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Claudja BarryFeel The Fire ... LP
Chrysalis, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966. Used ... $18.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which never sounds better than here, on James' original version – one of those cuts that never gets old! The hit's also nicely offset by a number of other more obscure numbers that make the album really worth tracking down – titles that include "I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do)", "Good Good Lovin", "I've Got Money", "Three Hearts In A Tangle", "You've Got The Power", and "Love Don't Love Nobody" – all on the rougher side of the JB spectrum. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available I Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP
King, 1966. Very Good ... $16.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which never sounds better than here, on James' original version – one of those cuts that never gets old! The hit's also nicely offset by a number of other more obscure numbers that make the album really worth tracking down – titles that include "I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do)", "Good Good Lovin", "I've Got Money", "Three Hearts In A Tangle", "You've Got The Power", and "Love Don't Love Nobody" – all on the rougher side of the JB spectrum. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available I Got You (I Feel Good) ... CD 18.99

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James Brown vs DakeyneI Got You (I Feel Good) Remixes – (round 1, round 2)/Processed B's/B-Funked ... 12-inch
FBI (UK), 1992. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ George DukeFeel ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
Sweet keyboards and lots of funky grooves – one of the best of George Duke's seminal albums for MPS – and a record that captures him at a key middle point in his growth! The sound here is tighter than the trippier records of before, but also never too smooth or commercial – still with plenty of cosmic influences in the funk, and a wealth of great keyboard work that rivals some of Herbie Hancock's best from the same stretch. George sings a bit himself – in a warmly compressed mode that's simply wonderful, and which further expands the grooves – and although much of the album's instrumentation comes from the keyboards, the record also features guest appearances from Airto on percussion and Ndugu on drums – as well as a bit of guest vocals from Flora Purim. Titles include "The Once Over", "Tzina", "Statement", "Love", "Feel", "Funny Funk", "Rashid", and "Cora Joberge". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear & an unglued bottom seam.)

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Gene DunlapIt's Just The Way I Feel ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
A classic soulful fusion album on Capitol, recorded and released during the crucial years of the "Capitol Rare" sound! Gene Dunlap is a jazz drummer at heart – but he's got a flair for the modern soul song – and in the same style as Norman Connors or Harvey Mason before him, he manages to put together a strong record of grooves and ballads from behind the kit! The strongest point of the record is work by The Ridgeways, a female soul trio who sing on the best tracks, giving them a smooth Jones Girls-ish kind of sound. The album includes two modern soul classics – "Before You Break My Heart" and "It's Just the Way I Feel" – plus "Love Dancin", "Rock Radio", "I Got You", and "Surest Things Can Change". CD

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Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
Mellow sexy Aretha – with warm arrangements by Arif Mardin, and plenty of nice electric piano by the great Richard Tee. Includes a great version of Stevie Wonder's "I Love Every Little Thing About You", plus the tracks "You Move Me", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Without Love", and "All Of These Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has some marker on front.)

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Margie JosephHear The Words, Feel The Feeling ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Margie Joseph's really hitting on all burners here – thanks to sublime production from Lamont Dozier, working at the height of his mid 70s powers! Joseph's earlier deep soul vocals are given a nice sense of focus and righteous energy from Dozier's production – a fullness that somehow makes her sound almost better than before, with that mix of professionalism and personal presence that Lamont was laying down on his own great albums. Most of the rhythms are in a mellow midtempo mode – never too aimed at the clubs, but nicely picked up and smoothed out a bit from Joseph's earlier work – and sort of given that Detroit "umph" that rose to prominence in the early 70s HDH generation. Titles include "Didn't I Tell You", "Hear The Words Feel The Feeling", "Prophecy", "All Cried Out", "Feeling My Way", "I Get Carried Away", "Why'd You Lie", and "Something To Fall Back On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)

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Chaka KhanI Feel For You ... LP
Warner, 1984. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Chaka Khan steps off her smoother sets from the early 80s here – into a groove that's a bit chunkier, funkier, and with some key 80s groove touches! Arif Mardin's still in charge of the whole project here, but he's opened the door to a host of other producers to update Chaka's sound for the dancefloor – including John Robie, Russ Titelman, James Newton Howard, and others. The title hit – "I Feel For You" – is a vocoder bumping classic from back in the day – and other tracks include "Chinatown", "This Is My Night", "La Flamme", "My Love Is Alive", "Hold Her", "Through The Fire", and "Stronger Than Before". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsI Feel A Song ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Rock-solid Buddah work from Gladys Knight & The Pips – still pretty righteous on the vocal tip, but often a bit fuller and more polished than before! Knight shows a great talent for a mature ballad here – no big hits, but that's part of the charm of the set – as there's a personal, intimate quality to the tunes that also comes from the less-familiar nature of the lyrics. A few more tunes get a bit uptempo – to be expected when Tony Camillo's helping with production and arrangements – and the album features the great sample cut "Don't Burn Down The Bridge", plus the tracks "I Feel A Song", "Seconds", "Love Finds Its Own Way", "Better Go Your Way", "The Goings Up & The Comings Down", "Tenderness Is His Way", and "The Need To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker.)

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Mr Lee & KompanyCan You Feel It/Can You Dub It ... 12-inch
Chicago Connection, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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PrincePartyman (purple party mix, partyman music mix, video mix)/Feel U Up (short stroke) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
Hard to imagine the Michael Keaton Batman being any sort of a "partyman" – but Prince's sweet little Bat-tune really does a great job of evoking that fantasy! There's just a slight hint at the old Batman theme in the background – but overall, the whole thing feels more like one of those great 80s soundtrack soul tunes – usually when a famous guest is on stage in the background of a scene – adding a little funk to an otherwise staid moment in the drama! There's plenty of mixes here to keep the tune going – and the short stroke version of "Feel U Up" too. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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Bunny SiglerLet The Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good) ... LP
Parkway, Late 60s. Good+ ... $3.99
Great uptown early Philly soul album from the late 60's, featuring the talents of a young Bunny Sigler before he got tied up making too many uptempo records. The record features arrangements by Joe Renzetti – in a sweet uptown style that brings out a lot in Bunny's young vocals. Includes the title hit, plus "Can You Dig It", "There's No Love Left", and "Lovey Dovey". Goofy cover, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole. Vinyl has some oxidation that causes surface noise throughout.)

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SOULCan You Feel It ... LP
BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
Incredible work from a group who've definitely earned their name! Naming a group SOUL might be suicide for a band that can't carry off the groove – but these guys are funky monsters, with a real talent for a hard heavy sound that was rarely matched by other combos. The band have a great drummer, with a good talent for the funky break, but also a jazzy flourish that works well on SOUL's mellower numbers – and apart from the usual bass and guitar riffing, the album also features some great funky flute, in a mode that's similar to some of Jeremy Steig's excellent early work. Some tracks have vocals and some have instrumentals – but the whole album's great, and is an undisputed funky classic. Titles include "Can You Feel It", "Do What Ever You Want To Do", "Peace Of Mind", "Love, Peace & Power", and "My Cherie Amour". LP, Vinyl record album

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SOULWhat Is It/Can You Feel It ... CD
Musicor/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible work from a group who've definitely earned their name! Naming a group SOUL might be suicide for a band that can't carry off the groove – but these guys are funky monsters, with a real talent for a hard heavy sound that was rarely matched by other combos. The band have a great drummer, with a good talent for the funky break, but also a jazzy flourish that works well on SOUL's mellower numbers – and apart from the usual bass and guitar riffing, the album also features some great funky flute, in a mode that's similar to some of Jeremy Steig's excellent early work. Some tracks have vocals and some have instrumentals – and both albums are great! ACE put together both these masterpieces of heavy funky grooves and laid them back to back on one CD of super-heavy funky tracks. The set's a great deal, and both albums are winners all the way through! Tracks include "Down in the Ghetto", "Burning Spear", "Soul", "Tell it Like It Is", "Peace Of Mind", "My Cherie Amour", and "Sleeping Beauty". CD

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Eddie TaylorI Feel So Bad ... LP
Advent, 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Features Phillip Walker on guitar, David Li on saxes, George Smith on harmonica, and Jimmy Jones on piano! (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and "promo" in the corner.)

