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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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Early/Fever Dream, 1986. New Copy
The legendary mid 80s record by Marvin Sease, later to be slightly altered and re-released as his self-titled major label debut – but the version on the Early label has always been rare! Sease has roots in southern soul and gospel, but he's better remembered in some circles for going dirty, ... CD
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One Eye Open (plus bonus tracks)
Dynamo/Fever Dream, 1969/1972. New Copy
An excellent bit of party funk – and a real precursor to musical party records of the 70s! Harmon Bethea is the "Mask Man", and he's working here with his Agents – a very popular live act at the time, with a mixture of raunchy grooves and blue humor, ala Doug Clark & The ... CD
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Success/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy
A smash hit from Silver Convention – thanks to the dark pop disco hit "Get Up & Boogie", the leadoff tune on this surprisingly strong set! The strength of the album really comes from the masterful blend of strings, beats, and piano from arranger/producer/keyboardist Silvester ... CD
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I Want You
EMI/Fever Dream, 1979. New Copy
Later work from soul pioneer Wilson Pickett – working at EMI here, and in an updated style – on a record that would be better remembered, if not for the trailblazing importance of Pickett's earlier career. Having previously helped define raw southern soul and deliver it to the masses, ... CD
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Enterprise/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down ... 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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ABC/FTG, 1977. New Copy
The warm, sweetly grooving Eloise album from Eloise Laws – a nice bit of smoothly produced LA soul, with arrangements by Gene Page, and production by Linda Creed and Jerry Goldstein. Eloise's vocals are really wonderful here, exuding warmth something of relaxed approach to her singing that ... CD
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Polydor (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A dancefloor classic! The album's the second by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie, and head and shoulders above the rest – a sublime blend of soul and club that's hardly been matched again! Diamond manages to make things groove, but never loses sight of the soulful styles that make the record ... CD
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Welcome Back
Capitol/FTG, 1981. New Copy
A wonderful album – one of the group's best! The album was a "comeback" effort – but it's still got stone Philly production from Norman Harris, with a sound that's right up their with their best Atco sides from the mid 70s. In fact, the harmonies are even better than before, ... CD
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Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was really coming into her own! Read My Lips has Melba working nicely with some tight Capitol soul backings – often a bit heavy on the beats, but in a way that guides the tunes strongly from the bottom, and lets Melba's ... CD
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Capitol/FTG, 1982. New Copy
An early 80s classic from Melba Moore – best known for one of her biggest hits, "Love's Comin' At Ya", an enduring number that's got an irresistible groove! Like many of Melba's other albums, this one does a wonderful job of delivering radio-friendly pop soul and still hitting us ... CD
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Capitol/FTG, 1981. New Copy
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – with some bubbling club soul grooves carried over from the 70s, plus spacier and funkier touches – largely produced by McFadden & Whitehead and featuring Kashif on moog bass! Given the production style here and the release date, we get the ... CD
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I Got More Soul
Omnivore, 2014. New Copy
Southern soul veteran Bobby Patterson, delivering what sounds like a lost early 70s classic on Stax or any number of smaller, yet esteemed southern soul labels – but it's actually his first new recordings in decade or so – and it comes courtesy of the ever-reliable Omnivore label! ... CD
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Atlanta/FTG, 1986. New Copy
Mid 80s funky soul from Cashflow – a rare one cut for the Atlanta label, and produced by Larry Blackmon – a group R&B effort that seamlessly combines the club ready soul, funk, 80s rap influences and otherwise tightly thumping grooves Blackmon worked with at the time! Cashflow had ... CD
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Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy
A nice mid 80s groover from Paul Laurence for Capitol – whose biggest successes, arguably, were in his services as a songwriter and producer for other artists – making a pretty great case for his own work as a headline act on Haven't You Heard! May may not have heard it, actually, but ... CD
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Capitol/FTG, Early 80s. New Copy
A sublime double-header – both rare albums from Perry & Sanlin, together on one CD! First up is For Those Who Love – the first Capitol effort from Phil Perry & Kevin Sanlin – two excellent harmony soul singers who were part of the legendary Montclairs who recorded for ... CD
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Polydor/Universal, 2014. New Copy 5CD
A treasure trove of classic James Brown – with the Live At The Apollo (1962), Sex Machine and Revolution Of The Mind albums, plus the benchmark In The Jungle Groove compilation and the appropriately-titled 70s Funk Classics – together in a 5CD box set! Live At The Apollo is a landmark ... CD
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Motown/FTG, 1986. New Copy
Stacy Lattisaw's first album for Motown – the nicely grooving Take Me All The Way from 1986 – featuring production from some of the biggest and brightest modern soul producers in the game at the time, and most importantly, lovely vocals from Stacy! There's a cohesive modern vibe all ... CD
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All In The Soul
Reynolds/Undercover Brother, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure west coast soul set from Quinn Harris – a well-titled "mastermind" with a great ear for a gritty groove! The set's got a really unique sort of feel – not just straight funk, but not straight soul either – kind of a hip blend of modes that often includes some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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United Artists/Avenue, 1972. Used
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano ... CD
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Party Time
Jean, 1974. Very Good+
A classic underground funk set from the 70s – and a record that definitely lives up to the party time promised in the title! The group have a really festive approach to funk – still as hard-hitting and sharp-edged as other indie contemporaries – but willing to open up and push ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Scepter, 1960. Good
