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DriftersRockin' & Driftin' ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the first full albums by the legendary Drifters – all early material cut for Atlantic Records in the immediate years after Clyde McPhatter left the group, and the quintet opened up into a wonderful second chapter of their career! Some tunes still have that raspy lead vocal standout that McPhatter provided, but lots of others have an even more integrated harmony approach – always swinging and impeccably put together, at a level that made these guys one of the key groups to transition from R&B to soul! Production is wonderful – very much in the best raw Atlantic R&B style of the 50s – and titles include "Adorable", "It Was A Tear", "Ruby Baby", "Drip Drop", "Hypnotized", "Yodee Yodee", and "Soldier Of Fortune". CD
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DominoesBilly Ward & His Dominoes – Complete Federal/King Singles ... CD
King/Real Gone, 1950s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
One of the greatest vocal groups of the postwar years – an incredible combination of voices that really paved the way for soul styles in years to come! The Dominoes were great right from the start – a group who blew away all the hoke of The Mills Brothers or Ink Spots – and instead forged this really raw, really spare sound that relied strongly on the presence of a key lead singer – who then got incredible support from the harmonies of the other members! The approach was groundbreaking – and matched only by a rare few, like The Drifters – and given that The Dominoes featured that group's great Clyde McPhatter as a lead singer before his work on Atlantic, The Dominoes definitely were the originator. This excellent 2CD set features way more than just the group's early hits – as it brings together 58 tracks from their years on King Records, including loads of lesser-known b-sides – not just with McPhatter as the lead, but also a young Jackie Wilson – who sang with the group after Clyde left. Titles include "Cave Man", "Have Mercy Baby", "Love Love Love", "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down", "How Long How Long Blues", "Give Me You", "One Sweet Moment", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "Pedal Pushin Papa", "The Bells", "I Am With You", "Sixty Minute Man", "Harbor Lights", "No Says My Heart", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ ExcitersTell Him ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite girl soul albums of all time – and a set that's way more than just the usual female pop group of the 60s! The Exciters are three gals and one guy, but they draw their main strength from lead vocalist Brenda Reid – who's got a deep soul vibe that's years ahead of its time – not afraid to be raw and ready, and unbridled in a way that lets a richer sensuality really seep through the tunes. Production is by Leiber and Stoller, who seem to fan the flames even more – as they did on their impeccable productions for The Coasters and Drifters – and the album's filled with loads of great material that goes way beyond the title hit, which is still great in itself! Titles include "He's Got The Power", "Say It With Love", "Tell Him", "It's Love That Really Counts", and "Drama Of Love". CD

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✨✧ CadillacsCrazy Cadillacs ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer from the legendary Cadillacs – maybe our favorite group on the east coast scene of the late 50s, and one of the few we can really depend on for a wonderful sense of range! The Cadillacs have a power that matches some of the bigger names of the time, especially The Drifters on Atlantic – and although the group were best known for their upbeat gimmicky tracks, they're also tremendous on ballads – of which there are a good number here! Production is nice and raw – with an especially noteworthy lack of instrumentation when things get mellow – and titles include "Gloria", "Don't Be Mad With My Heart", "Window Lady", "Carelessly", "Let Me Explain", "My Girl Friend", "Shock A Doo", "Zoom Boom Zing", and "Broken Heart". CD

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonHe's So Fine ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jackie Wilson's first album ever – and a hard-rocking batch of tunes that captures him at his early best! The tunes here really crossover wonderfully – drawing on Jackie's rich vocal history with The Dominoes and The Drifters – but also showing him in some great mellower modes as well. Arrangements are by both hitmaker Dick Jacobs and ever-reliable Milton DeLugg – and there's some nice rock n roll elements in the set, including some nice hard-edge guitar on the best tracks – plus, there's even some early Berry Gordy tracks in the mix too. Titles include "Etcetera", "To Be Loved", "Right Now", "I'm Wanderin", "Why Can't You Be Mine", "It's So Fine", and "Reet Petite". CD

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✨✧ VariousBert Berns Story Vol 3 – Hang On Sloopy ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Bert Berns – a hell of a songwriter, record producer, and all-around driving force on the New York scene of the 60s – a creative talent who's left us a huge legacy of great music in both soul and rock! This fantastic third volume covers the full scope of Bert's talents – and somehow manages to dig even deeper than the first two – as it reaches for more obscure, unusual sides that featured participation by Berns – including some gems we'd never heard before! And yes, Bert had his hands in plenty of hits, but lots of these numbers are the more unusual, more interesting cuts he'd craft in the studio – sometimes when extra time was left in the production schedule, or he was trying out new ideas with familiar groups. Titles include "Let The Water Run Down" by Ben E King, "There They Go" by The Exciters, "Chick A Boom" by Van Morrison, "My Block" by Clyde McPhatter, "Stop What You're Doin" by Roy C, "Mo Jo Hanna" by Betty Harris, "One Girl" by Garnet Mimms, "Aretha" by The Drifters, "You Better Come Home" by The Isley Brothers, "I've Got Nothing To Say But Goodbye" by Tammy Montgomery, "You'll Never Leave Her" by Lulu, "Hang On Sloopy" by Arsenio, "Cry Some Tears" by Hoagy Lands, and "Beautiful Brown Eyes" by Solomon Burke. CD

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✨✧ VariousBlame It On The Dogg – The Swamp Dogg Anthology 1968 to 1978 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams is a man of many talents – a musical reach that goes way beyond his familiar solo records of the 70s, and which stretches back strongly with some deep roots in 60s soul! Back in the day, Williams worked often as a producer, arranger, and songwriter for a variety of different artists – a good deal of whom are featured on this set – one of the best collections we've ever seen of Jerry's mighty talents in the studio! In a way, Williams is almost better behind the booth in the studio than he is in front of the microphone – as he's got a way of handling an artist that really gets to the heart of their talents – mixed with his own sense of hutspah that helps get the recordings out to the market where a weaker producer might have failed at the job. CD features 24 tracks in all, along with some great notes on these other Swamp Dogg productions by Jerry – and tracks include "Plea #3" by Eleanor Grant, "Your Best Friend" by The Drifters, "He's Gone" by Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, "On Your Way Home" by C & The Shells, "Shipwrecked" by Jerry Williams, "Stop Knocking" by Ruth Brown, "God Bless" by Wolfmoon, "Complication #4" by Arthur Conley, "Don't Trust A Woman" by Slick N The Family Brick, and "What's So Wrong With You Loving Me" by Kenny Carter. CD

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