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✨✧ FeelLet's Rock (Over & Over Again) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sutra, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wicked little track that's a real classic from the electro years – a tune that vamps along with great bass and keyboards, but which also features some soulful vocals over the top alongside the electronics! The tune's got a hook that just won't quit – and a groove that's perfect for a mellow rollerskating set! Pure genius from Chris Hills. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sutra sleeve. Sleeve and labels have marker.)

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Big DooWopperFeel The Spirit – A Tribute To Mahalia ... CD
Delmark, 2002. Used ... $3.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Bobby BlandI Feel Good, I Feel Fine ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Special sticker.)

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✨✧ Detroit EmeraldsI'm In Love With You/Feel The Need ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1973/1977. Used ... $9.99
The Detroit Emeralds' last two albums for Westbound – back to back on a single CD! I'm In Love With You is maybe our favorite album by this Detroit soul group. Why? Well maybe it's because of the great lime-green suits they're wearing on the cover, but probably because they've really got their act together on this one, and lay down a tight set of soul cuts, that have all the great harmonies of yesteryear, mixed with a sweet funky sound that's right on the Westbound tip! The album features the great breakbeat track "You're Getting a Little too Smart", which begins with some excellent drums – and it also includes the cuts "Shake Your Head", "You Control Me", "Without You Baby", and "Heaven Couldn't Be Like This". Feel The Need is an excellent bit of modern soul from The Detroit Emeralds – one of the few older Westbound groups who successfully made the transition to the label's smoother sound of the mid 70s! The feel here is really great – smooth, slinky, and seductive grooves – often done in a midtempo way that still lets the group's harmonies come through nicely. Titles include the monster groover "Set It Out", which has a killer hook, and a tasty midtempo groove that's about the best thing you'll hear from Westbound after 1976! Other titles include "Take It Or Leave Me", "Sexy Ways", "Love For You", and "Love Has Come To Me". CD

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Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... CD
Atlantic, 1975. Used ... $5.99
For too long we dismissed Roberta Flack out of hand because of her currency as a soft rock radio favorite, but her mid 70s output had more than its share of sublime, soulful moments, and this album is no exception. Of course, a generous helping hand from the left reverend Eugene McD and co-producer Leon Pendarvis doesn't hurt either. 9 tracks in all, including the title track, plus "Feelin That Glow", "I Can See The Sun In Late December", "Mr Magic" and "Early Ev'ry Midnite". CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Foster Jackson GroupFeel The Spirit (long disco, disco) ... 12-inch
Lonnie, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.98
Spacey, jazzy, and wonderful – an upbeat funky club track that's got as much great instrumentation as it does vocals! The tune soar and skips along on a really bouyant wave – kind of like a more dancefloor-driven approach to the Lonnie Liston Smith groove of earlier years – topped off with some great chorus vocals, and featuring a nice percussion breakdown about halfway through! 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. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99 12.99
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

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Sharon ReddLove How You Feel (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Prelude, 1983. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
An early 80s street soul classic – with electro beats, some nice keys, and diva vocals from Sharon Redd. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Prelude sleeve.)

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SOULCan You Feel It ... LP
BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 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 ... $10.99 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 ... CD
Hightone, 1972. Used ... $10.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Voices Of East HarlemCan You Feel It ... LP
Just Sunshine/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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

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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), New Copy ... About October 25, 2017

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VariousLove Vibes Too – 17 Feel Good Factor Upbeat 70s & 80s Soul Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
Upbeat soul and sweet funky club from the late 70s and early 80s – all as uplifting as you might guess from the title, but with some great grit in the groove at the bottom! The package might almost be seen as a precursor to the more righteous house styles of today – those upbeat, positive cuts that have been some of the best work of the underground for the past decade or two. Yet here, the artists are working in a pre-house mode – a soaring style that's certainly got a bit of disco, yet which really moves past that genre's basics too – to showcase some of the more soulful styles that were hitting the clubs back in the day. The set list is superb – a really well-chosen batch of tracks that's definitely a genre unto itself – and titles include "Be My Cinderella" by Superior Movement, "I Can't Shake This Feeling" by Klique, "Ain't Nothin But A Party" by Taste Of Honey, "Love In The Moonlight" by Sidney Barnes, "More Than Ever Now" by Muscle Shoals Horns, "I'm Ready" by Narada Michael Walden, "I'm The One" by MCB, "Build A Fire" by Linda Clifford, "My Love Goes Stronger" by Bloodstone, "Paradise" by Peabo Bryson, and "Body Rap" by Wynd Chimes. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersIn The Dark/Love Is In The Feel ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1984. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 early 80s jammers by Roy – both lifted from the In The Dark album, with lots of keyboards and electric percussion in the mix. The sound's a bit tinny, but there's still some sweet jazzy phrasing over the top – and no amount of 80s electronics could ever ruin the sound of Roy's vibes! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Black IvoryFeel It (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Inlcudes obi.)

