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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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What's On Your Mind?
Street Jam Groove, 2014. New Copy
Surprisingly wonderful work from Aziza Miller – an artist you may know as the great Linda Williams, who cut the fantastic City Living album for Arista in the 70s! Aziza's got a groove that's more early 80s than you'd guess from the contemporary date of the record – a vibe that really ... CD
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No More Cold Nights
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy
An overlooked debut from singer Bert Robinson – an artist who was part of the large Al Hudson/One Way collective from Detroit, but who really comes into his own in this sweet little set! Robinson's got a very rich, deep vocal approach – almost a nod back to the pre-soul generation of ... CD
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I Promise You Love
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1989. New Copy
Bert Robinson's got one of the deepest vocal styles in mainstream R&B for the late 80s – an approach that's rooted in classic modes, and set here to some more contemporary backings! The set features production by Al Hudson and the One Way team, plus the great Skip Drinkwater too – ... CD
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Victor (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
A really fresh look at The Stylistics – a set that includes some of their key harmony soul classics, but also mixes in some of their lesser-known gems from the 70s – all in the best spirit of the landmark Free Soul series! Some of the tracks here are mellower than you'll usually get ... CD
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Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, ... CD
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SAR/Abkco, 1964. New Copy
The first-ever release of this full album of material by LC Cooke – the younger brother of the late Sam Cooke, but a hell of a singer in his own right! LC issued a few labels for Sam's SAR label in the early 60s, but this full set never saw the light of day – as it was scrapped after ... CD
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Posh
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy
Nothing posh about this one – as the album's an all-out, all-access affair – a great way for anyone to get into the grooves of the mighty Patrice Rushen! Patrice is at the height of her powers here – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in ... CD
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Straight From The Heart
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy
A huge album for Patrice Rushen – thanks largely to the track "Forget Me Nots", which is a perfect blend of jazz and soul, in that warm sweet style she was forging after her early days as more of a fusion artist. The rest of the album's every bit as great – and the ... CD
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RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy
Great stuff – and the kind of group that would be easy to overlook if the tracks weren't so good! The Brothers were clearly some sort of a studio project designed to cash in on the disco craze – and they included Bhen Lanzaroni on keyboards, who'd also recorded a bit on his own as a ... CD
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Motown/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy
One of Lenny's first solo records – rawer than later work, thanks probably to the fact that he produced the record with Chester Thompson – and it's wonderful stuff! Thompson plays organ and arp on the record, and gives many tracks a nice heavy funk sound that's similar to his and ... CD
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Complete Atco Recordings
Atco/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
Beautiful soul vocals from Dee Dee Warwick – the entirety of her work for Atco – all of it recorded between 1970 and 1972! Dee Dee had a pretty successful run as a solo singer for Mercury before moving to Atco, to say nothing of her pedigree as a session singer over the years, hitting ... CD
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Arista/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy
A nicely grooving set to start the 80s by The Waters – an underappreciated 2-man, 2-woman LA vocal group who did a considerable amount of backup vocals in the studio scene of the late 70s – and this is easily their best record! It's got some of the best arrangements the group ever ... CD
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Shaft
Enterprise, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
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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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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I Hope We Get To Love In Time (with bonus tracks)
ABC/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy
The first solo album from the team of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – and a set that's arguably even more soulful than their work together in The 5th Dimension! The pair are lucky to have Groovesville soul maestro Don Davis at the helm – helping them hit a more mature, more ... CD
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SES Records/Creole Stream (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A lost blacksploitation treasure – and the only soundtrack we've ever seen from Motown funky drummer Jack Ashford! The album cooks with a sweet and tight groove – kicking back with a wah-wah heavy instrumental approach on some tracks, and sweeping things up with soulful female vocals ... CD
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Angie
Buddah, 1978. Used
Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that indicates roots in much hipper ... CD
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Mary Jane Girls
Motown, 1983. Used
The great first album from The Mary Jane Girls – easily their best, and an 80s pop soul delight all the way through! Rick James is firmly at the helm of the quartet for this release – and although the sound has elements of James' own crossover funk of the time, there's also an approach ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1961. Used
One of the first great group albums on Motown – and a set that really paved the way for later albums by The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, and other Motown girl groups! The Marvelettes were easily one of the most perfectly-formed acts on the label at the start – and this smoking ... CD
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Elektra/FTG, 1981. Used
