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


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Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used
A diverse batch of rare soul singles by singer and guitar player Barbara Lynn – the complete Tribe, Jet Stream, Copywrite and Starflight singles – wonderful stuff cut from the mid 60s to late 70s! All of these labels are parts of the empire South Texas musical force Huey P Meaux – ... CD
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Gordy/Hallmark (UK), 1962. Used
One of the coolest, grooviest early group albums on Motown – sung by a group who've got a wonderfully rocking sound throughout – something you can probably guess from the placement of the guitar on the cover! That instrument steps out strongly on most numbers here – giving The ... CD
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RCA/Legacy, Early 70s. Used
Sublime soul from The Main Ingredient – a collection of cuts from their classic early 70s years at RCA – a time when they were topping the charts with their wonderful harmonies! Main Ingredient had a sweetness that was different than some of their contemporaries – usually upbeat, ... CD
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Miami
TK/Drive, 1978. Near Mint-
Cool compressed sounds from Miami – a group who are still plenty funky on this rare third album, but one who've also found a great way to serve up their groove as well! The combo's even sharper on the rhythms than ever before – and have a style that's a bit like that key evolution ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown, 1995. Near Mint-
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Musico, Early 70s. Very Good
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Disco Gold #4
United, 1978. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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West End, Early 80s. Very Good
A brilliant bit of space funk – with nice bubbly moogy parts, similar to work by the P&P team – but also with more of a straight heavy club sound, in the best West End tradition! The cut's a perfect bit of electronica history, and would sound great in a new or classic set of mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Swingtime (Sweden), 1940s/1986. Near Mint-
Swingtime LP issue of a whole bunch of cool Louis Jordan 78's, most of which had never been on LP before this issue. The stuff on the LP represents some of his earliest Decca material, and the tracks include "Bounce The Ball", "Oh Boy I'm In The Groove", "Waitin For The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mercury, 1992. Very Good
A shameless bit of pop house – but we love it! Lidell's original tune is super catchy, with a "nu nu" vocal refrain that will keep you humming for days – and it's presented here in a bunch of different extended mixes! 12-inch, Vinyl record
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San Francisco Dues
Chess, Early 70s. Sealed
One of the weirdest Chuck Berry albums ever – and one of the greatest, too! The sound here is very different than the hard rockin Berry of the early days – and the record's got kind of a laidback, trippy, and slightly bluesy approach – one that has Chuck singing in these homey ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Scotti Bros, 1998. Near Mint-
James Brown gets a new injection of life at the end of the 80s – thanks to a collaboration here with Full Force, who wrote, arranged, and produced the album! The groove here is often more in a Full Force mode than you might expect from James – a full-on 80s urban sound, filled with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jive, 1990. Near Mint-
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Stax/Concord, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
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Tribute To Uncle Ray
Hallmark, 1963. Used
Early vocal work from Stevie Wonder – a tribute to Ray Charles, who's not really Stevie's uncle – but a decidedly good match as a sightless soul contemporary! Wonder's vocals are still quite youthful at this point, and bring a really different interpretation to Ray's classics than ... CD
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Hallmark, 1963. Used
Early work from Stevie Wonder – recorded when he was only 11 years old, but already a whiz on a number of instruments! The grooves here definitely live up to the "jazz soul" promised in the title – as most numbers are instrumental, with a soul jazz groove that's really ... CD
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I'm Not The Same Girl
Cotillion/Wounded Bird, 1985. Used
A crossover classic from Stacy Lattisaw – an album that's much more mature than her earlier work, despite the "girl" in the title! The tunes are often slow-building and somewhat emotive – in a way that has Stacy stretching out her vocals a bit more than before as she reaches ... CD
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Hansa/BMG (Germany), 1978. Used
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially ... CD
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Atlantic, 1977. Used
A sweet 70s classic from Roberta Flack – recorded with a mellow jazzy undercurrent that really fits the spirit of the title! The set's a bit more varied in moods than some of Flack's previous Atlantic efforts – showing a stretching of wings from Roberta, but still very much in some ... CD
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Epic, 1991. Used
