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Bill BrandonOn The Rainbow Road – The Muscle Shoals & Birmingham Sessions ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Incredible southern soul work from Bill Brandon – a wealth of rare singles from the years before his better-known album on Prelude – all handled by landmark producers Sam Dees, Spooner Oldham, and Quin Ivy! With help like that in the studio, you can imagine that these singles are just about as perfect as can be – classic southern deep soul, completely without gimmicks or cliche, at a level that few of Bill's contemporaries were ever able to match! Brandon's got an especially wonderful way with a mellow tune – and most of the best numbers here step around gently on the bottom, letting Bill's vocals dominate strongly, often with the kind of heartbreaking quality you might expect from east coast harmony soul – but definitely tinged with enough styles to showcase their Alabama roots. CD features a whopping 24 tracks in all – originally issued on the Quinvy, South Camp, Moonsong, and Piedmont labels – with titles that include "Rainbow Road", "Self Preservation", "I'm A Believer Now", "I Am Free Of Your Love", "Whatever I Am I'm Yours", "Stop This Merry-Go-Round", "I'll Be Your Puppet", "Good Guys Don't Always Win", "Doing Right Don't Wrong Nobody", "Let Me Be Your Full Time Groover", and "Piece Of My Heart". CD

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Celi Bee & The Buzzy BunchCeli Bee & The Buzzy Bunch ... LP
APA, 1977. Sealed ... $5.99
A sweet campy disco classic – and a record that's been close to our hearts for years! Celi Bee may have had white hair and a hokey kind of look, but she won us forever with her incredible "Superman" – a five minute homage to the man in red and blue, and the leadoff track on this debut set! "Superman" is a sweet disco number with lots of strings, heavy rhythms at the bottom, and an erotic vocal that seems to offer the big guy more action than Lois Lane ever did. The rest of the tracks follow in a similar sleaze disco mode, and titles include "Smile", "It's Sad", "Hurt Me Hurt Me", "One Love", and "Closer Closer". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah BandDr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1976. Used ... $14.99
One of the most creative club acts of the 70s – the mighty Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band! Before starting his Kid Creole & the Coconuts combo, August Darnell worked to great fame with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band – kind of a campy, jazzy ensemble – one that worked with a 20s aesthetic over a disco groove! There's a fair bit of acoustic instrumentation in the rhythms, and lots of those choppy, scratchy lines that we love so much in the Kid Creole work – all of which makes for a very nice change from the usual, especially in the late 70s mainstream. Darnell and Cory Daye are the main vocalists, and Darnell wrote all the lyrics for the album – on titles that include "Cherchez La Femme", "I'll Play The Fool", "Sour And Sweet", "We Got It Made", "Hard Times", "Sunshower", and "Betcha The Love Bug Bitcha". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Marvin GayeMPG ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Great late 60s work from Marvin Gaye – a pre-What's Going On set that still shows him picking up some of the hipper, deeper themes bubbling under at Motown – a bit of the heavier bass and politics of Norman Whitfield camp, touched with some of the sweeter soul from earlier years! The mix is really great, and makes the record a key transitional one in Gaye's years at Motown – a great hint of the deeper styles to come, and proof that even in these earlier years, Marvin was still capable of sounding plenty righteous! Titles include the hit "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", plus "That's The Way Love Is", "The End Of Our Road", "Seek & You Shall Find", "This Magic Moment", "It's A Bitter Pill To Swallow", "I Got To Get To California", and "It Don't Take Much To Keep Me". CD

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Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on Twinight, with warmer production by southern soul guru Willie Mitchell to keep his sound much more in the Memphis soul camp – but still a nice album of bluesy stoked sweetness, and proof that Syl was one of the better talents on the Hi label. Titles include "Keeping Down Confusion", "Let Yourself Go", "Could I Be Falling In Love", "Stuck In Chicago", and "I Hear The Love Chimes", "Please, Don't Give Up On Me" and "Diamond In The Rough". CD

