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New York Port AuthorityThree Thousand Miles From Home ... LP
Invictus, 1977. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of the funkiest groups on the Invictus label – a tight combo who've got some wonderful energy throughout! The group may well be the same combo that recorded earlier as the Port Authority Band for the US Navy (we've never been sure of that) – and this album's definitely got the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear with a tracklist sticker.)
Also available Three Thousand Miles From Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New York Rock & Soul RevueNew York Rock & Soul Revue – Live At The Beacon ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
A collision of generations – as giants of the world of 70s and 80s AOR come together to pay tribute to the soulful styles of the years before! At the time, the album was the sort that really made us cringe – since we were such soul purists back in the 90s – but over the years, we' ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Double LP pressing with etched vinyl!)

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary little 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 7.99

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Nite-LitersDifferent Strokes ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the best albums of funky instrumentals by the legendary Nite Liters – and probably their hardest to find! The record's got loads of nice cuts that hit their classic funky groove in a way that brings to mind The Meters or The JBs – but which also has the Nite-Liter's own unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: Even though the back cover and the inner label lists 5 songs on side 1, there are actually only 4 ("Funky-Vamp" is missing).)

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Nite-LitersInstrumental Directions ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Cold, hard, and funky! This might be the greatest album ever by this legendary 70s funk band – and it's got a killer sound that has the tightness of the JBs, the rawness of the early Meters, and the frenzy of a rare funky 45! Includes the incredible "Afro Strut" – worth the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NotationsNotations ... LP
Gemigo, 1975. Very Good- ... $19.99
The one and only album released by this great Chicago vocal group – a sublime harmony outfit who'd recorded some excellent indie 45s before getting the chance to do this one-off set for Curtis Mayfield's Gemigo label! The style of the set is a bit more polished than some of the group's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear & stuck on paper.)

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✨✧ O'KaysionsGirl Watcher ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A killer bit of crossover pop from the mid 60s – and the kind of groover that brought the Carolina beach sound to the top 40 charts! Includes the group's classic hit "Girl Watcher", a groover that we always enjoy hearing, plus other nice ones like "The Soul Clap", "Lo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Alexander O'NealHearsay ... LP
Tabu, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the crowning achievements of Alexander O'Neal – a set that uses cool little intro tracks to help structure the standout songs on the set – giving the whole thing a much more well-conceived approach than other mainstream soul albums of the time! Some of the cuts draw from O'Neal's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an index sticker.)

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OdysseyHang Together ... LP
RCA, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
A wicked groover from Odyssey – and a crack little album that has the trio hitting hard all the way through! The upbeat numbers are great, the ballads are warm and wonderful, and even the midtempo numbers come off perfectly – all with a rich quality that makes the album a real standout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Danny Offia & The FriksFunk With Me ... LP
PMG (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An early 80s set from the Lagos scene – and one that's about as far from the Afro Funk sound of the 70s as that city is from New York! Instead of full-on ensemble styles, Danny Offia has this nice lean groove – basslines that bump with a wickedly catchy sound, laced with keyboard solos ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funk With Me ... CD 15.99

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Ohio PlayersAngel ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Maybe the last great album in the Ohio Players run for Mercury in the mid 70s – a set that's every bit as smooth, sexy, and funky as their other major label efforts from the time – and one that continued to refine the grittier funk of their roots! While the Players might be remembered ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker.)

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Ohio PlayersContradiction ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good- Gatefold ... $1.99
An overlooked bit of mid 70s funk from the Ohio Players – cut right at the height of their brilliant Mercury years! The album's got a smooth and slinky finish that has the band tightening up a lot from their Westbound years – going for a compressed spacey soul sound on some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Fire ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players (Up Front) ... LP
Up Front, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the many obscure albums of material by The Ohio Players – material that was recorded in the late 60's by Capitol, but frequently repackaged and retitled in the early 70's to cash in on the big hit status of the band. The band has elements of their funky 70s style on Westbound – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A well-titled set – as it's the mid 70s, and the Ohio Players were certainly turning out a lot of gold! Their move to Mercury Records from the smaller indie Westbound was a real winning move – as it gave them a smoother soul feel that only expanded their groove, not restricted it! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker on all sides, some pen, and a cut corner. Labels have some pen.)