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✨✧ Black IvoryFeel It (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Donna SummerHot Stuff/Bad Girls/I Feel Love ... 12-inch
Casablanca, 1979. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Timepieces pressing.)
 
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✨✧ VariousPopcorn Exotica – R&B, Soul, & Exotica Rockers From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Exotica sounds, but with an especially soulful feel – which makes the tracks a perfect choice for this excellent collection! The work is in a special place between exotic instrumentals, teen pop, and deeper soul of the late 50s and early 60s – and most numbers here have that special balance you'll find in the popcorn soul underground – the kind of midtempo steppers that have really been getting a lot of play on dancefloors in recent years – especially when you want to cool off a bit from Northern Soul! As with other titles on the Croydon Municipal label, the track selection is divine – and titles include "The Riddle Of The Papawhos" by Danny Staton, "Call Of The Jungle" by Carl Stevens, "Cafe Bohemian" by The Enchanters, "The Web" by Abie Baker, "Tabou" by The Jokers, "On A Tropical Island" by Anna Valentino, "Little Indian Girl" by Billy & The Moonlighters, "Cat Walk" by Jack Costanzo, and "Arabia" by The Delcos. CD

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✨✧ VariousStars Of Modern EP ... 7-inch
Modern/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Four rare slices of west coast soul – all hand-picked from the overlooked catalog of Modern Records – a label that's better-known for its R&B of the 50s, but which served up some fantastic soul in the following decade! Jackie Day belts it out of the park on "Before It's Too Late" – an upbeat, positive groover – and Vernon Garrett almost hits Tyrone Davis territory, with his own different tune titled "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time". The Frank Wilson-penned "I've Gotta Get You Back" has a Detroit soul vibe – thanks to sweet lead vocals from Mary Love, and some nicely crafted arrangements – and Johnny Gilliam follows with "You Make Me Feel Like Someone" – a lost sophisticated soul cut that's very much in the best Walter Jackson territory of the time! (Funky 45's, Soul) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Aged In HarmonyYou're A Melody (3 X 7" set – plus magazine) ... 7-inch
Melodies International (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3x7 inch ... $23.99
A fantastic package of rare soul from the Detroit scene of the 70s – all of the extremely rare singles by Aged In Soul, brought together in an excellent triple 45 collection! The music here has a very spare, indie sort of clubby vibe – a bit like the groove over at P&P Records, but maybe a bit less disco overall – although definitely trying for the dancefloor in the mix of riffing guitar and rhythms! Vocals are often sung by more than one singer – which gives the record a bit of a righteous vibe, and this deeper spirit that really fits the compelling songs – which are all written, arranged, and produced by Arnold Moore, who put the music together. Titles include the original and disco mix of the group's classic "You're A Melody" – plus "I Feel Like Dancing", "Theme For Someone Special", "Dance Awhile", and "Trust In Me". (Funky 45's, Soul) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AlbertAlbert (PLP 9) ... LP
Perception, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
The only LP we've ever seen by this funky rock group from the early 70s – a really tight little combo with plenty of jazzy influences, best known for their backing of James Moody on the Teachers album for Perception! The record's a great blend of styles – funky jazz, progressive rock, and lots of other trippy sounds that show up in the production of the album, and some of the longer jamming solos – and there's a great genre-crossing feel to the whole set, very much in the best tripped-out style of the Perception label in the early 70s! Vocals are a bit weak at times, but the group more than make up for it with some great playing – and titles include "Misery", "Try", "All Her Vows", "Let It Fall", "Cold N Hard", and "Pity The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker and cutout hole.)

