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We run the gamut from deep soul to Northern, Chicago steppers to house, Motown to Malaco -- and everything in between!


Save Me (with bonus tracks)
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy
A huge breakout moment for disco in the 70s – the first album from Silver Convention, a very early example of the European power on the club scene! The group's the brainchild of arranger Sylvester Levay and producer Michael Kunze – who come up with some great German disco rhythms for ... CD
Kudu/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1971. New Copy
One of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach here is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with ... CD
How High (with bonus tracks)
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy
The Salsoul Orchestra in all of its glory – flying high away from Vince Montana on this later release – but still soaring to new heights with help from Bunny Sigler and other Philly talents! The groove is every bit as upbeat as before – Philly club at its best, with lots of help ... CD
Turning Around
Atco (UK), 1970. New Copy
One of the greatest moments ever from Dee Dee Warwick – and a set that definitely shows her to be one of the more soulful members of her famous family! The set's got a much deeper soul sound than some of Dee Dee's other material – as Atlantic has Warwick working down at Criteria ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
One of the stranger moments in the Salsoul catalog, but a great groover too – an album of tunes from films, interpreted by the Salsoul Orchestra in a soaring disco mode! The style was one that was certainly aimed at the more mainstream club-goers at the time – a way to reach out to the ... CD
Win Or Lose/Atlantic (UK), 1972. New Copy
A landmark album – one of the greatest harmony soul albums of the early 70s! The title cut is one you'll know instantly – as "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" is one of those soul classics that never gets old – and the rest of the album's equally great, with a sublime ... CD
No Time To Burn
Atlantic (UK), 1974. New Copy
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their ... CD
Running Water
Alston (UK), 1973. New Copy
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 ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
All the best work from Evelyn Champagne King's years at RCA Records – including some rare single mixes and album tracks – all wrapped up with a special 24 page booklet filled with notes, photos, and an exclusive interview too! Evelyn always had a special focus in her music at this time ... CD
Universal/Motown, Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two previously unreleased gems from Rick James! "You & I" is a classic from Rick, but presented here in a John Morales mix that runs for almost 10 minutes long – and which really takes the track to the clubs! The flip features a live duet with Teena Marie on "Fire & ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Songs That Were Mother's
Ariola, 1976. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
Rare Bird, Early 60s. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Harmony, 1965. Very Good
A strange little record that's seen life in more than a few releases over the years – this one on Columbia's Harmony subsidiary! The album is a follow-up to Ike & Tina's first bit live album for Warner – and features Ike & Tina with the Ikettes playing and singing in their ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big C, Mid 80s. Very Good-
7-inch, Vinyl record
Chance To Dance/Stay
Erect, 1982. Very Good+
A great little boogie groove from Wrecking Crew – not the west coast group, but one of the few midwest acts to work on the Erect label! "Chance To Dance" bounces along with a nice sort of ensemble funk mode – male vocals in the lead, but mixed vocals in support – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Thousand Miles Away
Roulette, Early 60s. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Strawberry Soul
Klimt, Early 70s. Sealed (reissue)
One of those lost funk classics that you'll never find in the original! Billy Martin leads a tight little instrumental combo – with a strong brassy finish, and lots of good wah wah guitar – through a set of originals and funky soul covers, all with a nice little groove, and kind of a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hutson II
Curtom, 1976. Used
One of our favorite soul albums ever – a complete masterpiece from the mighty Leroy Hutson, easily one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s! The album's got a warmth that's amazing, yet also still manages to groove all the way through – hitting a subtle, almost mellow vibe that's ... CD
With A Lot O' Soul
Motown (Japan), 1967. Used
The Temptations pick up a lot of soul on this classic Motown set – a deeper, darker groove than ever before – the start of that fuzzy psychedelic soul style that made them one of the most inventive Motown acts of the late 60s! Deep basslines roll out strongly right from the start of ... CD
Perspective, 1998. Used
CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... CD
Maverick/Warner, 1995. Used
CD
Southern Soul Brothers
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used
Sublime southern soul from two of the genre's greats! Clay Hammond is perhaps not as well known as ZZ Hill – but they're both singing here on rare recordings done for Kent US during the mid 60s, produced with a sweet soulful finish that's extremely nice. The groove is almost in a Hi Records ... CD
Committee, 1998. Used
CD
Unexpected
Music World/Columbia, 2008. Used
CD
Feel The Spirit
Curtom/Charly (UK), 1976. Used
One of the lesser-known Leroy Hutson LPs, but still a damn good one. There's a number of tracks that are a bit more uptempo, and aimed at the dancefloor, like "It's The Music" and "Feel The Spirit", but there's also some great cuts that are in his more standard Chicago mellow ... CD
Ichiban (UK), Early 70s. Used
CD
Chaka
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as ... CD
Here 'Tis
RCA/P&C, 1972. New Copy
A tremendous little record from Love Peace & Happiness – a great vocal trio from the early 70s, and one who really shine with this overlooked gem for RCA! The trio were part of the New Birth/Nite Liters universe that producer Harvey Fuqua brought to the label at the time – and they' ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
A Hollywood Party, recorded in New Jersey – with a groove that's every bit as tight as any of Odyssey's best records, but with a slightly jazzier vibe as well! The set's a great example of the way the trio pushed the 70s soul game further – taking the early 70s RCA AM radio style, and ... CD
