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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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Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy
A pair of Atlantic Records gems from The Temptations – back to back on a single CD! Hear To Tempt You is a set with a goofy title, but a great little record – one that pairs the sublime vocals of The Temptations with the Philly groove production trio of Ron Baker, Norman Harris, and ... CD
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Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy
Pure greatness from Johnnie Taylor – two Columbia Records releases back to back on a single CD! First up is She's Killing Me, an obscure 7 track EP from Johnnie Taylor – almost a 12" single, but with more than enough going on to make us think of it as a full album! Johnnie's in ... CD
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Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Argo/Jackpot, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Searing stuff – easily one of Etta James' greatest albums! The set is a non-stop jam, recorded live at the New Era Club in Nashville before a small and screaming crowd – a perfect performance all the way through, one that showcases Etta as she rarely sounded on vinyl during the 1960s. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Epic, 1989. Very Good+
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Chronicle – Their Greatest Stax Hits
Stax, 1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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Black Top, 1980s/1990s. Used
No description available. CD
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American Gypsy
Chess (Japan), 1975. Used
An album that begins with an amazing break – and then rolls into a great batch of fuzzy guitar grooves! The set is one of the odder albums to be issued by Chess Records during its funk years – as American Gypsy were a Dutch band, recording in Holland, and the record was only licensed ... CD
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Best Of Marlena Shaw
Blue Note, Early 70s. Used
A great little collection of the soul jazz sides that Marlena cut for Blue Note during the early 70s. The work's all got a great feel – with less of the supper-club soul than she had in her Cadet years, and none of the slicker modern soul that she did for Columbia in later years. These ... CD
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Soulful Experience
Truth/Stax, 1975. Used
A beautiful mix of gospelly soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s! David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect ... CD
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Motown/Hip-O Select, 1964. Used 2CD
An incredible version of this classic early Supremes album – one so great, it'll have you throwing away your original copy! The core album is about as classic as you can get for the early Supremes – a set that has the group really hitting hard on all levels, thanks to production from ... CD
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Club 88, 2012. Used CD & DVD
No description available. CD
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King/Ace (UK), Early 60s. Used
The last years of Little Willie John's mighty run for King Records – and material that shows him working strongly in a soul mode for the 60s! There's still some traces of R&B at points, but John's made a strong shift forward in his styles – helping change his sound with a range of ... CD
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Calla/West Side (UK), Mid 60s/1976. Used
Two rare chapters of Swamp Dogg's career – brought together as a single overstuffed CD! The first half of the collection features pre-Swamp singles recorded by a young Jerry Williams for Calla Records – tunes done in a straighter mode than Dogg's later work, often in a style that mixes ... CD
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We The People
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy
One the all time great funky albums of the 70s – a mad little record with a sense of rhythm and timing that was years ahead of its time! The Soul Searchers (along with Chuck Brown) later became known for their heavy-hitting Go Go work at the end of the decade – but here, they're a ... 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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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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Searching For My Love
Checker (Japan), 1966. New Copy
A wonderful album of southern soul – and the only full-length LP cut by Bobby Moore and his long-lived Rhythm Aces combo! The group's the sort that slaved away endlessly in live shows all over the south – playing on their own, or providing extra backup for countless big stars touring ... CD
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Midnight Dancer
Whitfield/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy
A sweet mix of clubby tracks and mellower moments from Willie Hutch – and an overlooked gem from his late 70s years on Whitfield Records! The set's got Willie definitely digging some of the disco styles of the time, but in a way that's never sellout at all – as his vocals and guitar ... CD
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Etta James (1973)
Chess (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Heavy funk from the great Etta James – one of her standout classics from the later Chess years, done with a style that's completely different than her work of the 60s! The set was recorded in LA with a super-dope sound that's almost in a funky soundtrack mode – full horns, bits of ... CD
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I Got The Feelin'
Polydor, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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What Am I Gonna Do
Casablanca, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest soul records of all time – and an album that we'd never part with! Gloria Scott only ever recorded this one full LP – but that's more than enough, as the whole thing's a masterpiece – produced by Barry White with the best of his 70s approach, and featuring ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Casablanca, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Ahhhhh . . . By this point, George Clinton and the P-Funk team were on top of the world! The record is a masterful dose of slick mothership jamming – perfectly woven together with that tightly compressed style that really served Clinton's production work well. The tracks are long, but never ... LP, Vinyl record album
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For Sweet People From Sweet Charles
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A supremely fantastic album, and one that's always woefully overlooked in discussions of James Brown's incredible People label! Sweet Charles, Charles Sherell, was a great lost soul vocalist who had a voice that was warm and mellow, with a sweetness that was often missing from James' singing ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Foster Sylvers (Pride LP)
Pride, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
How old was Foster Sylvers when he cut this record? Seven? Eight? Whatever the case, the little tyke forever changed the face of funky music with the incredible cut "Misdemeanor" – one of those chunky funky numbers that sounds like nothing else we've ever heard, and which has ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Reality
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Super Bad
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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It's A Mother
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Afreaka!
