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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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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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Bubble Gum
Rite Track/Solaris, 1975. New Copy
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California ... CD
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Two Of Us (with bonus tracks)
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy
A massive hit for the duo of Calvin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples – and for good reason too! The set's equally well-balanced between upbeat, keyboard-heavy groovers and key mellower tracks – just the kind of rounded record we might expect from Ashford & Simpson at their late 70s best ... CD
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EMI/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy
A classic set from Jessie Green – the singer's biggest album ever, and a great blend of 70s soul with deeper Caribbean roots! Jessie hails from Jamaica, and got his start in reggae – but by the time of this record, he was reaching out with a wider, global sort of style – one that ... CD
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Fire In My Soul
Shout (UK), 2014. New Copy
New recordings from Willie Jones – a singer who's been working in soul music since the late 50s – first as a key member of The Royal Jokers, and more recently as a solo artist on his own! Willie got his start in Detroit, but the style here is more deep soul overall – done with a ... CD
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Salsoul/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
A great range of work from the legendary Loleatta Holloway – a singer who started out in southern soul, then brought a deep soul style to the disco dancefloor – where she was easily one of the most righteous vocalists of the time! The package does a great job of showing Loleatta at all ... CD
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Janus/Cherry Red (UK), 1974. New Copy
ennCymande hit some well-deserved heights on this massive third album – working with a complicated groove that's even more compelling than their earlier albums – in a righteous blend of heavy bass and tripped-out guitars that's unlike anything else we've ever heard! The music's a ... CD
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Darkness, Darkness
Blue Thumb/Higher Plane, 1972. New Copy
Plenty of darkness here from Phil Upchurch – those great tones and notes he worked so well back in the 70s – all with that near-perfect quality that made him one of the most in-demand players of his day! The style here is a bit different than some of Phil's previous work in Chicago ... CD
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Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1982. New Copy
Sho-Nuff deepens their sound nicely for this second set for Malaco Records – still sticking in the lean club funk sound of their debut for the label – but also reaching a bit more on the lyrics and vocals too! Ballads show up a bit more than before, and almost evoke an old school group ... CD
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Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A southern funky nugget from Sho-Nuff – issued at an early 80s point when the Malaco label was open to other modes besides just blues and deep soul! The record's got a tight clubby crackle that feels like something from the New York indie scene of the time – a lean groove that's very ... CD
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Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame ... CD
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Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy
Killer blues from the Bobby Robinson labels Fire, Fury, and Enjoy – a set that brings together a great range of rare material from this legendary New York imprint – including a number of tracks we've never seen reissued before! The Fire/Fury work is usually concentrated on the big hits ... CD
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P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy
Raw soul and blistering blues from the Bobby Robinson family of labels of the early 60s – material pulled from rare singles on the Fire, Fury, and Enjoy label – and wrapped up here in a mighty sharp package that offers up 31 tracks in all! As the title promises, the guitars are pretty ... CD
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Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty DJ Rogers – one of the most positive, powerful voices in 70s soul music! The set's a sublime Rogers showcase all the way through – as DJ wrote, arranged, and produced the whole record – in partnership with the Earth Wind & Fire ... CD
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Private Stock/Hot Shot (UK), 1976. New Copy
A huge crossover album of the 70s – one that took an east coast disco groove, and introduced influences from a wide variety of classical themes – best summed up in the title hit "A Fifth Of Beethoven", which was a surprisingly successful radio tune at the time! The effort's a ... CD
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Soul International/Clinck (Japan), 1976. New Copy
An excellent bit of funk – and one of those records that folks were digging for way back in the days when folks were hardly digging for obscure funk records! The album's centerpiece is the classic "Seven Minutes of Funk", a biiiig sample cut from the early days (think EPMD), and a ... CD
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A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy
A pair of A&M classics from the mighty Seawind! First up is Light The Light – a great step forward for Seawind – as the combo's working here in a style that's a bit leaner than before, but still every bit as warm and jazzy – a perfect foil for the soulful vocals of singer ... CD
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Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1978. New Copy
An amazing, unjustly obscure bit of southern funky soul – played with kind of a club oriented groove, and a strong nod towards middle-period Earth, Wind, & Fire – a far different vibe than a lot of the southern soul on the Malaco label! The band has some nice harmony vocals over a ... CD
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Chimneyville/Clinck (Japan), 1979. New Copy
An obscure little modern soul groover – with a jazzy funk touch that you wouldn't expect from a record cut at Malaco Studios and released on the southern soul heavy Chimneyville imprint – usually home to much rootsier material! The group's got a soaring groove – with a lot of ... CD
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Another Side
Jack Trax/P-Vine (Japan), 1988. New Copy 2 CDs
A fantastic full album from Fingers Inc – and a set that shows that Larry Heard and crew really had a lot more to offer than just standard house music! This album's a treasure trove of 80s soul – with a mix of dancefloor groovers, midtempo burners, and heavy house cuts all laid out ... CD
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Donny Hathaway
Atlantic/Rhino, 1971. New Copy
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago soul star! The album's masterful blend of spiritual soul tracks that plumb the depths of Donny's dark soul – done with a level of sophistication that you won't hear in other soul albums from the time! Classic cuts include "A Song ... CD
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Warner, 1978/1980/1981/1982/1984. New Copy 5 CDs
Chaka Khan on Warner Brothers – the wonderful second chapter of her career, when she fully broke away from Rufus, and became an amazing solo act on her own! All the records here are classics, and really take Khan who a whole new level – often working with production and arrangements ... CD
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Stax/Warner, Mid 60s. New Copy
A quintet of classic Stax Records albums from Otis Redding – each presented in a tiny LP-style cover that replicates the original record! The work here is all totally wonderful – the kind of mindblowing, groundbreaking vocals that easily made Redding one of the most exciting artists of ... CD
 
Updated July 23, 2014


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