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JT TaylorFeel The Need ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
... CD

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Umoja I-nityFeel The Groove ... 12-inch
Cree (Germany), New Copy ... About April 20, 2018 (delayed)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Voices Of East HarlemCan You Feel It ... LP
Just Sunshine, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Amazing work from The Voices Of East Harlem – a group with roots in gospel, but working here in a wonderfully soaring secular soul style – complete with arrangements and production from the legendary Leroy Hutson! The style here is similar to some of Leroy's best work, and that of his contemporaries on Curtom – a sound that's righteous and often funky, but able to hit some sweeter, warmer notes as well. Individual voices step out from the larger ensemble and take key leads on some tracks – and the overall style is simply mindblowing, at a level that makes us easily rank this as one of our favorite soul albums of all time! A must-have album, and one we've treasured for years – with tracks that include "Just Got To Be Myself", "So Rare", "March Across This Land", "Amazing Love", "Take A Stand", and "Can You Feel It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Can You Feel It ... LP 12.99

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Voices Of East HarlemCan You Feel It ... LP
Just Sunshine/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Amazing work from The Voices Of East Harlem – a group with roots in gospel, but working here in a wonderfully soaring secular soul style – complete with arrangements and production from the legendary Leroy Hutson! The style here is similar to some of Leroy's best work, and that of his contemporaries on Curtom – a sound that's righteous and often funky, but able to hit some sweeter, warmer notes as well. Individual voices step out from the larger ensemble and take key leads on some tracks – and the overall style is simply mindblowing, at a level that makes us easily rank this as one of our favorite soul albums of all time! A must-have album, and one we've treasured for years – with tracks that include "Just Got To Be Myself", "So Rare", "March Across This Land", "Amazing Love", "Take A Stand", and "Can You Feel It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Can You Feel It ... LP 9.99

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Voices Of East HarlemVoices Of East Harlem/Can You Feel It ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of wonderful records from this legendary soul group – back to back on a single CD! First up is the Voices Of East Harlem album – masterpiece of sweet group soul! This was the first secular record cut by The Voices Of East Harlem – a group who'd had an earlier gospel-tinged album on Elektra, but who are soaring out here in a brilliant mix of righteous mainstream soul styles – courtesy of the Curtom power team of Rich Tufo, Leroy Hutson, and Curtis Mayfield! The album's an unusual non-Curtom effort by the Hutson and Curtom – who collaborated in producing the record with Tufo, who himself did most of the arrangements with Hutson – in a mode that's wonderfully in the same spirit as Leroy's seminal work for Curtom in the mid 70s. There's a depth here that makes the album one of our favorite-ever soul records from the 70s – brilliant not just for the overall sound, but also for the pointed lyrics and really personal feel of the songs. Lead vocals shift between the different tunes – but are mostly handled by Gerri Griffin and Monica Burress, with warm support by the rest of the group. Titles include "Giving Love", "Cashing In", "Could This Be Love", "New Vibrations", and "Wanted Dead or Alive". Next is Can You Feel It – amazing work from The Voices Of East Harlem – a group with roots in gospel, but working here in a wonderfully soaring secular soul style – complete with arrangements and production from the legendary Leroy Hutson! The style here is similar to some of Leroy's best work, and that of his contemporaries on Curtom – a sound that's righteous and often funky, but able to hit some sweeter, warmer notes as well. Individual voices step out from the larger ensemble and take key leads on some tracks – and the overall style is simply mindblowing, at a level that makes us easily rank this as one of our favorite soul albums of all time! A must-have album, and one we've treasured for years – with tracks that include "Just Got To Be Myself", "So Rare", "March Across This Land", "Amazing Love", "Take A Stand", and "Can You Feel It". CD

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VariousBest Of De-Lite – Can You Feel It ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer sounds from a legendary label – a famous east coast imprint that was equally great at disco and funk – and who could do an especially great job of fusing both of them together! De-Lite is best known as the initial home of Kool & The Gang, but the label also had an array of fantastic funk acts who were every bit as great – and every bit as well-skilled on funky instrumentation! De-Lite artists always had a way of being razor sharp, but never sounding too slick or smooth – as you'll hear in this excellent collection of cuts that includes "Funky Granny" by Everyday People, "Can You Feel It (part 1)" by Rhythm Makers, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Made In The USA, "Maybe If I Leave You" by Richmond International, "Far Out" by Crown Heights Affair, "Casanova" by Coffee, "I Believe In Music" by Kay-Gees, "Can You Do It On Skates" by Citi, "Give The Gift Of Music" by Motivation, "Mighty Body" by Leon Bryant, "Never Get Enough Of Your Love" by Street People, "Woe Is Me" by The Dynamics, and "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" by Benny Troy. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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VariousCan You Feel The Force – The John Luongo Disco Mixes – The Classic Original 12 Inch Extended Remixes ... CD
Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Fantastic full length mixes from the legendary John Luongo – one of the first of the 70s underground disco mixers to bring his talents to the mainstream! John has a great ear for the right elements needed to groove up a tune – and has an especially strong love of tight percussion, and middle bits that came to be known as disco breaks – which he used often to create a new current of intensity in the middle of a tune! Luongo had been working at a relatively underground level in Boston during the mid 70s – similar to some of the original tape edit/mixers in New York – but in the late 70s, Columbia Records hired him to bring a special sort of magic to their big run of 12" singles – a good deal of which are featured in this set. The set is maybe the first we've ever seen to bring together John's great work for Columbia/CBS labels – all of it from rare 12" singles, many of which were originally issued only as promos – served up here with a huge booklet of notes on Luongo's contributions, with comments by artists who include Marlena Shaw, Santana, The Real Thing, Cerrone, and Melba Moore. Titles include classic long Luongo mixes of "Shake Your Body" by The Jacksons, "Shine On Silver Moon" by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, "Can You Feel The Force" by The Real Thing, "Pick Me Up I'll Dance" by Melba Moore, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman with Loleatta Holloway, "Music Is My Way Of Life" by Patti Labelle, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, "Gone Gone Gone" by Johnny Mathis, "In These Changing Times" by Mighty Clouds Of Joy, "Dance To The Music" by Sly Stone, "Blame It On The Boogie" by The Jacksons, "Zulu" by The Quick, "I Will Fight" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore, "Just A Feeling" by Stanley Clarke, "On Our Way" by Southern Exposure, "Candy From Your Baby" by Sarah Dash, "Walk Right Now" by The Jacksons, and "One Chain" by Santana. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – Can You Feel It (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $9.99 12.99
A host of soul tracks, and a few pop tracks too – all taken to the next level, in the best 80s 12" remix mode! This set's a great entry in this well-priced, overstuffed series – full of lost mixes from those great days with an LP-sized single offered up plenty of room for extended versions, dancefloor mixes, and tricked-out takes on some of the bigger cuts of the time – a good deal of which are collected in this 30 track set! This volume's a bit more heavy on soul music than some of the others – and titles include "Can You Feel It" by The Jacksons, "The Slightest Touch (Pettibone touch rmx)" by Five Star, "Deep In Vogue (Banjie realness)" by Malcolm McLaren, "Lost In Emotion (FF rmx)" by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, "Let's Hear It For The Boy (ext)" by Deniece Williams, "Body Talk" by Imagination, "Inside Out (12" version)" by Odyssey, "Indestructible (ext version)" by Four Tops with Smokey Robinson, "Who's Zooming Who (dance mix)" by Aretha Franklin, "Seasons Change (12" mix)" by Expose, "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car (ext version)" by Billy Ocean, "What Can Say To Make You (hateful club mix)" by Alexander O'Neal, "She Won't Talk To Me (12" ext)" by Luther Vandross, "Blame It On The Boogie (PWL mix)" by Big Fun, "Love Pains (Steve Hurley's rmx)" by Liza Minnelli, "Get On Your Feel (pop voc)" by Gloria Estefan, "This Is The Right Time (ext)" by Lisa Stansfield, and "Together Forever (lover's leap extended)" by Rick Astley. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Average White BandFeel No Fret ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sure, it's not classic funky Average White Band, but the album's a great one that showcases the group's best second suit – their smooth compressed late 70s soul sound – a great evolution of their earlier groove, and one that showed them as a great mainstream soul act! The tunes are a bit mellower overall, but still have a lot of crackle and warmth – and Hamish Stuart's lost none of his vocal charm, and in fact may even sound better in a more laidback, less funky heavy setting! With the great break track "Stop The Rain" – and the cuts "When Will You Be Mine", "Please Don't Fall In Love", "Walk On By", "Feel No Fret", "Atlantic Avenue", "Ace Of Hearts", "Too Late To Cry" and "Fire Burning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & 125th Street NYCI Love Your Love/I Feel Like Loving You Today ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The cut on here is "Feel Like Loving You" – an excellent smooth groover, one that has a sweet jazzy R&B finish, and a stepping groove augmented with vocals that almost feels like it was lifted from a Roy Ayers LP! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an Elektra sleeve.)