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Ohio PlayersRattlesnake ... LP
Westbound, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
A collection of funky tracks recorded by The Players when the were with Westbound, but released later, when they hit Mercury. Sort of a "cleaning house" effort, and not really a unified album, but that doesn't stop it from having some nice moments. Titles include "Introducing the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a sticker & some marker.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in pen.)

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✨✧ O'JaysBack Stabbers ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has splitting on the spine & some wear.)

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✨✧ O'JaysCollector's Items ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
2LP set of some of the best O'Jays tracks from their Philly years, including "Darlin' Darlin' Baby", "Love Train", "Back Stabbers", "I Love Music", "Give The People What They Want", "For The Love Of Money", and lots lots more! The sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a name in marker, a tracklist sticker, and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ O'JaysEmotionally Yours ... LP
EMI, 1991. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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O'JaysFamily Reunion ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A great sense of righteousness and groove – the key mix that made the O'Jays so great back in the day – and which really helped put the Philly International enterprise on the map! The album's miles from the group's simple harmony soul roots – even though those were pretty darn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ O'JaysGreatest Hits (UA) ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good+ ... $0.99
13 great early O'Jays numbers: "Lonely Drifter", "Oh, How You Hurt Me", "Whip It On Me Baby", "How Does It Feel", "I'll Never Forget You", "Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)", "Stand Tall", "I Cried My Last Tear", " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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O'JaysIdentify Yourself ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
The O'Jays keep on going strong – hitting a smooth mellow Philly vibe that takes them away from the style of their mid 70s hits! The sound here is a bit more uptempo than on the previous album So Full Off Love – but the group are still also really using the time to explore their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ O'JaysLove Fever ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1985. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of the last albums from the legendary Philly International run by the O'Jays – recorded in a style that clearly shows influences from the 80s modes of the time, but which also still lets the group sparkle nicely on trademark harmonies! Even though Love Fever starts out a bit clunky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Label has a name in marker.)

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O'JaysMessage In The Music ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of those records that really took Philly soul to the next level back in the 70s – a set that works amazing magic with the already-great harmonies of the O'Jays – pointing them even more strongly towards groove-heavy territory, while still keeping all the fragile, personal qualities ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)

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✨✧ O'JaysO'Jays (Bell pressing) ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
This is the second version of an album that was first pressed under the title Back On Top – repackaged here with a slicker cover during the early 70s, to cash in on the fame that the O'Jays were having at Phily International. Although the group's Philly recordings are always touted as some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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O'JaysO'Jays (Up Front) ... LP
Up Front, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Earlier work by The O'Jays – but issued in a simple cover put on the markets to cash in on the group's early 70s fame on Philly International! The record contains mostly material from the late 60s early 70s indie years, most issued as singles, with production by Bobby Massey and HB Barnum. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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O'JaysShip Ahoy ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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O'JaysSurvival ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
Not one of their most classic Philly LPs, but still a nice batch of soul tracks with the usual perfect Gamble-Huff production, and harmonies that definitely go the distance! Tracks include "What Am I Waiting For", "Give The People What They Want", "Rich Get Richer", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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O'JaysTravelin At The Speed Of Thought ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Nice Philly work by the O'Jays – one of their key "second period" albums, and a lost little gem filled with great harmony soul tracks. The political agenda of early 70s Philly albums is mostly gone, and the group's returned to themes of love and romance – often done in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, promo stamp, and light wear.)

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O'JaysYear 2000 ... LP
TSOP/CBS, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
We know what you're thinking: "These guys were best in the 70s." Hold that thought for a moment and check out this great album – because unlike a lot of their other chart-topping contemporaries from 1972 and 1973, the O'Jays actually continued to mature as a group, and managed to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ol SkoolOl Skool ... LP
Universal, 1997. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(In a stickered sleeve, with a cut corner and some wear.)

