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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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Smokey
Tamla (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Fantastic solo work from Smokey Robinson – recorded a few years before his monumental Quiet Storm album, but with a very similar high level of quality! Willie Hutch co-produced the album with Smokey, and working with arrangements by Hutch and Gene Page, they transform Smokey's sound into a ... CD
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An incredible snapshot of the funky soul genius of Sly Stone in an early transitional period – featuring all the known recordings of his short-lived Stone Flower label and production house from 1969-1970! Sly was a rising star at this point, and while the Stone Flower Productions name had ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Caught In The Act
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Wicked early funk from The Commodores – a group that spent so much time on pop ballads in later years, it's hard to believe they could be this sharp and hard-edged! There's plenty of that bass-heavy style that would later dominate many Motown combos at the end of the 70s – but the ... CD
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Eddie Kendricks
Tamla (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A legendary album from the great Eddie Kendricks – a set that not only has the singer soaring on the kind of sublime old school vocal numbers he always did so well – but one that also has Eddie stepping out into some great dancefloor modes that would have a huge impact for years to come! ... CD
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SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Stunning, stunning work from The Originals – one of the best male groups on 70s Motown, stepping out here on a record that might be one of their greatest ever! Although the group could sound strong in other settings, this album seems to have something really special going on – almost a ... CD
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GC Cameron
Motown (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Strong work from GC Cameron – really making a bold mark here on his own – working in a smooth, rich, masculine style that's a bit like some of the best early 70s material from Eddie Kendricks! Arrangements are by James Carmichael, Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, Gene Page, and other smooth ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Syreeta's second album for Motown – and a set that really expands the groove from the first! (Then) husband Stevie Wonder is all over the album – and in a way, the shift between this album and the first is similar to the shift between Stevie's Music Of My Mind and later efforts like ... CD
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DeBarges
Motown (Japan), 1981. New Copy
The wonderful first album from DeBarges – a surprisingly great batch of harmony soul that really updates the "family" sound of 70s groups like The Sylvers and Five Stairsteps – and helps it find a whole new place in the 80s! The arrangements are wonderfully old school – ... CD
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Ain't No Turnin Back
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1984. New Copy
A great little set from Phyllis St James – a Motown album from the mid 80s, and one that was crucially overlooked at the time! At a time when most of her contemporaries were losing a bit of control in the studio, Phyllis is still very firmly in charge – writing and arranging most of ... CD
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Columbia (Japan), 1981. New Copy
Great work from Tyrone Davis' under-recognized years at Columbia Records – a wonderful set of mature modern soul numbers that really let the singer find a whole new groove! The whole thing's nicely free of any sort of commercial overtones – and instead, the album has Davis really ... CD
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Wish It Would Rain
Gordy (Japan), 1968. New Copy
A pivotal moment for The Temptations – a set that has the group hitting even more of a deep soul sound than before – at a level that really sets them apart from some of the other groups on Motown at the time! There's a richer, fuller sound going on here – as the group work with ... CD
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Rich Love, Poor Love
Motown (Japan), 1977. New Copy
An excellent smooth soul groover from two of Motown's most-overlooked 70s stars – the great GC Cameron and the sweet-voiced Syreeta! Although Syreeta's best known for her spacey soul work with Stevie Wonder, she's equally at home here in this set of smooth soul duets with ex-Spinner Cameron ... CD
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Moods Of Marvin Gaye
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
The moods of Marvin Gaye are many, even at this early point in his career – as the set has the young Marvin really taking off strongly – hitting hard on classic Motown groovers, but also showing a sensitive side at times too! The album kicks off with some killer rhythms on cuts like ... CD
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Together
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy
A great start to the Marvin Gaye duet mode of the 60s – an early pairing with Mary Wells, done back when she was one of the leading female singers at Motown! The style here is a bit more old school than some of the later Gaye duo albums – but there's plenty of charm in the tunes, as ... CD
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Easy
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
The last set of duets from the team of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – and a sublime set of tracks that really stretches their partnership even further than before! It's no secret that Terrell was Marvin's favorite partner in the studio – and you can really hear his strong feeling for ... CD
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Hi, We're The Miracles
Motown (Japan), 1960. New Copy
Incredible work from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – a set that's not only one of the first great records on Motown, but a set that also really links the label to the vocal scene in the rest of the country too! Although the record features a few hits, the overall presentation is nicely ... CD
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Take Two
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
Beautiful work from Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston – done in a style that's perhaps a bit more intimate, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Marvin's other duets, but still in the great Motown tradition of the 60s! On the set, Weston seems to bring out the sweeter sound of Marvin's voice ... CD
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Foxy Brown
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Marvin Gaye gets some fantastic help here from Norman Whitfield – whose production gives the record a much more righteous sound than some of Gaye's sweeter soul of the 60s – a really heavy undercurrent that strongly hints at modes to come! The vibe here isn't as fuzzed-out as on some ... CD
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Forever Michael
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A great one from Michael Jackson – easy to miss between the pillars of his earlier work with his brothers, and his later stuff with Quincy Jones, but equally great for that reason! The album's got Michael singing in a smooth soul mode that's really nice – almost like Smokey Robinson's ... CD
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Intimate
CBS/KG, 1976. Very Good
An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that's still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There's still some of the elements of Haywood's earlier records in place – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Groovy late 60s work from Diana Ross & The Supremes – a record that has them breaking the Motown mold a bit, and hooking up with a nice variety of modder soul and pop modes! Tracks on the set include a few Motown-penned numbers, but the trio also tackle hits like "Everyday ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Overlooked greatness from the late 60s years of The Supremes! Cream Of The Crop may not have been a huge hit for The Supremes, but the record has the group handling a variety of interesting work – mostly done in modes that bring the best Motown styles of the 60s into closer contact with the ... CD
