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D'AngeloLive At The Jazz Cafe, London – The Complete Show ... LP
EMI, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
The first-ever full length presentation of a legendary live set from D'Angelo – recorded early in his career, and working through a host of classic tunes that really add in a nice layer to his own great music! D'Angelo's caught here in the legendary temple of groove – London's Jazz Cafe, home to some of the best funk and soul shows in Europe over the past few decades – and a perfect setting for the singer to really break past his more hitbound material, and relaxed in an old school format with a tight funky combo on the stage. The crowd is extremely enthusiastic, and the whole thing falls together beautifully – with a hard raw soul vibe that's similar to, but edgier than, D'Angelo's studio albums – much funkier overall, and more in a 70s soul mode. Instrumentation is very heavy on Fender Rhodes – and titles include "Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine", "Brown Sugar", and "Cruisin" – plus great covers of 70s soul hits "Fencewalk", "Can't Hide Love" and "Sweet Sticky Thing". 2LP set features titles never issued before – including a 9 minute long take on "Lady". (Neo Soul, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stanley JordanFlying Home ... LP
EMI/Manhattan, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Stanley Jordan in a new sort of soulful setting – one that takes his guitar from the previous solo setting of initial Blue Note albums, and gives it a fuller and smoother groove overall! The production and arrangements are by Preston Glass – a master of smooth jazz in these early years, and one of the few who could still keep things deeply soulful, even while adding in some more mainstream elements – in this case just the right touches to help get Jordan's guitar across to the same 80s audience that was digging cats like Earl Klugh or Bob James. Glass plays a fair bit of keyboards in the set – and titles include "Tropical Storm", "Can't Sit Down", "The Music's Gonna Change", "Flying Home", "The Time Is Now", and "Brooklyn At Midnight". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Neville BrothersUptown ... LP
EMI/Rounder, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Dianne ReevesNever Too Far ... LP
EMI, 1989. Sealed ... $2.99
Smooth soul and jazzy diva stylings combine in this tight late 80s album by Dianne Reeves. George Duke produced, and tracks include "Eyes On The Prize", "Come In", "Never Too Far", "How Long", "Hello (Haven't I Seen You Before)", and "We Belong Together". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Labi SiffreSinger & The Song (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
An incredible record from Labi Siffre – spare, simple, and totally beautiful – in a space beyond category! The album is the sort that should have been a real standout in the 70s – early work by one of the freshest songwriters to hit the British scene, sung in a style that's a bit jazzy, a bit soulful – with playful inflections that never get in the way of the beautiful lyrics at all. Labi's got a unique blend of modes here that ranks with a rare few in music – Terry Callier, Joni Mitchell, and a few other beyond-category artists from the same generation. The whole thing's extremely beautiful – and Labi's voice and guitar are backed by some subtle arrangements that shade in the bottom with electric keys, a bit of bass, spare strings – and sometimes nothing at all! Titles include "Thank You Lucky Star", "Bless The Telephone", "There's Nothing In The World Like Love", "You're Lovely", "A Number Of Words", "Who Do You See", "Not So Long Ago", "Relax", and "Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSue Instrumentals 1959-1967 – The Beat Is On ... LP
Sue/EMI, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great collection put together in the late 80s highlighting some of the best soul and R&B instrumental tracks issued on Sue. 14 tracks in all, including "I've Got A Woman (part one)", "MG Blues" and "All About My Girl" by Jimmy McGriff, "The New Breed (parts 1 & 2)" and "Going Home" by Ike Turner, 'Fat Back" and "Good Time Tonight" by Bill Doggett, "June's Blues" and "Chicken Scratch" by the Commandos, "So Far Away" and "Monkey Hips &Rice" by Hank Jacobs, "Stick Shift" by the Duals and "Soul At Sunrise" by Juggy Murray Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness & light staining.)

