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Billy Larkin & The DelegatesBlue Lights ... LP
Aura, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
An excellent early album by organ player Billy Larkin, and his first version of the Delegates, which included drummer Mel Brown. As an added bonus, the great tenor player Clifford Scott joins them on most of the tracks here, and the recording is one of his best sessions away from Bill Dogget. The tracks are short, hard, and very in-the-pocket – like the tracks on the group's Pigmy album, which is also from the same time. This is the kind of stuff that was played to death over and over on south side jukeboxes in the 60's. Check out cuts like "Sticky Wicket", "Transfusion", and "The Cooker", and it's easy to see why! (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.! Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)
 
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AuracleGlider ... LP
Chrysalis, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & light wear.)

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Laura BraniganHold Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants and a torn corner. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Laura LeeBest Of Laura Lee ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Good+ ... $3.99
Tasty collection of funky soul tracks by this great singer who recorded briefly in the early 70s for the Hot Wax label. The set includes her legendary breakbeat track "Crumbs Off The Table", sample more than once over the years – plus other titles like "Woman's Love Rights", "Love & Liberty", "Since I Fell For You", "Rip Off", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a split top seam and taped bottom.)

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Laura NyroFirst Songs ... LP
Columbia, 1966/1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Laura Nyro's first album ever – originally issued by Verve/Forecast in the mid 60s, but brought back out on the market by Columbia, during the height of Nyro's early 70s fame for the label! 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", "Flim Flam Man", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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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 a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Laura BraniganBranigan 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Laura NyroNew York Tendaberry ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were working alone in a studio with just her piano, singing the lyrics of her tunes with a style that's almost tentative at times – and which further deepens the humanity of her music. Laura's slightly more fragile than before – not really shaky, but just more emotionally open – and that certainly brings a lot to her interpretation of the songs, especially when compared to other folks' versions. Titles include "You Don't Love Me When I Cry", "Time & Love", "Save The Country", "Mercy On Broadway", "Gibsom Street", "New York Tendaberry", and "Captain Saint Lucifer". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(360 sound stereo pressing! Cover has light wear in one corner.)

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Biddu OrchestraRain Forest ... LP
Epic, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic set from the legendary Biddu – one of the best European maestros working on the 70s disco scene! The album mixes together strings, keyboards, voices, and uptempo rhythms – sliding along in a style that shares plenty with Prelude and Salsoul at the time – and which made Biddu one of the most trusted overseas forces for delivering a soulful disco number. Vocals are mostly of the chorus type, when they appear at all – and titles include "Bionic Boogie", "Soft & Sexy", "Chic Chica Chi Chica Chic", "Rain Forest", "Laura", "Trippin On A Soul Cloud", and "Rock Me With Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and light wear.)

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El ChicanoViva Tirado ... LP
Kapp, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
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 cut corner & wear.)

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Pigmeat MarkhamWorld's Greatest Clown ... LP
Chess, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
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 light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisTender Is The Night ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Tremendous work from Johnny Mathis' short years on Mercury Records – a set that has the singer hitting a new level of maturity in his music – thanks in part to arrangements from Don Costa! Costa's scored plenty of singers before this set – but with Johnny, he hits a level of sophistication that's really amazing – the depth of tones and colors that Frank Sinatra was getting on his late 60s years at Reprise – perfect for the new level of expression that Mathis was hitting in his vocals. There's loads of numbers here that go way beyond what you might expect from the usual hits from Johnny – and titles include "Laura", "No Strings", "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes", "Forget Me Not", and "Tomorrow Song". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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VariousSoul Gold Vol 1 ... LP
SSS International, Late 60s. Sealed 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

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✨✧ Freddie ScottEverything I Have Is Yours ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Freddie sings it nice and easy with his deep round baritone, amidst polished arrangements by Garry Sherman, and nice production by Clyde Otis. The record's indicative of some of the excellent uptown soul that Columbia was releasing during the late 60s, with kind of a classy jazzy touch that makes it differ a lot from Freddie's other work. The set list includes a lot of standards and film tracks, given a soulful edge, in sort of a Nancy Wilson way. Tracks include "Again", "Laura", "Secret Love", "There Goes My Heart", and "I'm In The Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Ned DohenyNed Doheny ... LP
Asylum, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the first great moments on record from Ned Doheny – part of a new wave of 70s singer/songwriters who were equally steeped in soul and jazz as they were the rock and blues of the previous decade! This set's maybe not as sweetly electric as some of Doheny's later work, but not much far away, either – and he really has a way of putting himself forward that avoids some of the cliches that were already coming into some of his generation – almost borrowing that sense of light that you'd hear in the music of Laura Nyro, but taking it into great directions of his own. There's also maybe a slightly more personal vibe here than in later years – pop perfection balanced with honesty, at that level we love in Todd Rundgren's first few solo records. The pure essence of that sounds can be heard in the sublime classic "I Know Sorrow" – but the whole thing's great, and other titles include "Fineline", "On & On", "Lashambeaux", "Postcards From Hollywood", "It Calls For You", and "Standfast". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, a light stain, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
 
 
 



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