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CL BlastI Wanna Get Down ... LP
Cotillion, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A lost southern soul gem – cut at the end of the 70s, in that rare blend of southern and modern styles that few performers could really carry off well! Frederick Knight produced the album, and it really steps off of his own mellow work of earlier years – taking things even further, thanks to a really wonderful presentation on the vocals by CL, sounding here like the best 70s work by Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis! The album's got a really special feel – and if it was cut for a smaller label, it probably would have gone onto become a rare groove treasure – instead of a slightly-overlooked record on Cotillion. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Our Love Will Last", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", "I Wanna Get Down", "If I Had Loved You More", "Love Don't Feel Like Love No More", and "Let's Do Something Different Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and initials in marker on front.)

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✨✧ CL BlastLay Another Log On The Fire – The Complete Juana Sessions 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Modern southern soul from CL Blast – a singer who took his music into great new territory during the time covered on this set! CL was a vocalist with roots in much bluesier modes, but at the end of the 70s, working with producer Frederick Knight, he really hit his stride in hipper, more contemporary styles – using an approach that was a bit like the updated Johnnie Taylor sound over at Columbia, but still somewhat more southern overall! There's a mix of Miami and Malaco vibes going on here – the tightness of the former but without the too-contemporary styles of the latter – and although Knight's production (plus a bit of help from Sam Dees) really sets the tone of the tunes, it's Blast's vocals that send the whole thing home. CD features 20 tracks in all, plus great notes on the music – with titles that include "Don't Fight The Feelin", "Beautiful Lover", "I Wanna Get Down", "50/50 Love", "Boomerang Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Drown In My Own Tears", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", "If I Had Loved You More", "Share You Love With Me", and "Lay Another Log On The Fire". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousWardell Quezerque – Sixty Smokin' Soul Senders ... CD
Funky Delicacies, 1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare New Orleans soul – and a great package dedicated to the work of producer Wardell Quezerque! The 2CD, 60 track set is chock-full of wonderful numbers – great singles that have been remastered and which feature a mixture of better known singers – like Eddie Bo or CL Blast – plus a host of other talents we'd never heard before. The "smokin" in the title is certainly well-placed, as the package is overstuffed with great tunes that you'd have to spend a lifetime of digging through singles bins to find. Tracks include "Poor Sam" by Earl King, "99.44% Pure Love", "What Can I Do" by CL Blast, "Soul Train" by Curley Moore, "Patty Cake Shake" by Guitar Ray, "You Are Going To Be Somebody's Fool Too" by Eddie Bo, "I Believe In Miracles" by Jerry Foucha, "Can You Forgive Me" by Earl Harrison, "Everybody Dance" by Lydia Marcelle, "Lucky Fellow" by The Jades, "Can't Stay Away" by The Fabulettes", and "Make Up Your Mind" by Vic Cornish. CD
 
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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ grooves, tight choppy guitar riffs, and punchy horn blasts – almost with the African elements promised in the title, but served up with a deeper funk sound all the way through! In a way, the group's a bit like Cymande or some of the other 70s hybrid ensembles – yet they've got a lot less dub, a much more direct funky groove, and plety of raw southern elements in the mix as well! This is the funky 45 material we first cut our teeth on back in the day – and the original singles are legendary! Includes massive cuts like "Black Water Gold (Pearl)", "A Girl In France", "Never Name A Baby (Before It's Born), "Making Nassau Fruit Drink", "Camel Time", "The Dapp", "Tropical", and "Mr. Brown". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brothers JohnsonBlam ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but a bit more Johnson-tuned (if we can say that in mixed company) – with the bass upfront on some of the best numbers, and a surprisingly strong male ballad approach on some of the gentler tunes. There's a slightly jazzy undercurrent at times, and tracks include "Rocket Countdown/Blastoff", "Ride-O-Rocket", "Streetwave", "Blam", "So You Won't Stay", "Ain't We Funkin Now", and "Mista Cool". CD

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Brothers JohnsonBlam (with bonus track) ... CD
A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. Used ... $6.99
Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but a bit more Johnson-tuned (if we can say that in mixed company) – with the bass upfront on some of the best numbers, and a surprisingly strong male ballad approach on some of the gentler tunes. There's a slightly jazzy undercurrent at times, and tracks include "Rocket Countdown/Blastoff", "Ride-O-Rocket", "Streetwave", "Blam", "So You Won't Stay", "Ain't We Funkin Now", and "Mista Cool". CD also features the bonus single mix of "Ride-O-Rocket". CD