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Lattimore BrownNobody Has To Tell Me ... CD
Sound Stage 7/Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Sound Stage Seven recordings from Lattimore Brown – a heck of a great southern soul singer from the 60s, but one who almost never gets his due in the history books! Lattimore's got a raspy quality to his voice that's very much in the Bobby Blue Bland camp – but the backings he gets on these singles are much more soul-based than Bobby's work – and groove with the best mix of southern and funky styles used during the classic Sound Stage Seven years! Brown's voice is fantastic all the way through – easily at a level that should have made his work rival that of the best on Stax or Atlantic at the time – and his lack of fame is probably only due to the smaller distribution received by the SSS label. CD features a great range of tracks – 21 titles in all – including material that originally appeared on the Sound Stage Seven, Seventy Seven, and Renegade labels – with very detailed notes on Brown and his music. Titles include "I Will", "Sweet Desire", "Yak A Poo", "Boo Ga Lou Sue", "Please Please Please", "Little Bag Of Tricks (parts 1 & 2)", "It's Such A Sad Sad World", "So Says My Heart", "Cruse On Fanny Cruise On", "Otis Is Gone (parts 1 & 2)", "Shake & Vibrate", "Nobody Has To Tell Me", and "I Know I'm Gonna Miss You". CD

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MCBMCB ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Super-tight funk from MCB – a group with a former Cameo pedigree, bumping out here into the lean, mean, sound of early 80s soul! The trio features Aaron Mills (the M), TC Campbell (the C), and Jeryl Bright (the B) – all working in that great stripped-down mode you'll find on some of the better Epic Records soul of the period, like work by Mtume and Juicy, with all the class and careful execution such references might imply! The album mixes bouncy groovers with some mellower numbers that come off surprisingly well – and although the group's short name and somewhat dated cover presence might make you write them off as a quickie commercial act, there's actually a depth here that really keeps the album together wonderfully over the years. Titles include "Do It Up", "Time Is Right", "Close To You", "Bring It Back", "Feels So Right", and "Can't Fight The Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Buddy MilesWe Got To Live Together ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Pure crossover genius from Buddy Miles – a great mix of funky soul and rockish touches – and the kind of record that easily put Buddy in the same camp as Sly Stone or The Isley Brothers with mainstream audiences of the time! Tracks here are a bit longer and more jamming than work by either of those two artists – with the kind of heavy guitar and horns that played heavily to the Fillmore crowd – but the overall sound of the record is a fair bit more soulful and even funkier than some other Miles' efforts from the earlier years too, with plenty of his tight drums in the mix! Titles include a great 12 minute reading of the title track "We Got To Live Together" – plus "Take It Off Him & Put It On Me", "Runaway Child", "Walking Down The Highway", and "Easy Greasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a bit of marker on back.)

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Rudy Ray MooreDolemite For President (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/Warrior, 1972. Used ... $3.99
Rudy Ray Moore takes the white house – or at least tries to – in this cool 1972 album that must have been a great antidote to the campaigns of Richard Nixon and George McGovern! The set starts with Rudy running his way through a whole bunch of campaign issues – including "Free Love" and "Mary Wanna" – all delivered in faux politico mode, with a crowd cheering him on, and an introduction that features music from "Exodus"! The rest of the set is a bit more typical Dolemite material – almost even more raunchy than the presidential mode – and other titles include "Dance Of The Freaks", "Bulldaggers", "Good Pussy Lil", and "Sit In Your Mama's Lap". Language is raw – so be warned! CD features bonus tracks too – "Make Dolemite President", "The First Mistress", "Presidential Declaration", and "Press Conference". CD
(Does not include the slipcase.)