One of those records that we remember dismissing at the time – but honestly, it really lives up to repeated listenings in later years! Sure, Michael Jackson's no longer working with Quincy Jones – and instead goes for Teddy Riley and some other (then) contemporary producers – but ... CD
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Magic/Echoes & Images
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy
Two great albums from singer Sylvia St James – back to back on a single CD! Magic is a stunning solo set from Sylvia St James – previously known as a singer in the great group Side Effect – but an even better act on her own! Sylvia gets lots of great help here from the jazz ... CD
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Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Stirring sounds from the start of the 60s – all pulled from that magical moment when soul was first coming into place – brought together out of different strands of grooves that were rumbling around in the 50s! The set mixes R&B, vocal group, and even a bit of pop – but all ... CD
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Motown/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy
A pair of late 70s Motown gems from Cuba Gooding – back to back on a single CD! The well-titled 1st Cuba Gooding Album is his first project on his own, done after a classic stretch in the Main Ingredient! Gooding's working here with help from Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – the hit ... CD
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Don Blackman
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... CD
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Gonna Tell The World
Polydor/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy
A sublime set from Alton McClain & Destiny – one of the hippest female soul trios ever – and a group who definitely work at a level that's far above most of their contemporaries! The group's got a jazzy flourish here that really deepens their sound – a strong influence from ... CD
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EMI/Expansion (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy
A pair of later albums from the trio of Ray, Goodman, & Brown – still going strong after their early years as The Moments! Take It To The Limit is an obscure mid 80s session from the former members of The Moments – recorded with a style that's a bit more electric and a bit more ... CD
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Hutson
Curtom/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy
An amazing record – quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare – a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like ... CD
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Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy
Sublimely satisfying work from Ashford & Simpson – a stone killer from the height of their late 70s glory days on Warner Brothers! The pair are working together wonderfully at this point – wrapped up in that blend of upbeat soul and righteous undercurrents that made them a real cut ... CD
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Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy
A pair of overlooked gems from Mighty Fire – back to back on a single CD! No Time For Masquerading is a wonderful debut full length from Mighty Fire – a group whose roots lead back to lots of previous work for Motown, and as The Flakes – stepping out here as a tight quintet with ... CD
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Mother Of The Future (10" single)
Expansion (UK), 1974/2014. New Copy
A jazz dance classic – served up here in two brilliant versions! The original take of "Mother Of The Future" is by Norman Connors – and features these sublime vocals from Jean Carn that are right in the best mode of her work with Doug Carn on the Black Jazz label – and ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Stax, 2014. New Copy
A surprisingly great set of tracks – all recorded for the Memphis soul movie Take Me To The River, and featuring many generations of Tennessee talents, all coming together to revive the best sounds from years back! The mix of talents here is quite usual, and comes across unusually well ... CD
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Capitol, 1970s. New Copy 2LP
All the best Minnie Riperton tracks on one set – a beautiful double-length package of tunes, hand-picked because of their lasting importance to Minnie's fans in recent generations! The tracks on the set span the gamut of Minnie's recording career, and have a focus on the kinds of righteous ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Way I Feel
Cadet (Japan), 1969. New Copy
One of the greatest moments ever from guitarist Phil Upchurch – and one of the best from legendary arranger Charles Stepney too – a set that uses Upchurch's guitar in the same way that Stepney was using the piano of Ramsey Lewis in the late 60s! The record has full arrangements that ... CD
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Deesu/Fuel 2000, Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
A great chapter in the career of the legendary Allen Toussaint – a smoking set of singles from his tiny Deesu label – home to a great run of New Orleans soul in the late 60s! Deesu was partner to Toussaint's better-known Sansu – as well as a few other imprints as well – and ... CD
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T-Electric/Fuel 2000, 1980. New Copy
An overlooked gem from Etta James – a late 70s collaboration with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – and a set that's got some of the same funky power as her early 70s material for Chess Records! Toussaint's vibe is a bit different, but also has a lot more bite than some of his ... CD
