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CoconutsDon't Take My Coconuts ... LP
EMI, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Sheena EastonSheena Easton ... LP
EMI, 1981. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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O'JaysEmotionally Yours ... LP
EMI, 1991. Very Good- ... $0.99
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Ray Goodman & BrownTake It To The Limit ... LP
EMI, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
An obscure mid 80s session from the former members of The Moments – recorded with a style that's a bit more electric and a bit more mellow than before – but which really lets their wonderful vocals still take center stage! The style here is almost in a smooth steppers mode, but the rhythms are sometimes more complicated – and although the electric keys and beats sometimes get in the way of the great harmonies we know the trio is capable of, there's still a fair bit more depth and soul going on here than most other mainstream soul of the period. Titles include "Celebrate Our Love", "Take It To The Limit", "Let's Make Love Tonight", "Why Must I Wait", "Waiting For Dawn", "We've Got Tonight", and "Someone's Missing Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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- ... $9.99
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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✨✧ TavaresSupercharged ... LP
EMI, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smooth batch of modern soul from this great 70s vocal group! By this point in their career, Tavares have already had great fame on both the radio and dancefloor charts – moving effortlessly between sweet harmony tracks and more strident disco ones. This set has the group working in a mature mode that falls out equally well on both sides of the fence – with arrangements by Bobby Colomby, David Foster, and Benjamin Wright, and tracks that include "Bad Times", "I Don't Want You Anymore", "Paradise", "Why Can't We Fall In Love", and "I Can't Go On Living Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ KwickKwick ... LP
EMI, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has light wear & writing in pen.)

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✨✧ NajeeNajee's Theme ... LP
EMI, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Feel So Good To Me", "For The Love Of You", "Can't Hide Love", "We Are Family", "Sweet Love", "Betcha Don't Know", and "Mysterious". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly bent at the top.)

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✨✧ D'AngeloLive At The Jazz Cafe, London – The Complete Show ... LP
EMI, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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
Also available Black Voices ... CD 8.99

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Herb AlpertRise ... LP
A&M, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A whole new level of genius for Herb Alpert – a record that's light years away from his earlier work with the Tijuana Brass, and which has the trumpeter stepping strongly into the world of smooth jazzy fusion! The title track here went platinum the minute it was released – and became an end-of-the 70s instrumental anthem that seemed to drift out of speakers around the country. The rest of the album's pretty great too – built on the modes explored by Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, and other soulful fusion players of the 70s – but cast out with a bit more drama overall. Titles include the seminal jazz dance classic "Rotation" – plus "Rise", "Street Life", "Aranjuez (Mon Amour)", "1980", "Angelina", and "Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey Is Really Something ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
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 light wear.)

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Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their razor-sharp rhythms! There's a slight hint of Afro Funk in some of the rhythms – and the keyboards cook with lots of sweet clavinet lines – mixed with a production style that features some bubbling electronic elements that remind us a lot of that crazy "magic bag" that was used by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band. That group might be a good point of comparison, but the band also shares a lot of Kool & The Gang's ensemble funk style – especially on their cover of "Love The Life You Live" – which they burn here beautifully! Other tracks include "Super Cool", "M&M's", "Rapid Fire", "You Should Have Listened", "Times Have Changed", and "Check It All Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John BlairSouthern Love ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Wonderfully electric work from John Blair – a set that's a fair bit more fusion overall than his album for CTI – and which features some really great sounds from the "vitar"! From what we can tell, the instrument's a small electric guitar, but with some of the properties of the electric violin as well – and Blair uses the instrument here in a style that's a bit like Michal Urbaniak's best fusion of the time – but a bit more focused and grooving overall. Blair still sings a bit on the record, but most of the focus is on stretched-out, tripped-out vitar lines – which slide with a sometimes spacey feel over the laidback rhythms of the set. The whole thing's great – never too jamming at all – and there's a quality that almost reminds us of similar fusion records by Lamont Johnson or Travis Biggs. Titles include "Canadian Lady Rock", "I Sent My Son", "Hot Pants", "Tower Of Fantasy", "JL's Ego", "Sunburst", and "Searchin Uptown". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a bent corner.)

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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 TI Want You ... LP
A&M, 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
An early 80s gem from Booker T – and continuing proof that he made some mighty nice music after he split from the MGs! This set's got Book grooving in a sweet Cali mode all the way through – a vibe that's warm, yet never sleepy at all – and blended with just the right touches of funk and jazz to keep things hip, and give the album way more depth than you might expect! There's some surprising fusion touches at times, but the album always has a great focus – and if anything, reminds us of some of the best soul sides on Capitol Records of the time – particularly those influenced by earlier funk on Blue Note. Booker handles vocals, keyboards, and guitar – plus most of the arrangements too – and the album's got a sweet stepping groove that's mighty nice all the way through! Titles include "I Want You", "Treasure Chest", "Don't Stop Your Love", "Electric Lady", "You're The Best", and "I Came To Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $14.99
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
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some staining along the spine with peedling and splitting due to moisture.)
Also available Hip Hug-Her (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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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
Also available Hip Hug-Her ... LP 14.99