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✨✧ CameoFeel Me ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the warmly collaborative look of the group on the cover, who really sound like they're having a hell of a lot of fun making the record! The rhythms have a razor-sharpness that just about nobody else can touch – and there's all these cool little instrumental flourishes that sneak into the mix and really keep things interesting – odd sounds on familiar instruments, moogy moments on keyboards, and even some vocal inflections that come as a nice surprise. There's two nice mellow cuts – "Feel Me" and "Is This The Way", which have a sweetly compressed harmony sound on the lyrics – and funky numbers include "Better Days", "Keep It Hot", "Roller Skates", and "Is This The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on one corner, small initials in marker, and a light stain at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Cindy & RoyFeel It ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker on both sides, some light wear, and a promo stamp. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Chaka KhanI Feel For You (rmx)/Chinatown (LP) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1984. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quintessential 80s groove from Chaka Khan – a great version of Prince's "I Feel For You", remixed here with some really chunky beats and cool sampled vocal bits! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Noel PointerFeel It ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Noel Pointer – one of the leading lights in the United Artists soul spectrum at the end of the 70s! As with other Pointer sets from the time, there's a pretty strong fusion undercurrent here – a groove that's built up from Noel's own work on electric violin, plus some great keyboards from Richard Tee and Patrice Rushen. But there's also a nicely clubby feel too – a groove on longer tracks that's supplied by arranger Paul Riser, who further underscores the most soulful elements of the set. Pointer handles lead vocals on a few tracks, but there's also some great backing vocals on most numbers too – some of which are sung by The Jones Girls. Titles include "Captain Jarvis", "There's A Feeling", "Feel It", "Niteroi", and "For You", which is billed as "A Disco Concerto"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a flaking and splitting bottom seam, with a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bill SummersDancing Lady/Feel The Heat ... 12-inch
Prestige, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great "for discos only" single by Bill Summer – jazzy soul at its best! "Dancing Lady" has a bit of a tropical feel alongside the grooves – not one that's hokey, just sunny and glowing – in the best Summers California way! "Feel The Heat" follows in a similar mode, but is a bit more jazz funk overall – with some especially nice keys and horns! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy in a Fantasy Disco sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bill SummersFeel The Heat ... LP
Prestige, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Masterful funky soul jazz from the mid 70s – and one of the best solo albums recorded by Headhunter Bill Summers – a sunny batch of Bay Area funk that really grooves with the best of Fantasy Records from the time! The set was produced by Skip Scarborough, and has that great bubbling, stepping, soulful groove that was Scarborough's best contribution to jazz funk – a trademark groove that was every bit as important to the 70s as the work of Bob James or Larry Mizell! Summers' work on congas and percussion is excellent and the players are totally top shelf – the core group features drums by Alphonse Mouzon, bass by Paul Jackson, and keyboards by Scarborough – and vocalists on the set include Dianne Reeves, Mikki Morris, and Charles Meeks. Titles include "Drum Suite", "Come Into My Life", "People Know", "Just A Matter Of Time", "No One", "Check It Out", and "Que Sabroso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ WhispersIs It Good To You (feel the heat remix, feel the heat inst, midnight and you remix, midnight and you dub, whispers jazzy remix) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1990. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisDon't It Feel Good/Salongo/Tequila Mockingbird/Love Notes ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Sweet electric magic from Ramsey Lewis – four 70s albums in a single collection! First up is Don't It Feel Good – massive keyboard work from the great Ramsey Lewis – easily one of his best records ever, thanks to some spaciously funky production by Charles Stepney! Stepney plays keyboards here along with Ramsey, and the twin-keys approach makes for a sound that's extra-special – one that sums up all the earlier soulful creativity of both artists in their late 60s Cadet Records years, and hones it down to an even sweeter groove for the 70s! A number of tracks have some sort of vocal component, but usually in a chorus mode that soon drops out when the keyboards hit home – and the record features a few great short "interlude" tracks that are almost as great as the longer numbers! Titles include the classic "Juaacklyn", a cover of Earth Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of The World", and the tracks "I Dig You", "Fish Bite", "Don't It Feel Good", "Something About You", and "Can't Function". Salongo is a tremendous little record, and one of the funky 70s sets that Ramsey Lewis recorded with Earth Wind & Fire! Well, not Earth Wind & Fire entirely – but the Kalimba Productions team of Maurice White and Charles Stepney that gave the group its sound – plus a nice sprinkling of other players that were often associated with sessions by the group! Ramsey's own combo here includes Steve Cobb on drums and vocals, and Derf Reklaw on reeds and vocals as well – and the overall sound has bits of African and Brazilian influences, worked into a soulful fusion groove that sounds a lot like the instrumental backings EWF were using at the time. Titles include "Brazilica", "Slick", "Rubato", "Salongo", and "Seventh Fold". Tequila Mockingbird is an overlooked gem from the Columbia Records years, filled with loads of great grooves, and some pretty mighty keyboards! Part of the record has Ramsey working with Larry Dunn of Kalimba Productions – getting plenty of the Earth Wind & Fire groove that made so much of his Columbia sessions sparkle – while the rest of the set has the great Bert DeCoteaux handling things, and giving Lewis just the right mix of sophistication and soul he was using with other Columbia acts at the time. The album's a perfect example of the way that Ramsey stepped way ahead of the pack during this time in his career – using keyboards and grooves together in ways that so many artists today are still trying to match – but never hit it this right! Titles include "Camino El Bueno", "Caring For You", "Intimacy", "That Ole Bach Music", "Skippin", "Tequila Mockingbird", and "Wandering Rose" – that cool cut by Neal Creque! Love Notes is a great little album of mid 70s funk from Ramsey Lewis – very much in the mode of his Earth, Wind, & Fire related work – no surprise, since the album's dedicated to Charles Stepney, whose influence was such a key part of the sound of the group, and of some of Ramsey's other Kalimba-produced albums from a few years before! Ramsey plays Fender Rhodes, mini moog, and Arp – and he gets help on keyboards from Stevie Wonder and Derf Reklaw, who also plays saxes and percussion on the set. Features versions of Wonder's "Love Notes" and "Spring High", plus Reklaw's "Chili Today Hot Tamale", "Shining", and "Stash Dash". (Jazz, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Stephanie MillsSomething In The Way (You Make Me Feel) (extended, hip hop mix, marley mix) ... 12-inch
MCA (UK), 1989. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ Black IvoryFeel It (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory vocal arrangements that shoot this one so high into the stratosphere. Feel It was the first album in a few years from the group, marking a bit of transition in styles from the earlier, more ballad-heavy approach, but it carries that genuinely emotional vibe really, really well. An album we've always dug, but love even more after revisiting it – we think you'll love it, too! Includes the vocal and instrumental versions of "Daily News", plus the cuts "Warm Inside", "Feel It", "Will We Ever Come Together", "You're What's Been Missing From My Life", "Love, Won't You Stay" and "All In A Day's Love". CD

