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✨✧ Bobby DarinAnother Song On My Mind – The Motown Years (Bobby Darin/Darin 1936 to 1973/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Bobby Darin on Motown? Stranger things have certainly happened in the music business – and the famous soul label provided a surprisingly welcome home for Darin in the last few years of his life – continuing his late 60s trend of trying out a whole bunch of new styles in his music! First on the CD is the album Bobby Darin – a real lost chapter in his career. Bobby's kind of moving past the self-pity of his folksy years of the late 60s – stepping more strongly with a set of arrangements by Jimmy Haskell and Michael O'Martin, almost soul-like in quality, with an earthy touch to his vocals. Bobby always knew he would die an early death, and within a year of this one, he would pass away, almost quietly, and although it's a bit of a stretch to think that you can hear that in his voice, there's definitely something odd about the record. Tracks include "Sail Away", "I've Already Stayed Too Long", "Shipmates In Cheyenne", "Let It Be Me", and "My First Night Alone Without You". Darin 1936 to 1973 is Bobby D's last LP – issued after his untimely early death, and a real return to classic form – a set that was recorded live in Vegas, and also features a few cuts for the Lady Sings The Blues soundtrack! Darin works with arrangements from Charles Fox, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Haskell – and titles include "Wonderin Where It's Gonna End", "Blue Monday", "Another Song On My Mind", "The Letter", "Don't Think Twice It's All Right", and "Mack The Knife". 2CD set features lots of bonus tracks – 20 of these titles have never been on CD – 18 more titles from Motown singles at the same time! (Vocalists, Rock) CD
 
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Severin BrowneNew Improved Severin Browne ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Hard to improve on the sound of Severin Browne's first album for Motown – but this set definitely does so – and shows that the label had a surprisingly great ear for AOR material back in the 70s! Severin's the brother of Jackson Browne, but his music here – while in a nice singer/songwriter mode of the time – might share more with some of the sophisticated soul singers on the label, or the folksy soul of Jose Feliciano during his best mid 70s years at RCA. There's a nice Free Soul vibe to the record – with warm electric production backing up mellow lyrics and acoustic guitar – and titles include "Love Song", "Do Magnolia Do", "Love Notes From Denver", "Cooking School", and "More Dreams In The Sea". CD

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LibraWinter Day's Nightmare ... LP
Motown, 1976. Sealed ... $7.99
The second Motown release by this group – a nice mix of jazzy soul and rock styles, handled with production and arrangements that are better than the group's first album. There's some nice smooth LA sounds on the set – and the vocals have a rough edge that's almost got a bit of a David Bowie feel on a few cuts, making for a very strange mix of styles. Titles include "Lucy Squirrel", "My First Rainbow", "This Chain", "Hey Carlito", and "Full Winter Day's Nightmare". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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Rare EarthWarm Ride (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1978. Very Good (pic cover)... $3.99
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(Sleeve has an unglued bottom seam.)
 
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Lesley GoreSomeplace Else Now ... CD
MoWest/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
An obscure later album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's far more mature and adult than you might know from her 60s girl pop hits! The album's cut for Motown's MoWest subsidiary, and has the same hip style as other albums on the label at the time – kind of a California singer/songwriter style, which fits well with all the original material penned by Gore for the album – arranged with kind of a gentle, glowing sound by Artie Butler and the team of Michael Omartin and Jimmie Haskell. The approach is laidback and warm on most numbers, with compressed orchestrations that would be right at home behind Dionne Warwick – and titles include "She Said That", "Out Of Love", "For Me", "The Road I Walk", "Someplace Else Now", "Mine", and "Be My Life". CD

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David JohansenIn Style ... CD
Blue Sky/American Beat, 1979. Used ... $4.99
David Johansen's second post-New York Dolls solo record – and the first one where he really sheds the feral rock vibe – but with Mick Ronson on board as co-producer, it's still got plenty of pomp! David would go on to take many creative detours – but in this first real stretch, he's bringing in some Motown influences – with some R&B backing vocals here and there, along with ome sax, piano and other smoothed out touches. That said, it's not that huge of a jump – with some ruggedness and grit reminiscent of his earlier work –and it's got a bunch of really good songs. Titles include "Melody", "She", "Big City", "She Knew She Was Falling In Love", "Swaheto Woman", "Wreckless Crazy", "Flamingo Road" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoundalike Kings Present Covers Hits & Misses From The Vaults Of The Legendary Spar Records ... CD
T-Bird (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CD ... $3.99
Wildly fun knockoff number from the 60s vaults of Spar Records – the Nashville based operation best known as a "soundalike" company – which you could charitably say were paying tribute to the hits of the day or call 'em rip off artists – but it's a remarkably fun either way! Soundalike Kings features wildly flagrant riffs on Motown, dance craze hits and other hugely popular songs and styles of the day, played by master studio musicians who could do whatever they wanted to, and did! Titles include "Where Did Our Love Go" by The New Generation, "Devil In Disguise" by Johnny Wrigley, "Follow That Dream" by Johnny Holiday, "Lovers Who Wander" by Joe Cash", "Slow Twisting" by Leroy Jones, "Roses Are Red" by Cecil Bright, "Dr Feelgood" by Herbert Hunter, "You're Slipping Away" by Gail Majors, "She Cried" by Bill Bailey, "Why Can't You Be Mine" by Connie Landers and much more. 48 tracks on 2CDs! CD

