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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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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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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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Raw Soul Express
Cat, 1976. Near Mint- (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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Boiling Point/Polydor (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good- (pic cover)
An excellent ep that features four of James' funkiest tunes – all in full length versions! The single also has a picture sleeve, plus notes and session details from Clif White. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Checker, 1967. Very Good
Fantastic bit of soul by Gene Chandler, and despite the "hit" referred to in the title, the album's a great batch of stuff that doesn't really see the light of day that often! Includes his great remake of "Rainbow", titled "Rainbow 65", and featuring some amazing live ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Get It Up/It's Hot
Peoples Potential, 1983. Near Mint-
Boogie funk from Ultimate Choice – PPU edits of the early 80s jams "Get It Up" and "It's Hot" – back-to-back on 12-inch vinyl once again thanks to the 80s funk diggers at People's Potential! Both tracks are a bit more straight-forward funky thank some of the more ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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A&M (UK), 1989. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1992. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Just Be True
Constellation, 1964. Very Good-
Sublime stuff – and one of Gene's rarest records! The album was cut after Gene parted company with Vee Jay – and it's got him moving onto a much stronger sound than the earlier days, stepping up as one of Chicago's strongest soul stars, with a sophisticated intense style that puts him ... LP, Vinyl record album
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JDC, 1988. Near Mint- (reissue)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Capitol (UK), 1978. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Black Suit, 1982. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Depo, 1982. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Columbia, 1995. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Trax (UK), 1996. Very Good- (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Two Of Us (with bonus tracks)
ABC/Real Gone, 1977. Used
Sweet soul from the husband and wife duo of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – their second album since leaving The Fifth Dimension – and it sounds as warm and appealing as ever! Marilyn & Billy hit it pretty big right out of the gate on the preceding I Hope We Get To Love In ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1983. Used
A sweet 80s classic from Finis Henderson – and the kind of record that should have launched him on a much bigger run as a lead singer! Despite the plastic look of the cover, the album's really solidly put together – produced by Al McKay with a vibe that definitely echoes his work with ... CD
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Motown, 1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Mercury, Early 70s. Used
No description available. CD
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Body Talk
BR Music (Holland), 1981. Used
Imagination were one of the few groups who could manage to take silly costumes, electronic rhythms, and goofy covers – and some how manage to come up with a surprisingly soulful set! This album's great proof of that fact – as it's initially got an off-putting look, but really opens up ... CD
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Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1979. Used
Proof that Teddy Pendergrass was a fantastic solo act – and some of the most godlike work that he ever recorded! The record shows Teddy moving into territory all his own – with wonderfully smooth quiet storm arrangements offsetting the deeply soulful vocals he forged with Harold Melvin ... CD
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TSOP/Edsel (UK), 1975/1977/1980. Used 2CD
A Philly triple header – 3 great albums from Dee Dee Sharp Gamble! Happy Bout The Whole Thing is damn great work from Dee Dee – a record that's quite different than her famous Philly soul of the 60s – much more mature, together, and with a positive, righteous undercurrent that's ... CD
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Sequel, Mid 60s/1995. Used
In our opinion, The Exciters stood head and shoulders above a lot of the other rockin' soul groups of the 60's – partly because of the great raspy female lead vocals, but also because of the swingin' instrumentation and the great writing that characterized most of their sessions. This CD's ... CD
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Back At Cha
United Artists/Shout (UK), 1975. Used
A rare late LP Sam & Dave cut for United Artists in the mid 70s – with raw & gritty soul vocals and rough hewn, yet soulfully resonant production by Steve Cropper, and backing by a slew of Memphis sessions specialists! Back At Cha is a coulda-shoulda-woulda been great comeback effort ... CD
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20-20 Experience
RCA, 2013. Used
No description available. CD
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Remixes
RCA, 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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Bamboo/Shout (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set's got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor – recorded with lots of weird ... CD
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Bam-Boo/Shout (Japan), 1977. New Copy
A very cool, really rare soul album from the Philly scene – one that was written, produced, and arranged by Hammond organist Charles Earland – but which is a sweet soul album with a really great feel! There's definitely a touch of Earland's keyboard work on the set – especially ... CD