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Herb AlpertBeyond ... CD
A&M, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
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. CD

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Herb Alpert & The TJBConey Island ... LP
A&M, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sweet mid 70s work from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – still at the height of their powers on Coney Island – rolling effortlessly between upbeat, jazzy numbers and more laidback and melodic ones! This one has a pretty big sound overall, all produced and arranged by Herb, who is in fine, re-energized form here. By this point, Herb could've simply coasted on nostalgia, but there's a more timeless feel on this one than on a lot of his 60s albums, honestly, and the band is really firing on all cylinders. Breezy fun on par with Herb's best of the 70s! Titles include "Coney Island", "I Have Dreamed", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Catfish", "This Masquerade", "Carmine", "Vento Bravo", "I Belong", "Senor Mouse" and more. (Now Sound, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Alzo & UdineC'mon & Join Us! ... LP
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Wild & beautiful! This album's impossible to describe accurately, and it's the only record we've ever seen by the enigmatic Latin-tinged duo Alzo & Udine! The groove has a tight jangly feel, with nice lows, very catchy hooks, and amazing vocals from Alzo & Udine that kind of feel like Mel & Tim mixed with Joe Bataan mixed with The Young Rascals mixed with Jose Feliciano – if you need a comparison! The vocals are laid over spare arrangements that feature bass, guitar, and conga – vamping away in sort of a folk/soul groove – and although the overall approach is quite spare, the quality of the music is heavenly. At some level, the album had to have been a mistake – as it's got a whimsey and honesty that would never have gotten it on the charts – but that's exactly why we love it so much. Titles include "Something's Going", "C'Mon & Join Us", "This Room", "Want Your Love", "Hey Hey Hey, She's OK", and "Define". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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AnacostiaAnacostia (1978) ... LP
Tabu, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Anacostia make the move to Tabu Records for this sweet second set – and they seem to have picked up more of a groove along the way! The same elements as before are firmly in place here – production by Charles Kipps, with supervision from Van McCoy – but the groove is a bit more focused, in ways that slide out spaciously with that warmer modern soul feel that made Tabu a real up-and-comer of a soul label in the late 70s. There's hints of 80s groove on the record, but at an earlier, warmer stage – mixed with some mellow cuts that really send the album home! Titles include "Take It Or Leave It", "I Don't Need", "All For You", "Ain't Nothin To It", "You've Got Love On Your Side", and "Anything For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ernie AndrewsThis Is Ernie Andrews ... CD
Dot, 1964. Used ... $6.99
One of the few rare recordings by west coast vocalist Ernie Andrews – a great little singer with an extremely soulful sound! Ernie's got a feel here that's quite a bit like that of his contemporary Lou Rawls during his Capitol years – a mix of jazz and soul with traces of earlier R&B – all served up in a 60s mode that has plenty of tight rhythms, and a jaunty moddish style overall. Half the album features larger backings from Ernie Freeman, and a few other numbers have Ernie singing alongside quartet backing from organist Tyrone Parsons. The mix of modes really comes off well – fleshing out the album with a lot of character, and making for one of Andrews' most interesting records ever. Titles include "I Will Take You Home Again Kathleen", "My Heart Laid Down & Died", "On A Clear Day", "Human", "The Oldest Story In The World", "Parker's Mood", and "Why". (Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersFeeling Good ... LP
Polydor, 1982. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing groovers with sweet mellow steppers – the kind of cool, compressed, jazzy numbers that we love so much! Ayers heads for the clubs one minute, the bedroom the next – and draws us in beautifully whichever direction he takes – thanks to some sublime vibes and electric piano – and great lead vocals from Roy, and other singers who include Terri Wells, Vivian Prince, John King, and Ricky Williams. Titles include "Ooh", "Let's Stay Together", "Feeling Good""Knock Knock", "Turn Me Loose", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Our Time Is Coming". LP, Vinyl record album