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VariousWhat's Happening Stateside ... LP
Stateside/EMI (UK), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A hip little collection of soul tracks, plus a few 70s funk numbers – pulled from the related EMI labels that operated under the Stateside imprint in the UK during the 60s and 70s. The package is a bit all over the map, but it does include a wonderfully groovy selection of material – such as "Testify" by The Memphis Soul Band, "Beatmaker" by Doris, "So Is The Sun" by World Column, "Discotheque USA" by Jimmy McGriff, "Who's That Lady" by The Isley Brothers, "For What It's Worth" by Lou Rawls, "The In Crowd" by Billy Preston, "Condition Red" by Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band, "Black Water Gold" by The Sunshine Band, "As Long As I Have You" by Garnett Mimms, "Man Ain't Nothing Without A Woman" by Jimmy Holiday, "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" by Ike & Tina Turner, "The Edge" by David McCallum, and "Hold On" by The O'Jays. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Labi SiffreCrying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Spare genius from the legendary Labi Siffre – a record without categorization, and one that sits beautifully between soul, folk, and singer-songwriter styles of the early 70s! The record balances perfectly between simple tunes that just feature voice and guitar, and more complicated ones that use subtle strings, electric keys, and other orchestrations behind Labi's vocals – never too much, but just enough to give the tunes a hipper, sometimes slightly more grooving feel – in a mode that's somewhere in the territory of Terry Callier from the time, but very much its own sound altogether! This one's incredibly hard to peg – but well worth seeking out, and a tremendous bit of work from an artist who's unfortunately mostly remember these days for just a few famous break tracks – and not his sublime sense of songwriting! Titles include "Love Oh Love Oh Love", "Crying Laughing Loving Lying", "My Song", "Hotel Room Song", "Blue Lady", "Gimme Some More", and "It Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Labi SiffreRemember My Song ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Easily the best-remembered album by Labi Siffre – thanks to some well-used sample tracks over the years! But over and above the fame of the funky tunes "The Vulture" and "I Got The", the record's a key part of Siffre's 70s catalog – a record that's as great for its complex songwriting and deeply personal lyrics as it is for its Fender Rhodes lines, and tight musical backings from the combo of Big Jim Sullivan. All titles here are originals, and even when the groove slows down there's a depth that clearly marks Labi as one of the best singer/songwriters of the 70s – a talent who's been finally rediscovered in recent years, although sometimes only remembered for a few jazzy hooks from these tunes, and not the strength of the whole magilla! Here's your chance to dip into the Siffre sound at its fullest – on tracks that include "The Vulture", "I Got The", "Another Year", "Down", "Old Time Song", "Sadie & The Devil", "Remember My Song", and "Turn On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy-cover vinyl reissue!)

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✨✧ Fela KutiBlack President ... LP
EMI, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great one from Fela – tight and outtasite, with one of our favorite tracks ever by him – "ITT", also known as "International Thief Thief"! The record's got a clean and simple approach to the groove that's right up there with the best of the Afrika 70 era – lots of snapping beats at the bottom, and snaking horns that really make the tracks cook! Titles include "ITT", "Sorrow Tears & Blood", and "Colonial Mentality". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label US Capitol pressing. Cover has a promo stamp & some light wear.)

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✨✧ Labi SiffreFor The Children (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album from singer/songwriter Labi Siffre – a set that has him exploring a few more righteous themes than before, but still mostly stepping along in that more compressed pop of his earliest albums! The tunes are catchy, compelling, and done in that great blend of acoustic guitar and flanged-out vocals that made Siffre's 70s work so great – a sound that's slightly aligned with the groove of Gilbert O'Sullivan, but a bit more soul based overall. There's a subdued sense of drama here on the best tunes – one that puts them over earnestly without going too far over the top – and slight electric touches spice things up a bit, and point towards funkier work to come. Titles include "Someday", "Children Of Children", "Entertainment Value", "Somesay", "Odds & Ends", "Let's Pretend", and "If You Have Faith". LP, Vinyl record album
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Fela & Africa 70Fela's London Scene (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A great batch of rare tracks from the legendary Fela Kuti – unreleased for many years after their recording – which was done in London in 1971, when EMI sent Fela to the UK for a special session at their Abbey Road studios! The set benefits from the great production values of that historic place – and the band grooves tightly in tracks that are a little bit shorter than usual, but which still burn with all the intensity of the later African recordings – almost a more focused approach that draws a bit more link between American funk before some of the freewheeling jams of the side-long Afro Funk tracks! Titles include "J'ehin J'ehin", "Egbe Mi O", "Who're You", "Buy Africa", and "Fight To Finish". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Afrodisiac (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A stunner from Fela – a record that really leaps right into the groove right from the very first note – then never lets up at all! Igo Chiko provides some fantastic tenor sax solos on the tunes – and both Tunde Williams and Eddie Faychum serve up some killer trumpet – while the rest of the group moves at amazing speed, driven on by the legendary drums of Tony Allen! Fela handles a bit of keyboards, with a really cool, moody sound alongside the groove – and the whole thing was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, which might have been a surprising change from some of the more staid material in the halls of EMI. Titles include "Alu Jon Jonki Jon", "Jeu Ko Ku", and "Eko Ile". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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