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✨✧ Freddy ColeSing ... LP
EMI, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Mostly mellow vocals from Freddy Cole – brother of Nat, but a singer who opened up nicely during the late 60s and 1970s. This album's nothing fancy, mostly straight vocals – done with larger jazz arrangements recorded in England and conducted by Jerry Van Rooyen. There's a little bit of electricity on the set, thanks to Fender Rhodes work by Gordon Beck – and titles include "If I Had Your Love", "Homefried Potatoes", "You've Let Yourself Go", "OnA Clear Day", "Sing", and "Tristeza". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Demand. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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KwickKwick ... LP
EMI, 1980. Very Good- ... $7.99
Sweet 80s groove from Kwick – a quartet who were once known as The Newcomers, and recorded some Memphis singles for Stax – but who here reemerge more than fully-formed – leaping into the new decade with an amazingly rich sound! Given the group's previous work, the vocals here are really wonderful – trained on old school harmony modes, and refitted to some more contemporary rhythms – yet all in a way that never loses the depth that made them so great in the first place. Although never super-huge, the group have a quality level that rivals the best of their contemporaries in this mode from the time – making this debut a stone gem to rival the best from acts like Switch or Tavares. Titles include "I Want To Dance With You", "Can't Help Myself", "Serious Business", "Let This Moment Be Forever", and "Tonight Is The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Melba MooreWhat A Woman Needs ... LP
EMI, 1981. Very Good ... $2.99
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – with some bubbling club soul grooves carried over from the 70s, plus spacier and funkier touches – largely produced by McFadden & Whitehead and featuring Kashif on moog bass! Given the production style here and the release date, we get the feeling that Melba & co. were resisting the prominent drum machine sound and otherwise more programmed backdrops that were taking hold in chart soul at the time, and even if she'd succeed with the more pronounced 80s vibe just a little later on, this record still feels plenty modern to our ears. A slept on gem! Includes "Let's Stand Together", "Your Sweet Lovin'", "What A Woman Needs", "Take My Love", "Overnight Sensation", "Each Second", "Piece Of The Rock", "Let's Go Back To Lovin" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole & some light staining.)

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VariousUnited Artists – Black Singles 1957 to 1967 – Motor City To Central Park ... LP
United Artists/EMI, Late 50s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A sweet 80s collection – with work by Eddie Holland, Garnet Mimms, The Exciters, Bill Pinkney & The Originals, The Five Satins, Marv Johnson, The Clovers, The Marcels, and The Falcons. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brass ConstructionConversations ... LP
Capitol/EMI, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lesser-remembered gem from Brass Construction – and a tight bit of 80s groove that builds nicely on the group's ensemble funk work of the 70s! The group's still quite large, with a brassy finish that befits their name – but there's also a nice undercurrent of funky guitar, bass, and keyboards – riffing in a mode that has some nice jazzy licks from time to time, and fits well with some of the sweeter vocals on the set. Titles include "Easy", "Physical Attraction", "I Do Love You", "No Communication", and "We Can Work It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ CoconutsDon't Take My Coconuts ... LP
EMI, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, with a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ NajeeDay By Day ... LP
EMI, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Gina", "That's The Way Of The World", "Personality", "Day By Day", "So Hard To Let Go", "He's Armed & Dangerous", "Najee's Nasty Groove", and "Tonight I'm Yours". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index sticker.)
Also available Day By Day ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Naked EyesNaked Eyes ... LP
EMI, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Robert PalmerHeavy Nova ... LP
EMI/Manhattan, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Dianne ReevesNever Too Far ... LP
EMI, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has an index sticker.)
 
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Lee DorseyGreatest Hits ... LP
Sounds Superb (UK), 1968. Sealed ... $14.99
Good import budget compilation of Lee's classic 60's soul stuff, including "Ride Your Pony", "Working In The Coal Mine", "Get Out Of My Life Woman", "Mexico", and "Holy Cow". Good stuff, and in a budget EMI subsidiary package. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Afrodisiac (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
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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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits/Comet (France), 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on the Paris scene in the 90s – really refining a new sound, while keeping all the best bits from before – creating this new sort of darker groove that almost mixes older percussion with kind of a spacey style that's echoes proggish funk from a range of groups from Can to Cymande! There's loads of cool keyboards and tight guitar lines, and even the vocals have some spacey production that makes them fit nicely with the grooves. Titles include "Asiko", "Get Together", "Black Voices", and "The Same Blood". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good ... $99.99
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has heavy wear on the spine, light surface wear, and a peeled spot from sticker removal on back.)