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David OliverDavid Oliver (aka Jamerican Man) ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
One of David's smooth soul albums for Mercury, with jazzy production by Wayne Henderson that's in line with the best work he was doing at the time. David's got a strange voice that's got the depth of a baritone, but the sweetness of a tenor. It's a little tough to get used to at first, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David OliverJamerican Man (aka David Oliver) ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of David's smooth soul albums for Mercury, with jazzy production by Wayne Henderson that's in line with the best work he was doing at the time. David's got a strange voice that's got the depth of a baritone, but the sweetness of a tenor. It's a little tough to get used to at first, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Ollie BabaOllie Baba ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Electronic funky stuff from the late 70's, with a groove that's definitely got a lot of hints as to where funk was going in the 80's. Ollie E. Brown leads the group on percussion and vocals, and additional players include Billy Preston, Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker Jr., and George Bohannon. Angela ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo including the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed ... LP
Hot Wax, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, with a split top seam, mostly split spine and some peeled spots.)

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One WayOne Way Featuring Al Hudson (1979) ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
A dancefloor soul classic – one of the strongest albums ever by Al Hudson, Alicia Meyers, and the whole One Way crew! The record's got a sweet soulful feel that provides a nice counterpoint to its bass-heavy grooves – popping along at that midtempo pace that was Al's popular remedy for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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✨✧ One WayWild Night ... LP
MCA, 1982. Very Good ... $3.99
A lesser-known album from One Way, but a great one – and in some ways, even fresher and more appealing than some of their more famous work from the time! The set's still got plenty of the great One Way bounce in the mix – but there's also a deeper, more sensitive soul sound going on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides.)

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OriginalsCalifornia Sunset ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
One of our favorite albums by The Originals – and one of their most coherent albums on Motown! The record was produced by Lamont Dozier, who also wrote all the songs on the album for the group – and it's kind of a mix of Dozier's strident 70s update of the 60s Motown groove (which he'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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OriginalsDown To Love Town ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the best-remembered albums from the mighty Originals – thanks to a surprisingly strong step into club and disco rhythms! The group were always great on the harmony tip – and earlier music often had them really shining on the ballads – but here they work with arrangers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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OriginalsSuperstar Series Vol 10 ... LP
Motown, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
A collection featuring some of The Originals' best tracks for Motown – including some of their few big hits, and others that stand with their better work on the label. Titles include "Sunrise", "The Bells", "Touch", "Down To Love Town", "Everybody' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners.)

