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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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Malligator/Because (France), 1977. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
The height of French disco – a huge worldwide hit for Cerrone, a nutty bit of space disco that actually holds up pretty darn well over the years! The guy's not really a looker – and the strange "animal operation" cover almost makes this look like a prog rock album – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Malligator/Because (France), 1978/1979/1980. New Copy 3LP & 3CD (reissue)
A mighty great set – three rare soundtracks from dancefloor maestro Cerrone – none of which we ever see on vinyl here in the US! First up is Vice Squad (aka Brigade Mondaine) – a rare soundtrack from the mighty Cerrone – recorded right at the height of his electro disco ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Because (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP & CD
Great grooves from The Kongas – a French disco group who worked heavily with the great Cerrone, but who also had a much rootsier feel overall! The Kongas style mixes in long percussion lines with plenty of keyboards – all in an extended clubby groove that has all the French disco ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Arista, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy CD & DVD
A key chapter in Whitney Houston's musical legacy – finally presented in a proper package! Houston's fame knew no bounds during her big run in the late 80s and early 90s – and although she recorded plenty of albums, singles, and soundtrack material to reach her audiences, she also ... CD
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Columbia/FTG, 1980. New Copy
Stellar Manhattans from the start of the 80s – and proof that the group could still hold strong, even at a point when soul music was really changing up around them! The sound is somewhat smoother than before, but never in a throwaway style – and as you might guess from the title, the ... CD
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Affection (2CD/DVD set)
Arista/Edsel (UK), 1990. New Copy 2CD & DVD
Big bouncing soul from Lisa Stansfield – a record that almost rivaled the first effort from Soul II Soul for UK impact on the American mainstream! Despite a pasty-white cover, the record's got a hell of a lot of color – some rich rhythms that reintroduced a syncopated funky sound to ... CD
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Edsel (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 3CD
The roots of Lisa Stansfield, and lots of great lost moments too – a wealth of rare remixes and other odd bits – and from what we can tell, none of these were used as bonus tracks on the other 2CD reissues of her albums! The depths of Lisa's music knows no bounds – as her strong ... CD
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Real Love (2CD/DVD set)
Arista/Edsel (UK), 1991. New Copy 2CD & DVD
Lisa Stansfield's second solo album – slightly less sublime than the first, but still a heck of a soul album that's really held up wonderfully over the years! Tracks have that warm and smooth approach that made her early work so great – a real return to solid soul after the tinnyness ... CD
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So Natural (2CD/DVD set)
Arista/Edsel (UK), 1993. New Copy 2CD & DVD
A great title for this gem of a record from Lisa Stansfield – as the album's got a feel that's maybe even warmer and more natural than Lisa's previous records – and those were already pretty darn great! At a point when Stansfield could have gone for more clunky, commercial work, she ... CD
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Arista/Edsel (UK), 1997. New Copy 2CD & DVD
Damn great work from Lisa Stansfield – a record that had her bouncing back way to the top in the late 90s, while still holding onto all the wonderful styles she had at the start! The grooves are lean, clean, and very classic-styled – that mix of well-syncopated rhythms, soaring strings ... CD
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Face Up (2CD/DVD set)
Arista/Edsel (UK), 2001. New Copy 2CD & DVD
Lisa Stansfield expands her groove, but loses none of her soul in the process – on a record that keeps on reminding us why Lisa's music is such a delight to our ears over the years! Some cuts have those rock-solid rhythms that got Stansfield going so strongly at the end of the 80s – ... CD
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Harmless (UK), 1985. New Copy
A lost 80s album from Barbara Pennington – a singer we normally associate more with the disco generation, but who's still very strong here on a Record Shack session with Ian Levine! The style is still clubby, but slows things down a bit more from the disco years – a snapping 80s vibe ... CD
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Mandre
Motown/Fever Dream, 1977. New Copy
A classic set of spacey club from Mandre – aka Andre Lewis – an artist we'd place right up there with some of the best cosmic sounds from Dexter Wansel at the time, and maybe even some of the more space-bound club artists of the European scene as well! The album's got some wonderful ... CD
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Hung Up On You (with bonus tracks)
Pride/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy
A gem of a record from the great Billy Butler – brother of better-known Jerry from the Chicago scene, and maybe best known for his northern soul work of the 60s – but a hell of a great artist here in a rare group soul date from the 70s! Billy's lead vocals are supported by the Infinity ... CD
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Mark IV
