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RicoMan From Wareika ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good ... $29.99
A major outing from Rico Rodrigues – one of the great Trombonists of the pre-ska era, who continued to lead the way with his horn throughout all the periods Jamaican music would morph through, but maintained a sound rooted in jazz. The group is pretty large, sort of a Jamaican all stars, with names like Sly & Robbie, Skully, and Dirty Harry, and they run through some nice jazzy instrumentals, with a crisp syncopated island rhythm chugging along underneath. 9 tracks, including "Gunga Din", "Lumumba", "Over The Mountain", "Dial Africa" and "This Day". (Reggae, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK Island pressing, with Sterling stamp. Cover has price sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdPlaces & Spaces ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record that was one of the highest points of Donald Byrd's career! The album's the third one he cut with producer/arranger Larry Mizell – and of all Byrd's work with Mizell, this one's the funkiest, the tightest, the most soulful, and the most perfectly realized vision of the smooth jazz funk sound that the team was aiming at. Every track is a winner – and the album glides along with a slippery sinewy groove, never pausing for a weak moment or a misplaced note, shimmering with pride in its own genius. Byrd's trumpet soars over the top, banking gracefully over waves of funky drums, spacey keyboards, and extremely well-placed vocals – all brought together perfectly by Mizell, with a tightly fused style that few people have ever been able to match in the studio since! Tracks include "Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)", "Dominoes", "Wind Parade", "Places & Spaces", and "Night Whistler". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and center splitting.)
Also available
Places & Spaces ... CD 4.99
Places & Spaces ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ Gene HarrisAstral Signal ... LP
Blue Note, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece from Gene Harris – an album that's probably been his biggest influence on the sound of soul in the 21st Century, and for good reason too! The set moves way beyond both Harris' acoustic piano roots in the Three Sounds, and his other electric sides of the 70s – into sublime spacey territory that's wrapped up in soul – as much a pinnacle of his musical vision as early 70s records were for Herbie Hancock or George Duke! The vibe here is a bit between the looser styles of Duke's MPS recordings, and the tighter grooves of the Mizell generation – and arrangements are by Harris, Harvey Mason, and Jerry Peters, the latter of whom really adds some great elements to the record. Harvey's drums make for a great funky undercurrent – and the album features the funky break track "Higga-Boom", the great groover "Losalamitoslatinfunklovesong", and the cuts "Rebato Summer", "Don't Call Me N*gger, Whitey", "Love Talkin", "I Remember Summer", "Green River", and "My Roots". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light waviness, a stain or two, and a cut corner.)
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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesReaching For The World ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed ... $6.99
A really great post-Philly International album from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – the group's first after the departure of Teddy Pendergrass, and a set that shows them hardly missing a beat! The group are still recording at Sigma Sound, with Melvin at the production helm – and they've also got that great balance between a deep-voiced lead singer (new arrival David Ebo) and the soaring harmonies of the rest of the group. Tunes are wonderfully written – the right mix of personal and political from the group's biggest years – and the album's got a really great sense of pace and timing overall, maybe even more so than previous records. Titles include "Hostage", "He Loves You And I Do Too", "Stay Together", "Sandman", "Big Singing Star", and "Reaching For The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Mighty Clouds Of JoyKickin ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
Kickin it is – as the album's way more than just the typical gospel you might expect – and is a perfect example of the way the Mighty Clouds Of Joy helped cross the bridge between secular and spiritual sounds in the 70s! The record has a groove that most other mainstream soul acts could ever hope for – served up by stellar southern producer David Crawford, and arrangements from Mike Terry – on an album that almost grooves enough for the clubs, and brings in lots of new energy to the male gospel quintet format! These guys are hardly your grandfather's gospel group – and instead get downright slinky and sexy with the way they approach the music – almost giving Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes a run for their money, on excellent cuts that include "Mighty High", "Leanin", "I Got The Music In Me", "Millionaire", "Touch My Soul", and "Everything Is Love". (Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Greatest Hits ... LP
Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Very Good ... $3.99
Sublime stuff! When Teddy left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, he was making one of the best moves of his career – as you'll hear on these amazing tracks, totally perfect bits of modern soul that moved the career of Teddy up about a zillion notches, and which also had a profound effect on the overall development of male soul vocals. Includes "Turn Off The Lights", "Close the Door", "Love TKO", "I Don't Love You Anymore", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", and the amazing "Come Go With Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Five Echoes/Bluenotes/Five ChancesCollectors Showcase Groups Three – Vol 5 ... LP
Constellation, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great collection of underground doo wop work from the 50s – put together as one of the few albums issued by the Chicago-based soul imprint Constellation Records! Full albums on Constellation are already plenty darn hard to come by, but this one's particularly elusive – and features wonderful early doo wop work by 3 groups that hardly ever get their due! Five Echoes perform "Lonely Mood", "Why Oh Why", "So Lonesome", and "Broke"; The Bluenotes perform "My Gal Is Gone", "Ooh Baby", and "I Got To Go Baby"; and The Five Chances sing "I May Be Small", "Nagasaki", and "California". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldCurtis/Live! ... LP
Curtom, 1970. Fair 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
We think this may be his best album ever! Caught live at a small club, with a tight band, Curtis delivers extended, intimate versions of some of his best work, like "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue" and "Stare and Stare". We can't recommend this highly enough, and there's 2 full LPs worth of stellar material that stands among some of the best soul of the 70s! Other tracks include "Check Out Your Mind", "Stone Junkie", "I Plan To Stay A Believer", and "The Makings Of You". Incredible! LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Cover has ring & edge wear with some splitting.)

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good- ... $7.99
A classic set that goes "slam" from the very first note – and which helped to set the pace for countless ensemble funk acts to come! Brass Construction had a wonderful sound that was the best-realized version of the east coast indie club combos of the mid 70s – funky at the bottom, but polished at the top, in a style that was equally appreciated by fans of disco and more classic funky soul! The "brass" in their title was certainly strongly supported – as the group used a brace of horns on the top of the mix, smoothly gliding over the choppier rhythms at the bottom. And while there's certainly some vocals on the set, they often take second stage to the tight instrumentation of the group! The set includes the classic "Movin" – virtually a blueprint for mainstream funk at the time – plus the tracks "Changin", "Love", "Talkin", "Dance", and "Peekin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brass Construction ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Giorgio MoroderE = MC2 ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Classic dancefloor electronics from Giorgio Moroder – and the "first electronic live to digital album", which must have cost a bundle to make! Giorgio is in prime electro disco mode here – spinning out long lines of catchy synthesizer tunes – in a way that takes Kraftwerk aesthetic and turns it towards the dancefloor, and also tops it off with some nice pop-styled vocals too! According to the notes, Giorgio's working with "music programmed as bursts of energy" – but to us, it's just plain groovy disco! Tracks are long, and titles include "I Wanna Rock You", "Baby Blue", "What A Night", "If You Weren't Afraid", and "In My Wildest Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a small sticker.)
Also available E = MC2 ... CD 9.99

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