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OrlonsSouth Street ... LP
Cameo, Early 60s. Good+ ... $6.99
An Orlons smoker from South Street in Philly – a perfect example of the way the city was becoming a major soul power in the early 60s! The set's got The Orlons taking on a host of other hits of the time – romping rockers, mellow ballads, and socking soul – all wrapped together in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Orlons/DovellsGolden Hits ... LP
Cameo, 1964. Very Good- ... $2.99
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Jeffrey OsborneJeffrey Osborne ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Early solo work by Jeffrey Osborne – cut hot on the heels of his great albums with LTD! The set's got some nicely jazzy production from George Duke – never too over the top, and never as stiff as that used on some of Osborne's later work in the 80s – just nicely grooving in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jeffrey OsborneStay With Me Tonight ... LP
A&M, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
A pivotal album for Jeffrey Osborne – and a record that showed the world that he could stand proudly on his own away from his old group LTD! The album was actually his second solo outing, but the first to really gel together in that hit-making blend of ballads and catchy mid-tempo pop tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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OsibisaHappy Children ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
This UK Afro Funk group is slicking things up a bit for this 1973 album – but not in a bad way, because it actually kicks up the groove considerably. In fact, it almost sounds like they've been listening to a bit of War – because the the best tracks on the album have lots of that funky ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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OsibisaOsibisa ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
Although Osibisa were one of the most successful of the London-based Afro-funk groups, they were also one of the best. This cool first album is filled with (as the label says) "criss cross rhythms that explode with happiness". Translated, that means that the record's got lots of nice ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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OsibisaWelcome Home ... LP
Island, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Later material from Osibisa, who have lost some of their harder Afro-Funk edge, and are working here more as an ensemble funk outfit, with a sound that's similar to some of the bigger American groups of the time. Titles include "Do It (Like It Is)", "Uhuru", "Sunshine ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lee OskarLee Oskar ... LP
Far Out/United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Nice mellow LA funk, played by Lee Oskar with help from a lot of his bandmates in the group War. The sound is similar to some of War's Chicano funk grooves – but with some very nicely punctuated rhythms that have the drums snapping out more than on War's albums from the time. Oskar's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny OtisBack To Jazz ... LP
Jazz World, 1977. Sealed ... $9.99
Mid 70s, and Johnny seems to be leaving the funk world behind for a swinging sound that recalls some of his earlier work from the 50s. The title's appropriate, as the album's got a largely jazz-based bent – with Johnny's vibes out front on a number of tracks, and work by Otis Hayes on piano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a torn corner. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Johnny OtisGreat Rhythm & Blues Oldies Vol 3 ... LP
Blues Spectrum, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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OvationsPeace of Mind ... LP
Goldwax/Vivid (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A Japanese-only look at one of the greatest vocal groups on the southern scene of the 60s – the amazing Ovations, a trio with a sound like nobody else! The group were noted for a strong love of the music of Sam Cooke – and they worked in the years after Sam's death in a blend of sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OzoneGlasses ... LP
Motown, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A bit of a change from previous Ozone albums – a set that still has plenty of bass at the bottom, but also a fair bit of keyboards as well – stretching out nicely over the top, almost with a bit of an electro pop feel at points! The keys really make for a catchy sort of edge – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Pacific ExpressOn Time (with download) ... LP
World Seven (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Warm 70s soul from Pacific Express – a South African group, but one who maybe have more of a west coast American vibe than you might expect! The music here is really well put-together – maybe on the more soulful side of the AOR spectrum, but without any of the too-polished modes you'd ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ralfi PaganRalfi ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sublime falsetto soul from the great Ralfi Pagan – one of the most unique artists on the New York Latin scene at the start of the 70s! Ralfi shares some of the sweet soul modes of Joe Bataan – when Joe's in the right mood – but he also goes further, too – and really pushes ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Robert PalmerHeavy Nova ... LP
EMI/Manhattan, 1988. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Record club pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Robert PalmerPride ... LP
Island, 1983. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Junior ParkerBest Of Junior Parker ... LP
Duke, 1960s. Very Good ... $4.99
Excellent early sides from Junior Parker, collected from his outstanding work for Duke records in the 60s. 12 tracks in all, including "Next Time You See Me", "Mother-In-Law Blues", "Peaches", "Sweet Home Chicago", "That's Alright", "Five Long ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Junior ParkerLove Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On (aka Outside Man) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. Very Good+ ... $79.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Junior Parker – a great little set that shows he had a lot more to offer than just the average bluesman! The album's got a nice little soul sound in the backings – tight rhythms from Horace Ott, who nicely avoids a lot of the cliches that the blues ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, with some wear near the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Ray Parker JrOther Woman ... LP
Arista, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Ray Parker steps out here with the other woman – with a groove that's somewhat different than his earlier sound with Raydio! There's a slightly sharper edge than before – almost a rockish influence in some of the instrumentation, which is a key factor in helping Parker's crossover in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, with a cut corner. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Ray Parker Jr & RaydioTwo Places At The Same Time ... LP
Arista, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
Solid funky work from Ray Parker Jr & Raydio – a set that's lean and focused, and still very much in the earlier Raydio groove! Parker's still a bit away from the spotlight at this point – leaving the band to have the strongest role in the record, which is a great thing, given how ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray Parker Jr & RaydioWoman Needs Love ... LP
Arista, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The start of Ray Parker's big hit run of the 80s – a set that has the Raydio group stripped down to just a duo behind Ray, and Parker very firmly out in the lead on vocals! The title hit's a smooth standard that's kept on going for many years – just the kind of cut that crossed Ray ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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ParliamentNewburgh Session (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Funk To The Max (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $36.99
Vintage live recordings by George Clinton and his mighty P-Funk empire in the mid 70s – rehearsal sessions for the famous P-Funk Earth Tour – recorded in an airplane hanger in upstate New York! The sound is incredibly crisp and vibrant – these aren't sloppy rehearsal moments, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on 180 gram colored vinyl!)