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Fuel 2000, Late 60s. New Copy
Deep southern soul from the great Eldridge Holmes – one of the greatest New Orleans singers of the 60s, even though he never had a major hit! The sound of the work on this set is simply breathaking – really a cut above most of Holmes' contemporaries, and an approach to New Orleans work ... CD
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Capitol/BGO (UK), 1977/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD
Classic early work from Natalie Cole – packaged here in a sweet 2CD set! First up is the album Thankful – the third record in a tremendous early creative and commerical winning streak for Natalie! Thankful has her sweet, soulful voice out from of prodcution by Chuck Jackson and Marvin ... CD
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Hot Pepper
Philips/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky Thailand – just about the only 70s funk group we've ever seen from that part of the globe, and a great one at that! The Impossibles work in a tightly-crafted ensemble funk style that's clearly influenced by Kool & The Gang – but which also has the group hitting some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Life Happens
Fame/Beracah, 2014. New Copy
Candi Staton returns to Fame Studios – and the results are almost as classic as her recordings from decades before! The set returns Staton to a secular deep soul setting – and the production and instrumentation are nicely down-home, but never in a way that's cliched or cloying – ... CD
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Casablanca, 1976. New Copy
An oft-overlooked gem from Parliament – released during the year 1976, and sometimes hidden between monster LPs like Funkentelechy and Mothership Connection – but every bit as great as those two classics! The album's got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at ... CD
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Polydor, 1971. New Copy
Subtitled "Live At the Apollo Vol 3", but waaay better than any of the earlier volumes, this monster 2LP live set has James and the JB's wailing away in a freewheeling live set of hard hard hard funky grooves. Excellent work by the band, and a great way to see how sharp they were out of ... CD
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Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Funky Dennis Coffey – classics from his years at Sussex and programmed with one funky instrumental jam after another – 20 tracks from one of the maddest, hardest grooving, most genre-bending figures from the 70s Detroit scene! There's a rawly rumbling underbelly to the material, funky ... CD
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Funk Essentials/Mercury, Early 80s. New Copy
Original, rare and/or extended versions of classic chart funk by the Gap Band! The set features original vinyl versions of the cuts, many available for the first time on CD! Tracks include "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" (original 12" mix), "Burn Rubber", "Early In The ... CD
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Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A much deeper dig into these legendary labels than we've ever seen before – spread out here on a 2CD collection that definitely earns the "rarities" promised in the title! The collection moves way past the bigger hits from Bobby Robinson's famous New York indie labels – and ... CD
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Now Then & Forever
Sony, 2013. New Copy
A mindblowingly good album from Earth Wind & Fire – one of the best we've heard from them in years, and a set that really lives up to all the faith we've had in the group over the years! The sound is right on the money – from performance to production – with a vibe that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol/BGO (UK), 1975/1976/1977. New Copy 2CD
A triple pack of early magic from Natalie Cole! Inseparable is Natalie's stunning debut for Capitol Records in the mid 70s – a real surprise, and a set that should have had the singer blossoming even more than she did at the time! As with some of the other Capitol soul sessions of the time, ... CD
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Shaft (colored vinyl)
Enterprise/Stax, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown, Early 80s. New Copy
Maybe the greatest album that Teena Marie ever cut – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of the lady's work for Motown! The set's got this bright, positive bounce that grabs you right from the start – but also moves into a depth that's way different than other funk albums of ... CD
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McLemore Avenue
Stax, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
The Beatles had Abbey Road – and Booker T & The MGs had McLemore Ave, the main street running outside the Stax studios, and a fitting title for the album that has them playing tunes from The Beatles' incredible Abbey Road album. If you've ever thought that Abbey Road was a soft-rock ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cloud Nine
Motown, 1969. New Copy
A masterpiece in psychedelic soul from The Temptations – perhaps the most perfectly realized album from their years working with Norman Whitfield! The set's awash in that bottom-heavy, rumbling funk mode that Whitfield brought to the group at the end of the 60s – served up in bold ... CD
 
Updated September 22, 2014


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