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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 ... $23.99 25.98
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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Martin & FinleyDazzle 'Em With Footwork ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a tracklist sticker.)

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PuzzleSecond Album ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The second album by this obscure rock group who briefly recorded for Motown – and a really great record with some wonderful moments! Puzzle have some nice jazzy touches on their best numbers – slightly funky, and slightly in the jazz-rock mode of groups that were coming out of the UK during the early 70s. The album's got a killer track called "State Of Mind" which has wonderfully jazzy edges, a nice organ solo, and a warm and loping groove that makes it worth the price of the album alone –a nd other track shave some good fusiony touches, the laidback "Haiku", and the choppy funky cut "Now That You Love Me". Other tracks include "Prelude", "A Moment's Rest", and "NYC". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Sue BarkerSue Barker (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Crest/Hot Casa (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A hip Australian jazz singer from the 70s – and one who isn't afraid of picking up a bit of soul, too – as she mixes songs from Stax Records, Motown, and Atlantic alongside more familiar standards in the set! Sue clearly got the chance to record in a scene that was less concerned with labels than might have been the case up here in the US – and she gets hip small combo backing that match all the right inflections in her vocals – jazzy when needed, more southern soul at other points – often with more of a 60s acoustic mode than the sorts of more-electric instrumentation other singers of the time were using. Arrangements are by Grahame Conlon, the guitarist in the group – and titles include "What's Going On", "Lover Man", "Think", "6345789", "How Sweet It Is", "Love To The People", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", and "Groovin". (Vocalists, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sue Barker (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Sue BarkerSue Barker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crest/Playback (Australia), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A hip Australian jazz singer from the 70s – and one who isn't afraid of picking up a bit of soul, too – as she mixes songs from Stax Records, Motown, and Atlantic alongside more familiar standards in the set! Sue clearly got the chance to record in a scene that was less concerned with labels than might have been the case up here in the US – and she gets hip small combo backing that match all the right inflections in her vocals – jazzy when needed, more southern soul at other points – often with more of a 60s acoustic mode than the sorts of more-electric instrumentation other singers of the time were using. Arrangements are by Grahame Conlon, the guitarist in the group – and titles include "What's Going On", "Lover Man", "Think", "6345789", "How Sweet It Is", "Love To The People", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", and "Groovin". CD adds in three bonus tracks – "Zimbabwe", "Half Moon", and "You Can't Always Get What You Want". (Vocalists, Rock) CD
Also available Sue Barker (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Flaming EmberSunshine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A smoking little set from Flaming Ember – a rock group at the core, but one who has plenty of blue-eyed soul in the mix – thanks to great production from Greg Perry, and strong arrangements from HB Barnum and McKinley Jackson – all of whom give the record a vibe that's right up there with the best Hot Wax/Invictus soul sets of the time! There's a nice amount of fuzz in the grooves – that post-Motown style that uses lots of great bass and guitar alongside core Detroit soul modes – and although the vocals have more of a rockish approach, the instrumental undercurrent is a great mix of funk, rock, and soul! Titles include the sweet soul ballad "Sunshine", plus the cuts "Ember Blues", "1200 Miles From Heaven", "Livin High Money Low", "Gotta Get Away", "Heart On Lovin You", "Stop The World & Let Me Off", and "Ding Need Dong". CD features bonus tracks – "Robot In A Robot's World", "If It's Good To You It's Good For You", "If It's Good To You It's Good For You (inst)", "Heart On Lovin You (long version)", and "Stop The World & Let Me Off (long version)". (Soul, Rock) CD

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✨✧ Flying LizardsMoney/Summertime Blues ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1979. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
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. "Summertime Blues" is also taken in a very fresh way – a bit less of a groover than the a-side, but still nicely retooled with a colder dancefloor edge. (Soul, Rock) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Power Of ZeusGospel According To Zeus ... LP
Rare Earth, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Heavy rock and heavy drums – a fuzzed out classic that's one of the best lost hard rock albums of the 70s! These guys may have been a strange choice for Motown's rock-based Rare Earth label back in the day, but they've more than made a place for themselves in the history books – thanks to some really fierce rocking, and an approach to the drums that's kept the record in more than a few crates over the years – not totally a break record, but with plenty of tight work on the drums and some really monster bass! Titles include "Hard Working Man", "Uncertain Destination", "No Time", "Realization", "The Sorcerer Of Isis", "It Couldn't Be Me", "The Death Trip", and "In The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... CD
Rare Earth/Elemental (France), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
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
(Limited edition!)

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Sunday FunniesSunday Funnies (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Rare Earth/Big Pink (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
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 – nice currents of funk in the rhythms, and a fuzzy groove that has that label's legacy of easily stepping over different modes, but in a very cohesive way. The songwriting's especially nice – and the group have a really full-on Detroit sound in their guitars – and the album's dedicated to an unusual batch of heroes who include Arthur C Clarke, Kahil Gibran, Herman Hesse, Pieter Bruegel, and Johnny Carson. 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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✨✧ Righteous BrothersSouled Out ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest blue eyed soul albums of the 60s – and one of the few full albums ever recorded by the mostly-singles Righteous Brothers! The album builds wonderfully on the duo's earlier work for Phil Spector – and uses Motown maestro Mickey Stevenson to give the record a sophisticated uptown soul sound that's a perfect match for the well-crafted vocals of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. The songs here are pretty fresh too – a batch of tunes that gets past their familiar hits, and features some great Motown influences from writers Leon Ware, Stevenson, and others. Titles include "Been So Nice", "Stranded In The Middle Of Noplace", "You Bent My Mind", "Without You I'd Be Lost", "Love Keeps Callin My Name", and "So Many Lonely Nights Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Flaming EmberWestbound #9 (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Flaming Ember – a combo with a sound rooted in rock, but filled with plenty of soul too – making they a key funky crossover act in the early 70s! These guys borrow the best of Motown soul and the best of the jazzier rock groups of the time – and often use lots of raw congas in with their percussion – which keeps things grooving with plenty of soulful inflections. There's some nice psych production at times – a bit like the best Norman Whitfield modes at the start of the 70s – and titles include "Flashbacks & Reruns", "The Empty Crowded Room", "Going In Circles", "Westbound #9", "Spinning Wheel", and "Shades Of Green". CD features three bonus tracks – "Filet De Soul", "Don't You Wanna Wanna", and "Desert Village". (Soul, Rock) CD
 
 
 



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