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Erykah BaduLive ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $1.99
A surprising second album from Erykah Badu – a live recording, coming right on the heels of her first studio set – and showing that the girl's equally great without any added production work! The feel is warm, earth, and wonderful – intimate, and richly spiritual – as Erykah reprises a few tracks from the Baduizm set, and runs through a few newer numbers as well! Titles include "Rimshot", "Otherside Of The Game", "Boogie Nights", "Stay", "Tyrone", and "Searchin". (Neo Soul, Soul) CD

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Bagatelle11pm Saturday ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
A heck of a great batch of blue eyed soul tracks – much harder-hitting than you'd expect from the name of the group, and done with a "live studio" feel that really makes the session kick! The group's a big one, of mixed origin – of the sort of party club type acts that used to play a lot in the south in the 60s – and alongside original tunes, they also really groove on some upbeat numbers in a soaring Sam & Dave sort of mode. Titles include "I've Been Trying", "I'm Losing You", "Hey You", "Such A Fuss About Sunday", "Soul Man", "Shake", and "I Feel Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & staining – worse along the opening.)

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✨✧ BalladsConfessing The Feeling ... CD
1970s. Used ... $9.99
Sweet harmonies and soaring vocals – a sublime collection of 70s work by The Ballads! The group here are a bit more polished than on their earlier singles – but still sounding wonderful overall, and miles from some of the more commercial soul of the time! The rhythms have picked up a bit more than before, but most of the grooves are still on the gentler side of the spectrum – and feature the kind of well-crafted vocals that first got the group noticed in the decade before. A number of cuts show an obvious 70s Philly influence – not unexpected, yet handled in a way that still sounds great for the group. Titles include "Wait", "Baby I'm For Real", "Three Times", "Confessing The Feeling", "Loving You Isn't Enough", "Dizzy World", "What Will Be Will Be", "Will You Be Here", "Sure Feel Like Love", and "Butterfly". CD
(CDr pressing. Out of print.)

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". (Brazil, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About October 25, 2017
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-KaysDangerous ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Pastor TL BarrettDo Not Pass Me By ... LP
Gospel Roots, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A stone classic from this famous Chicago spiritual leader of the 70s – and an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like A Ship album – a strong ear for the best secular elements of the time, which are used liberally in the instrumental backing – to really send home the message in the music! Most tunes really soft-pedal the religion, and instead go for an overall feel that really crosses over to regular soul music – a fact we can attest to, given how many times we turn this up in older collections of 70s soul records. Titles include "Do Not Pass Me By", "So Many Years", "Oh What A Day", "I Want To Be In Love With You", "These Are The Words", and "After The Rain". (Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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John Barry/Donna SummerDeep – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Sealed ... $14.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! (2LP version) ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal (France), 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... About October 27, 2017
Sweeeeet vinyl reissue of the long out o' print Beasties instrumental release. Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm committment to funky instrumental backing. Their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves that always seem to get buried amidst all of the tracks with vocals. Now, this excellent collection brings together some of their best tracks in this genre, for an album that's got the sound of a lost jazz organ session, with lots of weird twists and turns thrown in. The set's a cool bit of instrumental funk with a very classic production feel, and a modern committment to the funky break. Every track's a winner, and titles include "Groove Holmes", "Sabrosa", "In 3's", "Bobo On the Corner", and "Shambala", plus bonus tracks "Namaste" and "Lighten Up". (Hip Hop, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Bionic BoogieBionic Boogie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1977. Used ... $6.99
The first album by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie group – and a cooker of a set that follows strongly from Gregg's previous Hot Butterfly gem! Luther Vandross isn't on board this time around, but the overall groove is still totally great – upbeat, soaring, and put together with a jazzy undercurrent that really keeps things interesting – far more so than most other mainstream disco sets of the time! Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company – handled the arrangements – and the grooves spin out nicely from Diamond's keyboards, and a tight mix of strings and jazzy horns. Vocals are from the soulful trio of Gwen Guthrie, Ullanda McCullough, and Zachary Sanders – and titles include "Dance Little Dreamer", "Risky Changes", "Boogie Boo", "We Must Believe In Music", "Feel Like Dancing", and "Don't Lose The Number". CD features 2 bonus tracks – 12" extended mixes of "Dance Little Dreamer" and "Risky Changes". CD
 
 
 



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