The first album in The Shirelles mighty run for Scepter Records – and a great set that really set new standards for girl soul in the 60s! Although some of the cuts crossed over bit, the whole album's got a heartbreaking sense of soul that goes way beyond familiar oldies – a beautiful ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Turning Point
Generation, Mid 70s. Good
Billed as "The Singing Album" – and a whole new chapter in the career of Rudy Ray Moore! The set definitely features Rudy on vocals, but the instrumentation's just as important too – some nice funky undercurrents and rootsy soul bits, all arranged and conducted by Arthur ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Nu Groove, 1991. Very Good-
If you ask us, house music doesn't get much better than this. Super spare, jazzy underground house, by one of the lost talents of the NJ scene. To many, this is just an obscure release by Rheji Burrell of the Burrell brothers but to us, this single's a rare treat, with a raw but still smooth ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Eddie Drennon & Charanga Soul
Kim, 1983. Very Good
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Kent (UK), 1960s. Used
Here's the reason why we love reissue CDs – because they offer an incredible look at groups that have nearly been forgotten in the pages of music history! The Diplomats were an east coast group who never cracked the top of the charts, but who made some excellent work during the 60s – a ... CD
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Demon (UK), Mid 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD
The second half of Ann Peebles' classic years for Hi Records – tunes that are less well-known than her earlier hits, but equally great overall, with a sweet mellow approach to southern soul that virtually set the tone for all other female singers of the genre! The 2CD set brings together ... CD
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Stax/Enterprise, 1972/1974. Used
2 early 70s sessions from Billy Eckstine – both recorded for Stax Records! First up is Senior Soul – a well-titled set not only given Billy's age, but also because of the surprisingly soulful undercurrent to the record – an extension into the genre even greater than Eckstine's ... CD
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Beginning Of The End
Alston, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic jazz funk by one of the best bands in the genre! This is probably Pleasure's most sought-after album, and it includes the classic breakbeat cut "Bouncy Lady", which begins with a nice hard drumbreak, and ends the same way! The record has a tight, smooth, soulful feel – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Friends & Buddies
Alston, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most unique albums to ever come out of the Miami soul scene of the 70s – a sublime set of work that we'd easily rank right up there with the best material of the time from Donny Hathaway or Stevie Wonder! Milton Wright has a really jazzy groove to his music – and he mixes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Changes
RCA, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
LP...$9.99 12.98
A standout solo moment from the amazing Keni Burke – an artist who's come a long way from his youthful start in the 5 Stairsteps! Keni had recorded other adult work by the time of this early 80s set, but Changes is easily his best-remembered album – a masterpiece of 80s groove, all ... LP, Vinyl record album
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One & Only (with bonus tracks)
Buddah/FTG, 1978. New Copy
The last Buddah Records album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a set that's a great summation of all the new territory the group hit with the label! The album's a mix of the mellower ballads that made Gladys one of the biggest female soul singers of the 70s, and some of the upbeat ... CD
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What Color Is Love
Cadet, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ode/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A really amazing project – and a totally righteous little record – a set of songs all penned by Bob Dylan in the 60s, sung by a hip spiritual choir that includes performances from soul singers Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Gloria Jones! The mix of soul and gospel here is ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Superfly
Curtom, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Memphis High
Epic, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
The only album we've ever seen by Johnny Robinson – a rare non-Hi Records set produced by Willie Mitchell, with a sound that's as deeply soulful as some of the best indie work coming out of the Memphis scene in the 60s! Willie's style here is rougher than that used with Al Green or Ann ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Remedies
Atco, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Gonzo grooves from cosmic physician Dr. John! This is one of the trippiest of Dr. John's early albums, and a really messed-up mix of New Orleans R&B, 60s funk, and psychedelic influences. Side one of the LP features a number of shorter funky cuts – like "Loop Garoo" and "C ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Heat
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Love Makes a Woman
Brunswick, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Good High
Bang, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Complete Expressions Vol 2
Brunswick, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A mindblowing album of electric piano tracks! Don Walker was a funky pianist from Chicago who worked briefly with the Young-Holt Unlimited group – and who cut a rare few albums of his own for the Brunswick label. This second solo album features some excellent Fender Rhodes work by Don ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Breakwater
Arista, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Makossa
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hard Candy
Asylum/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A seminal set from Ned Doheny – a lasting bit of California cool from the 70s, and a record that's every bit as refreshing as its image on the cover! The sound is tight, but never too slick – well-crafted songwriting with equally well-crafted production and studio execution – but ... CD
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Payback
Polydor, 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Phew (with bonus track)
Warner/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy
The only full album ever recorded by Claudia Lennear – a singer who first rose to fame as a member of Ike Turner's Ikettes, but who also lent her vocals to a whole host of other great projects too! Claudia easily skirted the worlds of soul and rock on the LA scene of the early 70s – ... CD
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Sony (Japan), 1960s. New Copy 2CD
A set that really lives up to its title, then goes a bit further too – as it not just brings together a host of Northern Soul classics, but also turns up a fair bit of 60s gems that have only been rediscovered in recent years – some surprising entries from the deep catalog of Columbia ... CD
 
Updated July 23, 2014


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