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8th DayI Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely) ... LP
Invictus, 1973. Very Good- ... $14.99
A bit confused at points, but one of the funkiest albums on Invictus! The 8th Day group was a loosely conceived batch of Detroit soul talents designed to cash in on a concept of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – but fortunately, they also included some wonderful talents that could make some great music when they wanted to. One of these was the vastly under-discovered Detroit organist Lyman Woodard –who contributed the fantastic track "Cheba" to the album, an incredible organ groover that's unlike anything you've ever heard, rolling on with this pinched Hammond sound over congas, all-instrumental, and completely seductive! Another was Melvin Davis, who had recorded the song "Good Book" as a solo artist – but which was released here as if it was by the group. There's also a great guitarist in the group – unnamed due to the lack of liner notes – but who really shines on the funky tracks "Anythang", "Rocks In My Head", and "Heaven Is There To Guide Us", all with a fuzzed-out Detroit 70s groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, pen on the back, a mostly split bottom seam, and some splitting on the other seams, with some pieces of tape along the top.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $7.99
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the sound is incredibly spare – with vocals that are much more soulful than any of Roberta's other records, and a sound that hints at Nina Simone, but which has it's own jazzy groove and deep sense of feeling. Includes the classic funky version of "Compared To What", plus "Angelitos Negros", "Our Ages Our Our Hearts", and "Tryin Times". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Hooker & Positive PeopleFrank Hooker & Positive People ... LP
Panorama, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
Frank Hooker and his Positive People get some great arrangements here from Norman Harris – who really helps the group find their groove, and give them a lot more polish than you might expect! Frank's vocals are a bit everyday at points – but that's also part of the charm of the record, and a great example of the way that Harris could make just about anyone sound good. Titles include "Like Sister & Brother", "Devotion", "I Wanna Know Your Name", and "This Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover is worn.)

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LuciferLucifer ... LP
Invictus, 1971. Very Good- ... $19.99
Wonderfully weird sounds from Lucifer – a record cut during the powerhouse 70s soul years of the Invictus/Hot Wax label, but done with a sound that's much more bluesy and rootsy than any other work for the company! Vocals are by Eugene Smith, who has a cool sort of Bay Area vibe – laidback, and almost folksy at points – snaking easily over the album's backings, which often have this gentle funk approach – but again with a pretty laidback style! Tony Camillo handled some of the arrangements on the record – and brings in some fuller backings that are mighty nice, yet which still suit Lucifer's style strongly – and titles include "Have You Heard", "In A Garden", "Bloodshot Eyes", and "Don't You (Think The Time's A Comin')". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy ring & edge wear and a split spine.)

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Jeannie ReynoldsCherries, Bananas & Other Fine Things ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good- ... $6.99
A great little album from Jeannie Reynolds – and her lasting contribution to underground soul! Jeannie's vocals are nice and deep – with hints of southern diva phrasing, filtered through some of the tighter soul styles coming out of Chicago and other points north at the time! Detroit talents LJ Reynolds, Tony Hester, and Don Davis produce – save for one song by Michael Henderson – and the big highlight is the slow groover "The Fruit Song", a sly seductive stepper of a track, with rolling congas, sweeping strings, and a very catchy hook from Jeannie. That number runs for about 7 minutes long – and the album also includes a number of nice shorter cuts, like "I've Still Got My Pride", "The Feelin' Ain't There", and "You Want To Get Your Hands On A Woman" – all wonderful numbers that will have you loving Jeannie as one of your favorite new discoveries in 70s soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a few creases.)

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Marlena ShawJust A Matter of Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Soaring soul from Marlena Shaw – her last recording for Blue Note, and a set that points the way towards her bigger fame to come at Columbia Records! Like some of her previous sets, there's definitely still some jazzy elements in the mix – yet the overall sound is much more fully soulful, thanks to arrangements and production from Bert DeCoteaux and Tony Silvester, who both bring in a rich sound that's similar to some of the indie dancefloor soul coming out of Philly and New York at the time – with backings that are a great blend of funk and strings, perfect for Shaw's unique blend of the sophisticated and soulful. Marlena handles this mode better than anyone else, and we think this set's easily one of her strongest records ever – even more so than some of her later dates too. Titles include the wonderful "Think About Me", a solid stepping seventies soul track that is (or should have been) an instant classic – plus "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", "Take My Body", "No Hiding Place", "Love Has Gone Away", "You & Me", "It's Better Than Walkin Out", and "Be For Real". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gino SoccioFace To Face ... LP
RFC/Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Sweet electric club from Gino Soccio – fairly pop at most points, but still with a hip enough RFC label twist! Gino plays keyboards, sings, and did pretty much everything else – and he's got a good talent for a simple snapping groove that never goes too far over the top. Titles include "It's Alright", "Dream On", "You Move Me", "Who Dunnit", and "Remember". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a radio staion tracklist sticker & a promo stamp.)