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✨✧ Jackie MooreMake Me Feel Like A Woman (with bonus track) ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Jackie Moore's best albums ever – and a tight batch of deep soul tunes produced by 70s maestro Brad Shapiro! Jackie's vocals are wonderful – full of feeling, and delivered with an honest, upfront quality that really ranks with some of the best southern soul singers of the time! Shapiro's touch is great, too – and works the same sort of magic here that he did with Millie Jackson – serving up a blend of rootsy numbers, plus some smoother 70s groovers that really offer up a great way for southern soul to keep on growing. The set was recorded at Muscle Shoals and Criteria, with a great mix of modes – and the mellow cuts have these great bubbling guitars and organ behind the vocals, really making them some of the best numbers on the record. Titles include "At The Top Of The Hill", "Tired Of Hiding", "Hurting Inside Out", "The Bridge That Lies Between Us", "Never Is Forever", and "Heart Be Still". Also features the bonus track "Disco Body". CD

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✨✧ Mr FingersWashing Machine/Can You Feel It/Beyond The Clouds ... 12-inch
Trax, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
If you ask us, this is Larry Heard's finest moment, combining the raw energy of early Chicago house with a jazzy sensibility, warm tones on the keyboards and a spare approach that gives all the elements room to breath. A modern classic! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Underground CrewFeel The Melody (slow mix, orig)/Orgasm//Nasty Mix/Slow Mix ... 12-inch
Clubhouse, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Gospel Music ... CD
HOB/Caroline, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Maybe not the deepest roots of gospel, but an excellent collection of killer cuts from the catalog of Hob Records – one of the coolest labels from back in the day! Most of these tracks are of 70s vintage, and have a style that draws heavily on secular soul currents of the time, while letting the singers open up with some really righteous power – that new sense of pride and mission that really informed gospel in the decade, as both the recording opportunities and audiences grew tremendously. Titles include a great remake of "Feel Like Makin Love" – redone as "That's The Time" by Josephine Howard – in a total of 24 tracks that also include "Say A Prayer For Everyone" by The Swan Silvertones, "Wondering" by James Cleveland, "It Took A Miracle" by Rev Charles Taylor, "Help" by Shirley Caesar, "My God Has Promised" by Louise McCord, "After It's Over" by Harmonettes, "Bye & Bye" by Davis Sisters, "Elijah Rock" by Gertrude Bowman, and "Let God Abide" by Harmonizing Four. (Gospel, Soul) CD

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Herb AlpertBeyond ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An incredible later record from Herb Alpert – working in a soulful funky fusion mode that really is well beyond the style that made him famous in the 60s! We love the easy breezy 60s sound of Herb & The Tijuana Brass too, but he really stepped up his game in exciting ways on records like Rise, and he takes some even further, previously unexplored creative steps on Beyond, this aptly titled set! Plenty of smoothed out funky fusion grooves, especially on the first half of the record, but by the midway point he's also dabbling in Spanish guitar inflected melodies, bringing in some spacey electronics and sequencing, and other daring twists – but never compromises on the consistently groovy feel overall. Includes "Kamali", "The Continental", "Reach For The Stars", "Red Hot", "Beyond", "Keep It Goin'", "The Factory" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Atlantic StarrRadiant ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the other, and never sounding as commercial as some of their contemporaries! There's a relaxed, easygoing feel to most of the grooves on the set – never too much fake bass, nor too many electric touches – and the vocals shift a bit from track to track, taking good advantage of singers Wayne Lewis, David Lewis, and Sharon Bryant. Titles include "When Love Calls", "Think About That", "Mystery Girl", "Under Pressure", "My Turn Now", "Does It Matter", and "Send For Me". CD

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrStraight To The Point ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Atlantic Starr definitely get straight to the point on this set – bursting out strongly with an upbeat groove from the very first note – all produced to perfection by maestro Bobby Eli, in the same manner as some of his other great late 70s work for other artists! The group's a big one, but they've got a lean focus here – a groove that has plenty of space for both male and female vocals, as well as a lot of instrumentation – yet never gets bogged down at all. Rhythms have a bit of boogie, and some older ensemble funk modes – and the vocals of Sharon Bryant are especially nice, cutting with a slight feminine edge against the more masculine leanings of the combo. Titles include "Kissin Power", "Straight To The Point", "Bullseye", "What'Cha Feel Inside", "Losin You", "Fallin In Love With You", and "Let The Spirit Move Ya". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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AttitudesGood News ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Slick funk with an LA feel – kind of like Average White Band in the mid 70s, with a soulful edge that almost builds off of the Hall & Oates ballads of early years. If that sounds like a bad thing, it's not – because the record has a great smooth Free Soul quality, and is filled with plenty of well-done, hook-heavy songs. Titles include "Sweet Summer Music", "Good News", "Promise Me The Moon", "Turning In Space", "Change", and "Let's Talk Turkey". LP, Vinyl record album

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AurraLittle Love ... LP
Salsoul, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The image on the cover is a great summation of the Aurra magic – a sweet blend of male and female vocals with plenty of soul – woven together in ways that are quite different from more cliched duet modes of earlier years! The grooves are at the center of the record – set out strongly by producer/arranger Stephen Washington, with loads of great basslines at the core! Yet it's the vocals that really make the record sparkle – work by Starleana Young and Curt Jones – both very individual singers who have a way of coming together here with a very fresh feel! Studio magic allows both to provide backup as well as lead vocals – and the album's filled with great groovers that include "It's You", "Make Up Your Mind", "A Little Love", "In My Arms", "Still Free", and "Checking You Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Philip BaileyChinese Wall ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $8.99
A big breakthrough for Philip Bailey – and a record that was kind of a second-level explosion for the Earth Wind & Fire sound in the 80s! There's a definite crossover feel to the record – a style that takes Bailey's soulful vocals, and mixes them with lots of catchy hooks – in ways that push the Kalimba aesthetic even more into mainstream modes. Yet the album's still got some solid soul grounding, too – thanks to arrangements by Tom Tom and Arif Mardin – which is a nice contrast to the production by Phil Collins, who also guests on the hit "Easy Lover". Other cuts include "Time Is A Woman", "Go", "Walking On The Chinese Wall", "Photogenic Memory", "I Go Crazy", and "Children Of The Ghetto". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anita BakerSongstress ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy sound that was quite refreshing in the face of some of the overly-synthesized soul work of the time. Patrick Moten produced and wrote most of the cuts – but it's Anita's deep vocals that make the record work so well. Titles include "You're The Best Thing Yet", "Feel The Need", "No More Tears", "Will You Be Mine", and "Do You Believe Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ron BanksTruly Bad ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... $9.99
One of the original Dramatics, singer Ron Banks strikes out here on his own – a slept on gem from the early 80s! The set's in a similar modern soul mode to LJ Reynolds, who also worked with him in the group, and was having a bit of a solo career of his own at the time. It's got sort of a D-Train feel to it – with classic male soul vocals over instrumentation that includes some slight electro touches, especially on keyboards and drum programs. Banks keeps the whole thing nice and soulful, thanks to some great vocal work, which you'll hear on the smooth mellow track "Let Love Flow", which has a beautiful down-tempo groove, and a nice two-step beat – plus the other mellow tracks like "Make It Easy On Yourself" and "You and Me". Uptempo club cuts include "Truly Bad", "Zap", and "She's So Good to Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Truly Bad ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Ron BanksTruly Bad ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the original Dramatics, singer Ron Banks strikes out here on his own – a slept on gem from the early 80s! The set's in a similar modern soul mode to LJ Reynolds, who also worked with him in the group, and was having a bit of a solo career of his own at the time. It's got sort of a D-Train feel to it – with classic male soul vocals over instrumentation that includes some slight electro touches, especially on keyboards and drum programs. Banks keeps the whole thing nice and soulful, thanks to some great vocal work, which you'll hear on the smooth mellow track "Let Love Flow", which has a beautiful down-tempo groove, and a nice two-step beat – plus the other mellow tracks like "Make It Easy On Yourself" and "You and Me". Uptempo club cuts include "Truly Bad", "Zap", and "She's So Good to Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Truly Bad ... CD 9.99

