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✨✧ George DukeAura Will Prevail ... LP
MPS, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The aura here is spreading wide – as George Duke really grows his sound strongly from the early years, and takes hold of a whole host of cosmic influences! The record's one of Duke's biggest for MPS – a beautiful balance between jazzy fusion and spacey soul – served up with help from an array of great singers and players from the west coast scene. Duke's still stretching out plenty on keyboards – but never in a too-jamming, too-indulgent way – always sensitive enough to never mess up the groove, and always with a sense of space and timing that never showed up this well in his later records. Players include Airto on percussion, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Duke himself on more keyboards than we could ever hope to list here! Vocals are by Sylvia St James, Gee Janzen, and Kathy Woehrle – as well as Duke himself – and titles include "Foosh", "For Love", "Uncle Remus", "Fools", "The Aura", "Enchinda's Arf", "Floop De Loop", and "Dawn". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
Also available Aura Will Prevail ... CD 22.99
 
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✨✧ Billy Larkin & The DelegatesBlue Lights ... LP
Aura, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Black label pressing.)
 
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Laura LeeWomen's Love Rights ... LP
Hot Wax, Early 70s. Very Good ... $7.99
An excellent batch of hard soul grooves from the great Laura Lee! This one was her first for the Hot Wax label – and it's got the raw quality of her earlier singles for labels like Chess, with a hard vocal style that's very much in the Aretha Franklin/Fontella Bass camp – plus some arrangements that have that bouncing soulful quality that the Staple Singers were using on Stax at the time! There's lots of horns in the mix, and some congas as well, which gives the album a bit of a different twist – kind of an earthy undercurrent that works great with the vocals. Includes the great title cut "Women's Love Rights" – plus "I Don't Want Nothin' Old (But Money)", "Wedlock Is a Padlock", "Her Picture Matches Mine", and "Two Lovely Pillows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and small stickers.)

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✨✧ Laura Nyro with LabelleGonna Take A Miracle ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's an incredibly hip blend of her own great songwriting and some of the more righteous strands of American soul music at the time. Most of the tracks are older soul numbers – some done relatively straight, others done with the more personal, contemplative style you'd expect from Nyro during these years. And decades before Amy Winehouse or Joss Stone started hitting territory like this, Nyro proved that a set of soul tracks like this could come off well, if handled with the right talent! Titles include "The Bells", "I Met Him On A Sunday", "Spanish Harlem", "You've Really Got A Hold On Me", "Desiree", "The Wind", "Nowhere To Run", and "It's Gonna Take A Miracle". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Pigmeat MarkhamWorld's Greatest Clown ... LP
Chess, 1962. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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 a stereo sticker.)

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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.)

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VariousTouch Of Soul Vol 1 ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A very cool collection – Japanese-only, and filled with some rare moments from the Atlantic Records catalog of the 60s! Titles include "Darling" by New Foundation, "Calling For Your Love" by The Enticers, "Keep Your Love Strong" by The Webs, "What Can You Do When You Ain't Got Nobody" by Soul Bros 6, "Great Big Thing" by Barbara Brown, "Can I Hold You To It" by Lorraine Johnson, "Can I Be Your Main Thing" by Margie Alexander, and "But You Know I Love You" by Laura Lee. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! One corner of the cover is slightly bumped, but the rest is great.)

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✨✧ El ChicanoViva Tirado ... LP
Kapp, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Celluloid, 1974. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of the black underworld, and is the aural equivalent of a blacksploitation flick. Kool & The Gang provided the music – and Jalal tells the whole story throughout, in the same hard rappin' style he used with the Last Poets! The record's an undisputed classic, and includes the sample classic "Sport", plus loads of other righteous funky cuts like "Spoon", "Grit's Den", and "Sentenced To The Chair"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Groove! ... LP
Capitol, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those compilations that was either a loss leader, or a commercial attempt to capitalize on past hits laying around the vaults (often sold in supermarkets and drug stores), but still quite a respectable collection of soul and jazz numbers from Capitol: Nancy Wilson "Uptight (Everything's All Right)" and "West Coast Blues", Cannonball Adderley "74 Miles Away" and "I Remember Bird", Lou Rawls "I Love You, Yes I Do" and "We Baby Blues", King Curtis "Soul Serenade" and "Watermelon Man", and Bettye Swan "Willie & Laura Mae Jones" and "Don't Touch Me". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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