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Four Tops Live
Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy
One of the hardest, rawest Four Tops album on 60s Motown – a unique live session, recorded at the Roostertail Nightclub in Detroit – with a sound that shows that the Tops could maybe shine even more away from the studio! Levi Stubbs' leads are especially incredible – not just a ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy
Symphonic soul from The Supremes – a set that still has the trio working with the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland team, but with a full set of orchestral backings that help them hit even more class and sophistication than before! The ballads have these really lush arrangements – never ... CD
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Machine Gun
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A tremendous solo act from GC Cameron – a singer who first rose to fame in The Spinners, but who really sounds wonderful on his own! GC's moved away from The Spinners here – into a wide range of styles that show him ready to take on most of the rest of the competition! He's working ... CD
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Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy
Tyrone Davis the mellow master – still going strong into the 80s! The album's an overlooked gem from Tyrone's years at Columbia Records – a time when he was changing up his style a bit, and really finding a great new groove – a way of getting past some of the overdone modes of ... CD
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Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy
An overlooked gem from the great ZZ Hill – a set that has the singer making a brief appearance on Columbia Records, and working with the mighty Bert DeCoteaux in the process! Bert brings this full, rich style to bear alongside ZZ's vocals – an approach that's still quite respectful to ... CD
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Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing ... CD
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RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy
One of the most well-crafted Diana Ross records of the 80s – thanks to heavy production work from Gary Katz, who's best known for his classic run with Steely Dan! The music has a depth that goes past some of the more crossover modes of Diana's earlier records – warmer touches of jazz ... CD
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RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy 2CD
A surprising hit for Diana Ross – a record that really helped the singer shine brightly in the 80s, but with a vibe that's quite different than her years at Motown! The album's got plenty of star power on board – production work from Arthur Baker, Richard Perry, Daryl Hall, Lionel ... CD
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RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2CD
Michael Jackson gave Diana Ross the big title hit for this set – a track that also features his own guest vocals too – but most of the record was handled strongly by Barry Gibb, who not only co-produced the set, but wrote most of the material as well! Ross has a strong crossover feel ... CD
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Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy
An overlooked gem from that great early stretch when Arista was leading the pack when it came to jazzy, sophisticated funk – really hitting hard with groups like Breakwater and Locksmith, and also giving us this sweet little set from Madagascar! The group may not be that well-known by name, ... CD
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Ray & His Court
Sound Triangle, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the tightest funky 70s jamming ever – a lost gem from Ray & His Musical Court, a group that perfectly fuses JB/Horny Horns funk with beat-heavy Afro-Cuban groove! Ray and the group are one of the more obscure funky combos of the era, and it's a damn shame, because the group's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 2014. New Copy
Aretha Franklin has a really classic sort of look on the cover – which is quite fitting, as the album's maybe one of her most classic records in years! The album has Franklin taking on songs by other famous female singers, but reworking nearly all of them in a style that's all her own – ... CD
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Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy
Mad homegrown soul from the enigmatic Darondo – a brief Bay Area star back in the 70s, and also host of TV comedy and children's shows! Darondo only ever saw release of 3 singles, but they're all pretty darn great – a weird mix of funk, soul, and sly slinky grooves – very unique ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Logic/Arista (Germany), 1990. Near Mint-
Includes the classic "The Power"! LP, Vinyl record album
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Combo/Relic, Mid 50s. Sealed
Rare group soul and doo wop – with tracks by The Paramounts, Laurels, Native Boys, The Sharps, Savoys, Chanters & Gene Ford, Blenders, Nutones, Kokos, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
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Valmor/Relic, Early 60s. Sealed
Rare group material by The Embers, Roomates, Paramounts, and Twilights! LP, Vinyl record album
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Milestone/Relic, Early 60s. Sealed
Rare group soul from early 60s Cali – including work by The Metronomes, Paradons, Hi Tensions, Angels, and Wil-Sons! LP, Vinyl record album
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Spark, Late 50s. Near Mint-
Lots of rare early Robins/Coasters work – and tracks include "Wrap It Up", "If Teardrops Were Kisses", "Framed", "Loop De Loop Mambo", "I Love Paris", "One Kiss", "I Must Be Dreaming", "That's What The Good Book ... LP, Vinyl record album
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U Turn
Edge, Early 80s. Near Mint-
Not as strong as some of Blackfoot's other solo work – a mix of styles that has his roots in the Memphis scene getting a bit of an 80s production touch, sometimes a bit too tinny to sound great, at others rolling into more comfortable territory with a warmer feel. Homer Banks wrote and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Raw Soul Express
Cat, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Peoples Potential, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP (reissue)
Very early techno from the Detroit scene – an amazing track that's expanded here by a number of different versions! The original is incredible – a Juan Atkins-inspired bit of dark dancefloor, with a spare sound and bassy depth that definitely goes way beyond anything Cybotron ever ... LP, Vinyl record album
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P-Vine (Japan), Late 80s. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Oops, Late 80s. Very Good+
It's the 80s, and Blow's really gone over the top! He's working with some tinny arrangements here that are more Prince-like than his 70s funky grooves – and probably to compensate for that, he's turned up the porno language even more than usual, going to town with the bad words on tracks ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Golden Classics
Collectables, 1960s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Socs, 1991. Near Mint- (pic cover)
Not the Wee Gee track, but a stepper's cut that was a local sensation here in Chicago, with a Soul II Soul/Inner City type beat. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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DJ International, 1989. Near Mint-
For your hip house collection. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated October 23, 2014


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