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul scene of the time – thanks to work on the record from Chicagoans Gene Barge, Sonny Seals, and Tennyson Stephens! Many of the tracks on the set have a bad-walking soul approach – one that's kind of a mixture of funky and bluesy – and these are laid out next to some jazzier instrumentals that we like most of all – tunes that have a great funky soundtrack feel, but with a bit more fusion touches than usual, probably because of the work of David Matthews. Titles include "Percy Fired", "Party Lights", "High Speed Posters", "Back To Business", "Chase The Train", "Gangster City", "Dream Ride", and "Peace Of Mind". CD

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Bar-KaysAs One/Nightcruising/Propositions/Dangerous ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A quadruple pack of albums from The Bar-Kays – four records on two CDs! First up is As One, a record that definitely has the Bar-Kays definitely grooving as one – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding great – thanks to a matured outlook on their music, one that has them fitting nicely alongside some of their Mercury ensemble funk contemporaries – but in ways that still make them stand out from the pack! Titles include "Body Fever", "As One", "Say It Through Love", "Open Your Heart", "Deliver Us", and "Take The Time To Love Somebody". Nightcruising is a tight little set! There's a key ear for a bassline and beat that keeps The Bar-Kays standing stronger than most of their contemporaries – a sense of rhythm schooled in years of indie funk that comes through even on the mellower cuts here – which themselves show an even better side of the group in this generation, one that comes across great here on a few slower numbers that have a sweetly stepping groove. Titles include "Nightcruising", "Freaky Behavior", "Feels Like I'm Falling In Love", "Touch Tone", "Hit & Run", "Unforgettable Dream", "Traffic Jammer", and "Backseat Driver". Propositions is a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' career, with nary a note out of place, and a sweet blend of keyboards over the bass, giving the tunes a strong electric feel – gliding wonderfully over romping rhythms on the upbeat tracks, and stepping sweetly on the album's few mellow gems. Titles include "Tripping Out", "Propositions", "Anticipation", "Do It (Let Me See You Shake)", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", and "You Made A Change In My Life". Dangerous has a tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots of nice funky inflections on bass and guitar – often handled in a skittish mode that energizes things nicely, especially alongside the more electro-styled vocals. The vibe of the record is definitely in keeping with the cover – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Dangerous", "Dirty Dancer", "Make Believe Lover", "Freakshow On The Dance Floor", and "Sexomatic". CD

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Bar-KaysPropositions ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
Tightly grooving work from The Bar-Kays – a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' career, with nary a note out of place, and a sweet blend of keyboards over the bass, giving the tunes a strong electric feel – gliding wonderfully over romping rhythms on the upbeat tracks, and stepping sweetly on the album's few mellow gems. Titles include "Tripping Out", "Propositions", "Anticipation", "Do It (Let Me See You Shake)", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", and "You Made A Change In My Life". CD

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Bar-KaysToo Hot To Stop ... CD
Mercury, 1976. Used ... $6.99
A pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than before – the same sort of shift the Ohio Players made after moving to Mercury Records – but as with the Players at their best, there's still plenty of sharp edges and deeply funky moments on the record – and if anything, the shift has really given The Bar-Kays a way to evolve their sound past some of the heavier modes of the early days, without losing any of the appeal of their groove! Some cuts have some great keyboards – almost producing a spacey funk feel at points – and titles include "Too Hot To Stop (part 1)", "You're So Sexy", "Cozy", "Spellbound", "Whitehouseorgy", and the nice mellow track "Summer Of Our Love". CD

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Bar-KaysToo Hot To Stop ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than before – the same sort of shift the Ohio Players made after moving to Mercury Records – but as with the Players at their best, there's still plenty of sharp edges and deeply funky moments on the record – and if anything, the shift has really given The Bar-Kays a way to evolve their sound past some of the heavier modes of the early days, without losing any of the appeal of their groove! Some cuts have some great keyboards – almost producing a spacey funk feel at points – and titles include "Too Hot To Stop (part 1)", "You're So Sexy", "Cozy", "Spellbound", "Whitehouseorgy", and the nice mellow track "Summer Of Our Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the horizonal text cover, with a touch of marker in the bottom right corner.)

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy 13 ... $13.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – as the group's got a deeper, more solid sound than some of the more fragile outfits of their era. Production is very strong – thanks to the Holland-Dozier-Holland powerhouse sound of the time – and the group's vocals are supported on a full groove that really helps send the whole thing over the top! The title cut "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love" is a stone classic – and other nice tracks include "Rain", "I Had it All", and "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way". Loads of bonus tracks too – including "Trapped In A Love", "I Had It All (single)", "I Shall Not Be Moved", "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (inst)", "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (single)", "Born On The Wild (voc)", and "Born On The Wild (inst)". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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John Barry/Donna SummerDeep – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Well, it's not Jaws – but it's still pretty darn groovy – a very cool set of tracks that features some long, lush orchestrations from the great John Barry – plus some sublime disco sounds from Donna Summer! The first half of the record features Barry's extended "Return To The Sea – 2033 AD" – a side-long track that really builds nicely, and has John finding some even more expressive modes than in other mid 70s soundtracks. Then side two really lets loose with the great "Theme From The Deep (Down Deep Inside)" by Donna Summer – a tune that's got this beautifully building groove that's almost like her best early cuts, ala "I Feel Love" – a great use of Summer's vocals on a nicely funky groove. The set also features a slower Donna Summer vocal take on the cut – billed as "A Love Song" – with these cool keyboard lines that feel like they're lifted from an Italian 70s soundtrack – and Barry also turns in his own instrumental version as well. Beckett sings the funky "Disco Calypso" tune too! (Soundtracks, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, including the poster. Cover has light wear.)

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed to get buried amidst all the bugged out vocals. The record kind of has the vibe of a lost jazz organ session, with lots of weird twists and turns thrown in, and all the better thanks to Money Mark, pretty much a 4th Beastie here! A cool bit of instrumental funk with a very classic production feel. Every track's a winner, and the titles include "Ricky's Theme", "Groove Holmes", "Sabrosa", "In 3's", "Transitions", "Bobo On the Corner", and "Shambala". (Hip Hop, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonErotic Moods (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Paul Winley, Early 70s/1978. New Copy ... $4.99 10.98
Wild and mysterious stuff! This album is sort of a repackaged version of the legendary Harlem Underground album – a great lost funk album from the mid-70s that listed George Benson as a player in the group, but one that Benson claims that he never played on! The time of this release coincided with Benson's big hit years in the 70s – so the package is a bit of a cash-in project – but the grooves here are a lot harder-hitting than anything George recorded for Warner or Columbia – really gritty funk that's totally great throughout! Other players include Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Reuben Wilson on keyboards, and Willis Jackson on tenor – and Ann Winley sings on one track, the great "Fed Up", which has a really bad-rapping feel! Other titles include the classic break track "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" – plus a few smokin' organ/guitar wailers, like "Loose Joints" and "Overture Erotic", both of which are nice enough to warrant this separate release! Other tracks include "Erotic Moods" and "Sweet Taste Of Love". (Jazz, Soul) CD

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Big MaybelleLast Of Big Maybelle ... LP
Paramount, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
An unusual double-length album of tracks recorded by this bluesy soul singer in the years after she recorded for Savoy, and cut her big hit "Candy". This LP's got a harder rockin' bluesy feel to it, with the sort of R&B revival sound of the late 60/early 70. Maybelle's still great, though, and really manages to belt out tracks like "Cold, Cold Heart", "Your Turn To Cry", "Winnie Widow Brown", "Big Sweet Daddy", "Long Long Journey", and "Blame It On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a bit of tape on the top seams.)