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ParliamentParliament Live – P Funk Earth Tour ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Although these days, Parliament's best remembered for their classic studio albums, back in the 70s, the real P-Funk experience was the incredible live shows served up by George Clinton and the group! George, Bootsy, and the rest were undeniably at the top of their game at the time – rolling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the extras. Cover has moisture peeling along the bottom half, call letters on the front & index sticker on the back.)

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Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
A funky treasure – finally unleashed! Bucktown was one of the best of the mid 70s indie blacksploitation films – thanks to some great starring work from Fred Williamson and Pam Grier – but for years, the soundtrack's never been available as an individual release. Now, this tasty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Pate/Adam WadeBrother On The Run ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible funky soundtrack – one of the best of the blacksploitation generation, and one of the rarest too! Johnny Pate did the orchestrations for this excellent lost film, and he brought the same sort of energy to it that he did with his soundtrack for Shaft In Africa. There's some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon PatilloI'll Never Stop Lovin' You ... LP
Myrrh, 1982. Very Good- ... $2.99
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(Cover has a bent corner.)

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Billy PaulEbony Woman (original Neptune pressing) ... LP
Neptune, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
An amazing early album from Billy Paul – the start of a rich career of sophisticated soul, and a record that really put Paul on the map right away – making him one of the most soulful interpreters of song in the 70s! There's a mix of modes going on here that's a bit similar to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape.)

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Billy PaulLately ... LP
Total Experience, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An excellent 80s set from one of the greatest voices in 70s soul – the sublime Billy Paul, sounding great here with a bit of electro groove in the rhythms! The album's approach is a bit different than Billy on Philly International – but the strength of Paul's presence is still very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some faded marker.)

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Billy PaulWar Of The Gods ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a large name in marker on all sides. Label has some pen.)

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Freda PayneDeeper & Deeper – The Best Of Freda Payne ... LP
HDH (UK), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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✨✧ Freda PayneFreda Payne In Stockholm ... LP
USA, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
After hitting big with her Invictus hits in the early 70s, Freda returns to her jazz roots here in this obscure session released by the tiny USA label in Chicago. The material was recorded with 2 different groups – one a large orchestra arranged and conducted by Swedish jazz musician Bengt-Ar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Pazant BrothersSkunk Juice – Dirty Funk From The Big Apple ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Mindblowing funk from one of the greatest combos on the New York scene of the early 70s – Pazant Brothers Eddie & Al, heard here on a host of their greatest recordings! The album is overstuffed with horn-heavy funky grooves that mark the Pazants as one of the hottest things going at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peaches & HerbRemember ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sweet, upbeat set from Peaches & Herb – definitely picking up where their other early 80s efforts left off on the contemporary dancefloor-ready soul tip – but still focused squarely on the great Peaches & Herb duo vocal chemistry! The sound balances timelessly catchy hooks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand The Rain (with download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Easily our favorite album ever by Ann Peebles – not just for the beathead title track, but also because it seems to be the one record where she brings a bit something extra to the studio! The sound is certainly in the classic Hi Records mode here – thanks to production by Willie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ann PeeblesPart Time Love (second cover) ... LP
Hi Records, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great litle early album from Ann Peebles – rawer than most of her more familiar stuff, with a gutbuckety soul quality that really keeps things fresh! We always love Ann's work, but in these early years she has a deep soul vibe that few other singers can touch – a level that easily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing from 1977. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Teddy PendergrassLife Is A Song Worth Singing ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Wonderful work from the early solo years of Teddy Pendergrass! The record's a monstrous mix of mellow soul and sophisticated tunes – one that pushes Teddy way past his earlier role in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, into mature male soul territory that few others could match! The sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear & marker.)

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Teddy PendergrassTP ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
As perfect a summation of the Teddy Pendergrass genius as you'll ever hope to find – a magnificent maturation of that incredible sound he first forged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, set forth in even more confident, sophisticated soul territory! As with the Melvin albums, there's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover is still in the shrinkwrap with a hype sticker.)