Polydor/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy
And once again, Isaac Hayes wows us with the brilliance of his later work at Polydor – really subtle soul that's a wonderful extension of modes first begun at Stax! The sound is a bit smoother here, but it really fits Ike's maturing vocals wonderfully – and sets him up in these ... CD
My Music
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy
One of our favorite 70s soul records ever – and a totally unique set as well! To our ears, Samuel Jonathan Johnson belongs in the company of Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, and other spiritual soul heavyweights – even though he only ever cut this one album for Columbia Records back in 1978! ... CD
Gold Coast/Gold Legion, 1982. New Copy
One of the more new wave-oriented moments from Ava Cherry – a singer we know best from her solo work in soul, but who also has a pretty strong pedigree on the rock side of the spectrum as well! The instrumentation is heavy on keyboards – played by Mark Isham, in a way that sometimes ... CD
Guiness/BBE (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP
A wonderful package – a set that brings together two rare funk albums by Newban, an early version of Atlantic Starr – plus bonus tracks too! The first Newban record is one of the sweetest ensemble funk albums of the 70s – and a record that's gone on to become a classic, despite ... LP, Vinyl record album
Marlin, 1978. Very Good+
Gregg Diamond takes his Bionic Boogie sound to a different level – soaring to the skies with a leaner disco groove than before – almost hinting at the coming 80s groove in the process! The rhythms are nice and tight, and often augmented by keyboards that sweeten things up – never ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love Somebody
Marlin/Henry Stone, 1977. New Copy
Disco grooves, but with a definite difference – given that Jo Bisso had previously worked on the Parisian club scene, and brings a special flourish to this American album from the late 70s! Jo sings lead vocals on the side-long "Love Somebody" – a tune that builds strongly as ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1984. New Copy
Just the way we like it from SOS Band – tight, but never too uptight – grooving, but never too over the top either – and with plenty of room for mellower moments that really round the album out nicely! The set's got SOS right at the height of their famous run for Tabu Records ... CD
Donny Hathaway
Atlantic/Rhino, 1971. New Copy
CD (LP)
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago soul star! The album's masterful blend of spiritual soul tracks that plumb the depths of Donny's dark soul – done with a level of sophistication that you won't hear in other soul albums from the time! Classic cuts include "A Song ... CD
Elektra/Gold Legion, 1979. New Copy
The only full length record we've ever seen from singer Suzi Lane – and a catchy batch of late 70s disco produced by Giorgio Moroder, but also featuring arrangements by Harold Faltermeyer – in a tuneful, hook-styled mode that's as sweet as can be! Suzi's vocals are the seductive and ... CD
Warner/Harmless (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy 2 CDs
Two great albums back to back in one set – with a full CD's worth of bonus material too! First up is The Glow Of Love – the classic debut from Change, and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down ... CD
Elektra/Edsel (UK), 1978/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD
Three wonderful albums – all wrapped up in a sweet single packag! First up is the self-titled Patrice album – a sweeeeeet groover by Patrice Rushen – her first album for Elektra, and a stunning blend of funky jazz and soul! The record really has Patrice stepping out from her ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy
Smooth soulful jazz from Harvey Mason – one of his strong 70s winners for the Arista album, and a record that really brings a new level of class to his sound! There's less of the grit in the grooves than you might expect from the down-home reference of the title – and in a way, the ... CD
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Dash/Henry Stone, 1977. New Copy
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An unusual set from Kracker – a record that's possibly more rock/pop at the core, but one that definitely shares some of the soulful touches of other albums on the Dash label too! The group dress like a funk band on the album's flipside photo – and they've got vocal interplay that's ... CD
Family Groove, 1984. New Copy
A previously-unreleased album from Aurra – laid down in the studio after the group's famous run for Salsoul Records – and with a groove that's even leaner and meaner than before! Mainmain Steve Washington is still at the helm of the group – but vocals are handled by Mark Stevens ... CD
WEA, Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs
Don't think "anthology" – think "new musical discovery" – as this amazing package features two full CDs' worth of unreleased music from Donny Hathaway – plus some bonus rare tracks from singles, mono mixes, and key Roberta Flack duets as well! To our ears, the ... CD
Mercury/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1967. New Copy
Wonderful work from Dionne Warwick's lesser-known sister – a hell of a great singer, and one who packs even more punch than her famous sibling! The gem of a set has all the poise and class of Dionne, but comes across with a lot more soul as well – a great mix that's very much in the ... CD
Feel My Love (with bonus tracks)
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1983. New Copy
An obscure second set from the man who gave the world "Bounce Rock Skate Roll" – but a great one too! The album's got Vaughan Mason paired with Butch Dayo, in a way that brings a nice sort of back/forth feel to his usual roller skating groove – with results that are even more ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a ... CD
Scepter/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968/1972. New Copy 3CD
Four albums on three CDs – with lots of bonus tracks as well! Windows Of The World is seminal later work from Dionne Warwick – an album that perfectly sums up her evolving genius at Scepter Records! Windows continues the very successful Bacharach-led arrangement scheme – but ... CD
Gold Mind/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
The classic club groover by Love Committee, and one of the most sought-after on Gold Mind/Salsoul – a soulful set of club classics that almost beats most of the other work by its contemporaries! The session's grounded in some very solid help from the Sigma Sound team – production and ... CD
 
Updated April 23, 2014


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