A great little soul set from Wanda Walden – and probably one of the best things to come from the Narada Michael Walden camp in the early 80s! Narada produced and arranged, but the record's got a deeper feel than any of his own work of the time – a more soulful quality that's smooth, ... CD
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1969. Used
Cream Of The Crop may not have been a huge hit for The Supremes, but the record has them handling a variety of interesting work – mostly done in modes that bring the best Motown styles of the 60s into closer contact with the label's more expansive sound to come in the 70s! There's a really ... CD
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Red Bird Story
Red Bird/Charly (UK), Mid 60s. Used 4CD
Red Bird was a groovy little label set up in the mid 60s by Lieber & Stoller after years of success churning out pop hits for Atlantic. And while the label was fairly short-lived, they did have a number of big records – like "Gee Baby Bee", "Iko Iko", and "I'm ... CD
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How High- Rare Takes
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Used
Long known as one of the best funky artists of the early 70's, with a sound that's a mix between James Brown and hard southern soul, Joe's only output to date has been his classic (and only) LP, plus a few hard to find singles. This great collection from PVine collects some of those harder to find ... CD
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Lookin Out
Mr Bongo (UK), 2004. Used
A lovely album from the legendary Terry Callier – another spacious set of gorgeously composed soul for Mr. Bongo! Lookin' Out was largely recorded in the Chicago area, with players that sit in with Terry in his residences at the Green Mill, and the easy, jazzy feel reflects it. What really ... CD
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Motown, 1972. Used
Pure genius – like just about every other early Motown album by the Jackson 5! The vocals are sublime – almost even more perfect than on the first few records – and the group have some great help in the studio from arrangers like The Corporation, Willie Hutch, Johnny Bristol, and ... CD
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Believe In A Dream/FTG, 1982. Used
A bassy bassy classic from Tyrone Brunson – a heck of a great player on many other folks' albums at the time – and a darn compelling leader on his own! The set crackles with all the street soul vibe you might expect from the cover – breaking bits mixed with electro elements ... CD
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Back To Basics
CBS (Japan), 1986. Used
The Manhattans get back to basics, but they're also working with a sound that's a bit smoother and more contemporary than before – a mix of slightly grooving rhythms and mellower quiet storm moments, the latter of which is especially well-suited to their vocals! There's a bit less ... CD
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Modern/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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Night Train, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Rockin Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu
Jax, 1957. Used
No description available. CD
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Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1980. Used
Landmark club grooves from the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that definitely has her at the top of the disco game for the 70s! Holloway's working here with a nice variety of arrangers and producers – including Bobby Womack, Norman Harris, Dan Hartman, and Tom Washington – ... CD
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Ace (UK), 1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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West Side (UK), Early 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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Excello/Hip-O, Early 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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MGM/BBR (UK), 1975. Used
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here ... CD
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Excello/Hip-O, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Excello/Hip-O, 1960s/Early 70s. Used
No description available. CD
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Live
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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25th Anniversary Vol 1
Motown, Mid 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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CBS (Japan), 1987. Used
Pop soul from Full Force – filled with plenty of influence from mainstream hip hop, but all watered down into a much more partyful groove! The group here are a bridge between the commercial funk of Prince, The Time, and other 80s acts – and some of the more beat-heavy sounds coming out ... CD
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BMG, 1989. Used
No description available. CD
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Real Deal
Ultrax, 1991. Used
No description available. CD
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Island (UK), 1979. Very Good+
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Now Again, Early 70s/2006. Near Mint-
Bill Withers' classic get some nice treatment here from the Kashmere Stage Band – who themselves get remix work by J Rocc and Oh No! Kashmere's original version of "Ain't No Sunshine" is done in a slow burning mode with great sax lines, floating female chorus vocals, and a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint-
A nice little promo sampler issued in the mid 70s on Atlantic – issued with the tag line "If You're Reaching Out For Soul, Grab Atlantic Records" – and giving you good reason to! 10 numbers in all, including "Without Love" by Aretha Franklin, "Sitting On Top Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dakar, 1980. Very Good+
An excellent, if lesser known, uptempo roller skating groove, with a chirping guitar and rolling bass pedal groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Tommy Boy, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)
As usual, the Force MD's doing their retro vocal harmonizing with a just a little rhyming. Love Beat is just the voices over the beat, with no other music. Produced by Mr. Magic and arranged by Keith LeBlanc. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Luv N' Haight, Late 70s. Near Mint- (reissue)
An early Luv N Haight 12" single – featuring some of the best jazzy soul of all time! All cuts are incredible – and they're 3 of the most-remembered tracks from the legendary first album by James Mason! "Sweet Power" has a spacey club groove that's just great – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated July 29, 2014


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