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hi Records, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Al Green's first major album, and a killer batch of Memphis soul tracks with a sound that's a bit rawer than later years. The formula for the hits is firmly in place – and Al's beautiful voice is swept up wonderfully in very sympathetic production by the great Willie Mitchell. Although ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Nard
Arista, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist Bernard Wright! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk players that includes Bobby Broom, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, and Don Blackman, whose funky style is very similar to Wright's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Investigation No 1
CRS, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A funky holy grail – one of the rarest of the rare, and the only album ever cut by funky guitarist Carl "Sherlock" Holmes! Carl's work on the guitar is incredible – fast riffing and jazzy, with a style that's dirtier and messier than some of his 70s jazz funk contemporaries, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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King, 1968. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Great reissue of James' second set of tracks recorded live at the famous Apollo Theatre! We like this one way better than volume one, and find it to be a much heftier set of tracks – with a stunning array of sheer raw showmanship. This one's in a 2 LP format, with lots more room for The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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King, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Doing Their Own Thing
House Of The Fox, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic album of hardcore funky cuts, with a great jazzy tip on the righteous solos laid down by Maceo and the band. Recorded in the time that Maceo was away from James' band, with a crack lineup of players including Melvin Parker, Jimmy Nolan, Bernard Odom, and L.D. Williams. Nearly every cut ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy
Maybe the best album ever from this late 70s Motown group – a set that's got the girls really stepping out with a nice degree of power – in a groove that's different than the usual female disco mode of the time! The record's got a much more fully-formed sort of feel – not just a ... CD
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Popcorn Girls
Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
An excellent collection of female groovers from the early 60s – one that mixes together rare soul, pop, and vocal numbers from a variety of obscure singles – definitely not the kind of stuff that was hitting the charts at the time! Most numbers have a "popcorn" kind of groove ... CD
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Funky Nassau
Alston, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philly Groove, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
An overlooked groover from late 70s Motown – served up on a record that might look more like a heavy metal outing, but which is tight clubby soul all the way through! Platinum Hook are a bit in the funky territory of early Commodores – save for the fact that they've got one female ... 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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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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Duets
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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William Bell was one of Stax's first great male singers, prefacing Otis Redding by a few years with his initial recordings for the label. However, what's not as well known is the fact that Bell also recorded some excellent duets for Stax – all of which were only ever issued as singles, until ... CD
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Black Caesar
Polygram, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lowrell
AVI, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Excellent solo work by Lowrell Simon – once a singer with Lost Generation, but opening up a whole new style of Chicago soul here on his own! The album's a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks with a midtempo club groove – not disco, but with the kind of large production and loping groove ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I Just Can't Help Myself
Cadet, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best albums that Terry Callier ever recorded – and a masterpiece of the baroque soul crossover style that was going down at the Chess/Cadet label at the time! Terry's own folksy singing and playing would be more than enough to make this record great – but it's given an ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Story Of Lenis Guess
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Funky soul from Virginia's great Lenis Guess – best known as the leader of the Raw Soul combo, but also a hell of a singer on his own – as well as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and label owner too! This massive package showcases all of Guess' mighty talents – and brings ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Funky soul from Virginia's great Lenis Guess – best known as the leader of the Raw Soul combo, but also a hell of a singer on his own – as well as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and label owner too! This massive package showcases all of Guess' mighty talents – and brings ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Grits & Soul
Smash, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Reissue of one of the grooviest of the James Brown instrumental albums recorded for Smash. Unlike some of the other weaker albums on Smash, this one's got a great batch of material, most of which are originals, and not weak covers of pop stuff. Plus, the tracks are longer than usual, which gives ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy
The Meters take their Crescent City groove in a slightly different direction – giving things a warmer, sunnier feel than their previous records – and bringing in a fair bit more vocals, too – yet still keeping all the right funky elements at the bottom! The move is a bit like ... CD
 
Updated September 16, 2014


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