Mercury/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy
A group soul treasure from the 70s – and one with a very unique feel! The Mark IV are more of a southern soul group than some of the bigger east coast acts that were dominating the charts at the time – and they get some wonderful production here from Roy C, who keeps them in the same ... CD
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Safety Zone
United Artists, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet funky soul from the great Bobby Womack – a record that mixes Bobby's roots with some of the more righteous modes he picked up on Across 110th Street – blended here in a style that's completely sublime! The record was one of Womack's first to be entirely recorded on the west coast ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Expansion (UK), 1980. Used
Nice reissue of Lew's Just Arrived album – repackaged here to include the single "Heaven In The Afternoon"! Although Lew Kirton recorded in the early 80s (mostly) he had a sound and style that made him one of the last great soul singers of the 70s. This long-overdue reissue of his ... CD
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Arista/Expansion (UK), 1979/1982. New Copy
A pair of albums from Chuck Cissel – back to back on a single CD! First up is Just For You – a great debut for Cissel – a singer who started on the stage in New York, but made an easy move to records with this late 70s gem! Cissel's got a nicely laidback approach – never ... CD
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Stuff
Just Sunshine/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Tight funky fusion from Stuff – the stellar debut by the soul jazz supergroup – filled with groovy electric keys, rubbery basslines and tightly vamping guitar! The sound is warm and groovy throughout – sophisticated funk on some tunes, and slightly looser and soulful on others ... CD
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Now
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy
Sweet sounds from the lovely lady – one of Patrice Rushen's last truly great albums, and a masterpiece of 80s groove with lots of jazzy touches! The keyboard sound has evolved a bit here – compressed with more electronic percussion than on Patrice's earlier records, but still done with ... CD
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Miss Randy Crawford
Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy
One of the hippest, tightest albums ever from Randy Crawford – a set that's got a great blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all with the kind of poise and polish she brought to her famous work with The Crusaders! Crawford's wonderful vocals are wrapped up perfectly in some cool combo ... CD
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Music Trance
Atlantic (UK), 1980. New Copy
Ben E King goes into a sweet sweet music trance – that late 70s dancefloor mode that really helped transform his sound, and breathe new life into his career! The style's not really disco, but is more an upbeat take on modern soul – a groove that still broke big on plenty of dancefloors ... CD
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Supernatural
Atlantic (UK), 1975. New Copy
A brilliant 70s comeback for Ben E King – a record that shows the world that his vocals are still some of the best in soul, long after his early hits – and a massively mature effort that also grooves like a mofo! King's style here is completely different than before – rich, full, ... CD
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Columbia, 1982. New Copy
Marvin Gaye's last album ever – and a sensuous batch of grooves that almost return him to the sound of Let's Get It On! The style here is a bit more modern, but the sound is still great – a smoother approach to soul than most of Gaye's contemporaries at the time, recorded in a way that ... CD
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Regency, Mid 50s. Used
At last! Someone's finally put out a good collection of the heavenly Detroit soul doo wops by Nolan Strong and his group The Diablos. This first volume of 25 tracks kicks off with their classic "The Wind", a heavenly ballad track that was covered by everyone, and then it leaps into a ... CD
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Uptown, 1992. Very Good-
From the Reminisce LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown/Universal, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used
11 tracks. CD
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Atco, 1966. Near Mint-
A great little live set from King Curtis – cut in his local turf of Harlem, with a very loose sort of feel and nice gritty groove – which lets both King and his combo get even freer and funkier than usual! There's an edge here you don't usually get on the studio work from Curtis – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Melodie En Soul Sol (France), Early 70s. Near Mint-
An excellent 4-track ep – featuring some great rare soul and funk tracks by Nancy Holloway, plus a few more gems! Nancy was an incredible American singer – but she really got her start when she ended up in Paris during the 60s and 70s, and cut some great records in a number of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Warner (UK), 1989. Used
Titles include "The Future", "Electric Chair", "Vicki Waiting", "Partyman", "Scandalous", and "Batdance". CD
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SOUL, 1969. Very Good-
A classic set by The Originals – one of Motown's best second-generation soul groups, with a sound that rivaled the best of the indie sweet soul groups of the late 60s and early 70s – those fragile harmonies and personal qualities, yet presented here with the sharper finish you'd expect ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Chess (Japan), 1972. Used