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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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". CD
Also available Night Grooves ... LP 17.99

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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
Also available Night Grooves ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Mary J BligeStronger With Each Tear ... CD
Geffen, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Mary J Blige has grown from a symbol of resilience to an unstoppable force in contemporary r&b over the years – and Stronger With Each Tear is tight cap on another decade of strength and success from the queen of hip hop soul! Mary J is as sharp as they come, both embracing and bucking trends as she sees fit to stay fresh and at the forefront. Stronger With Each Tear is another winner, and there's nothing here that would would lead us to believe she won't hang on to her crown for years to come. Titles include "Tonight", "The One" feat Drake, "Said And Done", "Good Love" feat TI, "I Feel Good". "I Am", "Each Tear", "Hood Love" feat Trey Songz, "Kitchen", "In The Morning" and "I Can See In Color". CD

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! There's definitely a rock influence in the set, but the music isn't rock at all – it's a very dark, almost dubby groove at points – and a bit more straightforwardly funk at others – almost a post-colonial style that clearly comes from a London influence, given to the group by a previous association with Ginger Baker. Rhythms are quite tight, and the bass is as strong as the drums – mixed up nicely with riffing guitar, and moody vocals that color the whole thing nicely. Titles include "Preacherman", "Time To Face The Sun", "We Are Out Together", "Chant To Mother Earth", "Miss Sagitt", "Beware", and "We Gonna Have A Party". Phase II is a critical next step for the group – music that's even deeper than before, but a bit funkier too! There's clearly some touches here of other African funk of the time – especially in the way the guitar parts groove with the rhythms – although those heavy Blo basslines from before are still nicely in place, as are some of the fuzzier production elements too. Titles include "Whole Lot Of Sh*t", "Atide", "Blo", "It's Gonna Be A Good Day", "Native Doctor", and "Don't Take Her Away From Me". (Global Grooves, Soul) CD

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BreakawayBreakaway ... LP
BBE (UK), 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
A St Louis combo from the late 70s – with a groove that's equal part jazzy club and blue-eyed soul! Breakaway is the group's debut – recorded in 1977 with a surprisingly tight sound – especially given that the group were essentially a local club act who got the chance to record a bit in a local studio! The feel is very much in the best LA mode of the time, but maybe a bit looser too – with emphasis on some funky riffing from the male members of the group, plus sweet lead vocals from singer Kathy Newbry-Taylor – an artist who might have been pop, had she worked on the coasts – but who stretches her style nicely here. The album's been made famous by both On Track and Americana comps on BBE – and titles include "There's A New Group In Town", "Who Was It This Time", "Love My Eyes", "Understudy DJ", "Everything's Been Said About You", and "My Symphony". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with obi and bonus CD.)

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BreakwaterBreakwater ... CD
Arista/BMG (Japan), 1978. Used ... $9.99
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Briscoe & The Little BeaversMy Ebony Princess (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pi Kappa/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. Used ... $16.99
An east coast harmony classic from Jimmy Briscoe & The Little Beavers – a sweetly-voiced young soul group with a really positive sound! Jimmy and the group have a groove that's more mature than some of the other young soul acts to emerge in the wake of the Jackson Five – and the tracks on the set are a great balance of gentle ballads and more forceful numbers, done in modes that share a lot with some of the best New Jersey groups of the time, particularly those on the All-Platinum label. Production is full and rich – never too much so overpower the vocals, but with some wonderfully chosen instrumental touches from maestro Paul Kyser – but it's Jimmy's heartbreaking vocals that really drive the set. Titles include "My Ebony Princess", "I Only Feel This Way When I'm With You", "Theme From Forever", "Where Were You", "Pack Up", "My Fallen Angel", "Together", and "Country to the City". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and "Sugar Brown". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & partially split seams.)

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✨✧ James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II ... LP
King, 1968. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on record – as James urges the band through these triple-time takes on some of his classics, and turns in some amazing work in the process! The set includes a killer long version of "There Was A Time" – almost the blueprint of the James Brown funk sound to come – and other titles include "Bring It Up", "Let Yourself Go", and a wonderful duet version of "Think" – plus "Prisoner Of Love", "Out Of Sight", "Try Me", "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", "Lost Someone","Thanks", "Cold Sweat", "I Feel Alright", and "Please, Please, Please". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Polydor.)

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✨✧ James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Brown Jr.Mr Oscar Brown Jr Goes To Washington ... LP
Fontana, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of Oscar Brown's great ones, recorded live at the Cellar Door in Washington before an enthusiastic crowd of hipsters! The record's a beautiful mix of soul, jazz, and folk – in the same Chicago tradition that spawned Terry Callier (although Brown's style has a bit more of a "show" feel to it). There's a lot of great stuff on here, and most of it doesn't appear on Oscar's other albums in studio versions. Tracks include "Call of the City", "Muffled Drums", "Maxine", "Brother Where Are You?", and more! Backing's by a tight little combo that includes Floyd Morris and Phil Upchurch! (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerIce N Hot ... LP
Fountain, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
If you grew up in Chitown, like we did, you'll know that Jerry Butler never got old – and through the years he continued to make some pretty darn great music, even when he was falling far from the limelight in the rest of the country! This album's a great little early 80s effort that steps off from territory that Jerry explored on his LPs for Philly International – a smoothly stepping, sophisticated soul style that's a fair bit like work happening over at Chi-Soul records in its waning years. Jerry's voice is still incredible, and sounds really great on the mellower tunes on the set – perfect numbers for his maturing vocals, in a similar mode to Walter Jackson's late work. Titles include "No Fair Falling In Love", "All The Way", "Don't Be Afraid To Show How You Feel", "Ask Me What You Want", "Simple Beautiful", and "Night Life In The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a touch of marker.)

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By All MeansBy All Means ... CD
Island, 1988. Used ... $19.99
Warm soul from By All Means – a key group in the quiet storm soul years of the mid 80s – one that's equally well-suited to mellow numbers and more upbeat groovers! The trio features two male vocalists and one female – Jimmy Varner, Billy Sheppard, and Lynn Roderick – but the style of the record often has one singer coming out strongly in the lead, while the other two harmonize sweetly to warm things up at just the right moments. The beats are a bit heavy, but still quite far from some of the too-clunky commercial modes of the time – and the set features a bit of a jazzy undercurrent, which makes for a nicely classy sound. Titles include "I Surrender To Your Love", "Let's Get Started Now", "Does It Feel Good To You", "We're Into This Groove", "I Believe In Y ou", and "I'm The One Who Loves You". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYCLove Byrd ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good ... $8.99
Funky electric groove from Donald Byrd – a post Mizell effort that's still burning in a crisp groove similar to his classic 70s Blue Note work – one that's absolutely dripping with keys! Isaac Hayes produced this one, and also played a lot of those keyboards on the session with Byrd's 125 St Band – grooving on acoustic piano and Rhodes, plus vibes and synth. Ronnie Garnett's bass is tight and funky throughout, with William Duckett on guitar, Albert Crawford, Jr on piano, keys & clavinet, Myra Walker on acoustic piano, and some groovy female chorus vocals that's to Isaac's Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited! Tracks include the great mellow "I Love Your Love", plus "I Feel Like Loving You Today", "Butterfly", "Love Has Come Around", and "I'll Always Love You". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a name in marker.)

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Carl CarltonEverlasting Love ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good ... $2.99
A bit of a hit for the young Carl Carlton – as the record features his version of "Everlasting Love", done in a mode that has a strident Stevie Wonder groove, with a few more touches of pop orchestrations in the background. The rest of the record has a similar feel, mixing older tunes with a Stevie sweet soul groove – and titles include "Morning, Noon, & Night", "Signed Sealed & Delivered", "Hurt So Bad", "Smokin Room", "Our Day Will Come", and "La La Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & creasing. Spine & top seam are split.)

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✨✧ ChangeGlow Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. The set's filled with sharp rhythms and sweet jazzy changes – and titles include the classics "The Glow Of Love" and "Searching", both with Luther, plus "Lover's Holiday", "Angel In My Pocket", and "The End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
A great live album, with a definite jazzy feel – thanks to work from David Newman on tenor sax and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet! Titles include "The Right Time", "I Got A Woman", "Blues Waltz", "Hot Rod", "Sherry", and "Talkin Bout You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Alice ClarkAlice Clark ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really right-on sort of sound that's totally great, and way hipper than most 70s chart soul! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, who brings in a touch of jazz – but again, with a much hipper feel than most of his other backings – and most of the tracks are quite obscure, well-written tunes – of the sort of material you might expect to hear sung by Gil Scott-Heron or Donny Hathaway. Titles include "Never Did I Stop Loving You", "Looking At Life", "Charms Of The Arms Of Love", "Don't You Care", and "Hey Girl". CD

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Otis ClaySoul Man – Live In Japan ... LP
Rooster, 1985. Very Good 2LP ... $11.99
Otis Clay recorded live in Japan – working before a very appreciative audience, and hitting grooves that are right up there with his best 70s work on Hi Records! The sound is a bit looser than Hi – which is a nice change – and Clay's really in command on the set, leading the group with a strong sense of personality, and serving up great vocals with a strong deep soul feel. The grooves are filled with classic Memphis soul moments – and titles titles include "Hard Working Woman", "Ellie", "Trying To Live My Life Without You", "His Precious Love", "Love & Happiness", "Here I Am Baby", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners.)