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Dennis CoffeyBlack Belt Jones – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Finally – the long overdue release of one of the funkiest soundtracks ever! The music to Black Belt Jones has always been the stuff of legend – mostly only issued as a promo single back in the 70s, but funky enough that it's ranked among the best soundtracks of the decade! The score was composed and performed by Dennis Coffey and Luchi De Jesus – the former a funk star in his own right, the latter the composer of the ultra-hip Friday Foster soundtrack – and together, the pair have crafted some killer grooves that mix guitars, congas, and blasting orchestrations that could plow Enter The Dragon into the dust! Plus, the soundtrack nicely mixes together bits of dialogue and sound effects from the film – making things sound a lot like some of those cool Japanese Bruce Lee soundtracks that were floating around from years back. Titles include "Love Theme", "At The Beach", "Main Theme", "Opening Theme", "Drama", "Mafia Theme", and "Sexy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Belt Jones – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyBlack Belt Jones – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, Mid 70s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $8.99
Finally – the long overdue release of one of the funkiest soundtracks ever! The music to Black Belt Jones has always been the stuff of legend – mostly only issued as a promo single back in the 70s, but funky enough that it's ranked among the best soundtracks of the decade! The score was composed and performed by Dennis Coffey and Luchi De Jesus – the former a funk star in his own right, the latter the composer of the ultra-hip Friday Foster soundtrack – and together, the pair have crafted some killer grooves that mix guitars, congas, and blasting orchestrations that could plow Enter The Dragon into the dust! Plus, the soundtrack nicely mixes together bits of dialogue and sound effects from the film – making things sound a lot like some of those cool Japanese Bruce Lee soundtracks that were floating around from years back. Titles include "Love Theme", "At The Beach", "Main Theme", "Opening Theme", "Drama", "Mafia Theme", and "Sexy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available Black Belt Jones – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP 9.99

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Con Funk ShunCandy ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Con Funk Shun really hit a tight groove on this one – late 70s dancefloor funk at its finest – and a turning point for the group that set the scene for 80s grooves to come! The killer group vocals, thumping funk bass and punctuating horn blasts are in full effect, and the group is also starting to work more with synthesizers and electronic sound washes – the spacey touches blending perfectly with their tried-and-true funk. A great batch of tunes, well-produced by the group and Skip Scarborough, and ear-pleasing tunes all the way – sparkling with a great blend of bassy funk and smooth ballads! Tracks include "Fire When Ready", "Chase Me", "Not Ready", "Da Lady", "Candy" and "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind", "Main Slice" and "Images". CD
Also available Candy ... LP 2.99

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Con Funk ShunCandy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
Con Funk Shun really hit a tight groove on this one – late 70s dancefloor funk at its finest – and a turning point for the group that set the scene for 80s grooves to come! The killer group vocals, thumping funk bass and punctuating horn blasts are in full effect, and the group is also starting to work more with synthesizers and electronic sound washes – the spacey touches blending perfectly with their tried-and-true funk. A great batch of tunes, well-produced by the group and Skip Scarborough, and ear-pleasing tunes all the way – sparkling with a great blend of bassy funk and smooth ballads! Tracks include "Fire When Ready", "Chase Me", "Not Ready", "Da Lady", "Candy" and "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind", "Main Slice" and "Images". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Candy ... CD 13.99

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ESGKeep On Moving ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2006. Used ... $5.99
A wonderfully spare set of minimalist funk and soul from the evergreen ESG – their second post-comeback effort for Soul Jazz – still as idiosyncratic, sinisterly soulful, and timelessly inventive as ever! Keep On Moving essentially picks up where the comeback effort Step Off left us – which is to say it's another batch of heavy elasticized bass, hypnotic hand percussion and drums, and sassy lead vocals. A fine effort from the first family of underground avant funk! Tracks include "Purely Physical", the pummeling, tight-as-possible bassline fueled title track "Keep On Moving", "Insane (tambourine mix)", "The Road", "I'd Do It For You", "Everything Goes", "Ex", "Insane (bass mix)" and "Gimme A Blast". CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Tony FoxBeginning (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blaster/Shout (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99
The only full album we've ever seen from Tony Fox – a singer we know best for much earlier singles, including a few classics in a real deep soul vein! This album, though, has more of a club-oriented sound – an early 80s indie vibe, with lots of modern soul arrangements which work very nicely next to Tony's rich vocal style, and bring sort of a north/soul vibe to the record at points! A few tracks have Fox hitting a ballad approach – returning to the older school with some mellow cuts that maybe have more of a Memphis vibe. Titles include "Givin It All Tonite", "Lay Some Lovin On Me", "A Tear Fell", "Love Let Love & Be Loved", "Hurtin Hurt So Much", "Love & Care", and "A Nite For Love". CD

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Kashmere Stage BandTexas Thunder Soul 1968 to 1974 (deluxe edition) (2CDs & DVD) ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CDs & DVD ... $12.99
A massive exploration of the music of Kashmere Stage Band – the legendary Texas funk combo whose work has been pushed heavily over the years by Wax Poetics, Stones Throw, and many others! The double-length set goes even deeper than any of the vinyl reissues of work by the group – and features some previously unreleased tracks, alternate takes on their funkiest numbers, and a full 10 extra live tracks never heard before! The Kashmere groove is incredible – blasting horns, scratchy guitars, and funky drums – all wrapped super-tight around a range of original material and some more familiar numbers – all recast here in super-heavy funk mode! Studio tracks (Disc One) include "All Praises", "Thank You", "Scorpio (extended)", "Do Your Thing", "Headwiggle", "Do You Dig It Man", "Getting It Out Of My System", "Zero Point (parts 1 & 2)", "Boss City", "Burning Spear", "Take Five", and "Keep Doing It". Live tracks (Disc Two) include "Zero Point", "Don't Mean A Thing", "Thank You", "Ain't No Sunshine", and "All Praises" and more. – and the set also features a huge amount of detailed notes and photos. This expanded deluxe edition includes a bonus DVD featuring the short films Texas Jewels: The Making of Texas Thunder Soul and Prof and his Band: A Documentary by Charles Porter from 1973 – plus a performance by the Kashmere Stage Band on the 1972 special Jazz: Yesterday, Today, Forever. Also includes updated liner notes in a full color 40 page booklet. CD