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Fontella BassNew Look ... LP
Checker, 1965. Very Good ... $26.99
With that whip in her hand, we're not gonna argue with Fontella Bass about her New Look in the photo – and we can definitely say that the whole classic album definitely lives up to her hip, powerful stance on the cover! Fontella's a singer who started in gospel, later sung jazz, but who really comes into her stride here – mixing St Louis roots with Chicago 60s soul in a completely sublime batch of tracks all the way through! To most folks, Fontella's remembered for a few reasons – her Aretha Franklin-styled hit "Rescue Me" (often mistaken for Aretha herself), or the fact that she married Art Ensemble member Lester Bowie. But back at the start, Fontella was a heck of a great little soul singer – capable of a wide variety of modes, all of which are included here! Some tracks are as sophisticated and classy as Marlena Shaw at the time, others are downright rootsy – with more of a deep soul southern mode – and in addition to the seminal hit "Rescue Me", other titles include "Come & Get These Memories", "Soul Of The Man", "Oh No Not My Baby", "How Glad I Am", "Our Day Will Come", and "I'm A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Checker pressing. Cover has a sticker spot, a split bottom seam, and light wear.)

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Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey Is Really Something ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Funky Shirley Bassey! This is a great set of Shirley's groove-happy work cut in the late 60s – hip tunes arranged by UK easy maestro Johnny Harris, best known for his fantastic work on the Stepping Stones record under his own name, forever a beathead classic! Features the great, funky big band version of "Light My Fire" – one of Shirley's best tunes ever, and a cut that's been sampled and remixed often in recent years! Also includes the breakbeat version of "Spinning Wheel", and the cuts "My Way", "Sea & Sand", "What About Today?", "You & I", "Easy To Be Hard", "Life Goes On" and "Yesterday I Heard The Rain". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Black Knight (James Knight & The Butlers)Black Knight ... LP
Cat/Virgorian, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An excellent bit of southern funk – very much in the early mode of Little Beaver, but with a sound that's even harder! James Knight is The Black Knight – leading a tight little combo with a raw funky 45 sound, heavy on the horns for backing, but with James' guitar right up front in the mix, jamming hard in a way that would have made Hendrix proud! The tracks are a mix of heavy funk numbers and more tripped-out jams – and Knight's vocals remind us a bit of Charles Wright in the old days, blaring out of the speakers with a bit of distortion and lots of soul, really driving home the quality of the songs. Titles include "Fantasy World", "Save Me", "Flyin High", "Funky Cat", "Uncle Joe", "Cotton Candy", and "Just My Love For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl!)
Also available Black Knight ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect. The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that's informed by the youth and upfront energy of the hip hop female MCs that preceded her – but with a depth that also makes Blige sort of the new Aretha Franklin for the end of the century – a deep soul singer, but one who's equally at home in the streets and the studio. Important production is by a young Sean Combs – some of his first great work on record – and the set also features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Little Shawn, Grand Puba, Erick Sermon, and CL Smooth. Titles include "Real Love", "Sweet Thing", "Love No Limit", "You Remind Me", "Reminisce", "What's The 411", "I Don't Want To Do Anything", "Changes I've Been Going Through", "Slow Down", and "My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brides Of FunkensteinFunk Or Walk ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good- ... $8.99
A funky female duo from the P-Funk empire – one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than Parlet! Vocals are by the duo of Lyn Mabry and Dawn Silva – but the main sound of the set comes from the tightly crafted rhythms served up by a cast of well-known P-Funk regulars – all hitting a spaciously snapping vibe that reminds us a lot of the best energy of late 70s Parliament albums on Casablanca! Tracks are longish, but nicely focused – with less of the disco that you might expect, and more of a slow-stepping groove overall! Titles include "Disco To Go", "Just Like You", "When You're Gone", "Nappy", and "Birdie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has sticker remnants and heavy wear on the spine.)