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Dennis CoffeyGoin' For Myself ... LP
Sussex, 1972. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Classic funky groovers from Dennis Coffey – with his hard guitar sound gettin' all fuzzy over some loud drums and funky Sussex production! This one's still very much on the "Scorpio" vibe, when the label was keeping things nice and hard – and before Dennis got a bit hooked into disco. Includes the cuts "Ride Sally Ride" and "Taurus", which was his similar sounding follow-up to "Scorpio". Also includes "Can You Feel it", "Midnight Blue", "Toast & Jam", "Man & Boy", "It's Too Late" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(In original shrinkwrap with the hype sticker & a cut out notch.)

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Dennis CoffeyHot Coffey In The D – Burnin' At Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge ... CD
Resonance, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An incredible set of funk from the legendary Dennis Coffey – an unissued live performance from the hip Detroit scene of the late 60s – featuring Coffey's amazing guitar with the Hammond of Lyman Woodard! Together, the two are a pair of funky terrors – steeped in all the best soul and jazz styles that the Motor City had to offer at the time, but also not afraid to trip out, too – so that there's a psychedelic funk influence going on – as the group stretches out and opens up in ways that are even more wild than Coffey's later albums on Westbound! Drummer Melvin Davis completes the trio, and the whole thing's a monstrous jam that not only more than lives up to its promise – but which also has a much heavier, hipper feel than you'd guess from the title and cover art. Tracks include long takes on "Fuzz", "Maiden Voyage", "Casanova", "The Look Of Love", "Wade In The Water", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", and "The Big D". CD

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CommodoresIn The Pocket ... LP
Motown, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An album that definitely lives up to the title promised by The Commodores – a record that takes all their raw funky energy of the early years, and fuses it into a new groove that would catapult the sextet to superstardom! The sound is commercial, but still has a pretty fresh sort of feel too – that quality the group brought to their work when breaking down so many boundaries in mainstream music – and finding fans in corners that few other funk groups might have touched! There's plenty of upbeat funk tracks in the mix, and even the mellower moments are still balanced nicely enough to avoid any of the cliches that Lionel Richie might have had during his solo years. Titles include "Why You Wanna Try Me", "This Love", "Been Loving You", "Lucy", "Saturday Night", "Lady (You Bring Me Up)", and "Oh No". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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CommodoresMidnight Magic ... LP
Motown, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Lots of Midnight Magic from The Commdores – still nice and funky at the start of the evening, but also chilling out in the wee hours too – really finding a great way to follow the trajectory of the night with the tracks in this set! The album sparkles with strong arrangements and production from James Carmichael – who furthers the vibe perfected on Natural High, yet continues to avoid most of the cliches that would slow down the group in later years. Lionel Richie's given room to step forth on the ballads "Still" and "Sail On" – but the group feel is still nicely maintained on the rest of the record – which also features the tracks "Getting It", "You're Special", "Wonderland", "Sexy Lady", and "Might Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Club pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Con Funk Shun7 ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
Not the group's 7th album, but a bold statement of the unity they feel as a 7 piece ensemble – perfectly lived up to in the record's well-crafted grooves! The album's one of Con Funk Shun's best overall – really solid, but never too slick, very tight in the bass department, but still soulful on the vocal tip, and never afraid to slip into a sweeter, more mellow tune. Titles include "Straight From The Heart", "Bad Lady", "Promise You Love", "I'll Get You Back", "A Song For You", and "California 1". CD

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Sam CookeLive At Harlem Square Club, 1963 ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the definitive Sam Cooke recordings of the 60s – never issued at the time, but one of the crucial sides that's provided a later look at his brilliance from the time. The session was recorded at the same vintage as Sam Cooke At The Copa – another live record that was issued during the 60s, and which some claim caused the repression of this one, a much livelier, harder, and soulful session, recorded way uptown, at the Harlem Square Club. The Sam you hear here is a much harder soul artist than the one at the Copa – working his way through some great versions of tracks that include "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Feel It", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "Nothing Can Change This Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, with a sticker in the top left corner.)

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Googie & Tom CoppolaShine The Light Of Love ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good ... $24.99
Soaring soul from Googie and Tom Coppola – much more of an R&B-inflected album than their earlier rock work in the group Air – sublimely produced with help from Jerry Peters, who brings in a sweet LA groove! Googie's vocals are especially great – with a higher-pitch Minnie Riperton-esque sort of feel at points – and the rhythms, while upbeat, never get too over the top – leaving some great space for the sort of offbeat midtempo numbers that Peters always does so well. The album's got some nice jazzy touches and a sublime, sophisticated approach to the overall sound that's very crisply executed without succumbing to commercial gloss. "Joyous Flame" is a sought after, late night mellow groover, this set also includes "Broken Wings", "Missing Love", "Family Of Man", "Everything Is Coming To The Light", and "Shine The Light Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ CortexTroupeau Bleu (with bonus track) ... CD
Trad Vibe (France), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
A legendary bit of funky fusion from the French scene of the 70s – the standout set from Cortex, a combo who's very heavy on the keyboards! The tunes have a feel that's quite different than American electric work of the time – funky, but also a bit breezy too – with a strong Brazilian influence in some of the rhythms, and hip use of female vocals alongside the Fender Rhodes – which makes for a double layer of sound that's totally great! There's a bit of alto sax in the instrumentation, but most of the sound comes from the interplay between keyboards, voice, bass, and drums – rolling along in a sound that's stunningly soulful, and which makes the record one of the hippest European dates from the decade. Tremendous all the way through – with tracks that include "Automne", "L'Enfant Samba", "La Rue", "Go Round", "Madbass", "Sabbat", "Mary Et Jeff", and "Chanson D'Un Jour D'Hiver". This CD version includes the bonus track "Jazz Dance". (Jazz, Soul) CD

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Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintRiver In Riverse (CD & DVD) ... CD
Verve, 2006. Used 2Disc ... $6.99
A graceful collaboration between the ever-eclectic Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – with Elvis's current backing group The Imposters providing a tight rhythmic backdrop that's punctuated by the Crescent City Horns! Toussaint's work as a producer/arranger/ace songwriter needs no introduction, and he and Costello & co. run through many great tracks from Toussaint's songbook in a sometimes mellow soul feel, and sometimes with some light Crescent City funk. Toussaint & Costello co-penned a number of new tracks for the set – mostly with an uplifting gospel soul inflection that's very nice! Tracks include "On Your Way Down", "Nearer To You", "Tears, Tears And More Tears", "The Sharpest Thorn", "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?", "The River In Reverse", "Freedom For The Stallion", "Ascension Day", "All These Things", "Wonder Woman" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Papa John CreachPapa John Creach ... LP
Grunt, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the grooviest albums ever cut by Papa John Creach – a set that mixes his bluesy roots with some stoner funk and rock elements from the early 70s! Creach is on vocals and violin, and working here with a host of famous luminaries – including Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, Paul Kantner, and Jerry Garcia – each of whom definitely leave their mark on the record! Yet despite all these famous names, the record's got a pretty unified feel – and the best cuts have a nicely messed-up funk sound that we really like a lot – kind of in a Blue Thumb sort of blend, with a mix of rootsy elements and wilder electric ones and plenty of funky rhythms at the bottom. Titles include "Soul Fever", "String Jet Rock", "The Janitor Drives A Cadillac", "Plunk A Little Funk", and "Papa John's Down Home Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
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Mel DancyLittle Lovin ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
We've only ever seen this one record by singer Mel Dancy, and it's a groovy little set that makes us wonder why he never moved on to greater fame! The record's got this mix of soul and jazz at the core – with occasional hints at the territory that would be opened up later in the 70s by singers like George Benson or Al Jarreau – that more expressive, yet always swinging style that vocalists of their generation worked in a space past older jazz modes. Wade Marcus handles the arrangements here – working in warm jazz instrumentation with some larger orchestrations – in a lineup that includes Cornell Dupree on guitar and the great Paul Griffin on piano and keyboards. Titles include "Day Star", "This Time We'll Know Him", "Beginning To Feel The Pain", "Wasn't It You", "See Saw", "Just A Little Lovin", and "Let Me Do What I Want To Do". CD

