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✨✧ AuraSpecial Way ... LP
Change (Canada), 1978. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)
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✨✧ RufusRufus Featuring Chaka Khan ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great work by one of the archetypal funky soul bands of the 70s – and a group whose impact is still being felt today! Of course, one of the reasons for that is Chaka Khan's incredible vocals – caught here at a prime early point, and very nicely set against some warm electric keyboards and tight groovy guitars – which provide a groove that's live and spontaneous, and never too forced – just the right kind of energy to work perfectly with her approach to the lyrics, without any of the too-polished modes you'd fine from copycat groups trying to fake a sound like this. Rufus had been with Chaka for years by this point – fusing together a sublime blend of funk, soul, jazz, and rock – a sound they forged woodshedding in Chicago in the early days, let loose in perfect studio territory on the west coast of the 70s. The whole thing's a classic – and titles include "Jive Talking", "Sweet Thing", "Fools Paradise", "Circle", "Everybody Has An Aura", and "On Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster.)
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Lorraine FrisauraBe Happy For Me ... LP
Pye, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Laura LeeLove More Than Pride ... LP
Chess, 1971. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Rare work by Laura Lee – a singer who's best known for her 70s hits on the Hot Wax label, but who sounds equally great here on her earlier sides for Chess! Lee's deep soul approach was a perfect match for Chess at the end of the 60s – and the work here often has her coming across with a hard and heavy approach that rivaled the best female soul coming out of Stax or Atlantic during the same era – no surprise, considering that most of the material here was recorded down in Muscle Shoals, far from the Chicago studios and sweeter production styles of most other artists on Chess! Rick Hall handled the Muscle Shoals material – in a real Fame Records mode – and other cuts were put together by Gene Barge and Cash McCall. The sound is great throughout – with a deeper soul groove than in her early 70s recordings, and vocal power that she hardly ever matched again! Titles include "Mama's Got A Good Thing", "That's How It Is", "Dirty Old Man", "She Don't Love You", "Another Man's Woman", "I Need to Belong To Someone", and "Love More Than Pride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, but this is a great copy overall!)

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✨✧ Laura NyroLaura Nyro (aka First Songs) ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Laura Nyro's first album ever – and even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Hands Off The Man (Flim Flam Man)", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and heavy wear on one corner.)

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El ChicanoViva Tirado ... LP
Kapp, 1970. Very Good- ... $9.99
Amazing stuff – and the beginning of a strong tradition of west coast funky Latin groups! El Chicano were one of a number of groups to emerge from LA of the 60s – rising forth on a wave of Mexican American pride to come up with a west coast version of the Latin Soul sound that had been emanating from Spanish Harlem a few years earlier. The group had an organ-heavy sound that first scored big on their rendition of Gerald Wilson's "Viva Tirado" – done as a single by the group with a stepping jazz beat that was missing from the earlier version, which worked great with their bubbly organ sound. The album was recorded to follow up the hit – done as a live set after hours at the Kabuki Sukiyaki Restaurant in south LA, and filled with tight jazzy covers 60s groovers like "Cantaloupe Island", "Eleanor Rigby", "Hurt So Bad", and "Coming Home Baby". The record's also got an amazing version of "Quiet Village" – and while it may not be as Latin as some of the group's later work, it's the beginning of a great tradition, and has a sound that was copied endlessly – but rarely matched! (Latin, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split in the spine.)

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5th DimensionGreatest Hits On Earth ... LP
Bell, Late 60s/1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
All the genius you'd ever want by this sublime soul harmony group – packed up on one LP! Lots of great songs by Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro – and titles include "One Less Bell To Answer", "Save The Country", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Stoned Soul Picnic", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Arista.)

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Booty GreenPray To Booty ... LP
Laff, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Booty Green steps out of the Johnny Otis Show – to deliver a raunchy batch of comedy tracks on this classic party album from the 70s! The feel here is a lot like some of the bigger names of the time – such as Rudy Ray Moore or Doug Clark – lots of raw jokes, served up before a very lively crowd – some strong party energy that Booty really keeps going throughout the set! Titles include "Chinese Soul Sisters", "Soul Brothers Restaurant", "The Baddest Mother In The House", "The Nurse", and "Talking Clothes". (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie MooreSweet Charlie Babe ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic set of 70s crossover deep soul – recorded in the mode of similar work by Betty Wright or Laura Lee, and done with a similar mix of raw southern vocals and tighter production! About half the work was handled by the team of Dave Crawford and Brad Shapiro – working in the Criteria Studios in Miami to give Jackie a sound that's similar to Shapiro's work with Millie Jackson. The other half was produced in Philly, by the Young Professionals team of LeBaron Taylor, Tony Bell, and Phil Hurt – who give Jackie a warm, gliding, sweet 70s Philly groove! And although you might think that this Philly/Miami split would make for a mixed bag of tunes, the album's surprisingly unified – and in a way, does plenty to link together the growing dancefloor scenes in both cities. Titles include "Willpower", "Both Ends Against The Middle", "Time", "Something In A Look", "Clean Up Your Own Yard", "If", and "Darling Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Brenda RussellGet Here ... LP
A&M, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A seminal bit of late 80s soul – and one of Brenda's biggest albums ever! This 1988 set features some really sweet tunes by Brenda – a bit more off-beat pop than some of her contemporaries, recorded in a style that has some nice jazzy touches. David Sanborn guests on the track "Le Restaurant", and other titles include "This Time I Need You", "Get Here", "Gravity", "Just A Believer", "Piano In The Dark", and "Make My Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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VariousSoul Gold Vol 1 ... LP
SSS International, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
An excellent collection of indie soul recorded for the hip SSS International label in the 60s – one of the cooler companies in the southern scene, with a blend of rootsy and more polished styles in its roster. A few of these numbers are familiar, but there's more that aren't – and the record does a good job of filling in holes in our understanding of the label. Titles include "Shout Bamalama" by Mickey Murray, "I Almost Called Your Name" by Johnny Soul, "There's A Break In The Road" by Betty Harris, "Flat Foot Sam" by Mickey Murray, "I Have No One" by Big John Hamilton, "Pickin Wild Mountain Berries" and "Lover's Holiday" by Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, "Pledging My Love" by Laura Greene & Johnny McKinnis, and "Honey" by Sil Austin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Pigmeat MarkhamWorld's Greatest Clown ... LP
Chess, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early genius from Pigmeat Markham – a classic performance at the Apollo Theater, recorded by Chess in a style that would set the tone for countless imitations to come! The cover has kind of a "sad clown" sort of look, but Pigmeat's in full force on a series of routines that include "Go Ahead & Sing", "Restaurant Scene", "Hello Bill", "Ritz Service", and "Frisco Kate". (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stereo sticker.)

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