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Mavis StaplesOnly For The Lonely ... LP
Volt, 1969. Very Good- ... $19.99
Nothing lonely here – as Mavis Staples hits a newly sophisticated groove that's set up in full arrangements from the great Horace Ott, and produced with a nicely sweet touch from Don Davis! The sound is a great example of the changes going on at the new Stax at the end of the 60s – a more mature, adult sort of sound that goes way beyond simple soul – especially the too-sweet style that sometimes dominated female acts during the Stax/Atlantic years. Ott's backings have never sounded better, and at points Mavis almost brings an Aretha-like depth to her vocals – or even better, hits a range that really ranks right up there with some of the best indie female southern soul acts of her generation. Titles include "Don't Change Me Now", "It Makes Me Wanna Cry", "I Have Learned To Do Without You", "You're The Fool", "What Happened To The Real Me", and "How Many Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear with a split top seam.)

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StarpointIt's So Delicious ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A bit tighter and more conventional soul than earlier work by Starpoint, but still pretty darn great too – and great proof that the group were more on top of their bag than other funky combos of the type! Renee Diggs is strongly out front on vocals throughout – lending her sweet sound to the flurry of electro keys and beats that make up most of the instrumentation here. The instrumentation's almost got some echoes of the Minneapolis funky soul scene at the times, but echoes the group's older sound at other points – and although a few tracks are quite hook heavy, they're never too poppish or cloying. Titles include "Behind Your Back", "Don't Be So Serious", "Put Your Love On Me", "It's So Delicious", "Let Go", and "I Got The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a partially removed hype sticker.)

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✨✧ SylvesterSylvester & The Hot Band (Scratch My Flower) ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good ... $5.99
A brilliant debut from Sylvester – quite different than his later disco and club work – although still pretty upbeat and groovy overall! The album's a really unique sort of effort – one that's unabashedly gender-bending, but also wonderfully solid from a musical perspective – funky at points, rootsy at others – with an odd blend of 70s soul and older R&B elements, all filtered through the genre-bending sound of the Bay Area scene of the time! Arrangements are by Sylvester and The Hot Band, but Ben Sidran produced, and we're sure that the record's offbeat qualities are partly due to his own great style of the time – that weird, slightly messed-up groove you'd find on Ben's Blue Thumb album. The set features wild covers of "Southern Man" and "My Country Tis Of Thee" – plus "Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Gimme A Pigfoot", "God Bless The Child", "I'm A Steam Roller", "That Is Rock n Roll", and "Come Back Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some wear.)

