CD

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Roy HamiltonWarm Soul (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Poker (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... $8.99
A key 60s classic from the great Roy Hamilton – an album done nearly a decade after his initial rise to fame, but with a really great sound overall! Roy's vocals are wonderfully full and feeling here – a bit in the mode of Brook Benton, with some mellower country influences at the ... read more CD

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Screamin Jay HawkinsPortrait Of A Man & His Woman ... CD
Hot Line/Fuel 2000, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
One of the most obscure albums ever recorded by Screamin Jay Hawkins – and one of the best, as well – a rare session done down in Nashville, and with a rootsy vibe that works perfect for Jay's amazing voice! There's a bit less hoke here than Hawkins can sometimes have – and ... read more CD
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HeatwaveCurrent (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $8.99
80s grooving hard with Heatwave – still going strong on this album from 1982, taking that smooth funky style they helped forge in the 70s, and pushing it to a whole new level on this set! Over the years, the group continue to show a tremendous depth as a soul act, working here well on both ... read more CD
Also available Current (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Michael HendersonWide Receiver ... CD
Buddah/Superbird (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99
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 ... read more CD

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ZZ HillSnap Your Fingers With ZZ Hill (The Best Thing That's Happened To Me/ZZ) ... CD
United Artists/Shout (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Snap your fingers to a pair of great albums by ZZ Hill for United Artists! The Best Thing That's Happened To Me is one of his best of ZZ's albums – recorded with a really tight down-home feel, and a style that's maybe even a bit more straight southern soul than some of his albums on smaller ... read more CD

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Inner LifeInner Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99
The second album by Inner Life, and the group's first for Salsoul – an instant club classic, thanks to some supremely soulful vocals by Jocelyn Brown – and excellent arrangements by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams! The album starts out with the slow-building track "It's You" ... read more CD

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Dick JensenDick Jensen ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the strangest albums ever issued on Philly International – a set of tunes by Dick Jensen, who was part blue-eyed soul singer, part easy male vocalist – sounding here as if he'd almost hit the market about 5 years too late to make a difference. The record's the kind that would be ... read more CD

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Willie JonesFire In My Soul ... CD
Shout (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
New recordings from Willie Jones – a singer who's been working in soul music since the late 50s – first as a key member of The Royal Jokers, and more recently as a solo artist on his own! Willie got his start in Detroit, but the style here is more deep soul overall – done with a ... read more CD

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JoyceRaiz (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Omagatoki (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
The album's a recent one, but the legendary Joyce also returns to her roots a bit – hence the title – working here with a bit of help from the great Roberto Menescal, who brought the singer into the studio for her first bossa session 50 years ago! The format is laidback, warm, and ... read more CD

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Katch 22Major Catastrophe – The Katch 22 Story 1966 to 1969 (It's Soft Rock And All Sorts & more) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Pop psych from the UK scene of the late 60s – a group who clearly draw lots of inspiration from the American generation that includes The Left Bank, Association, and Yellow Balloon – working here in a fantastic debut album that's as rare as it is groovy! The sound is right on the money ... read more CD

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KC & The Sunshine BandDo It Good (with bonus tracks) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99
KC & The Sunshine band definitely live up to the title here – doing it good, and doing it funky with a great early Miami funk groove! The sound has a lot more sharp edges than their later hits – but is still already plenty darn infectious – a wicked bouncy groove that never ... read more CD

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Fern KinneyGroove Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
A standout classic from Fern Kinney – and a set that not only marked a big moment of evolution for southern soul, but also for the Mississippi scene as well! The set was recorded at the Malaco studios in Jackson, but has a vibe that's much closer to some of the TK Records material from Miami ... read more CD

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Rita LeeHoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach ... read more CD

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Michel Legrand & CoLe Jazz Grand ... CD
Gryphon/Five Four (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful session of straight jazz work by Michel Legrand – a larger group outing that's one of the few albums he ever cut in this style! The set has all the warmth and imagination of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work – strong themes, bold statements, and a sense of personal ... read more CD

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LinxGo Ahead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99
Full steam ahead from Linx – a duo who could easily come up with some of the catchiest soul of their generation! The set's got a sparkling feel that follows strongly from the previous Intuition album – bouncy grooves that take a clubby groove, and trim it down nicely – making for ... read more CD

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LoggLogg (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99
A club classic on Salsoul – with a soaring sound that's still grooving dancefloors today! The record was arranged and conducted by Leroy Burgess – who also sang lead vocals and wrote all the material – and it's got a sound that's similar to some of the later uptempo grooves that ... read more CD

