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We run the gamut from deep soul to Northern, Chicago steppers to house, Motown to Malaco -- and everything in between!


Save Me (with bonus tracks)
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy
A huge breakout moment for disco in the 70s – the first album from Silver Convention, a very early example of the European power on the club scene! The group's the brainchild of arranger Sylvester Levay and producer Michael Kunze – who come up with some great German disco rhythms for ... CD
Kudu/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1971. New Copy
One of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach here is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with ... CD
How High (with bonus tracks)
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy
The Salsoul Orchestra in all of its glory – flying high away from Vince Montana on this later release – but still soaring to new heights with help from Bunny Sigler and other Philly talents! The groove is every bit as upbeat as before – Philly club at its best, with lots of help ... CD
Turning Around
Atco (UK), 1970. New Copy
One of the greatest moments ever from Dee Dee Warwick – and a set that definitely shows her to be one of the more soulful members of her famous family! The set's got a much deeper soul sound than some of Dee Dee's other material – as Atlantic has Warwick working down at Criteria ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
One of the stranger moments in the Salsoul catalog, but a great groover too – an album of tunes from films, interpreted by the Salsoul Orchestra in a soaring disco mode! The style was one that was certainly aimed at the more mainstream club-goers at the time – a way to reach out to the ... CD
Win Or Lose/Atlantic (UK), 1972. New Copy
A landmark album – one of the greatest harmony soul albums of the early 70s! The title cut is one you'll know instantly – as "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" is one of those soul classics that never gets old – and the rest of the album's equally great, with a sublime ... CD
No Time To Burn
Atlantic (UK), 1974. New Copy
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their ... CD
Running Water
Alston (UK), 1973. New Copy
An early gem from Clarence Reid – a set recorded early in the big wave of Miami soul from the 70s – with all the best southern soul modes fully intact! Reid's nicely balanced here between deep soul and funk – shifting easily between the styles with care and class that you'd never ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
All the best work from Evelyn Champagne King's years at RCA Records – including some rare single mixes and album tracks – all wrapped up with a special 24 page booklet filled with notes, photos, and an exclusive interview too! Evelyn always had a special focus in her music at this time ... CD
Universal/Motown, Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two previously unreleased gems from Rick James! "You & I" is a classic from Rick, but presented here in a John Morales mix that runs for almost 10 minutes long – and which really takes the track to the clubs! The flip features a live duet with Teena Marie on "Fire & ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Illuminated (UK), 1984. Very Good (pic cover)
One of the greatest records ever from 400 Blows – a funky electro-styled number that we'll love forever! "Groove Jumping" crackles with these really heavy beats on the front end – and percolates with waves of keyboard lines, all punctuated by basslines that make the track ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Songs That Were Mother's
Ariola, 1976. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
Dance Forever
Capitol, 1979. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
High Wire
Elektra, 1990. Used
CD
11 20 79
Island, 1995. Used
CD
Rare Bird, Early 60s. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Harmony, 1965. Very Good
A strange little record that's seen life in more than a few releases over the years – this one on Columbia's Harmony subsidiary! The album is a follow-up to Ike & Tina's first bit live album for Warner – and features Ike & Tina with the Ikettes playing and singing in their ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big C, Mid 80s. Very Good-
7-inch, Vinyl record
Chance To Dance/Stay
Erect, 1982. Very Good+
A great little boogie groove from Wrecking Crew – not the west coast group, but one of the few midwest acts to work on the Erect label! "Chance To Dance" bounces along with a nice sort of ensemble funk mode – male vocals in the lead, but mixed vocals in support – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Thousand Miles Away
Roulette, Early 60s. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Strawberry Soul
Klimt, Early 70s. Sealed (reissue)
One of those lost funk classics that you'll never find in the original! Billy Martin leads a tight little instrumental combo – with a strong brassy finish, and lots of good wah wah guitar – through a set of originals and funky soul covers, all with a nice little groove, and kind of a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hutson II
Curtom, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of our favorite soul albums ever – a complete masterpiece from the mighty Leroy Hutson, easily one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s! The album's got a warmth that's amazing, yet also still manages to groove all the way through – hitting a subtle, almost mellow vibe that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
With A Lot O' Soul
Motown (Japan), 1967. Used
The Temptations pick up a lot of soul on this classic Motown set – a deeper, darker groove than ever before – the start of that fuzzy psychedelic soul style that made them one of the most inventive Motown acts of the late 60s! Deep basslines roll out strongly right from the start of ... CD