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Nanette WorkmanNanette Workman ... LP
Big Tree, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A strange little album from Canadian singer Nanette Workman – a vocalist who recorded a bit of soul, a bit of disco, and a bit of rock during the 70s! This one's somewhere in the funky rock, soul-influenced mode of work by Ruth Copeland – clearly funky soul in parts, but with some harder rock moments at other points. Nanette's vocals are harder and heavier than we know from other records – and there's a lot of heavy Betty Davis-ish guitar on the record. Titles include "The Queen", "Who Cares", "Save Me", "Shake It", "Things Of The Past", and "Running Wild". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty WrightI Love The Way You Love ... LP
Alston, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A breakout album by Betty Wright, the record that spawned the cut "Clean Up Woman" – the choppy funky track that really pushed her over the top in a big way, and which has remained fresh for years –thanks to a strong sample history in hip hop! That cut's more than enough reason to buy the record – but the whole LP's great – and features loads of other original tracks written by Clarence Reid and Willie (Little Beaver) Hale, hitting hard in a sweet 70s Miami soul style – titles that include "I Love the Way You Love", "I'm Gettin' Tired Baby", and "Pure Love" – plus a groovy cover of "Ain't No Sunshine". One of the turning points in the emerging Miami soul scene of the 70s – soon to provide a second home to Atlantic Records! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barry WhiteCan't Get Enough ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Can't get enough of Barry White at this key point in his career – a time when he was stepping from the shadows as one of the most sensuous soul stars of the 70s! The album's a near-perfect effort throughout – a great blend of the soaring strings and funkier rhythms that always made Barry's work so great – topped with vocals that are both sung and spoken, all in a voice that's deeper than deep! Tracks intertwine nicely – almost sharing similar themes at points – and although not penned as a "soul symphony", the album certainly comes across like one. Titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "Oh Love Well We Finally Made It", "Mellow Mood (parts 1 & 2)", "You're The First The Las, My Everything", and "I Can't Believe You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone onto have possibly even more funky influence than the Godfather's combo in the 70s! James plays organ on the set – and supposedly a bit of guitar and drums (according to the notes) – but one of the main stars here is Pee Wee Ellis, whose alto lines really cook up some of the best tracks strongly. Yet possibly even more amazing is the overall rhythmic conception – tight, focused, and always on the money – snapping with a sharpness that's mindblowing even all these many years later – a whole new dimension in funky expression, hardly ever matched since! Titles include "Soul Pride (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chicken", "Sudsy", "The Popcorn", "In The Middle (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chase", and "A New Shift". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JacksonsDestiny ... LP
Epic, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heavy groove and a heady title that points the way towards Michael Jackson's soon-to-be legendary solo career – all served up in a batch of tracks that resonate nicely with the Off The Wall groove! The sound here really isn't disco or club, but it's a nicely upbeat groove that shows The Jacksons at the top of their game – tightly stepping and often highly rhythmic – and striking a great balance between strong lead vocals and some of the sweeter harmonies that got them going in the past. Titles include the sublime groovers "Blame It On The Boogie" and "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)", plus great sleepers like "All Night Dancin", "Bless His Soul", "Things I Do For You" and "That's What You Get For Being Polite". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Patti LaBelle & The BluebellesOver The Rainbow ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very early work by Patti LaBelle – working here with the young Bluebelles group, but in a setting that still points the way towards the Labelle sound of the 70s – given that the quartet also features vocals from Cindy Birdsong, Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx! The style is a great mix of female doo wop and uptown soul – harmony styles really maturing strongly for the 60s, and already taking strong advantage of the amazing vocals of Patti LaBelle! Things are sweet, but have a nice edge too – and even the familiar tunes take on a new life in the hands of the group – as you'll hear on "Over The Rainbow", "People", "More", "Groovy Kind Of Love", "He", "Patti's Prayer", and "Unchained Melody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue and green label pressing!)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 – and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too – a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points – which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! As usual for Kudu, the players are an all-star lineup – one that includes Richard Tee on keyboards, George Benson on guitar, Maceo Parker on tenor, and Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham on drums – and Don Sebesky's also on deck a bit, to sweeten a few tracks up with light strings. The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro – and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alone Again, Naturally (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Pointer SistersSpecial Things ... LP
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly pleasing little set from The Pointer Sisters – a lot more soul than pop, and really held together with some solid production and songwriting! Despite the hit cut "He's So Shy", with its over-heard catchy chorus, the rest of the album has the trio moving in a somewhat sophisticated territory – almost taking some cues from The Jones Girls at points, especially on the mellower moments. Sid Sharp handled most of the larger arrangements, which dip, turn, and groove nicely – and most numbers feature one of the sisters stepping into the lead, with support from the others. Titles include "Could I Be Dreamin", "He's So Shy", "The Love Too Good To Last", "Special Things", "Where Did The Time Go", "Evil", and "Save This Night For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and some marker on back. Labels have marker.)

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✨✧ Chuck WillisKing Of The Stroll ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chuck Willis is billed as "the king of the stroll" on the cover of this classic Atlantic album – but that title only gets at just a small part of his genius! The set's one of a rare few Chuck cut in his too-short life – and it may well be his greatest, as it's really got Willis stepping out with a strong degree of focus – on a batch of all-original tunes sung in that amazing crackling voice of his! The style is R&B, but really points the way towards soul music – thanks to a personal presentation of the music, and some deep roots that really come through in the overall sound. Titles include the classic original versions of "CC Rider" and "Betty & Dupree" – both numbers that sound better in Chuck's own hands than any later incarnations – and other titles include "That Train Is Gone", "Juanita", "It's Too Late", "My Life", "Ease The Pain", and "There's Got To Be A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label deep groove pressing! Cover is great!)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderI Was Made To Love Her ... LP
Motown, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Stevie Wonder – and a record that really has him emerging strongly as an adult soul singer! The set's got a joyous power that's undeniable – a sense of pride and place that really points the way at the Stevie of the 70s, and which has Wonder stretching out wonderfully on his vocals. Titles include the stellar "I Was Made To Love Her" – a cut with a choppy groove that made it one of the more unique crossover tunes of the late 60s, and with a complicated mix of vocal and musical bits that still always blows us away. Other tracks include "Baby Don't You Do It", "A Fool For You", "I'd Cry", "Send Me Some Lovin", and the ill-titled "Every Time I See You I Go Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and hole.)
 
 
 



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