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Jon LucienRashida (plus bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
Amazing work from the great Jon Lucien – and probably his best-ever record! The album has Jon hitting a totally unified vision of spacey soul – bringing in elements of Brazilian music and touches of his Carribean roots, fusing them together with a sweet jazzy style and one of the most ... read more CD

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Cheryl LynnInstant Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1982. New Copy ... $8.99
Cheryl Lynn and Luther Vandross – a tremendous combination that makes for one heck of a great record! Luther arranged and produced the entire set – and he does a great job here of pushing Cheryl Lynn into more upbeat territory without getting too poppy or schmaltzy! In a way, the ... read more CD

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Main IngredientTasteful Soul/Bitter Sweet ... CD
RCA/Superbird (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy ... $8.99
A pair of great early albums from Main Ingredient – Tasteful Soul from 1970 and Bitter Sweet from 1971 – in a single set! Tasteful Soul is one of the groups earliest records, with a great set of Bert DeCoteaux arrangements, and a totally sweet soul harmony sound! The arrangements are ... read more CD

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MandingoSavage Rite ... CD
EMI/Righteous (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
The last album ever issued by the enigmatic studio collective Mandigo – a batch of British musicians, but recording here in the best Afro Rock mode of the 70s sound library scene! As with some of the best British projects of this nature, there's a lot of different elements at play in the mix ... read more CD

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Herbie MannDiscotheque (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
Herbie Mann hits the discos – but given the flute player's roots in jazz, the set's more of an electric funk outing overall! Herbie's working here with his Family of Mann group – that cool combo that features lots of work on keyboards from Pat Rebillot, who also handled the ... read more CD

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George McCraeDiamond Touch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
The Diamond Touch here is from Gregg Diamond – who brings a real Bionic Boogie feel to this album for George McCrae – a sound that shifts slightly from the Miami soul approach of earlier records, moving George up to New York for the session, and coming up with a strong disco groove ... read more CD

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George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1975) (with bonus track) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
A warm soul classic from the great George McCrae – his first album after cracking big with Rock Your Baby – and a surprisingly deep effort that goes past the obvious cash-in TK mode of the time! KC & The Sunshine Band back up George on most of the record, and the album's got that ... read more CD

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Gwen McCraeMelody Of Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cat/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
An underground gem from Gwen McCrae – and the record that first set the tone for her dancefloor classics for Atlantic in the 80s! The album has Gwen shaking off some of the southern soul of her roots – stretching the genre out to hit notes that are much more in tune with modern soul of ... read more CD
Also available Melody Of Life ... CD 13.99

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Carmen McRaeCan't Hide Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
Sweet soul from Carmen McRae – a great 70s album for Blue Note, and one that has the classic singer moving into some very groovy material! The feel here is much more soul than jazz – at least the jazz of the torchy style from Carmen's roots – but as you'd guess from McRae, the ... read more CD

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Carmen McRaeI Am Music ... CD
Blue Note/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
Carmen McRae really opens up on this sweet 70s set for Blue Note – expanding past the traditional jazz of her roots, and even some of the groovier work of her Atlantic years – into a sweeping, contemporary sound that's all adult, all the way! The vibe is great – in the same ... read more CD

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Helen MerrillHelen Merrill/Dream Of You ... CD
EmArcy/Rev-Ola (UK), 1954/1956. New Copy ... $8.99
Sublime early work from Helen Merrill – material that really helped set a whole new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! First up is Merrill's first album for Emarcy – and a beautiful session of icy vocals arranged by Quincy Jones, and featuring work by Oscar Pettiford, Jimmy Jones, and ... read more CD

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MFSBMFSB (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
A seminal album by this legendary Philly instrumental group – essentially the house band at Sigma Studios, and an incredible ensemble filled with top-shelf musicians! The sound here is virtually the blueprint for Philly soul of the 70s – a blend of wickedly tight rhythms and fuller ... read more CD

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MiraclesLove Crazy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
The Miracles move to Columbia Records – and pick up a whole new groove in the process – a much richer sound than previous records on Motown, with a soaring style that really works great for the harmonies! Billy Griffin's vocals are really coming into their own – as is his ... read more CD

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Johnny NashMy Merry Go Round ... CD
Columbia/RPM (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
Compelling work from Johnny Nash – a much wider blend of influences than you might guess from his standout single of the 70s! This set's almost equally balanced between Caribbean influences and American soul – but it also has some deeper, more personal touches too – almost a ... read more CD