Perspective, 1998. Used
CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... CD
Maverick/Warner, 1995. Used
CD
Southern Soul Brothers
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used
Sublime southern soul from two of the genre's greats! Clay Hammond is perhaps not as well known as ZZ Hill – but they're both singing here on rare recordings done for Kent US during the mid 60s, produced with a sweet soulful finish that's extremely nice. The groove is almost in a Hi Records ... CD
Committee, 1998. Used
CD
Unexpected
Music World/Columbia, 2008. Used
CD
Feel The Spirit
Curtom/Charly (UK), 1976. Used
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 mellow ... CD
Ichiban (UK), Early 70s. Used
CD
SOUL (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Seminal sounds from this great Detroit group – and a key look at their less-remembered music of the 60s! Although Fantastic Four are probably best remembered for their later disco work – including the Alvin Stone album on Westbound – back in their early days, they were a great ... CD
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
Marlin/Clinck (Japan), 1977. New Copy
Sophisticated soul from William Salter – a lost treasure from the Ralph MacDonald camp at the end of the 70s, and a vocalist that we only know from this one obscure album! MacDonald produced the set with William Eaton – who also did the arrangements, as he did on some of Ralph's own ... CD
Marlin/Clinck (Japan), 1977. New Copy
A really great little record – an overlooked gem from the jazzier side of the TK Records universe in the 70s – put together with loads of cool changes and warm instrumental elements! William Eaton's vocals are wonderful – kind of crackly and personal, and a great complement to ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1980. New Copy
A stone classic from Switch – one of Motown's leading hopes in the early 80s soul scene, and for good reason too! These guys have a wonderfully well-rounded approach – great on ballads and even more compelling on groovers – a balance here that puts them proudly in the company of ... CD
Syreeta
Motown (Japan), 1972. New Copy
One of our favorite soul records of the 70s – and one of the most unique albums ever cut by Motown, too! The lovely Syreeta steps out here with key studio help from then-partner Stevie Wonder – who makes things even more righteous and more cosmic than on any of his own 70s material ... CD
With A Lot O' Soul
Gordy (Japan), 1967. New Copy
The Temptations pick up a lot of soul on this classic Motown set – a deeper, darker groove than ever before – the start of that fuzzy psychedelic soul style that made them one of the most inventive Motown acts of the late 60s! Deep basslines roll out strongly right from the start of ... CD
Cat/Clinck (Japan), 1977. New Copy
One of the funkiest albums on the legendary TK Records label – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of the imprint back in the 70s! This sole album by Trama is a stone cooker all the way through – done up in a heavy ensemble funk mode of the time, with some extra sharp bits ... CD
Anything You Want
Ariola/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A great bit of indie soul from the mid 70s – and a record that's as wonderful as it is obscure! We don't know much about John, but he's got a spacious, soaring style of soul that's clearly influenced by Stevie Wonder – and which takes the sound into a fuller, richer groove – but ... CD
Miracles
Atlantic (Japan), 1981. New Copy
A brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s ... CD
Sedan
Cotillion (Japan), 1985. New Copy
The basslines step right out front at the start of the record – and really set the pace for all the wonderful grooves to come! Sedan are an overlooked mid-80s combo who recorded for Cotillion – and they've got a lean groove that's right up there with the label's best work from the ... CD
Beyond Body & Soul
Ebony Sound/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A masterpiece of east coast vocal group soul – one of the best independent harmony albums of the early 70s! Soul Generation had a fantastic approach – a style that was both sweet and tough at the same time, done with slight gangster/pimp touches that set them apart from some of the ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
DJ Muro's digging James Brown – and we're digging the massive way he mixes together the music! The set's way more than another James Brown compilation – and instead, it feels more like a love letter to The Godfather – served up in music made by James himself, and some of his key ... CD
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
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
Soul International/Clinck (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the few recordings ever from the amazing Larry Saunders – a 70s soul artist we'd rank right up there with Donny Hathaway or Stevie Wonder, but one who's also got some of the deep soul touches of Al Green too! This album's a total gem all the way through – full of beautifully-writ ... CD
Avco/Clinck (Japan), 1973/1977. New Copy
Harmony soul heaven – and two great albums back to back in a single set! The initial Softones album is a stellar first set from The Softones – labelmates of The Stylistics in their early years, and a group who really share a similar sense of east coast harmony soul! There's a nicely ... CD
My Prescription
Minit/EMI (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Completely wonderful work from Bobby Womack – one of those records that shows why Bobby's so different from other singers, right from the start! Womack's guitar lines are beautiful – and echo a lot of country styles alongside his raspy vocals – but hardly at a level that's ... CD
Chaka
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as ... CD
 
Updated April 23, 2014


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