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Iggy PopLust For Life (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About October 1, 2016
Iggy Pop's second solo album and a masterpiece of individualistic, hedonist rock & roll! Lust For Life was produced by Bowie, and it's not only proof that Iggy had a great new life of his own in the mid 70s, even if the mainstream was no more ready for it than they were The Stooges. Includes the classic "Lust For Life" – we can all thank the Trainspotting soundtrack for bring this Motown drums meets junkie punks gem into the cultural daylight – plus equally excellent and unequivocally classic single "The Passenger", plus "Some Weird Sin", "Neighborhood Threat", "Success", "Fall In Love With Me" and "Turn Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... CD
Rare Earth/Elemental (France), 1969. New Copy ... About February 12, 2016 (delayed)
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another level a batch of blue-eyed funky soul, with keen appreciation for the grooves coming out of the headier end of the Motor City indie spectrum! There's lots of tripped-out guitar work on the set – reminiscent of contemporary work by Dennis Coffey and George Clinton – mixed with a Mitch Ryder, R&B-inspired vocal style that actually comes across pretty darn well. Added to this is the group's flat-out ability to jam – showcased best in the side-long title cut "Get Ready" – a massive jammer which runs for nearly 22 minutes, and takes up all of side two! Other tracks include "Train To Nowhere", "Magic Key", "Tobacco Road", and "In Bed". (Soul, Rock) CD

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Sunday FunniesSunday Funnies (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Rare Earth/Big Pink (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About May 25, 2016
An excellent batch of funky rock from The Sunday Funnies – a group we only know from this album, but who have the distinction of being produced by the great Andrew Oldham! The set's got a feel that's in keeping with the sound of Motown's Rare Earth label – well-crafted and jamming work, done in a style that's a bit more soulful than the average hard rock record of the time. The songwriting's especially nice – and the group have a really full-on Detroit sound in their guitars. Titles include "The Axe", "Child Of Mine", "Let The Son Shine In", "Tell Me", "You & I", and "Walk Down The Path Of Freedom". CD

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✨✧ Flying LizardsMoney (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1979. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
One of THE seminal post-punk dance singles – a twin pair of cover versions that are both pretty darn great! The Flying Lizards will always be remembered for their tinny cover version of "Money" – one that's way way different from the original Motown tune, and taken in a kitschy style that pokes a lot of fun at the lyrics. (Soul, Rock) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Inner labels say Instrumental, but both sides have vocals.)

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✨✧ Nick & The JaguarsIch-I-Bon #1/Cool & Crazy ... 7-inch
Tamla/Third Man, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, weirdest early singles from Motown – a guitar instrumental that's more rock than the usual soul we'd expect from Tamla – complete with an exotic shouted chant at the beginning, and some Eastern-styled guitar to match! The drums are mighty romping – and continue on the flipside, which definitely has the group getting cool and crazy! (Funky 45's, Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – in a tricycle logo paper sleeve just like the early Tamla pressing!)

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✨✧ Iggy PopLust For Life ... LP
RCA, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Iggy Pop's second solo album and a masterpiece of individualistic, hedonist rock & roll! Lust For Life was produced by Bowie, and it's not only proof that Iggy had a great new life of his own in the mid 70s, even if the mainstream was no more ready for it than they were The Stooges. Includes the classic "Lust For Life" – we can all thank the Trainspotting soundtrack for bring this Motown drums meets junkie punks gem into the cultural daylight – plus equally excellent and unequivocally classic single "The Passenger", plus "Some Weird Sin", "Neighborhood Threat", "Success", "Fall In Love With Me" and "Turn Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear and a splitting top seam.)

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✨✧ OdysseyOdyssey (MoWest) ... LP
MoWest/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A key moment in the west coast years of Motown – and one of the most unique albums the label recorded during the early 70s! The group's got a mixture of soul, funk, and rock – served up by a hip lineup of younger longhairs who make for a real change from the class and poise of Detroit in the decade before! There's a freewheeling vibe here that takes inspiration from Sly & The Family Stone, but which is handled with some more acoustic elements and jazzier phrasing at times too – a really great Free Soul quality that's kept the album an under-discovered treasure for years. The whole thing feels more like a lost A&M gem from the Laurel Canyon scene – but with a definitely soul bent, too – and titles include "Gossamer Wings", "Wondrous Castles", "Broken Road", "Black Top Island", "Sunny California Woman", and "Home Of The Brave". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Mitch Ryder & The Detroit WheelsTake A Ride ... CD
New Voice/Warner (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw rockers, with a surprisingly strong degree of soul – and a classic set from the mighty Mitch Ryder and his smoking Detroit Wheels combo! These guys might have been a garage band in another side of the universe – and you can definitely hear that style on some of the guitars and keyboards in the set – but they also drunk deep of the Motown sound of their hometown, and listened to plenty of soul from Chicago and Memphis too – which they draw on to great extent for the grooves in this classic set! Years before so many other groups would cop 60s soul style and hit it big on the charts, Mitch and the boys made their move – much closer to the ground at the time, and with a lot more grit in their grooves too – so much so that we've always been unsure as to whether to file this record in the rock section or in soul. The whole thing's great – and titles titles that include "Jenny Take A Ride", "Shake A Tail Feather", "Come See About Me", and "I Hope" – plus three James Brown songs – "I'll Go Crazy", "Please Please Please", and "I Got You". CD

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✨✧ JamGift ... LP
Polydor, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The final proper album by The Jam! The Gift is a far more diversely soul-steeped set of tunes than anything they'd done up to this point – and in hindsight, it feels more like a starting point for Paul Weller's career to come than a final album for The Jam! While they're working more soul influences into the formula, there's still a devotion to insistently catchy hooks that they'd sported since the beginning. A classic that really deserves a lot more respect than it gets in some circles! Includes "Happy Together", "Ghosts", the nice "Psychedelic Shack"-styled "Precious", "Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero", "Running On The Spot", "Circus", "The Planner's Dream Gone Wrong", "Carnation", the great Motown-homage and superhit "Town Called Malice" and "The Gift". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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