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Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he'd really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, "Southern Nights", is a perfect illustration of this fact – as it was written by Toussaint, but became a big hit for Glen Campbell, who recorded a very soppy version of the number. Yet here, Allen turns it into a weird trippy tune – produced with great Sansu production, and backing by New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, and Art Neville – all of whom help the tune bristle with new energy, and a really sinister groove. The rest of the record continues in a similar vein – with a spacey LA mellow sound that actually works great for Toussaint's vocals, and gives them a wild flanged-out sound that's pretty amazing – and downright spooky at points! Titles include "Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", and "What Do You Want The Girl To Do". CD

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Allen ToussaintToussaint – The Real Thing 1970 to 1975 (Toussaint/Life Love & Faith/Southern Nights/bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Raven (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99 22.98
A trio of albums from this legendary New Orleans soul singer – all of them great! First up is Toussaint – a seminal album from Allen Toussaint – his first big move as a solo act, and the start of some great fame that would blossom even more strongly in the 70s! This indie effort has a rougher edge than Allen's later albums at Warner Brothers – a sly, wicked slow funk approach that's a real transformation of the older New Orleans groove for a hipper, more contemporary 70s audience. The instrumentation is relatively lean – with lots of nice organ and piano lines alongside slow-stepping and vamping rhythms – and the set was actually recorded in LA, but still has very strong roots in New Orleans! Titles include the classic "From A Whisper To A Scream", plus "Working In A Coal Mine", "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "What Is Success", "Either", "Louie", and "Number Nine" – a few of which are hip piano instrumentals! Life, Love, & Faith is a set that may well be his funkiest album ever! The set features 12 tracks from the early 70s – a time when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix that he'd had from his early days in the Crescent City scene – coming up with a blend that's even darker, and more powerful than all his famous production and projects of the 60s! And while some of Allen's later work tended towards cliche, this record captures him right at that perfect point when all of this was totally fresh – delivered with a razor-sharp edge, and with great instrumental help from New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, Zig Modeliste, and George Porter Jr – all of whom make the album groove harder than most of the other soul albums on Warner at the time. Titles include "Soul Sister", "Victims Of The Darkness", "Am I Expecting Too Much", "Out Of The City", "Goin Down", "Electricity", "Fingers & Toes", and "On Your Way Down". Southern Nights is damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he'd really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, "Southern Nights", is a perfect illustration of this fact – as it was written by Toussaint, but became a big hit for Glen Campbell, who recorded a very soppy version of the number. Yet here, Allen turns it into a weird trippy tune – produced with great Sansu production, and backing by New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, and Art Neville – all of whom help the tune bristle with new energy, and a really sinister groove. The rest of the record continues in a similar vein – with a spacey LA mellow sound that actually works great for Toussaint's vocals, and gives them a wild flanged-out sound that's pretty amazing – and downright spooky at points! Titles include "Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", and "What Do You Want The Girl To Do". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Number Nine" and "Poor Folks". CD

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VariousRock N Roll Jamboree ... LP
End, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
That's a really creepy puppet on the cover – but the set's a classic collection of R&B from the mighty End label! Titles include "7-11" by the Gone Allstars with Buddy Lucas on tenor, "Song In My Heart" by The Dubs, "Wait A Minute" by Jo-Ann Campbell, "Two People In The World" by Little Anthony, "That's My Desire" by The Chantels, "Maybe" by the Chantels, and "Someone To Love Me" by Ronnie Baxter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean.)

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Karen YoungHot Shot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
West End/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... About October 15, 2015
Classic club from Karen Young – definitely one of the campier talents on the West End label, but still pretty soulful overall! The album's almost more in the mode of work on Prelude than West End – as tracks are all long, and roll along with a fair bit of instrumentation in the mix – still lots of vocals from Karen, but more of a focus on the overall groove too. The tracks are long, with titles like "God Knows I'm Just A Woman", "Where Is He", and "Bring On The Boys" – which should give you a feel for the set! CD