Chuck Berry makes the same London move as some of his other Chess Records contemporaries – and the result is one of Chuck's best albums from the later years! The set's not as star-studded as other efforts of this nature – but that's fine with us because Chuck really shines as the lead ... CD
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Warner/Get Back (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)
One of our favorite Funkadelic albums ever – a tightly grooving classic that never lets up at all! There's a sense of perfection to everything here – one that really gets the group past their tripped-out early years, and firmly into the sublime territory George Clinton hit with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live At The Sex Machine
De-Lite, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic live stuff from the classic early period of Kool & the Gang! The set swings mightily with a sound that's hardly matched on some of their studio albums, and the band proves that their tightness isn't just a batch of studio tricks as they blow away the crowd at the Sex Machine night ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Maverick, 2001. Near Mint- 2x12" (pic cover)
Dance remixes by Paul Oakenfold, Richard Vission, Tracy Young and others. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth/Stax, 1972. Very Good+
An excellent bit of soul, and way more than the title implies! Louise certainly has a voice that ranks with Mahalia in quality, but she's backed here by some excellent 70s arrangements that are a lot better than Mahalia could ever hope for. In fact, Louise wrote a fair bit of the songs, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Quality (Canada), 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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A&M/Mobile Fidelity, 1974. Very Good+
A real classic from the 70s AM soft rock/soul scene – and a record that's surprisingly rewarding this many years later! Gino's working here in territory that's a bit similar to contemporaries like Paul Williams or Nick DeCaro – material that's well-penned, softly sung, and produced ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Clanka Lanka (Sweden), Mid 30s. Very Good+ Gatefold
A groundbreaking collection – still nothing else like it – of unique pre-doo wop, pre-soul material in a unique space between vocal jazz, jive, and blues! Includes work by Five Jinks, Three Keys, Five Jones Boys, Lewis Bronzeville Five, Four Blackbirds, Five Breezes, Three Peppers, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Bands Of Gold
HDH/Demon (UK), Early 70s. Very Good+
A great UK compilation, filled with gems from Freda's years at Hot Wax – including "Band Of Gold", "Unhooked Generation", "The Easiest Way To Fall", "Deeper & Deeper", "Bring The Boys Home", "Odds & Ends", "I Shall Not ... LP, Vinyl record album
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4 & 20 Elders
Creed, 1981. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1991. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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King, Late 50s. Very Good+
Always amazing is right – because even at this early stage, James Brown was a killer – sounding harder and heavier than most of his pre-soul contemporaries – and busting out in a stunning sound that instantly put him on the map! This overstuffed early set features some great ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Island, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
No description available. CD
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Voice & Rhythm
Tokuma (Japan), 1983. Used
No description available. CD
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I Keep Coming Back For More
Chocolate City/Shout (UK), 1977. Used
Sublime second generation soul from Brenda & The Tabulations – a sweet set of Philly grooves, recorded at Sigma sound with help from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and John Davis! The album's every bit as groove-heavy as you'd expect from work by those dancefloor heavyweights – and the ... CD
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Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1976/1980. Used 2 CDs
Philly soul classics from The Manhattans – the mid 70s self-titled gem and After Midnight from the dawn of the 80s! The Manhattans album is one of their best of the 70s, and a record that showed that they were firmly out of the indie ghetto, and totally on top of their game! The record ... CD
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Stax, 1970. Used
Jean Knight's classic – and a monumental album of funky female soul that was one of the best albums in the "second generation" Stax era! You probably know the title cut, as it was her biggest hit, and the inspiration for loads of "answer" songs (some of which came from ... CD
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Hi Records/Right Stuff, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
Although he's probably best remembered these days as the genius producer behind most of the great Memphis soul records on the Hi Records label, Willie Mitchell was also quite a big soul star in his day. He played lead trumpet on a huge amount of instrumental singles and LPs issued under his own ... CD
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Still Kool
New Door, 2007. Used
Sure, it's not the classic years of the 70s, but Kool & The Gang sound surprisingly great here on this recent set – grooving in a well-done, tightly-crafted way that may not exactly be early 70s funk, but which is still right up there with some of their later, mellower work! The rhythms ... CD
 
Updated November 21, 2014


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