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Brown Door/Shout (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A killer little indie soul set from Oakland's Marvin Holmes – one that's quite different than his better known work for the Uni label – and done in a great blend of jazz, soul, and funk styles! The album's got that great genre-crossing sound that was going down heavily in Holmes' Bay ... CD
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Vee Jay/Mississippi, 1960. New Copy (reissue)
Possibly the closest thing to an early "hit" the Staple Singers ever had – an album that starts off with their classic rendition of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", an instantly timeless tune penned by Roebuck Staples! The group's quite young at this point, and is a quintet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Swing Low
Vee Jay/Mississippi, 1961. New Copy (reissue)
Excellent early work from The Staple Singers – one of their first recordings, and an all-gospel album that's drenched in the same sort of soul that you'd hear on their big hits of later years – a key influence on the sound of the secular 60s, heard here in its best original format! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Princess/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Wonderful work from a group who are equally great on the funky tip, and on the mellow side of the spectrum – a small southern combo from the mid 70s, but one with a feel that's a lot more like some late 60s funky 45s! The funky cuts are almost all originals here – handled by Earl with ... CD
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Burning Of Atlanta
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown/Hip-O Select, 1973. Used Gatefold
One of the greatest Supremes albums of the 70s – a rare live Japanese session that wasn't even issued in the US at the time! The album follows strongly in the spirit of the other Motown Japanese live sets of the time – with really tight backings behind the group on stage, and a ... CD
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Rhino, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3CD
No description available. CD
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Name Of The Game
Jam, Early 80s. Near Mint-
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Uni, 1972. Very Good Gatefold
Great stuff – the beginning of the Love Unlimited dynasty! As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem of a record, and the record was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pure Silk/FTG, 1978. Used
A great solo effort from Mose Davis – best known for his earlier work in The Counts, but still sounding pretty darn hip here with a new combo of his own! The feel here is kind of an extension of the later Counts work on Aware Records – funky at the core, but with some smoother touches ... CD
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Lady T
Gordy, 1980. Very Good
A great little album from Teena Marie – one that's dedicated to the late Minnie Riperton (who'd passed during the previous year), and which is produced by Riperton's husband/collaborator Richard Rudolph. Teena's got more than a few of Minnie's tricks up her sleeve on the best cuts, singing ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Let 'Em In
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good
Probably not Paul's strongest record, but you can't deny his voice sounds great and we're never ones to argue with Gamble & Huff production. Recorded at Sigma Sound and features arrangements and productions by Dexter Wansel alongside Jack Faith and Gamble & Huff, this album still ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Feel The Spirit
Curtom, 1976. Very Good+
One of the lesser-known Leroy Hutson LPs, but still a damn good one. There's a number of tracks that are a bit more uptempo, and aimed at the dancefloor, like "It's The Music" and "Feel The Spirit", but there's also some great cuts that are in his more standard Chicago style, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Epic, 1981. Very Good+
Some of the most dancefloor-oriented work the Clash ever recorded – "Magnificent Seven" is one of those tunes that manages to keep its politics upfront, yet never overdone – but this "dance" version is much more of an instrumental affair, one that mostly dubs things ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Floaters
ABC, 1977. Very Good+
Their classic, with the great long version of "Float On", which is a monster soul cut that stands tall with steppers and rappers alike. It's probably the best track they ever did, and it's all here in a version that's nearly 12 minutes long – with loads of samples that you'll ... LP, Vinyl record album
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United Artists, 1975. Very Good+
One of the biggest albums in War's career! The record includes the classic cut "Low Rider" – a hard-rolling Chicano funk number that's probably been their biggest legacy to day – plus the mellow reggae-tinged title cut, a huge AM radio hit back in the day. Other tracks ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cold Sweat
King, 1967. Very Good
A stone classic from Brother James – a wonderful 60s album built around the incredible track "Cold Sweat", served up here in a massive two-part version, and surrounded by a good range of material that really show James in a great variety of styles! The Godfather's vocals burst out ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Uptown/MCA, 1992. Very Good+
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Pulstar
Salsoul/Tom & Jerry, 1978. Near Mint-
Spacey disco, very much in the same mode as work by Alec Constandinos from the same time. No surprise, then, that the group does a cover of Alec's "Accidental Lover" – complete with strings, keyboards, and sex sounds – and they also do a pretty smooth club take on Jean Michel ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 21, 2014


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