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✨✧ Lee DorseyRide Your Pony – Get Out Of My Life, Woman ... LP
Amy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A stunning album of raw New Orleans soul – recorded by the great Lee Dorsey, with production by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn! The record falls in the same camp as The Meters – and although Dorsey's work has vocals, the choppy instrumental backing is pure Crescent City all the way – even though the cover art oddly features a bunch of teenagers in New York City! Titles include the monster funky break track "Get Out Of My Life Woman", the wonderfully funky "Ride Your Pony", plus loads of other nice ones like "The Kitty Cat Song", "So Long", "Work Work Work", "Shortnin Bread", "Can You Hear Me", and "People I Wish You Could See". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerGene Chandler Situation ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff from Gene! After recording a few sadly overlooked albums for Brunwsick, Gene hit big big big with this killer record on Mercury! The record virtually defines the Chicago soul sound of the late 60s – with arrangements by Tom Tom, production by Gene, and a great loping soul groove – but the best part of all is Gene, who's an amazing singer with a maturity that stretches years beyond his earlier hits, and which put him in a camp with the best of his generation. The songwriting is excellent throughout, with a great mix of uptempo numbers and heartbreakingly personal ones. Titles include "Groovy Situation", "Simply Call It Love", "Not The Marrying Kind", "Give Me a Chance", and "Hey, Little Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah BandDr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most creative club acts of the 70s – the mighty Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band! Before starting his Kid Creole & the Coconuts combo, August Darnell worked to great fame with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band – kind of a campy, jazzy ensemble – one that worked with a 20s aesthetic over a disco groove! There's a fair bit of acoustic instrumentation in the rhythms, and lots of those choppy, scratchy lines that we love so much in the Kid Creole work – all of which makes for a very nice change from the usual, especially in the late 70s mainstream. Darnell and Cory Daye are the main vocalists, and Darnell wrote all the lyrics for the album – on titles that include "Cherchez La Femme", "I'll Play The Fool", "Sour And Sweet", "We Got It Made", "Hard Times", "Sunshower", and "Betcha The Love Bug Bitcha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Laura LeeWomen's Love Rights ... LP
Hot Wax, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a cutout notch & some light wear.)

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✨✧ Bunny SiglerLet It Snow ... LP
Salsoul, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wow, is this a campy album! Bunny started out as a pretty serious soul singer – but he's really prancing it up for the disco crowd here, especially on the leadoff cut "Super Duper Duper Super Man", which is so silly we can hardly believe it! Fortunately, the Instant Funk band are still pretty straight – and it's their backing that makes the record groove nicely at the best moments. Titles include "Let It Snow", "Dis Away And Dat Away", and "Slow Down (You're Moving Too Fast)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a price sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ SylversBizarre ... LP
Geffen, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proving once again that they're one of the most resilient family groups in soul music, the Sylvers emerge here with yet another new groove – one that has the maturing ensemble tackling bass-heavy 80s funky soul – in a style that's clearly influenced by work from the Prince camp at the time! The beats snap around the bass pedals nicely – with a heavier, more pop soul feel than 80s groove – but still pretty well done overall, thanks to the strength of Leon, Foster, and the crew. Titles include "Bizarre", "Bottom Line", "Falling For Your Love", "Got To Be Crazy", "In One Love & Out The Other", "Tension", "You Turn Me On", and "Something's Gotta Give". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker, Gift Of Music sticker, and a small hole. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 4 – 1964 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1964. Used 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible year for Motown Records – beautifully documented in a complete run of singles from 1964! This may be the heaviest-hitting volume in the Complete Motown Singles series so far – as 1964 was a real breakthrough time for the label, a point when they exploded into mainstream consciousness with some landmark hits – but were also still trying their hand at a variety of unusual work with lesser-known artists! And as you've probably found out from the other volumes, looking at Motown through the full range of its singles, you get a far different picture of the label than their overplayed hits – because amidst the famous classics there's plenty of unusual sounds and rare soul moments – an amazing range of greatness that never fails to please! This package features a whopping 6CDs in all (plus a bonus 45 packaged in the cover!) – 165 songs in all, presented in a completely great hardcover package – with 136 pages of notes on each track, plus essays, color photos, and loads of cool images from the 60s! Includes music by Earl Van Dyke, Mary Wells, The Supremes, The Majestics, The Headliners, The Four Tops, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, Ray Oddis, The Miracles, The Contours, Carolyn Crawford, Howard Crockett, The Velvelettes, Choker Campbell, Lee Alan, R Dean Taylor, Howard Crockett, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, Bruce Channel, and many others! CD
(Limited to 8000 copies.)
 
 
 



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