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✨✧ Severin BrowneNew Improved Severin Browne ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
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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✨✧ Severin BrowneSeverin Browne ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great easy groover from early 70s Motown! Severin Browne's the brother of Jackson Browne – and as such, is more of a mellow rock artist than a soul artist – but this album's got a sweet soul vibe in the mix, and is a surprisingly nice release from Motown's early LA years! In a way, you can hear a James Taylor-ish influence in Browne's vocalizing and guitar work, but the backing behind him is more in the smooth LA studio style – a bit like that used on the 70s work of Jose Feliciano or Nick DeCaro. The songs are surprisingly wonderfully crafted – and to discover Browne's work is to tap into the lost career of a under-recognized 70s singer/songwriter. Titles include "Darling Christina", "Snowflakes", "Sister", "Not Quite Time", "Skip Tune", and "Just A Matter Of Time". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ PuzzlePuzzle ... LP
Motown, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Who are these guys? They're actually pretty great – a jazz rock group with some nice soulful influences, sounding better than you'd expect for such an ensemble. Tracks have a sound that's somewhere in the Blood Sweat & Tears/Chicago vein – but lighter, with more of a west coast jazzy finish. Titles include "Suite Delirium", "Brand New World", "On With The Show", "Lady", and "The Grosso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
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JamGift ... LP
Polydor, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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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✨✧ Keith98.6/Ain't Gonna Lie ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Great great work from Keith – one of those overlooked pop talents of the 60s, but one who really came across with a great sound at the time – kind of a mix of Burt Bacharach arrangements with a pop psych sort of edge! The tunes are sweet, but swinging too – and Keith's got this vocal style that slides in nicely with the larger charts – at a level that's almost more A&M-styled pop than you'd guess from the Mercury Records placement of the set! Jerry Ross produced, and brings in some nice soulful undercurrents – of the sort you'd hear on his more famous material – almost a Motown sensibility, but mixed with rolling horns, piano hooks, and great guitar lines – on titles that include the wonderful hit "98.6", plus "Mind If I Hang Around", "Sweet Dreams", "Tell Me To My Face", "I Can't Go Wrong", and "Pretty Little Shy One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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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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✨✧ Lesley GoreSomeplace Else Now ... CD
MoWest/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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