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Teddy PendergrassWorkin It Back ... LP
Asylum, 1985. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and a streak of marker.)

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Dan PennDo Right Man ... LP
Sire/Blue Horizon/Rhino, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
A great comeback moment for one of the seminal songwriters of 60s southern soul – heard here in a surprisingly faithful setting that really returns Dan Penn to his glory! The tunes include many numbers that Dan wrote, but which were made famous by other singers at the time – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. First time on vinyl in the US!)

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People's WorkshopHouston Talent Expo 1982 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1982. Sealed Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Peoples ChoiceStill In Love With You ... LP
TPC, 1982. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has a large name in marker and a bit of stuck-on paper. Labels have some pen.)

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Greg PerrySmokin' ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good ... $11.99
A great little album of smooth soul cuts from Greg Perry – an extremely talented arranger, producer, and songwriter whose credits includes work in soul, pop, and country – appearing here in one of the few sessions he ever cut under his own name! There's a bit of a southern soul feel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a touch of red marker in the bottom right corner.)

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PersuadersIt's All About Love ... LP
Calla, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A great step forward for The Persuaders – a set that has the group losing some of the more fragile, more earthy modes of their previous records – and moving into some soaring territory to match their best competition at the time! There's a sweet Philly vibe to the whole thing – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some red marker on front.)

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PersuadersIt's All About Love (mango cover) ... LP
Calla, 1976. Very Good ... $4.99
Smoother than some of the group's earlier albums, but still pretty nice! In a way, the band had been flagging vocally anyway – and their second and third albums never had the same rough charm as their first – so some sweet Philly production from the likes of Norman Harris and Robert ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a sticker over the promo stamp and a name in pen on back, with a surface patch cut out from the front from tracklist sticker removal.)

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PersuasionsMore Than Before ... LP
A&M, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A record that returns the Persuasions back to the all-acapella modes of their roots – a live recording by A&M Records, done with little in the way of added percussion or fanfare – which makes the whole thing feel as if the group were still singing on a street corner – although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ PharaohsAwakening ... LP
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Early 70s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $34.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent pressing with download code on label.)
Also available Awakening (Japanese paper sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Greg PhillinganesSignificant Gains ... LP
Planet, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him (pink cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $14.99
The classic Atlantic LP that turned Esther from a rough-hewn, junkie, juvenile R&B singer into a sensitive interpreter of ballads, standards, and pop tracks. Her version of the Beatles title track is amazing, and she sings it with a fragility and sensitivity that Lennon and McCartney could ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsEsther Phillips – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Esther Phillips might be best known for her studio records in the 70s – that great line of classics she recorded for the Kudu Records label – but she's completely on fire here in a live setting, where she stretches out even more than usual – and really reminds us of her genius! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Esther Phillips – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 ... CD 19.99

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Esther PhillipsEsther Phillips w/Beck (aka What A Difference A Day Makes) ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front, gloss separation at the bottom, and some delamination and peeling at the top of the back paste-on.)
Also available What A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD 4.99

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Wilson PickettChocolate Mountain ... LP
Wicked, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Wilson PickettIt's Too Late ... LP
Double L, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Early work by Wilson – recorded before his years at Atlantic, for Lloyd Price's short-lived Double L label! The album's got a New York hard soul approach – with styles that might have been used by Ben E King or Solomon Burke, depending on the track – and the overall quality of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with pen on the back.)

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PigbagDr Heckle & Mr Jive ... LP
Stiff/Y Records, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Fast-riffing post-punk jazz from Pigbag – captured here at their lean and stripped-down best! The album's the group's first, and has them working in a flurry of spontaneous horn parts – saxes, trumpet, and trombone leaping together with a skittish energy that's kind of a jazz-based ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Y Records, including the original inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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PipsCallin' ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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✨✧ PlattersEncore Of Golden Hits ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Cove rhas some wear & marker.)

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PlattersEncores! ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1960. Very Good- ... $0.99
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(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)
 
 



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