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Act One (Act 1)Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ad LibsComplete Blue Cat Recordings – 23 Masters From The Blue Cat Vaults ... CD
Blue Cat/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 17.98
Finally – the complete story of The Ad Libs – a group known for their classic singles of the 60s, but one who never issued a full-length album of their own! This great little set more than corrects that fact – by bringing together 9 rare singles for the Blue Cat label, plus ... read more CD

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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... read more CD

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Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
You might remember Tony Aiken for his classic funk album Unity, from the 70s – and here, he's back again – after nearly 40 years away from the studio! The album's got a style that's a lot more reggae-influenced than before – maybe not totally a reggae record, given the other ... read more CD

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Arthur AlexanderArthur Alexander (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A great little comeback album for southern soul godfather Arthur Alexander! It was recorded during a period when Warner Brothers was really committed to cutting heavy soul albums, with singers like Lorraine Ellison and Paul Kelly, and Alexander sounds great in this setting. The record's got some ... read more CD

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✨✧ AllspiceAllspice ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1977. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that's kept the group's name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album's on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and his At Home team – and like ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Herb AlpertBeyond ... CD
A&M, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
An incredible later record from Herb Alpert – working in a soulful funky fusion mode that really is well beyond the style that made him famous in the 60s! We love the easy breezy 60s sound of Herb & The Tijuana Brass too, but he really stepped up his game in exciting ways on records like ... read more CD

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Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaHerb Alpert & Hugh Masekela ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Two top trumpet talents – coming together beautifully on this groovy late 70s set! Both Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela had a big rise to fame in the 60s – Herb, for his Tijuana Brass albums on A&M – and Hugh, for the way that he brought South African jazz currents to the ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaMain Event Live ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 11.98
Masterful live set by Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela – recorded at The Roxy in LA in 1978! Both their studio record from the same year and this massive live recording work incredibly well – as they're both geniuses at blending distinctive global influences – but they really cook in ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Herb Alpert & The TJBYou Smile – The Song Begins ... CD
A&M, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
Nice one from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – working with arranger Quincy Jones! You Smile – The Song Begins comes at a pretty interesting point in which Herb was still working in the Spanish-inflected, jazzy instrumental groove of earlier years – but in a fresh way after a ... (Now Sound, Soul) read more CD

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AmbassadorsSoul Summit ... CD
Jaimie/Guyden, Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing work by a group that you've probably never heard of! The Ambassadors are an incredible Philly soul harmony group – of the sort that never made it out of the city in the pre-Philly International years, but who had a polish and quality that was every bit as great as bigger-name acts ... read more CD

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Alfa AndersonMusic From My Heart ... CD
Alfa Anderson, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
Solo work from Alfa Anderson – a singer that you might remember as one of the original voices in Chic – that famous funky soul group from the 70s! Alfa's still held onto all the funky edge of her roots, but has tuned it here towards a much more 21st Century style – lean and ... read more CD

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ApolloniaApollonia (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.99
Solo work from Apollonia – working here past her time with both Apollonia 6 and her association with Prince – but still showing an equally strong talent for catchy 80s pop! The music is handled by a host of producers, and most numbers are in a beat-heavy mode that follows on her ... read more CD

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Joan ArmatradingLove & Affection – The Essential Joan Armatrading (3CD set) ... CD
A&M/Universal (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
A collection that gets at the full range of talents from Joan Armatrading during her famous years at A&M Records – a time when she took an older folk soul aesthetic, and gave it a whole new spin – with a voice that was one of the most distinct in pop at the time, and a style that ... read more CD

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Ashford & SimpsonSo So Satisfied (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
Sublimely satisfying work from Ashford & Simpson – a stone killer from the height of their late 70s glory days on Warner Brothers! The pair are working together wonderfully at this point – wrapped up in that blend of upbeat soul and righteous undercurrents that made them a real cut ... read more CD

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AurraBody Rock ... CD
Family Groove, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Never-heard work from Aurra – a full album of grooves recorded in the years after the duo had left Salsoul Records, but still had plenty of great music to offer on their own! The style here is nice and lean – loads of bass and sweet keyboards from Steve Washington, who sings a bit ... read more CD
Also available Body Rock ... LP 12.99

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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Daddy Bug ... LP 14.99

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Roy AyersStoned Soul Picnic ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
An early album as a leader from the great Roy Ayers – a set that captures the vibes man at a time when he'd been working on the west coast soul jazz scene, and was stepping into even greater fame in the group of Herbie Mann! Yet this set is definitely Roy's own – kind of an ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Sam BakerI Believe In You – The Legendary John Richbourg Sessions ... CD
Sound Stage 7/Soulscape (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A treasure trove of work from this overlooked southern soul singer – recordings that Sam Baker cut down in Nashville for the Sound Stage Seven label – all brought together here in one very comprehensive package! Sam's got a voice that's pitched slightly higher than some of his ... read more CD

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Bar-KaysLight Of Life/Injoy ... CD
Mercury/Cherry Red (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of Mercury Records gems from the Bar-Kays – back to back on a single CD! Light Of Life is proof that even a move to a major label couldn't keep the Bar-Kays down – as the group are working here in a great groove that's wider, fresher, and stronger overall than any of their Stax ... read more CD
 
 



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