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Southside MovementMoving South ... LP
20th Century, 1975. Very Good ... $29.99
Heavy heavy funk from this lost Chicago group – an undisputed powerhouse in the mid 70s, and one of the city's few funky combos to really break out to a national audience! The album's the group's second, and is oddly even more obscure than their first – and it's a stone cold blend of fuzzy guitars, stepping basslines, horn blasts – somewhere between early Kool & The Gang and some of the doper group soul records of the time. Includes a great remake of the group's classic "I've Been Watching You" – redone here from the first album, with cool electric piano bits sounding a lot like a lost Wu-Tang sample – plus the cuts "Funk Talk", "Just Moving", "Do It to Me", and "Ain't It A Shame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, some wear, a few creases, and seam splitting.)

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✨✧ DynastyAdventures In The Land Of Music ... LP
Solar, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lots of musical adventures here – most of them in that tightly-romping style that made Dynasty so great back in the day – almost a fusion of older sweet group soul with some of the more bottom-driven modes forged by the Solar label! The title cut here is our favorite – a sweet stepper that bursts out with this blast of sound that's totally great – completely captivating, and filled with cascading sounds that really grab us. Other tracks include "Ice Breaker", "Something To Remember", "Day & Night", "Do Me Right", and "I've Just Begun To Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with a hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Eddie FloydSoul Street/Baby Lay Your Head Down ... CD
Stax, 1972/1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 early 70s albums by Eddie Floyd – back to back on one CD! Soul Street is funkier than usual for Eddie – with a sound that's almost in the same sort of mode that the Staple Singers were using at the time. There are hard drums underneath, warm electric keyboards on many cuts and a range of vocal styles by Eddie that show him pushing past the cliches of earlier records. A few numbers almost have him singing in an Al Green kind of mode – adding an intimate quality that makes us respect him more than when he's just blasting out his older stock "Knock On Wood" type numbers. Titles include "Soul Street", "Guess Who", "Your Love is Amazin'", "Stealing Love", and "I Am So Glad I Met You". Baby Lay Your Head Down was partially recorded in LA, Muscle Shoals and one of the tracks was recorded in Jamaica. Floyd shares production credits with Al Bell, Dale Warren and Al Jackson. Tracks include "Something To Write Home About", "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Heart", "I Wanna Do Things For You", "The Highwayman", "I Hear Footsteps", "Check Me Out", and "Lay Your Loving On Me". 20 tracks in all. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersBaby Makin' Music ... CD
Def Soul, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Isleys sure aren't out to prevent teen pregnancy with the title of this set – but given the strength of the album, we can easily forgive them for any lack of social consciousness! In an era when countless young artists are copping the Isley groove of the 70s, the Brothers are back to show the world that they still do it best – with Ronald's vocals crackling sweetly over the top of the tunes, and plenty of classic guitar from Ernie on the bottom! Tunes are all in that vein that the Isley's virtually invented back in the day – mellowly stepping along a gentle groove that's perfect for the aging sound of Ronnie's voice – and although production is by a host of younger talents who include R Kelly, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Troy Taylor, and Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson, the overall sound is still very firmly in a classic Isleys mode! Titles include "Blast Off", "Heaven Hooked Us Up", "Forever Mackin", "Pretty Woman", "Gotta Be With You", "You're My Star", and "Just Came Here To Chill". CD
(Barcode has a cut out hole.)

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✨✧ ParliamentUp For The Down Stroke (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Mercury, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album that Parliament cut after their trippy fuzzed-out headblast Osmium. The record features a much more stripped down sound – nice and funky, with a blueprint of the bass-driven groove that would dominate the P-Funk sound of the 70s. Bootsy's on bass, and the group features Eddie Hazel, Bernie Worrell, and other likely suspects. Includes the monster jammer "Up For The Down Stroke", plus other goodies like "The Goose", "Testify", "Presence Of A Brain", and "All Your Goodies Are Gone", as well as bonus tracks "Up For The Down Stroke" (alternate mix), "Testify" (alternate mix), and previously unreleased track "Singing Another Song". CD

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✨✧ Stevie WonderHotter Than July ... LP
Tamla, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit smoother than early days, but still very nice and soulful – and did we expect any less from Stevie? The record's got a nicely flanged-out soul groove – with a style that kind of expands on the vocal and keyboard production of the early 70s, taking the groove towards a sound that many other bands would cop in the 80s. Proof of this is the cut "Master Blaster (Jammin)", which many bands would cover at the time – plus lots of nice LP cuts, like "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me", "Cash In Your Face", "All I Do", and "I Ain't Gonna Stand For It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
 
 



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