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Johnny NashTears On My Pillow ... CD
Columbia/RPM (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
A great mix of the Caribbean roots of Johnny Nash and some of the sweeter soul sounds of the US scene in the 70s – recorded both at Sigma Sound in Philly, and back down in Jamaica! Nash has some great help on the set – most famously from Bob Marley, who contributed a few original songs ... read more CD

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101 StringsAstro-Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 ... CD
Alshire/Righteous (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
An absolute treasure of tripped-out, space age symphonic funk from 101 Strings! On this set the undocumented group of session players run through a whole bunch of spacey cuts, complete with fuzzed out electric guitar and sitar, weird period electronics, and more than a few funky drum breaks. It's ... read more CD

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OriginalsCalifornia Sunset (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums by The Originals – and one of their most coherent albums on Motown! The record was produced by Lamont Dozier, who also wrote all the songs on the album for the group – and it's kind of a mix of Dozier's strident 70s update of the 60s Motown groove (which he'd ... read more CD

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Jeffrey OsborneOnly Human (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $8.99
A stone classic from Jeffrey Osborne – and a real standout in mainstream soul at the start of the 90s! Osborne's legendary vocals have never sounded better – as there's a warmth in the production that returns him to the grace and power he had when first going solo – a style that ... read more CD

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Paper BubbleScenery ... CD
Deram/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
Glorious post psychedelia from Paper Bubble – with soaring harmonies and arrangements that float nearly has high – with an insistent pace thanks to some tight drums and overall tunefulness! It's in the vein of the more orchestrated psyche pop gems, ala the Hollies – and ... read more CD

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Billy PaulLately (with bonus track) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $8.99
An excellent 80s set from one of the greatest voices in 70s soul – the sublime Billy Paul, sounding great here with a bit of electro groove in the rhythms! The album's approach is a bit different than Billy on Philly International – but the strength of Paul's presence is still very ... read more CD

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Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1995. New Copy ... $8.99
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but ... read more CD

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June PointerBaby Sister (with bonus track) ... CD
Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99
A sweet solo set from Pointer Sister June – stepping out here on her own, but with a groove that's right up there with her family group's classics for Planet Records! As with those sets, Richard Perry is at the helm here – giving the set a nice mix of class and groove, with perhaps a ... read more CD

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Tom RappSunforest ... CD
Blue Thumb/Lemon (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
Later work by Tom Rapp – recorded after his early years with Pearls Before Swine, when Rapp was working on his own as a singer/songwriter, and really expanding his own unique musical vision. The album's got surprisingly full backings – very different than the rough folksy touches of ... read more CD

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Les ReedGirl On A Motorcycle/Les Bicyclettes De Belsize ... CD
RPM (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $8.99
Two bike-themed soundtracks back to back – both of them great! Girl On A Motorcycle was written for a strange biker film that starred Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon – and it's filled with lots of driving grooves, wailing organ lines, and jangly guitar parts. The whole thing's ... read more CD

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SlikSlik ... CD
7T's (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
The bright 70s Scots pop of Slik – their first and only album – packed up with a wealth of bonus tracks! Slik was led by vocalist/guitarist Midge Ure – who went on to take part in some pretty noteworthy projects in the years to come – and with the Slik he worked on a ... read more CD

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Spontaneous CombustionSpontaneous Combustion (with bonus track) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
A great mix of heavy rock and jazzy changes from Spontaneous Combustion – a trio who really live up to their name with a burning way of putting over a tune! The group loves the sudden changes in groove – a shared characteristic with the prog scene of the time, yet delivered here with a ... read more CD

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Spontaneous CombustionTriad (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
Spontaneous Combustion blast it out of the park with this early 70s gem – a record that has all the complicated changes of a long-winded prog session, yet packs the punch of a tighter trio outfit in the end! There's a focus here that goes way beyond most of their contemporaries – hard ... read more CD

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Stockhausen/Pierre Schaeffer/Pierre Henry/etcAdventures In Sound ... CD
El (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $8.99
An amazing collection of experimental sounds from the European scene of the postwar years – key electronic and musique concrete recordings from some of the most important composers of the 20th Century! The package is a great introduction to this important stretch in music – and ... read more CD

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Oscar Toney JrLoving You Too Long – The Contempo Sessions ... CD
Contempo/Shout (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $8.99
Sublime southern soul work from Oscar Toney Jr – from an obscure later chapter in his career! Toney's probably best known for his late 60s sides for the Bell label in the US – but this album is a rarity recorded in London during the early 70s – a date that has Toney sounding even ... read more CD

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Merle TravisMerle Travis Guitar ... CD
Capitol/Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $8.99
Impeccable guitar genius from the great Merle Travis – who was not only pivotal enough a figure to have an influential style of jazz-tinged country guitar named after him, but also a great songwriter – and this is one of the best early LPs to his name! The Merle Travis Guitar features ... read more CD