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Barbara Dane with The Chambers BrothersBarbara Dane & The Chambers Brothers ... LP
Folkways, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.98
One of the coolest albums ever from this hip female folk singer – thanks to key work by The Chambers Brothers – whose vocals come in alongside Barbara Dane's, and really send the whole thing home! Dane's one of those rare singers who can take on rootsy modes without ever making us feel like she's faking it or trying to grab some territory that she doesn't deserve – and here, she works with the Chambers Brothers on a set of songs that have very strong currents of freedom and justice – very much what you'd expect for the Civil Rights-era recording date, and delivered in the best Folkways mode, with lots of raw intensity and no hoke at all. Titles include "Freedom Is A Constant Struggle", "We'll Never Turn Back", "I Am A Weary & Lonesome Traveller", "You Just Can't Make It By Yourself", and "You Got To Reap What You Sow". (Folk/Country, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy reissue – with a paste-on cover and booklet of notes – just like the original Folkways album!)

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Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismBrighter Days ... CD
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
Sublime sounds from the legendary Stanton Davis – a rare 70s gem that's been a favorite of groovehounds for years! The set's got a really unique feel – part spiritual jazz, part soaring club – a blend that's similar to the sound you'd get on James Mason's legendary album too – a unique hybrid of American undergrounds that comes off beautifully throughout! Production is perfect – a Mizell-like blend of acoustic and electric jazz elements, layered with a bit of vocals – and Davis plays soulful trumpet lines, in a group that has some especially nice keyboards! Titles include "Space A Nova (parts 1 & 2)", "Play Sleep", "Brighter Days/Brighter Daze", "Nida", "High Jazz", and "Things Cannot Stop Forever". (Jazz, Soul) CD

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Tyrone DavisIn The Mood ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Detroit EmeraldsDo Me Right/You Want It You Got It (plus bonus track) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A pair of killers back to back on a single CD – two Westbound albums by The Detroit Emeralds! Do Me Right is a gem of a record from the mighty Detroit Emeralds – a group who are really finding a new 70s vibe here, while still holding onto all the rich harmonies they developed on their early singles! The trio work here together with a fluid sound and the kind of harmonies you might have heard from The Impressions a few years before – but they also get a really unique groove that befits their presence on Detroit's legendary Westbound label – a style that's maybe a bit more heady, and sometimes righteous! Titles include the classic title cut "Do Me Right", the great loping groover "Lee", and the cuts "Holding On", "I Can't See Myself", and "What You Gonna Do About Me". Next up Is You Want It You Got It – an early 70s gem from the group! Detroit had plenty of great harmony groups in the 60s – but by the early 70s, The Detroit Emeralds were right on top – a feat that was easy to do with work this great! The trio have a fantastic approach here – a bit of the psychedelic soul sound of the Norman Whitfield generation, but also some warmer, sweeter harmonies too – a bit of an east coast vibe that really stands out – and which is done by the group at a level that's way better than most of their contemporaries! Arrangements are by group member Abe Tilmon, and very hip – and titles include the group's great take on "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", which has a great sample used by De La Soul – plus "You Want It You Got It", "Feel The Need In Me", "There's love For Me Somewhere", "Till You Decide To Come Home", and "I've Got To Move". CD also features a bonus radio promo spot too! CD

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✨✧ Manu DibangoElectric Africa ... LP
Celluloid/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... On June 1, 2018
While we have more or less dismissed a lot of the Celluloid world music productions from the 80s in the past, we look back now and realize that was pretty much just purist snobbery. This Laswell produced album of funky afro grooves doesn't have the same hard African funk that we dig so much about Dibango's early work, but it's more than just a respectable outing, and the 80s electro feel that's creeping in on a number of tracks sounds even better today. Most of the cuts are mid to down tempo, with playing that's a bit more smooth from Dibango's sax, and when you look at the crew Laswell assembled, it's quite the all star cast: Herbie Hancock, Bernie Worrell, Wally Badaru and Aiyb Deng alongside Dibango's Soul Makossa Gang. Four lengthy tracks: "Pata Piya", "Electric Africa", "Echoes Beti" and "L'Arbre A Palabres". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Lamont DozierBittersweet ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good- ... $4.99
It's hard to find fault with Lamont Dozier – even on one of his lesser albums, like this one! Lamont's best quality has always been his way with a song – and he's working here with a good batch of original tunes that all have sharp hooks and some very catchy choruses, perfect for his sweetly soulful vocal style, which is handled just right on the album. There's a few throwaway numbers on here, but the best material is head and shoulders above that of most of Lamont's contemporaries – and it's always amazing to us that he never was a bigger hit act during the 70s. The whole album's pretty nice – and titles include "I Got It All With You", "We're Just Here To Feel Good", "Fly Away Little Birdsong", and "Tough Act to Follow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, ring & edge wear, splitting on the spine, and a bit of pen on back. Label has an old price sticker.)

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Dr JohnSun, Moon, & Herbs ... LP
Atco, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Mac really steps out on this one – pushing past his usual hip studio take on New Orleans soul, to a more expansive style that includes performances by a host of surprise guests like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, PP Arnold, Graham Bond, and Doris Troy. That loping, trippy groove of John's is still firmly in place, shifted slightly – kind of a New Orleans meets post 60s London style. There's also a really unique, kind of mellow Cajun folk blues thing going on, and it balances a lot of really disparate elements in a fairly unified feel. It's sort of like Captain Beefheart playing lounge piano in a swamp – an ambitious style that you really have to respect and appreciate. Titles include "Craney Crow", "Black John The Conqueror", "Zu Zu Mamou", and "Pots On Fiyo" "Where Ya At Mule", "Familiar Reality", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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DramaticsDramatic Jackpot ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
One of the Dramatics' best albums, and a real masterpiece of 70's group soul! The arrangements are sweet, but the group is as hard as they ever were, but free to soar in their singing with the massive arrangements provided by the Detroit Groovesville crew. Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds are in perfect form, and this album is solid all the way through. Titles include "I Dig Your Music", "How Do You Feel", "Thousand Shades Of Blue", "I Cried All The Way Home", and "Good Things Don't Come Easy". CD

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EnchantmentEnchanted Lady ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the best moments ever from Enchantment – a set that has the group still sticking with the great harmonies that got them started in the 70s, yet stretching out with a tight 80s groove that's just perfect for their energy! There's a decidedly old school feel going on here – a real love of the sorts of group singing you might know from the indie days of soul from the decade before – preserved surprisingly well in the sensitive production by Michael Stokes – who manages to modernize the sound with some key instrumental elements, yet never get in the way of the vocal charts from Emanuel Johnson! The blend is great – a real standout, even amongst the incredibly strong run of soul records coming from Columbia in the early 80s – and titles include "I Know Your Hot Spot", "I Can't Forget You", "Your Love Is Like A Melody", "Only You", and "Peace Is What The World Needs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, large name in marker, and a very small tear in the opening with clear tape remnants. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ EnchantmentJourney To The Land Of Enchantment ... LP
Roadshow, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
Great grooves from Enchantment – a set that has the group very much in their dancefloor-oriented mode, but still singing with some incredibly warm harmonies throughout! The backings are a nice blend of late 70s disco elements and softer soul modes – just the right mix to let the group's nicely glowing quality come through strongly – that Enchantment style that was always a bit more subtle than some of the other late 70s soul groups, and which almost hearkened back at times to the earlier indie harmony scene of the start of the decade. Titles include "Love Melodies", "Oasis Of Love", "Journey", "Future Gonna Get You", "Magnetic Feel", "Anyway You Want It", and "Where Do We Go From Here". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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