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✨✧ Odell BrownOdell Brown ... LP
Paula, 1974. Sealed ... $44.99
A wonderful album by Odell Brown – recorded years after he broke up with his Organizers group, with a sweet electric groove that's very different than his Chess LPs – and also quite a bit different from other records on Paula in the mid 70s! Odell's playing electric piano on the set – grooving in a mellow funky way that reminds us of some of the early 70s Young-Holt albums, no surprise, since Odell and the Young-Holt team came out of the same scene. The tracks are nice and long, and nearly all originals. It kicks off a killer cover, though: an 11 minute jazzy soul take on Stevie Wonder's "I Love Every Little Thing About You" – and it also includes "South of 63rd", "Simizzoke", "Song Theme" and "Tasha". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves that have more of a heavy slap bass sound, punchier horns and guitars! There are lotes nice moments that are a bit more restrained than the comparably full-on funk approach – and these have a spacey fusiony soul quality that reminds us of similar work that Byrd was doing with The Blackbyrds at the time. One of the best cuts is "Your Life Is My Ecstasy", which has some great bubbling Moog behind it, which creates a sound that you've heard sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest. Other nice ones are "Loving You", which features vocals by Jim Gilstrap, and a remake of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor", a big hit for Don in the 60s, which is redone here in an excellent slow funk mode that feels like Bob James' work on CTI. Others include "Have You Heard The News", "In Love With Love" and "Close Your Eyes And Look Within". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good ... $6.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some seam splitting, and a bit of pen on back. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Jorge DaltoListen Up ... LP
Gaia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A clubby classic from Jorge Dalto – a set that starts out in jazz, but moves into plenty of soul, too – a sweet blend of fusion and R&B rhythms, with plenty of appeal for the dancefloor! Jorge's keyboards are great, and they slide out beautifully from the full, swelling backdrops – in ways that remind us a lot of Rodney Franklin's great work for Columbia Records – especially in the way that acoustic keys are balanced with electric elements. Titles include "Samba All Day Long", "Listen Up", "Sky", "Spanish Harlem", "La Costa", and "Girl In Blue". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point! ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Doctor Ross – The Harmonica BossMemphis Breakdown ... LP
Sun/ORG, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Doctor Ross is definitely the harmonica boss – one of those key postwar blues musicians who made his instrument as important to the scene as the guitar was back in the 20s and 30s! The music here was all recorded by Sun Records, but is a lot more raw and stripped-down than some of the more famous material you might know from the company – with a sharp edge that reminds us more of the crackling 50s blues on Excello Records, another label that did a hell of a job with blues harp players! Most numbers feature harmonic, guitar, and a spare sort of rhythm – plus vocals from Ross that alternate between his harp solos – on titles that include "Texas Hop", "Chicago Breakdown", "Boogie Disease", "Juke Box Boogie", "That's Alright", "Cat Squirrel", "Industrial Boogie", "That Ain't Right", "1953 Jump", and "Come Back Baby". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Memphis Breakdown ... CD 10.99

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Double ExposureTen Percent ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet harmony soul tradition of earlier years with the burgeoning clubby sound that was coming out of Philly. The set's produced by the Baker/Harris/Young team – who also play on the album along with the rest of the Sigma Sound crew – and the songs feature some stunning anthemic club numbers, plus a few surprisingly sweet harmony tunes. Includes their huge cut "Ten Percent", the amazing positivist groover "Everyman" – and the cuts "My Love Is Free", "Gonna Give My Love Away", and "Just Can't Say Hello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index sticker, some marker, and light wear.)

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Lamont DozierLamont ... LP
M&M, 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Hard to find, but some great work by Lamont Dozier – emerging here from the 70s as a strong modern soul talent, still with a great sense of songwriting, and capable of handling ballads and uptempo material equally well, in a manner that reminds us of Leon Ware on his albums from the same period. Tracks include "Never Had It So Good", "I See You", "The Pressure Is On", "Locked Into You", "I Ain't Playing", "Ain't No Way", and "Help Is On The Way". Would have been huge, had it been on a bigger label! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, a name in large letters on both sides, and light wear. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ George DukeLiberated Fantasies ... LP
MPS, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – and it's still got plenty of the best hallmarks of the MPS years – especially on the keyboards, which are always warm and mellow, used with a great sense of space and inherent rhythm. There's a bit more vocals than before, but they're fused in nicely with the instrumentation – and players in Duke's group include Airto on percussion, Emil Richards on marimba, and Ndugu Chancler on some very heavy drums! Vocals are by Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Bonnie Bowdon Amaro – and titles include "Back To Where We Never Left", "I C'n Hear That", and "Liberated Fantasies", all of which are nice jazz funk numbers – plus "Don't Be Shy", "Seeing You", "Tzina", and "After The Love". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Earth Wind & FireFaces ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the group was capable of at the time – a flurry of well-written, nice-grooving, and still-righteous soul tracks that have the EWF sound glowing brightly at the end of the 70s – always seeming to re-ignite itself with its own bold sense of power. A few tracks get a bit mellow, and almost adult – but the best numbers here are the groovers – still done with plenty of jazz in the mix, and a sublime mix of guitar, horns, and percussion that few other groups could carry off this well! Titles include "Pride", "Let Me Talk", "Turn It Into Something Good", "Sparkle", "And The Love Goes On", "Sailaway", "Take It To The Sky", "Song In My Heart", and "Win Or Lose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
 
 



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