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Emma TriccaEmma Tricca ... CD
Bird/Finders Keepers (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A contemporary set, but one that would be right at home in the best acid folk years of the British scene! Emma Tricca has this really unique voice – warm, but with a crackle too – which really fits these ancient-sounding lyrics of her folksy tunes – as does the album's light ... read more CD
Also available Emma Tricca ... LP 22.99

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Mal WaldronMal Waldron Trio ... CD
Karim/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the rarest Mal Waldron albums of the 60s – and one of the best, as well – an obscure trio date recorded in Italy, filled with original compositions, and a great link between Mal's hardbop work of the 50s and his freer sounds to come! There's a nice sense of darkness throughout ... read more CD

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Anita WardSongs Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Juana/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
One of THE disco hits of the 70s – a set that spawned not only a huge hit single for Anita Ward, but which also firmly pushed the Miami scene over the top! The record's a wonderful mix of modes – served up with stone southern soul production from Frederick Knight, but also given plenty ... read more CD

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VariousAllergic To Flowers – Garage Beat & Popsike – Challenge Records Part 2 1965 to 1968 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid/Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy 60s pop and garage beat from the vaults of Challenge Records – a west coast label that churned out buzzing singles from the Beatles-devotees Knickerbockers, driving garagey nuggets by The Brogues, later r&b influenced grooves from Gene Vincent and much more! A few of these tracks ... read more CD

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New VariousBamaLoveSoul Presents – On Deck Vol 2 – Future Soul Classics For The New B Boy Generation ... CD
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
A great selection of future soul tracks, all handpicked by radio DJ Radhu – an American talent with ears that may well rival those of Gilles Peterson for finding the sounds we'll all enjoy tomorrow! The work here is from a wide range of the soulful underground – not just Neo Soul, but ... read more CD

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VariousBeehives & Bumper Bullets – Country Girls Of The 60s ... CD
T-Bird (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
A sweet little compilation of obscure female honky tonk singles – songs in the genuine honky tonk style of stripped down guitar, steel, bass and drums – material cut for the Bullet, Sur-Speed and Star labels in the 60s! Red Wortham's Bullet & Sur-Speed labels might be best known ... read more CD

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VariousDanse Sacrale – 14 Early Avant-Garde & Electronic Compositions For Ballet & Modern Dance ... CD
Cacophonic (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing compilation of early electronic dance music – not only featuring some of coolest, most out there and progressive experimental electronic soundscapes of the era – but strangely moving, too! It has work by some legendary avant garde composers, made for remarkably forward-thinki ... read more CD
Also available Danse Sacrale – 14 Early Avant-Garde & Electronic Compositions For Ballet & Modern Dance ... LP 24.99

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VariousDawn Of Psychedelia ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Not really the rock side of psychedelia – but a great overview of all the trippy sounds that came before the late 60s explosion of mind-altered fuzz and freaks – a really compelling mix of experimental compositions, Eastern-tinged jazz, Indian music, spoken word recordings, and more ... read more CD

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VariousElectronic Music For The Mind & Body ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
If you think noisy electronics only emerged during the post-punk years, then guess again – as this set's filled with amazing sounds from the postwar years – some of the most important electronic music of the time – and maybe even of the whole genre overall! The collection ... read more CD

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VariousKu-Pow! – British Guitar Instrumental Music Of The Sixties ... CD
El (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
Explosive Joe Meek instrumentals from the 60s UK scene – with scorchers by The Tornados, The Packabeats, The Moontrekkers, The Fentones, The Ted Taylor Four, The Outlaws, Tony Hatch, The Phantoms and many more! If you're unfamiliar, Meek was a virtuoso producer with a sound and style that ... read more CD

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VariousScience Fiction Park Bundesrepublik – German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s ... CD
Cache/Finders Keepers (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $16.99
Rare underground sounds from Germany in the 80s – unique 4-track home recordings that are low-fi and fringe-y, but also oddly tuneful and compelling! You can pretty much discard any preconceived notions of what you might expect from 80s underground Germany – there's hardly a strobe-lit ... read more CD
Also available Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik – German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s ... LP 23.99

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VariousSunday Sunshine – The World Of SNB Records ... CD
SNB/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful collection of sunshine pop tunes from the end of the 60s – groovy stuff from the CBS bankrolled SNB Records – a short lived UK subsidiary that still managed to bang out a bunch of gems in just a couple years! The tunes go from between pop psychedelia, to more more moddish ... read more CD
 
 



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