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Great music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!


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9.99.9 (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
9.9 are looking like some ladies of the eighties on the cover of this debut set – and while the album's definitely got the feel of its time, the group actually go back a lot further in soul music – and originally were the group who recorded under the name of Margo Thunder for Capitol ... read more CD

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Nineteenth WholeSmilin' ... CD
Eastbound/Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the sweetest little jazz funk albums of the early 70s – and a masterful blend of vibes, guitar, and organ from this legendary Indianapolis combo! The group are probably best known for their backing work behind Grant Green on some of his funky Blue Note sides – or for vibes ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard LP-styled sleeve!)

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Nolan SistersNolan Sisters/Making Waves (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
7T's (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Catchy pop from The Nolan Sisters – a British group with definite mainstream appeal, but a surprising undercurrent of soul as well! It's hard to describe the quartet's appeal exactly, but it's a bit like some of the more pop disco work from the US in the late 70s – lots of groovy ... read more CD

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NotationsStill Here – 1967 to 1973 ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A hell of a great album – and a much-needed full length set that finally brings together all the best early work by The Notations! The group hailed from the same Chicago scene as The Impressions and Chi-Lites – and although they never hit the big time back in the day, they're arguably ... read more CD
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Still Here – 1967 to 1973 (with bonus download) ... LP 15.99
Still Here – 1967 to 1973 ... LP 13.99

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O'JaysOriginal Album Classics (Backstabbers/Ship Ahoy/Survival/Family Reunion/Travelin At The Speed Of Thought) (5CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1972/1973/1974/1975/1977. New Copy 5 CDs ... $21.99
Tremendous group soul from the O'Jays – and nearly every one of their best recordings for Philadelphia International Records, served up in one mighty hip set! The package features five full albums, each in a tiny LP sleeve – all of which really have the trio stepping forward strongly ... read more CD

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Alexander O'NealAlexander O'Neal (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
The start of a legendary run for vocalist Alexander O'Neal – and a set that really helped redefine the sound of male soul in the 80s! O'Neal got his start in an early version of The Time, and he's working here with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – but the sound of the record is way deeper ... read more CD

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversToo Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... CD
Sum Sum/BBE (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Rim Kwaku Obeng – an artist with African roots, but working here in the San Francisco scene of the early 80s – where he's clearly picked up a very international vibe in his music! Rim definitely plays some traditional percussion on the tracks, but there's ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
Also available Too Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... LP 28.99

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OdysseyHollywood Party Tonight (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
A Hollywood Party, recorded in New Jersey – with a groove that's every bit as tight as any of Odyssey's best records, but with a slightly jazzier vibe as well! The set's a great example of the way the trio pushed the 70s soul game further – taking the early 70s RCA AM radio style, and ... read more CD

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Ohio PlayersMr Mean/Gold ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $15.99
Two 70s gems from the Ohio Players – back to back in a single set! Mr Mean is a lesser-known 70s album by The Ohio Players – tunes recorded for the soundtrack of the late blacksploitation film Mr Mean, but also very much in the tight funk format of the group's Mercury work! Tracks are ... read more CD

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Ohio PlayersOrgasm – The Very Best Of The Westbound Years ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
It's hard to sum up the genius of the Ohio Players at Westbound Records in words – but this set does a pretty good job of doing the whole thing with music! The group are at their trippy, early best here – much more funk and soul than on their initial psych debut, yet still not as ... read more CD

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... CD
Mercury, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, ... read more CD

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O'JaysBack Stabbers ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the ... read more CD

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Dicky OliverDicky Oliver ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99
A 60s album recorded in Italy – but with a groove that's midway between Memphis and the mod sounds of the London scene – thanks to a heavy dose of Hammond and horns! The tunes are all instrumental, and leap right into the fray with these romping rhythms that often snap along in the ... (Sound Library, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ OmarMan ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer set from Omar – an artist we've loved right from the start, and someone who's never ever let us down! The record's got a great lean feel – almost a return to the modes that Omar first released on his classic material for Talking Loud – that tight, no-nonsense approach to ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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100% Pure PoisonComing Right At You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Brother/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the rarest soul records of the 70s – recorded in Germany by a bunch of American servicemen on leave, but with a sound that's right out of the Chicago or Detroit groove of the pre-disco years! The group's great with both the funky and soulful material – hitting hard with monster ... read more CD

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107th Street Stickball TeamSaboreando – Pot Full Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dorado/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
Lost grooves from Spanish Harlem – an incredible set of Latin Soul from The 107th Street Stickball Team! With a name like that, the group certainly aren't as well-remembered as contemporaries like Joe Bataan or Willie Colon, but they've got a soulful groove that definitely fits the style of ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD

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One WayOne Way Featuring Al Hudson (1980) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Al Hudson and One Way – a set that still has the group bristling with loads of funky energy – yet also hitting a groove that's wonderfully smooth as well! One Way were really one of the top of the larger funk combos of the time – and this set's ... read more CD

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Michael Orr & The Book Of LifeLove Will Rise (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Birthright/P-Vine (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Stunning sounds from Michael Orr – a singer you might know from his secular work in the duo of Harris & Orr – and who still sounds incredible here in a more spiritual-styled set from the start of the 80s! As with Michael's earlier music, there's a cool, cosmic vibe going on in the ... read more CD

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Jeffrey OsborneOnly Human (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/ (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
A stone classic from Jeffrey Osborne – and a real standout in mainstream soul at the start of the 90s! Osborne's legendary vocals have never sounded better – as there's a warmth in the production that returns him to the grace and power he had when first going solo – a style that ... read more CD

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