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Dan PennClose To Me – More Fame Recordings ... CD
Fame/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Unreleased work by one of the greatest soul music songwriters of the 60s – the mighty Dan Penn, a key force in the Fame Records studio scene – heard here on a batch of mostly unreleased cuts from his best years! The package has Dan singing in the lead on all cuts – performing his ... read more CD

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People's ChoiceTurn Me Loose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the crowning achievements of People's Choice – a very hip group on the Philly scene, but one who spent most of their early years just releasing excellent (but under-circulated) 7" singles! By the time they arrived at the Philadelphia International label, the group was razor-sharp ... read more CD

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People's WorkshopHouston Talent Expo 1982 ... CD
BBE/BBQ (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The cover might look a bit understated, but the album's got plenty of depth and power – a rare set from the Texas underground of the early 80s – cut by a group who've clearly drunk deep from the same musical well that inspired Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, and other cosmic soul talents of ... read more CD
Also available Houston Talent Expo 1982 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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PerriPerri Anthology – The Ultimate Collection ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A long-overdue collection of smooth 80s soul from the lovely Perri – a female vocal quartet who cut a few albums for MCA years back, and who have reemerged in recent years as Anita Baker's backup group! On their own, though, the Perri sisters are a heck of a great outfit – one of the ... read more CD

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PharaohsAwakening (Japanese paper sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scarab/Shout (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... read more CD
Also available Awakening ... LP 99.99

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Greg PhillinganesPulse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Planet/Sony (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Greg's definitely showing off all his chops on this one – working with help from a huuuge array of famous guest stars – including The Pointer Sisters, James Ingram, Howard Hewett, Jackie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Robbie Nevil, and others. And while the bulk of the record really shows ... read more CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)
Also available Pulse (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Greg PhillinganesPulse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Planet/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Greg's definitely showing off all his chops on this one – working with help from a huuuge array of famous guest stars – including The Pointer Sisters, James Ingram, Howard Hewett, Jackie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Robbie Nevil, and others. And while the bulk of the record really shows ... read more CD
Also available Pulse (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Greg PhillinganesSignificant Gains ... CD
Planet/Sony (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little set of 80s soul from Greg Phillinganes – one of those 80s wunderkind soul talents who could do everything, from write and produce, to play keyboards and sing on the album. Given that Greg's handling a lot of the work himself, the album's got a feel that's almost in an early ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues/Capricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of 70s gems from Esther Phillips – back to back on a single CD! Black Eyed-Blues is one of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kudu/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty amazing set from Esther Phillips – her final album for Kudu – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally-inflected soul vocalists of her era! Esther's in prime Kudu mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by David Matthews and ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Philly All StarsPhilly Classics Revisited ... CD
Essential, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Great late Philly – played by a group that features plenty of talents from the legendary Sigma Studios scene of the 70s! As you'd guess from the title, most of the cuts here are remakes of earlier Philly cuts – mostly Gamble & Huff favorites from back in the day – but redone ... read more CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Philly DevotionsWe're Gonna Make It – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Essential, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Group soul from The Philly Devotions – a key group in the evolution of the Philly sound who were then and are to this day greatly overlooked in the city's soul heritage – but it's truly beautiful stuff! This is vocal group with talent that should have gotten them over in big way, but ... read more CD

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Piano SlimLook At Grandma Watusi – Unreleased Masters Collection 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Cicadelic, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
Raw soul from the second Piano Slim – Willard Burton of Houston, who's heard here on some killer tracks from the start of the 60s! Slim's definitely got some blues in the way he approaches the piano, but the productions here are more soul-based and R&B-styled overall – often in ... read more CD

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Wilson PickettLand Of 1000 Dances – The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A deep take on the Wilson Picket genius of the 60s – the complete initial run of his singles for Atlantic, presented here in stunning mono mixes! These tracks are the blueprint for all that made Pickett one of the strongest soul talents of his generation – and a key force in laying ... read more CD

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Wilson PickettChocolate Mountain ... CD
Wicked/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
An overlooked gem from Wilson Pickett – recorded in the post-Atlantic years, and with some great funky moments mixed in with those undeniably soulful vocals from the Wicked Pickett! Arrangements are by Brad Shapiro, who works the same magic here with Wilson that he did with a handful of ... read more CD

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Pickettywitch/Polly Brown/Sweet DreamsThat Same Old Feeling – The Anthology 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Pye/RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Not just the complete recordings of groovy British group Pickettywitch, but also the early solo recordings of lead singer Polly Brown – and her music in the Sweet Dreams duo too! Pickettywitch were part of this great wave of UK pop groups to emerge as the 60s drew to a close – a ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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Pilgrim TravelersGospel Boogie – Rare Recordings 1946 to 1957 ... CD
Gospel Friend, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A legendary gospel quintet, and one who sing with the same sort of vocal interplay you'd hear from the best doo wop groups of the time – presented here in a killer collection of work from their formative early years – including tracks that feature later famous solo stars like Lou Rawls, ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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Platinum HookWatching You ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Great work from Platinum Hook – a group who got their start in late 70s Motown, but who sound even better on this sweet 80s date for RCA! The album's got a vibe that grabs us right from the start – 80s soul with plenty of boogie at the bottom – fused together in a tight blend of ... read more CD
 
 



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