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We run the gamut from deep soul to Northern, Chicago steppers to house, Motown to Malaco -- and every rare groove in between!


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TemptationsWish It Would Rain ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A pivotal moment for The Temptations – a set that has the group hitting even more of a deep soul sound than before – at a level that really sets them apart from some of the other groups on Motown at the time! There's a richer, fuller sound going on here – as the group work with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Freddie Terrell & The Soul ExpeditionSoul Expedition (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Lefevre Sound/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
This one's billed as "the rarest funk album of all time" – but even if it wasn't, we'd still love it to death because it's so darn great! Freddie hails from the Georgia scene of the late 60s – and he's got a slow-burning approach to his music that mixes in a good dose of ... read more CD

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Carla ThomasLive At The Bohemian Caverns (previously unreleased) ... CD
Stax, 1967. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A sweet set of Stax soul with a jazzy feel from Carla Thomas – previously unlreased live material from Carla really working in her most jazz vocal centric groove as well as few tunes by her pops Rufus Thomas! The set was captured in 1967 during a residence at the Bohemian Caverns in DC ... read more CD
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Rufus ThomasDo The Funky Chicken (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1970. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
One of the best Rufus Thomas albums from the 70s – a key record from his comeback years, and one that has him trading in his older R&B mode for a harder, funkier Memphis groove! Rufus was 52 at the time, but thanks to a never-dying fire, and some great youthful arrangements, the set ... read more CD
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Tasha ThomasMidnight Rendezvous (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/ (UK), 1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99
A lasting classic from singer Tasha Thomas – a vocalist who'd already lent her talents to numerous studio sessions, commercials, and disco tracks by the time of this release – which has the lady stepping into the spotlight as a fully-formed talent in her own right! The vocals are ... read more CD

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✨✧ Timmy ThomasYou're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing (with bonus track) ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A Miami soul masterpiece from start to finish – and a lesser-known record from drum machine hit maestro Timmy Thomas! The album's got the feel of Timmy's classic Why Can't We Live Together album – but the overall sound is a bit fuller and richer, with a soulfulness that grabs us right ... read more CD

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THP OrchestraEarly Riser/Two Hot For Love – Disco Recharge ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99
A smoking disco double-header from THP Orchestra – two excellent albums back to back, with loads of bonus tracks too! Early Riser has a groove that really has the group starting out strongly – a perfect early disco approach that's funky and instrumental, but which often echoes some ... read more CD

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Oscar Toney JrGuilty – A Southern Soul Renaissance ... CD
Shout (UK), 2000. New Copy ... $3.99
A return to greatness for southern soul singer Oscar Toney Jr – a vocalist best known for his late 60s sides for Bell Records, but one who's still sounding pretty darn great on this relatively recent album! The material was recorded at the turn of the century in Atlanta, but the sound is ... read more CD

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✨✧ Total EclipseGreat Combination ... CD
BRC/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A great combination of funk and soul – upbeat and mellow on the same album, served up by this rare indie combo from the 70s! The album's one of the few to appear on the elite BRC imprint of Brunswick Records – home to some incredible work over just a very short stretch, including this ... read more CD

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Allen ToussaintLife, Love & Faith ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Excellent work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – and a set that may well be his funkiest album ever! The set features 12 tracks from the early 70s – a time when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix that he'd had from his early days in the Crescent ... read more CD

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Tower Of PowerEast Bay Grease/Bump City ... CD
Warner/Friday Music, 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A pair of classics from Tower Of Power – back to back on a single CD! First up is East Bay Grease –one of the first albums from Tower Of Power – and one of the funkiest, too – a set that really has the group working in a loose, spontaneous mode that's totally great – ... read more CD

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TreniersTreniers In The 50s – This Is It! ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $3.99
Crucial early-to-mid 50s cuts by the mighty Treniers – jumpin', swingin', hard groovin' r&b that's hugely important to the coming first wave rock & roll – but the group knows it's way around a jiving story song and a sweet ballad just as well! The Trenier brothers cut great ... read more CD

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TwennynineTwennynine With Lenny White ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best ever records from Twennynine – produced and arranged by Lenny White & Larry Dunn – jazzy modern soul at it's dawn of the decade finest! Twennynine With Lenny White is way at the front of the pack of a lot of the 80s groove elements to follow in its wake – ... read more CD

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UltimateUltimate 1/Ultimate 2 – Disco Recharge ... CD
Casablanca/Harmless (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of late disco classics from Ultimate – back to back in a single set! First up is the group's self-titled debut from 1979 – Euro disco, but recorded in Philly – which makes for a wonderful criss-crossing of modes throughout! As with other disco sets of the style from the ... read more CD

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Universal Togetherness BandUniversal Togetherness Band ... CD
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A Chicago group who never hit the big time during their short run at the start of the 80s – but one who definitely know how to groove! There's a vibe here that really lives up to the "togetherness" in the group's name – a way of coming together with a tight, sharp sound ... read more CD
Also available Universal Togetherness Band ... LP 16.99

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Voices Of East HarlemRight On Be Free ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
The landmark first album by this legendary 70s soul group – and one with a feel that's much different than their later work! The style here is much more strongly righteous than their sweeter soul of the mid 70s – with a pronounced gospel influence that focuses most strongly on the ... read more CD
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Charles WalkerI'm Available ... CD
Superbird (UK), 1998. New Copy ... $3.99
The late 90s solo album and sorta comeback effort by Tennessee soul legend Charles Walker – better known in the post millennium for his next sorta comeback fronting the funky soul combo The Dynamites – and a solid set of timeless bluesy soul! Walker is one of those great soul artists ... read more CD

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Hysear Don WalkerComplete Expressions Vol 2 (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A mindblowing album of electric piano tracks! Don Walker was a funky pianist from Chicago who worked briefly with the Young-Holt Unlimited group – and who cut a rare few albums of his own for the Brunswick label. This second solo album features some excellent Fender Rhodes work by Don ... read more CD

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Dexter WanselCaptured (with bonus track) ... CD
Virgin/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $8.99
An overlooked gem from Dexter Wansel – a mid 80s set recorded after his famous albums for Philly International, and a record that offers a nice transition of his earlier groove! The set's got a keyboard-heavy vibe – similar to the mode that Wansel brought to the studio in the late 70s, ... read more CD

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WarDeliver The Word ... CD
Avenue, 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
War delivers the word, and a whole lot more as well – that amazing blend of styles that always made the group way more than just the sum of its parts! The classic groove is very firmly in place here – a great style that mixes jazz funk with a freer jamming style borrowed from Latin ... read more CD

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