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BrickWaiting On You ... LP
Bang, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An overlooked killer from Brick – the group's fourth album, but every bit as tight and funkier as earlier sets! Brick's Atlanta-bred groove is very much in place here – that lean, mean approach to funk that made them a standout right from the get-go – almost setting the scene for the stripped-down modes that so many other groups would follow well into the 80s! That tighter sound lets the group really hit a strongly soulful focus here – serving up some of their best vocals to date, and reminding us that some of the best mainstream funk groups always had a strong ability to harmonize over their grooves. Titles include "Push Push", "Get Started", "All The Way", "Waiting On You", "Free", "Sweet Lips", and "Let Me Make You Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... LP
King, Late 60s. Good+ ... $11.99
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as super funky as it looks! The record features many obscure King singles from the mid and late 60s, great little tunes that we always enjoy on funky 45s, and which are sewn together into one of the rawer James Brown LPs from the decade. James and the band are playing Vox instruments – as you can tell by the shameless ad on the back cover – and the record has a garagey funk sound that reminds us of the best Desco work by artists like Lee Fields & Joseph Henry. A prize in any funk collection – and with the cuts "The Soul Of JB", "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Get It Together (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul #1", "Why Did You Take Your Love From Me", and "Baby Baby Baby Baby". Also features the funky hit "There Was A Time" – always a treat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing. Cover has wear, with aged masking tape along the top & bottom seams, which also have splitting.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
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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Jerry ButlerNothing Says I Love You Like I Love You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
After working with Gamble & Huff on his big hits for Mercury in the late 60s, Jerry returned to work with the pair in the late 70s on their own Philly International label – stepping out with the same sweet groove that the Philly sound had brought to Lou Rawls, in a way that helped Butler really revive his sound at the time! The full rich approach really works magic with Butler's great vocals – in a way that showed that Jerry had never faltered during the 70s, but had just lost some of his steam through a bit of mis-handling by Motown on earlier albums. There's a proud, warm, all-adult sound to the album that we really love – heard to best effect on the anthemic "(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out" and the great mellow groover "Let's Make Love" – but still pretty darn great on other tracks too! Titles include "Mighty Good People", "I'm Glad To Be Back", "Dream World", and "Are You Lonely Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Rafael CameronCameron's In Love ... LP
Salsoul, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Rafael Cameron's in love, but he never lets his groove go down at all – thanks to some super-sharp production and arrangements from the legendary Randy Muller! Muller had great success with BT Express and Brass Construction – and he uses that style of upbeat, uptempo funk strongly here underneath Cameron's vocals – at a level that's a mix of 80s groove and electro, with lots of sweet keyboard lines that crackle perfectly alongside Rafael's vocals. There's just a few mellower moments – which remind us that Cameron can be a deeper soul singer when he wants – and titles include "Number One", "Funtown USA", "Daisy", "In Love", "Let's Get Married", and "All That's Good To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut notch, a large name in marker, some pen, and some waviness. Labels have pen.)

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good ... $8.99
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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Andrae CrouchI'll Be Thinking Of You ... LP
Light/Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
Excellent soulful gospel from the man who practically brought gospel into the mainstream in the early 70s. This album's a few years on from his seminal work, and he's no longer using the Disciples as his backing group, at least not in name, but this effort is an outstanding set of crisply produced soul that just happens to feature songs about Jesus. 8 tracks in all, including "I'll Be Thinking Of You", "I've Got The Best", "Touch Me", "Lookin For You", "Bringin' Back The Sunshine", "Jesus Is Lord", "The Love Medley – There's No Hatred/Let The Same Spirit/There's No Hatred (reprise)" and "Dreamin'". (Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bent corner.)

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DD SoundCafe ... LP
Emergency, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Soaring grooves from DD Sound – short for Disco Delivery Sound – a group with European origins, but remixed in America here for the US market! Side one of the album features the side-long title track "Cafe" – a very long number that builds beautifully from percussion, keyboards, and strings – all without vocals! Side two features three shorter numbers – "She's Not A Disco Lady", "Back Street Baby", and "Show Me Your Love" – the first of which has a nice vocoder bit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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Lamont DozierLamont ... LP
M&M, 1981. Very Good+ ... $18.99
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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✨✧ DramaticsBest Of The Dramatics (Volt pressing) ... LP
Volt, Early 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
A killer collection of work by The Dramatics – featuring their greatest tracks from the early Stax years – seminal work that helped redefine the group soul sound of the 70s! There's a great blend of southern and east coast harmony modes here – and the package is filled with the group's best moments from their Stax/Volt albums – mostly from the first two releases. Titles include "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get", "Get Up & Get Down", "Hey You! Get Off My Mountain", "In The Rain", and "The Devil Is Dope". Who could ask for more? LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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